Last year, I finished my Master's Degree through an online program.
It was hell.
I kind of gave up on how I looked.
Here is a post I wrote back then on The Rules of Grad Student Chic.
Enjoy!

Rule #1
To be grad student chic, one must own a variety ofover-sizedJ. Crew tops that match nothing else in your closet except leggings.
Also, make sure to take pictures of yourself from so close that your forehead looks as gigantic as possible.

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Rule #2
Paris Hilton isn'ttheonly fashionable girl who uses a dog as an accessory. The right dog adds chicness to any grad student outfit.

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Rule #3
Match your undergarments (tanks, bra-lets, whatever they may be) not to the rest of youroutfits, but to random pieces of art on the wall.

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Rule #4
Don't, under anycircumstances, do your hair. Messy, poofy, and preferably wet hair is the essence of grad student chic.
Added bonus to this look, wearing a shirt that was purchased at a now bankrupt department store (*cough* Mervyn's *cough*) over four years ago is grad student vintage, rare, but doable.

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Rule #5
Try to wear at least onepieceof clothing in each outfit that is a little obnoxious. For example, the shirt below is covered in about 2 feet of crinkly extra material that looks likeintestines. Very obnoxious, very grad student chic.

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Rule #6
Don't limit yourself. Feel free to try new things. Worn the same two pairs of black Target leggings four days in a row? It's time to switch it up and dig out that elusive pair of GREY Target leggings!

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Rule #7
When being grad student chic, at least onepieceof clothing in every outfit must be socially unacceptable. For instance, perfectly normal jean shorts must be paired with a pajama top or it just wouldn't be chic.
Also, taking obnoxious pictures of yourself jumping up and down in your bedroom is always acceptable and always chic.

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