You understand that meme the place they make enjoyable of some worldwide college students for over-dressing for 8 a.m. lectures? Properly, I’ll have been that worldwide pupil exhibiting as much as lectures wanting able to stroll on the runway. The humorous factor is that I reside on campus, so on days after I present up like that, there’s a 90 per cent probability that I’ll simply head straight again to the dorm after my class ends at 9 a.m.
However the true query is: Are these college students ‘overdressing’ or is the campus simply underdressed?
Whether or not you naturally like to decorate to impress or gown for consolation, let me present you how one can make your return to campus a bit extra glamorous and your morning lecture outfits a bit extra fascinating. Fairly than specializing in generally identified ideas like ‘accessorizing with jewelry’ or ‘layering,’ we will probably be methods to create your personal sense of favor and improve your outfits.
Stand out in athleisure
Infrequently I prefer to ‘dec’ myself out in a leather-based jacket, an extended linen coat or a posh-looking cardigan, however my coronary heart nonetheless belongs to that snuggly and cozy athleisure-wear — and I do know I’m not the one one. Though it’s effortlessly good wanting, it may well get repetitive generally, so listed here are some methods to improve your outfits.
Get adventurous with pastel colors
It’s frequent data within the vogue neighborhood that white, black and gray are the best colors to look good in, however pastel colors may be your new wardrobe secret weapon. For me, a full pastel purple combo matches the look the most effective — suppose lavender or lilac. It’s nonetheless the identical hoodie and sweatpants look that everybody is used to however with a vibrant twist.
Get a greater bag
Though luggage aren’t essentially labeled part of the athleisure ‘ensemble,’ a pleasant backpack/tote (if relevant) normally ties the outfit collectively. I see a number of nice wanting athleisure outfits that have been destroyed by a barely mis-styled bag, so listed here are just a few solutions.
Tote Bag solutions:
Type it with a shawl
Fall is approaching so why not pair your outfit with a checkered or houndstooth scarf? Usually hoodies and sweatpants may be plain so mess around with the sample distinction – it’s a identified hack that works 100 per cent of the time.
Add a contact of uniqueness
What’s higher than proudly owning one thing so distinctive, you’re the one one which has it?
Chuck 70’ Hello is likely one of the hottest and most versatile clothes gadgets (tied with Vans Previous Skool) and due to that many college students, together with myself, put on them nearly on a regular basis to courses or to run errands. Plain-coloured Chucks are good on their very own however why don’t we seize the chance of this excellent canvas to precise our distinctive inventive id?
You don’t have to be an artist to brighten your sneakers. Let your creativity circulation freely, mix easy shapes into larger photos or flourish it with quotes (this all the time works). It’s the artwork of customized sneakers but in addition the artwork of subtly standing out.
When you get snug with drawing on small canvases, why not transfer onto one thing larger? Leather-based and denim jackets are two fall and winter outerwear favourites. Nonetheless, regardless of high quality and slight color variations, it’s actually laborious to differentiate the individuality of these things; your leather-based jacket has a 90 per cent probability of wanting the identical as everybody else’s. So why don’t we adorn it as effectively?
My go-to technique for any DIY items is all the time to color no matter I like in order that my artwork acts as a visible introduction of myself.
If drawing isn’t your robust go well with, otherwise you suppose it’s an excessive amount of work, you possibly can attempt to adorn your jackets with particular pins, badges and iron-on patches which may simply be discovered on Amazon or shops that promote skateboard or streetwear merchandise. One other approach is to search for customized attire artists on Instagram that do custom-made sneakers and garments, it might price you a bit extra however it’s going to guarantee nice high quality!
I perceive that as college students we frequently have a restricted quantity of time and money to spend on our on a regular basis outfits. The aforementioned recommendation is both free or is available in a type of funding that can final for just a few good years.
Don’t fear, there is no such thing as a approach I’m stopping at two suggestions and calling it a styling information. There are extra to come back because the lined matters on this text are merely primarily based on what’s already widespread on campus, these are simply the muse of ‘fashion elevation.’
Keep tuned for extra and preserve being fashionable – hopefully the 2021/22 UBC campus goes to be rather more fascinating place to be!