Fashion on Campus: The Dos and Donts of the Dress Code

Campbell Abbott ’25 in Arts | September 16, 2022

Back-to-school season is here, so I am writing to all you Lawrentians to tell you about the do’s and don’ts of the Lawrenceville dress code. We have implemented a new dress code this year, but that doesn’t mean that all of our joyful, start-of-school-year personalities have to be stifled by these restrictions. I am here to explain some great ways to show up to class in style. And, as someone who has only been yelled at once about my attire, trust me, I have a lot of credibility.

Converse Shoes: It is always important to have a good pair of shoes for running around campus in, and Converse is the brand of choice for many Lawrentians. Riley McKibben ’25, for example, has an extensive collection of Converse sneakers with fun patterns and colors, and she can go on for hours about their versatility and comfort. Overall, they are a great way to rock comfort and fashion while walking from class to class.

Sweaters: Because sweatshirts are no longer permitted by the dress code, I recommend wearing sweaters to class, especially when the weather is gloomy or if you have a science lab in the icebox that is the KMSC. Or if you aren’t a fan of sweaters, be like Taylor Swift and grab a cardigan! As a great way to stay warm and still have style, sweaters are a hallmark of Lawrenceville class dress.

Jewelry: It is always fun to show up to class with some funky and fresh jewelry. Lilly Gessner ’23 always showcases her sense of style through her unique bracelets. She shows her sentimental side through different friendship bracelets that her campers made this summer. Anybody can show the same emotions using a simple statement piece. The colors and styles of everyone’s earrings, necklaces, and bracelets on campus coordinate with their outfits and also their personalities, which I just love to see! 

Florals: Florals are a great way to keep the summer times rollin’ when classes are kickin’ your butt. Eddie Newsom ’23 loves to rock not just florals, but many other patterns as well in his daily dress. His clothes’ creative designs brighten any room he walks into, and everyone can do the same with a few stripes or stamps across their shirt. Floral dresses and shirts are especially fun to wear to classes and are a great way to make any outfit a little more interesting!