If This is Most People’s Idea of Comfy Finals Week Attire, I’m On Bath Salts

When it hits the two weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, college students everywhere go into hibernation. It’s finals week, so we don’t really have another choice. Look, I know that I’m more lazy than the average student, but everyone is on the same playing field during finals week. I can usually be seen sitting on my bed in day-old sweats, hair in a messy bun on the top of my head, some crappy free t-shirt or insanely over sized hoodie and I am literally hating myself. I typically don’t leave the house, but when I do I’m probably rocking Ugg Boots, and I haven’t seen makeup or a shower in days. This is the worst of the worst, probably.

Except, apparently, in New York. TeenVogue.com visited Columbia and Barnard to see how students there dress during finals week, and let me tell you – it is not the same. Maybe it’s a Midwestern thing, but out here we pretty much look like cave creatures during finals week. I mean, these NYC girls look so cute. BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD WEAR HEELS DURING FINALS WEEK. I am literally on my last leg of life during finals week. Sometimes I’m so overcome by stress and emotion that I actually crawl in the fetal position and whimper. You can’t crawl in heels. Also, none of these people have real backpacks. They have these chic like leather tote bags. These studious females get all sorts of snaps for their bold wardrobe choices in the name of looking fabulous.

I can’t even.

Check out the gallery here and feel super bad about your finals week sweatpants “street” style.

[Lead image via Teen Vogue]



  1. Katie Garrity - North Central College says:

    The title of this post made me actually LOL. Love you, Molly.

  2. anne says:

    i realized that when i dress up so i feel pretty for studying and writing exam i do way better. doesnt have to be tons of makeup and heels but mascara, washed hair and a knit dress is easy to do.

  3. Garnet – Columbia University says:

    Haha. I go to Columbia, but I assure you, my finals attire does not look like that.

  4. Carly says:

    I hate being in an exam or the quiet section of a library and hearing CLICK CLACK CLICK CLACK from someone's heels. Please don't be that person.

  5. Channy says:

    I’m from Canada and during high school finals, most of the girls looked like it was any other day at school. Now I go to school in NYC an finals week, wardrobe wise, was the same as any other. Some stress doesn’t lower your fashion sense here.

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