So, you’re going to jail. Sh*t happens! Have no fear for Wardrobe Wire is here. Believe it or not, you need to prepare for this. If you’re in “stripes,” you don’t need to worry about your outfit. But, if you have “work release,” you will wear your own clothes. Thus, you must prepare to avoid too much harassment.
First things first, you should wear sneakers. Avoid overly expensive shoes because they WILL be stolen. A friend of ours told us that she was complimented on her sneakers upon arrival and her first thought was, “F**k”. Therefore, she had to sleep with her sneakers tucked under her mat. Fun! Not. Secondly, if you wear shorts, the guards will give you a hard time. Opt for an Adidas running pant that you can roll up when it gets hot, instead. Leave your tank top at home, as well, for it shows too much skin. Wear a plain t-shirt. Make sure there is NOTHING printed on that t-shirt. After all, you DON’T want to offend someone. Let's be honest, Wardrobe Wire readers don’t fancy the thought of getting beat up.
Towels are important in life. They’re especially important in jail because they often become your pillow. Bring two, big, cheap towels for bathing and for comfort. Speaking of bathing, bring a pair of flip flops for shower time (the only time you can wear them) because you don’t want prison fungus on your feet. Fear the bath time, however. The rumors are true.
Bring a book! Share your story on Wardrobe Wire. You can do it anonymously. Going to jail sucks, but your story doesn’t have to.