Why I ‘dress up’ on a Monday

Today, I decided to wake up and throw on a lace three-quarter sleeve tunic over a pair of jeans, a scarf, some earrings, and my tan combat boots.

As a classmate of mine said earlier this semester, “It takes the same amount of clothes and efforts to look nice as it does to put on sweats.”

I was happy with the clothing decisions I’d made, and I decided to throw a few curls in my hair like usual. I felt good. I posted a photo to my snapchat story with the caption, “Monday: let’s dance” with everyone’s favorite little tango lady emoji.

So I answer the dooming question: “Why/How do you dress up on a Monday?”

  • Why not?
    • “I’m tired” is not a good excuse. It’s college, everyone is tired. Waking up and doing something with myself makes me more energized for my morning classes and my day in general.
    • “I’m lazy” is also ridiculous. Refer to the quote above. I threw on the same amount of clothing as everyone else. It didn’t take me more time or effort, truly.
    • “Sweats are more comfortable” … I can’t argue with that, but read further.
  • I feel good. I feel better about my day, the challenges I face, and myself when I throw on more than the usual t-shirt and jeans. I feel confident and powerful. I can conquer the day.
  • Compliments feel gooooood. I absolutely love when people share kind words with me. Who doesn’t need that on the Monday before finals week, or every Monday?
    • Side note: give compliments. make someone else’s day 🙂
  • Monday is a fresh start, and you can take control of your week right from the get go.
  • Who knows when you could bump into Mr. Right? It’s college, and who knows what cutie could be standing in line for pasta at the same moment as you?
  • You can feel no regrets in using the diva emoji, or the sassy tango lady.
  • Mondays suck, and you can make the choice to demand control over your day.

I saw a photo on Twitter a few weeks ago. Here’s what it said:

Dear Monday, 

Thanks for having the word ‘mon’ in you. That’s French for “mine,” in case you weren’t aware, Monday, but it makes me think of you more as “my day,” and frankly that sounds like a much more promising start to the week.

  • So there you have it, folks. Happy Monday. There’s still time to change out of your sweatpants and carpe diem.


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