What is a theme day?
This is an average day of work or school made less average by giving it a theme or reason to celebrate. The theme tends to related to the clothing of the day, but modified speach patterns and actions are more than welcome (assuming it is welcome in your work place or school). You may remember in school simlar days were used during spirit week
or perhaps even homecoming. In the workplace, days such as hawaiian shirt
day (as seen in Office Space
) now and then pop up, but more commonly a casual friday
is observed (although I have never seen them I hear they exist somewhere).
Why do theme days exist?
, this change of pace is fun to see and brings color to a drab day. It allows person expression and a sense of identity beyond your choice of tie. Making a contest of such days adds more of a reason to participate on such days. At my school, there is also the reason of team spirit
and school pride. During homecoming
, wearing school colors
and dressing up as the days come not only can help morale, but also shows support for your school. In simple terms, it's plain fun.
Who can participate in theme days?
Anyone can that is employed at a company, or attends a school that that endorses
such days. If your school or company does not partake in such actions, or if you want to add your own theme days, review the handbook
. If there is a dress code
, make sure your "costome" is within limits stated within. For strict companies and schools, you can still dress like mobsters
with a zoot suit or maybe pull of Indiana Jones
as a professor. If you plan on making your own theme day, spread the word (and the rules if any apply to your enviornment) about it. A subtile change in one person may not go noticed, but if everyone does you're bound to be noticed by atleast those who know. Dressing up can be fun for parties
and more simple outings such as dinner with friends too. Try it, you'll like it!
How do I dress up?
, steal a uniform
from your favorite eatery or just find an original/inspiring piece and fly with it. Thrift store
s are nice for such items. You can dress up anything you can buy an outfit for. I personaly try to make a new outfit
with a theme to it every day. Subtle changes, such as the right glasses
with a leather jacket
can change you from a biker
to a fighter pilot
. Or wearing a different hat could change you from a slave of the work place to spy or your favorite movie character. Have fun, but stay out of trouble. I mean, there is funny stupid, and bad stupid. Be smart.