Most of the school accessories (ties, badges, belts and emblems) are key focal points that help to display the school brand. Such items are normally unique to particular institutions. They would have special features that differentiate them from those used by other learning institutions. However, such accessories, in combination with the full official dress code, have several other advantages for both students and learning institutions.
Benefits Of School Ties
When you observe most of the attire in many schools, it is generally composed of basic colors, which are quite conservative. You will most likely come across gray shorts, trousers and dresses combined with white or light blue shirts, t-shirts or blouses. However, the tie presents a unique focal point that can afford a wider selection of adventurous colors and many learning institutions take full advantage of this.
The selection of colors on ties is not just a fancy thing, but can play a variety of useful roles:
Displays a set of colors that identify the unique brand of a particular school.
Displays a certain characteristic of the person who wears it. For instance, according to Tie-knots, the color blue represents a dependable and trustworthy look on people. This is useful, not only in giving a good impression of the institution to the public, but also enabling students to look presentable and training them on how to dress in a presentable manner. Students would learn how to adopt dressing styles that give a good impression, which would serve them well in their professional careers. In fact, it’s quite a common practice for politicians and professionals to dress in blue ties, shirts and suits so as to give an impression of being smart and trustworthy.
Just by wearing your official school attire, complete with a tie, will also have an effect on you. This is revealed in a 2012 study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, which showed increased attention in people who wore lab coats. This is because, when you think of school uniforms, the deep symbolic meaning ingrained in your head is academic excellence. Once you wear such clothes, your psychological process is attuned to a learning atmosphere.
Although, there may be more variety in the color of ties compared to other school attire, the selection of colors isn’t too wide. Actually, students may feel that the colors of school uniforms and accessories are quite drab and boring. However, this is an aspect that has an unexpected benefit. Just consider the dress code of the top world leaders, including United States president Barrack Obama. He limits his choice of suit colors to only gray and blue. This is a deliberate effort to help in managing will power.
Based on a book, titled “Willpower: The Greatest Human Strength”, having less distractions (making unnecessary decisions on what to wear for school and how to match different colors), you would have more energy for important things (concentrating on your studies, applying your creativity and exhibiting your talents in class). Therefore, the seemingly drab school attire is really just the thing you need to help you excel in your studies.