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Student Tips: College Fashion Style

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Primary school, secondary school and junior college; your dressing has been dictated throughout much of your school life. This will come to a screeching halt when you enter university and realize that you have to dress yourself. There are no more uniforms and this might be a cause of stress for some of you especially those who are fashion conscious. We would just like to list some looks that line university campuses.


The Preppy look

The Preppy Look

You actually love uniforms and would like to continue to wear them but how? We have some ideas. Those gunning for the preppy look should pay attention to their personal grooming. They should look clean and neat and also smell good. Girls should invest in boat shoes and ballerina flats. Hairbands are a great accessory. Summer dresses made from seersucker fabric should be a staple in your wardrobe. Browse through Lilly Pulitzer website for inspiration. As for boys, khaki pants and Bermuda shorts paired with loafers or moccasins are important for your look which you can finish off with a Polo, Rugby or Oxford shirts.


The Hobo look

The Hobo Look

If you want a look that makes you look like you are not trying too hard to be stylish than the hobo look is for you. Oversized bags and sunglasses are your greatest assets. Scarves, beads and necklaces are also important accessories for anyone who wishes to adopt this style. Rachel Zoe and the Olsen sisters are a great inspiration for this look.


The Rockstar look

The Rockstar Look

If you are a fan of Kurt Cobain or Freddie Mercury, then you would probably be going for the Rockstar look. Dark hair and makeup would help you achieve this look. Leather is your best friend. You can wear a leather jacket, vest or leggings (but not all at once) and you would be sure to garner some groupies. For both men and women, straight and slim cut jeans should be a staple in your wardrobe.


The Grunge Look

The Grunge Look

A companion to the rockstar look, the grunge look is inspired by music and arts of the 80s. Messy, greasy, unkempt hair is important to pull off the look. Dyeing your locks purple, red or pink would help you finish of your grunge look. Converses and Doc Martins are examples of shoes that you should wear and you should wear a preppy looking skirt, such as a plaid skirt, with a leather jacket and black stockings to finish off your look.


The Relaxed Look

The Relaxed Look

This is usually the look that most students go for. They provide comfort and ease. Jeans and t-shirts are staples in men’s and women’s wardrobe. Additionally, women may choose to wear shorts and tank tops together with flip flops to finish of their look while the men would probably wear bermudas and carry a back pack.

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