Campus In Style: Blending into UConn style
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012 22:08
The fall semester of 2012 has officially began. As another eager and excitable batch of freshman move into Storrs, a reminiscent bunch of seniors prepare for life after UConn. I find myself in the latter half of those groups, which is a bittersweet reality. However, I’m going to try my best to impart as much knowledge to all of you, the readers, as I can before I get out of here in May.
“A Campus In Style” is much more than just a weekly fashion column. Consider this your weekly source to read about style, entertainment, fashion, sneakers and a host of unrestricted topics. I’ll be keeping my eye out on campus for weekly trends, new looks and outfits that look like people got dressed while blindfolded.
As this semester begins and summer turns to fall, this message should prove integral to everyone: do your best to not look like a freshman. Take this however you may, but the freshman look can occur in upperclassmen as well. Though physically freshman might be smaller, the look remains the same. Ditching that lanyard around your neck with the UConn ID attached is the first step to assimilating into style culture at the University. Don’t worry, your UConn ID won’t get lost if it’s not attached to your neck like a leash. The next sure sign to growing up with your apparel is trading the super-sized book bag for one that can’t actually hide a human body inside. Herschel is one of the go-to brands for book bags and messenger bags, so take a look there first to downsize your gear. Oh, and don’t you ever step out of your dorm with a book bag on wheels.
The last and most infamous of all freshman-worthy style mistakes at UConn is the daily displays of Husky Pride. Don’t get me wrong, I love UConn just as much as the next student, but limit yourself to say, 2 days a week of wearing UConn apparel. Everyone in Storrs probably has an educated guess on where you go to school, so the advertisement isn’t needed around campus. Throw on your favorite UConn hoodie or sweats on your lazy days, but that should be it.