Why The "Srat Uniform" Is A New Revolution

Why The "Srat Uniform" Is A New Revolution

The reason college women are choosing comfort over style.
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Before coming to college I dressed like a normal human being. I would wear dresses or cute cardigans with capris. I spent time doing my hair and makeup, and I would never go out in public without looking my best. If you had asked me what size t-shirt I wore, I would've said a small. Large t-shirts were sloppy and only meant for sleeping in. When I got to college, I was shocked at what I saw on the bodies of girls all over campus. These girls were wearing oversized t-shirts, Nike shorts, Chacos and sunglasses. Something about their style was oddly appealing to me. They looked confident, yet comfortable. As I transformed into a typical college female, I began to understand the appeal in what has been referred to as the “srat uniform."

1. The Oversized T-Shirt

The Large or XL t-shirt is perfect in every way. It's modest, it's comfortable, and no one can tell if you ate five pieces of pizza for lunch. 10 years ago, girls would only wear huge t-shirts if they were shack shirts, but now the oversized t-shirt is the only way to go. Plus, they're inexpensive and come in a million colors.

2. Nike Shorts

Nike Shorts say “I'm comfortable with a splash of athleticism." I could just be going to the library, but who knows, maybe I'm actually going to the gym for a workout. Nike Shorts come in a variety of colors and complement any color of t-shirt. They're multipurpose and affordable. So practical it hurts.

3. Chacos

Girls get so much crap for wearing Chacos. Though they aren't the most attractive shoes, Chacos are extremely practical. They're perfect when it's raining, and when it's 100 degrees. They keep your feet supported while also allowing them to cool off.

4. White Converse

White Converse have made a comeback. White converse match anything you could put on your body while also making you look tan. They're perfect with crew socks and they aren't expensive at all. If they get dirty, you can throw them in the washer and it's like they're brand new!

5. Jesus Sandals

The main reason why college girls love Jesus sandals is because they are only eight dollars. SO CHEAP. And they're comfortable and easy to slip on when you need to walk outside. They're perfect.

6. Leggings

You know how everyone loves the feeling of not wearing pants? Leggings are a way to get that feeling while you're in a public location. Leggings are the perfect thing to wear when the temperature drops below 60 degrees. And I don't see any guys complaining about them. To people that say leggings aren't pants, go away.

7. The Fleece Vest

Fleece vests are the perfect accessory in winter. They keep your torso warm and help any boring t-shirt look so much better. Sometimes you don't want your arms to be warm.

9. Nike Free Runs

These shoes are the most lightweight shoes ever. They come in a variety of bright and fun colors that girls just can't resist.

10. Fanny Packs

Your mom probably wore one of these at theme parks back in the early days of your life, and you might have cringed. Fanny packs are probably the most practical item for anyone to own. You can fit so much in a fanny pack, and then you don't have to wear shorts with pockets or carry a purse

11. Flannel Shirts

If you want something lightweight to throw on over your t-shirt, or if you want to look like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen circa 1993, this is the perfect clothing item for you. Flannels keep you warm, without making you hot. They also give people the idea that you might like spending time outdoors.

The best part of dressing comfortably every day is that it makes dressing up a special occasion. If people can accept you in a t-shirt and Nike shorts, they'll think you look even better with minimal effort wearing real clothes.

I personally think that I am more successful and focused when I am comfortable in my clothing. So to anyone that hates on the “srat uniform," try wearing it for a day and then try to tell me you don't love it.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Cole And Sav LaBrant Give Me Hope That Our Generation Isn't Defined By Hookup Culture

Let's make "dating" a trend again.

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In case you haven't heard, Savannah and Cole's relationship is literally #goals.

From how they met to the way they kept Jesus in the center of everything they did, their relationship shows us that not all guys (and girls) just want to "hook up" or have a one night stand.

Being in college, it can be very hard to distance yourself from hookup culture because almost everyone participates in it in some way. This can mean meeting a random guy at a frat party and then going home with him that night, or it can mean sending a "You up?" text at 2 in the morning with only one intention in mind.

We, as a generation, don't date anymore.

A boy doesn't ask a girl (in person) to go to dinner and a movie anymore. If they are to do it, it's done over text and is totally impersonal. If a boy picks up a girl from their house, they honk the car horn instead of ring the doorbell.

But, some people still follow these few simple rules of dating. Some men choose to look nice for a date, bring the girl flowers, and only has the intention of getting to know the girl better, instead of only wanting to have sex with her by the end of the night.

So, boys, take the hint from Cole LaBrant.

Pursue that girl (or guy), even if she lives on the other side of the country. Put the relationship into God's hands, and He will guide you in the right direction.

The Bible also tells us to stay pure in our relationships until marriage.

For many, it can be very hard to keep this commitment to purity because everyone around us is saying to do the exact opposite.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 says, "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins inside their own body. Do you not know your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies."

This verse does not condemn us for what we have done in the past. If you've had sex in the past, know that it is okay.

Even if you knew Jesus at the time, know that it is okay, because we serve a God of forgiveness and love. He knows that we are not perfect humans and that we are bound to mess up from time to time. So, do not judge yourself or others for what you have done in the past. The only thing you can do is to move forward with your eyes on Jesus.

Cole and Savannah have been very open about the ups and downs of their relationship on their YouTube channel, and also in their new book. They realize their relationship isn't perfect, and it gives us hope that our relationships don't need to be picture perfect either. If you slip up in your relationship, talk through it in open honesty, and move forward.

Image Credit: Cole and Savannah LaBrant on YouTube

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