Perhaps the quote that "you can never be overdressed" is debatable, but being a schoolgirl, what I wear every day is simultaneously trivial and crucial. It's not affecting my academic performance, but doesn't what you look like affect how others treat you?
So, why should you dress up every day for school?
- You bought your clothes, so wear them and make the most of them - think about cost per wear. How can you let them live out an unfulfilling existence sitting in a wardrobe forever, never seeing the light of day?
- Impress your peers: make them jealous because you look so awesome, make them look forward to your walking in every day so see what you've thought up of next.
- Just a couple of minutes' thought and dressing each morning is a nice little creative workout to get yourself ready for four back-to-back lessons full of the fun-fun-fun of quantum physics... or whatever subject you take.
- If you enjoy dressing up, take full advantage of the liberty of non-uniform. Not everyone's that lucky - think about schools in which the girls have to wear ankle-length kilts or vomit-yellow blazers.
- Feel confident. Being well-dressed intimidates others, so use this to cut through the crowds in the corridors. Make those midgets part like the Red Sea to open up a path for you.
- People always judge books by their covers, so control or influence what people think of you when they look at you by dressing like who you are. Feel empowered for it.
And, if you don't want do dress up... then don't. No one's making you. Wear whatever you feel your best in.