STYLE ADVICE: Off-Court Chic

STYLE ADVICE: Off-Court Chic

Every person has their little niche that makes them totally unique. I’m sure you have all heard versions of the phrase, “no two people are alike” plenty of times in your life. I hate to add to it but, seriously, everyone brings something different to the table. One of the greatest things about college is the fact that every campus offers hundreds of clubs to join so talents can be manifested at one’s own will. When I attended my own student involvement fair at the beginning of my first semester, I was actually overwhelmed at how many clubs there were; every person representing their organization was extremely passionate and wanted you to join them. Now that we’re closing in on the end of the second semester, I think it is safe to say that most students have found somewhere to freely to express their talents and finally identify with those lively advocates they encountered the first semester.

Obviously, passion goes beyond having the title of member or teammate. It follows you everywhere you go, and, eventually, you become a symbol of the team. I know that sounds like a lot of pressure, especially coming from a freshman in college, but, in reality, it doesn’t need to be looked at in such in an intense manner. Using clothes is such an easy and fun way to hint that you partake in something you enjoy, and this Fashionista inspired me to become a huge fan of creating a mock uniform to wear off of the court.

Since this is an off the court look, no gaudy logos, numbers, or brands are needed on the outfit. Pairing subtle pieces that imitate the look of the uniform allows bystanders to realize that you identify with the particular group you are proud to be in. My favorite way this Fashionista uses this method is with a popular tennis skirt, but she styled this very accessible item specifically to fit her interest in tennis. Adding the navy FH Wadsworth ribbon belt adds a perfect and clean pop of color that pulls the white look together.

Items that provide a little spark also help a simple style go the extra mile. This Fashionista’s lace-up bodysuit and Converse high-top sneakers clearly break away from a uniform code. In doing so, she is showing the world her hobby through sporty and stylish pieces. Simple (yet, effective) is the greatest way to describe this complete outfit because nothing is flashy (not even the Kendra Scott necklace) and it still gets the image across.

With that being said, showing off your hobby does not have to be a huge ordeal. This Fashionista imitated a tennis uniform with clothes she found at a mall and was stress-free the entire time! You don’t have to be like the enthusiastic members at the involvement fair to show you love what you do, an outfit can easily do that without saying a word.

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