School is already demanding enough taking up eight months of the entire year, but there are those who sacrifice their four months of summer in the name of academia. There are a plethora of reasons why university students opt for an extended school year, whether it’s to fast track or retake a course they didn’t successfully complete. It takes a great deal of discipline to stay focused while your friends are back in town to enjoy their summer—spending all of their free time partaking in leisurely activities, whilst you put every ounce of time and energy into a paper due in a week.
University campuses are filled with all kinds of people who deal with school, stress and life in general quite differently. There are individuals who crack under pressure and there are others who do not fall victim to the sleepless nights and heavy workload. If you were to observe the streets of your campus, you could easily identify who fits which description simply by looking at how they comport themselves and how they dress. Hair overly tousled, clothes disheveled and running to class—these are certainly not the telltale signs of a cool, calm and collected individual.
This Fashionisto keeps it together with a neat getup. He styled his day’s look perfectly to exude both a casual and preppy quality. He paired his blue prep shorts with a crème-coloured cardigan and a simple gray T-shirt. Collegiate apparel does not call for the glitz and glam that other occasions like a fancy date night or formal would encourage. You can take the simplest of pieces and put them together to make an outfit that is undeniably classic. This stylish student chose to stick with a neutral colour palette from head to toe. In footwear, he opted for gray loafers, which are a very comfortable and versatile shoe both for men and women. Finally, instead of holding all of his books by hand, he chose to carry them in a spacious backpack that stays true to the dominant colour palette—light blue and dark blue patches, as well as brown leather straps.
One Simple Change: This look is very adaptable, fitting for a myriad of occasions spanning from brunch to a weekend getaway. To take this look from collegiate chic to travel suited, swap the shorts for a pair of comfy chinos. Regardless of where you decide to travel, the plane ride will always be unpleasantly cold. So, to combat the effects of the sudden drop in temperature, it is recommended that you go with trousers longer in length.