There was no escaping the cold windy days this week because winter is most certainly coming. With icy cool mornings and high speed winds in the afternoon, it was time to wrap up in layers. Jackets, layered button-ups, denim and boots were all our favourite items this week.
It was as if a plaid storm hit campus. Everywhere we looked there were checks.
Checks in reds are always highly recognisable, like those we see on Claudia, Braydn and Yuchu. Last year we had the tartan trend overhaul everyone and I think it’s on the rise again this winter. Checks seem to be one piece that all of us have in our closet one way or another.
Layering is simple, but keep in mind the rule of thirds tip we discussed in week six. Three items are always best when you try to style an outfit, especially in the colder months. Gilbert has a killer outfit, with his checked shirt layered underneath a hoodie. He also subtly clashed some prints with his checked shirt and hat. This was a fun way to wear two prints. It’s discreet in an accessory and a garment which brings some edge to your outfit.
Betty also has a variation of prints in her styling. The striped dress underneath her checked coat works well together because the colours are tonal and the prints contrast in size. Contrasts work well when the colours match in tone.
Bags have also been the No.1 accessory this week. I’m sure you are all carrying lots of books for study as we get closer to the end of semester one. Claudia’s and Yuchu’s backpacks were so enjoyable to look at with their large, creamy prints. Accessories are an easy way to add diversity to your outfit with some different patterns and textures.
Winter is only getting closer and I’m afraid layers will have to be incorporated into your outfit. Why not have some fun with it by clashing prints and finding large patterns like this week’s Streetegists?
Remember the more layers you have on, the heavier you will be, and that will be a bonus when those beastly winds sweep campus in the coming weeks!
Words by RENEE ARNDT
Photos by HYUNJI PARK
Gilbert Liu, 21
WEARING: Jeans (Supreme), black and gray checked shirt, sweat jacket (Undefeated), boots (Timberland), backpack (Rains), snapbacks (Ripndip)
FASHION INSPIRATION: Edison Chen
Claudia Corden, 18
WEARING: White Arctic Monkeys band T-shirt, checkered shirt (Uniqlo), ripped jeans (Maxim), black slip on shoes (Rubi), floral backpack (Rivers)
FASHION INSPIRATION: Transitional seasons
Braydn Miletto, 20
WEARING: Red and black checked shirt, jeans (G-Star RAW), black ankle boots (Aquila), backpack (Herschel)
FASHION INSPIRATION: New York street
Betty Wang, 22
WEARING: Blue and white stripe dress, yellow and navy checked coat, black knee high boots (Stuart Weitzman), hot pink bag (Prada)
Yuchu Zou, 24
WEARING: Red and black checkered shirt (Off-White), black ripped pants, cream backpack (MCM), black leather slip on shoes (Giuseppe Zanotti)