Why do lawyers wear black and white? What outfit ideas are there for law students? I know the profession is strict in their attire, but for those legal events and dinners you want to look different to, here are 10 unconventional yet basic black and white outfit ideas for the law student. I’m here to present to you what to wear as a law student to look fashionable. This is a post for the guys and the ladies on formal black and white outfit ideas for law students.
Why do lawyers wear black and white?
First of all, let me give you the shortest version I heard from my lecturer: We wear black and white because we are the ‘white’ in the ‘black’ of this world. In other words; we’re meant to shine light in an otherwise bleak and dreary world.
However, according to lawpavilion.com
Lawyers and Judges wear black and white because black is a colour on which no other colour can be painted. This literally means that the decision of the Judge is final, you can’t tweak it in any way. For Lawyers it means that they are meticulous with their opinions, thoughts, interpretations of the law and processes, they in any respect are not ready to compromise. They are also static or he/she is not ready to leave what they said. White means purity (peace) and transparency. It means that the judge’s decision is pure in every aspect. For the lawyers, it means the arguments advanced are based on facts as the lawyer is furnished with, without any iota of adulteration or conscious machination.lawpavilion
Now you know why, all that is left is what to wear and how to slay in formal black and white as a law student.
Formal Black and White Outfit Ideas for Law Students
As I said before, the profession is strict in their attire. Law is believed to be a modest profession. Here in Nigeria, the rules on dressing become stricter when you go to law school . However, if you want to have a bit of fun with the dress code while in university, or bend the rules a bit, here are ways to have fun wearing formal black and white.
The Law Student Society of Bowen University, Iwo Nigeria held its annual Law Luncheon on Friday, 10th May 2019, and our law students came in all shades of black and white. I wrote about the last one. Who says you can’t slay in black and white?
They said we should come in black and white… We decided to slay in black and white… Click To Tweet
They said we should come in black and white…girleccentric
We decided to slay in black and white…
Well… This, I believe, is proof beyond reasonable doubt. Featuring my fellow learning colleagues, I present 10 + 1 basic but unconventional formal black and white outfit ideas for law students:
1. Slits and Ruffles
This is the power suit with a splash of sexiness. Cheftemms here is wearing a button up, a blazer and a skirt with a side slit and ruffle detail. This is one boss lady look to try out. Formal black and white can’t get better than this.
You could also recreate this look with a ruffle skirt or a slit skirt, a blazer and a button up. Don’t forget your killer ankle strap heels as well.
2. What’s a tie? Ditch that!
These guys decided that they weren’t going to wear ties and their tie alternatives made me love the look even better. It’s time to ditch the old conventional ties and welcome the new alternative accessories.
3. Tuck your jacket in…
Hello ladies… If you feel your jacket is too long to be worn with a certain skirt, why don’t you tuck it in.
This is me wearing a crop white camisole and a jacket over it. I decided to tuck the jacket in because it gave my outfit structure. I didn’t want to look like a ball of drapes. This is one technique you can apply in your dressing. You can cinch the waist of your jacket by tucking it in or also, tying a belt over it. It helps to give structure.
4. Don’t forget your brooches!
Mann… One way to up any outfit and give it an extra oomph is to add a brooch. Give your outfit an extra flair by adding a little statement brooch. It stands out against the simplicity of the black and white ensemble. Take formal black and white outfit to the next level as a law student.
Now… your white need not be boring. Wear something interesting underneath the blazer. Something with cut-outs. Cut-outs are eye-catching and endearing. Another way to go from drab to fab. One formal black and white outfit idea for law students.
6. A wrap and a flash…
Who says your skirt has to be boring either? I’m also wearing a wrap skirt with side ruffles and sequin details. This skirt is my favourite skirt in my wardrobe. It drapes elegantly and there’s a flash of skin when you walk and the wrap opens. This skirt is definitely not boring! Yours doesn’t have to be either.
7. Not your regular suit
Give your suit a twist. Instead of going for the conventional matching two-piece or co-ords, why don’t you pair a badass blazer with another badass skirt…
You could wear a blazer with a wrap skirt, or a tulle skirt, or something with slits and ruffles as cheftemms does it here, or go for pinstripes instead of solid black as Clinton does it. Wear a suit, but wear it a different way.
8. A jacket that doubles as a gown works too
This is one look that works in many ways. You could wear the jacket as a gown alone or with a camisole underneath. You could wear it as a jacket, leaving the button open, or you could hold it together with a belt. Whatever you do, wearing a jacket that doubles as a gown is one way to slay as a law student. .
9. Turtle necks love
Get this boss lady look with a turtle neck blouse under your blazer or suit. For a little more detail, wear a chain around. I love how jumia agent Bisola and Tope wore it.
10. However, you could go Simple and Sweet…
In all, the basic blazer and skirt never goes out of style. You could add a personal touch with your choice of accessories or even the choice of blazer itself. It’s chic, simple and sweet.
+1. Your makeup is part of your outfit..
A suit is a statement piece in and of itself (mann…I’m beginning to write like a lawyer 😋) so try to keep your makeup a simple statement. While mine has a gold line on my eyeliner, my friend had a subtle glow with a golden halo on her eyes.
All you need to conquer and slay as a law student. In all things, in the words of Coco Chanel, “keep your head, heels, and standards high.”
Till next time