Back to school fashion
Published: Friday, August 30, 2013
Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013 00:08
UConn students are fresh, educated and getting more attractive each day. With our notebooks stuffed in our backpacks, our dorm rooms draped in Christmas lights, it’s time to pick through and refresh our wardrobes. Besides the satisfaction of matching our socks to our kicks, or hoodies to our V-necks, our fashion choices should give us confidence and allow us to move with ease.
Clothes are a superficial way for an on-looker to remember us and hopefully persuade somebody to strike up a conversation. Some of our fellow UConn students are fearless when it comes to exposing themselves by their fashion choices. Compliments are evident. Who cannot help but be shaken up for the rest of the day after being invited out for coffee?
“I’m dressed like a hobo today,” said Grace Malloy, a junior French major, who effortlessly sported an oversized jacket and a long dress, which unintentionally made her appear taller.
A slit in her dress made rushing to class that much easier, and also gave off a younger vibe. What about her square-toed ankle boots? It’s clear Malloy’s is thrifty and willing to take her wardrobe on a trip back a few decades.
Then there was Rodney Mosier, a junior studying psychology. Maybe it was his tussled hair and pleasant smile, but Mosier looked ready to sit in the front row of his accounting class. We cannot wear UConn apparel every day. Thankfully, a printed T-shirt is just as easy to throw in. A light-colored pair of shorts above his knees gave more of a crisp look for business and worked well for longboard ride to class. His leather shoes are a cool surprise as well.
Senior Teagan Gaeta and her best friend Karen DeLeon, majoring in political science and economics, respectively, have two of the sharpest fashion senses on campus. Gaeta’s Harlem pants are just stylish sweatpants: a double win. A tight crop-top absolutely balanced the “swag sag.” Her look had an edge that came from several right angles on her oversized jacket similar to Malloy’s. The cross cut out of the bleached fabric was a nice touch too, when her hair was thrown up on a humid day.
Karen did not miss out on the breeze, thanks to the vertical accents on the swooped back of her top and bralette. The light, pastel turquoise of that top paired perfectly with the tight black jeans.
Experimenting with our wardrobes leads us to realize what is compatible for our busy days, making us want to give that presentation in front of our class.