Recently, as I was walking into the Altamont School for a sporting event still wearing my school uniform, I heard a female student say, “I’m so glad we don’t have to wear uniforms!” I just chuckled to myself. She had no idea how nice it actually is going to a school with a uniform requirement.
Uniforms are a blessing for many reasons. First, they minimize the opportunity for people to compare themselves to one another. By having uniforms, everyone wears the exact same thing so there is less focus on outward appearance. It relieves the pressure of always “looking good” or having to keep up with the latest trends. Also, wearing uniforms is helpful because it saves time in the mornings. I do not have to spend a long time trying to figure out what outfit to wear. Instead, I can throw on my uniform with little to no thought. Lastly, uniforms save money. The same uniforms rarely change so it can be worn several years in a row until they are outgrown. I don’t have to spend unnecessary money on the newest styles for school. Uniforms are the easiest and most conventional outfits to wear to school, and I for one am glad to have them.