Decades day spirit week is one of the best weeks of the entire school year, because it breaks up the monotony for kids.
It helps to break up what many people refer to as “the summer slump.” We know how much kids and teenagers love dressing up.
Spirit week is basically one week out of the year where schools across America take part in different themed days.
For example, there might be twins day, pajamas day, or even decade’s day. These themed days are meant to help boost student morale and school spirit during a tough time in the middle of the school year.
It’s a week where kids can be kids and get out of the classroom and have some fun.
Ideas For Decades Day Outfit Ideas
1. A Sports Uniform
If you want to dress like a true sports fan, then why not go with a uniform? This idea works for both boys and girls. You could either wear a full uniform or just the jersey.
Either way, you’ll look amazing and you can pretend you’re a superstar sports person for a day.
2. Classic Dress
This is another great option for decades day outfit ideas, (see also “Party Ideas Based On Euphoria, As Well As Outfit Ideas“) especially if you’re looking to dress up a little.
Try wearing something classic like a tuxedo or a suit. These options work well for boys and girls alike. Kids will feel grown up and enjoy pretending to an adult for the day.
3. School Spirit Shirt
A school spirit shirt can be worn by anyone who wants to show off their school pride.
They come in all different colors and designs, so there’s no reason not to get one or better still make one! You can add whatever you want to the shirt and make it yours.
The 1970s had it all. From disco balls to bell bottoms, there was no shortage of trends during the decade. But what about those fashion choices that came along with each trend?
In honor of the decade, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from the ’70s.
Whether you’re looking for something casual or dressier, here are some outfits you’ll want to consider for spirit week.
4. Striped Shirt + Jeans
If you’re looking for a classic look that could work well for any occasion, try pairing a striped button down with jeans.
A white tee isn’t necessary, especially if you pair it with a bright colored denim jacket. You can even use a tie to make it a little edgier.
5. Leggings + Turtleneck
Leggings aren’t just for yoga anymore. Pairing them with a turtleneck sweater is a great way to keep warm while still looking cute.
If you don’t have a turtleneck lying around, you can easily find one online. A comfy option if you want to ‘dress down’ during spirit week.
6. Classic White Tee + Black Jacket
A classic white tee paired with a black blazer is a timeless combination. For extra style points, throw on a scarf and booties or add some jewelry accessories.
7. Denim Jacket + Sweater
Denim jackets were big back in the 70s, but they’re making a comeback now. Pair yours with a simple knit sweater for an easy-to-wear look and be the envy of your friends.
8. Leather Pants + Blouse
Pair leather pants with a blouse for a more dressed up version of this combo.
9. Lace Top + Skirt
Lace tops were huge in the 70s, and great for a 70s themed day. Wear yours with a skirt for a retro twist and pretend you’re a 70s dancer!
10. Cardigan + Boots
Cardigans were also popular in the 70s, so you can definitely rock one too. Pair yours with boots for a chic and sophisticated look.
11. Bomber Jacket + Jeans
Bomber jackets were a wardrobe staple back in the 70s. Pair yours with jeans for a laid-back yet stylish look. Don’t get too hot though!!
12. Oversized Hat + Sunglasses
Oversized hats were a fashion statement back in the 70s and 80s. Wear yours with sunglasses for a trendy look.
13. Suede Shoes + Overalls
Suede shoes were a huge part of the 70s fashion scene. Wear yours with overalls for a retro feel.
14. Tie Dye Tank + Jeans
Tie dye tank tops were very much a thing in the 70s. Take a plain tank top and have fun dying it whatever color you want ready for spirit week.
15. Crop Top + Jeans
Crop tops were another big trend in the 70s. Wear yours with jeans for a casual look and comfy feel.
16. Leopard Print Dress + Booties
Leopard print dresses were a huge trend in the 70s, which makes sense since leopards are known for being bold and colorful. Wear yours with booties for a fun look.
17. Floral Patterned Dress + Sneakers
Floral patterned dresses were a huge trend back in the 70s as well. Wear yours with sneakers for a sporty look.
18. Biker Jacket + Jeans
Back in the 70s, bikers were everywhere. Wear yours with jeans and a fedora for a cool outfit.
19. Faux Fur Vest + Jeans
Faux fur vests were extremely popular in the 70s. They’re still going strong today. Wear yours with jeans to give your look a retro vibe.
20. Pink Shorts + Orange Turtleneck
Pink shorts were a huge trend back when they first hit the scene. Wear yours with orange turtlenecks for a playful look
What do you think about when you hear the word “pajamas”?
For most people, it conjures images of lounging around in fuzzy bottoms while sipping coffee. But there are many ways to enjoy pajamas besides just relaxing in them.
You can also wear them to school for spirit week! How cool is that?
You can wear any type of pjs you’d like. I personally love comfy sweatpants. But you can also wear boxers, jammies, or even leggings. The choice is yours. Maybe coordinate colors with your friends?
22. Beanie Hat
Beanie hats are perfect for this year’s Spirit week. They keep your head warm without taking away from your outfit.
Scarves are a great accessory to throw on when it gets cold outside. Throw one over your shoulders or wrap it around your neck. Especially if you’re off to school in PJs.
Slippers are comfortable and cozy. If you’re going to be spending most of your time inside during the week slip slippers are a good choice.
Maybe take some outdoor shoes along with you in case you need some fresh air.
Ideas For Younger Children
Spirit days are one of the biggest events throughout the school year. They’re often full of fun activities and a lot of excitement.
One of the best things about spirit days for younger children is getting to dress up in crazy costumes and do some really creative stuff.
25. Make Your Own Superhero Costume
If you have an old t-shirt, cut it into strips and sew them together to make a cape. Then add a belt or suspenders. If you don’t have any fabric, use cardboard instead. You can also buy cheap superhero masks at Walmart.
26. Be A Ninja
You will need black clothing, a white shirt, a red bandana, and a pair of black pants. Cut out a hole in the back of the shirt so you can put a headband through.
Tie the bandana around your face. Put on the shirt over your regular clothes. Finally, tie the ends of the bandana around your neck. Now you are ready to be a ninja.
27. Go As A Ballerina
You’ll need a tutu, ballet slippers, a flower crown, and a piece of paper. Draw a picture of yourself in a tutu and then tape it onto the paper. Use this as a mask.
Tape the other end of the paper to your hair. Then tape the flowers all over your body.
Along with great costumes you can also add in a ‘wacky hair day’ Wacky hair days are great fun for everyone involved especially during spirit week.
Your friends always look forward to seeing what wild hairdos you’ve come up with.
If you don’t want to spend too much time getting ready, there are lots of simple ways to style messy hair without spending hours in front of the mirror.
There are tons of other ideas to add some fun to spirit week such as:
- Silly Socks
- Be A Pirate
- Wear Face Glitter
- Make A Funny Hat
Spirit week is fun for young people and there are lots of ideas to make it a week they will remember.