One of my favourite mantras is that limitation fosters creativity, so I find the restrictions of dress codes a fun challenge. “Academic dress” requires a button-down shirt, black skirt, and black shoes so why not pair a quirky BCBG blouse with Betsey Johnson peplum [and hot pink watch] for exams? The Dr Martens were necessity rather than statement, as I don’t own any other black shoes, but if I did, I never would have made the unintentional fashion statement.
Post-exam adjustments allow for such frivolities as a balloon on a bracelet and a homemade hat (by budding milliner Emma Glaser. Uh, no pun intended. Seriously).
How do you feel about dress codes? Fashion challenge accepted? (Gossip Girl thinks so).