Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Campus Fashion

Starting school can be hectic, but the whole ride is so much fun. The new people you meet, the good and bad professors that love assigning work, the panic that you get when you think there's going to be a quiz - it's all good.

The University I am going to requires lots of walking from building to building and you know what that means: no heels for me. Seriously, I thought I could manage them, but there is no way! I'll probably be sticking to flats for the next 4 years (well, you never know how long I'll take.)

When I take a look around me, it looks like a big melting pot of fashions that I like, dislike, don't understand, some I find humorous, some I'm jealous of. It's everything. Looking at campus fashion is fun, but something I didn't seem to notice before coming to college was how the guys dressed. It's not high school anymore; no more parents to watch you like a hound dog, not as many rules, it's all about freedom now. So it's amusing to see how guys dress or do they even care? Let's take a look:

You gotta love the nerds, they're smart and they don't dress that bad either. And I love the athletes with their casual sportswear.

The Business Major, the type that cares about looking good or "business man" like. And Mr. Laid Back in his casual clothes.


And you can't forget the guys that come to class like they
just got out of bed and walk around in their pajamas.

42 comments:

1234 said...

im so excited for uni! which one do you go to?

Little Miss Dress Up said...

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Anna Pope said...

I will always have a soft spot for dorks. Give me a plaid shirt and glasses and I will be totally swooning!

Flats can be totally glamorous too so don't worry about no heels for 4 years :)

Lisa said...

love plaid + nerds.

wonderful post. love.

indykari said...

Great post -- college is definitely an interesting fashion experience! Have fun the next few years!

S said...

haha ALL of those types at my uni as well, except with a LOT more hippies in my major (philosophy) :D
I personally like the business dudes and the nerds.

hidzume said...

haha, I really love this post ^^

xoxo

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

good luck s you start college hun!
and i like the pajama look ;oD
marian

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

so funny, i totally hated those guys that showed up in their dirty pjs. not appropriate. while there are times in college that i certainly showed up to class in very casual outfits, i would suggest never going in sweats. it kind of gives the impression to teachers that you don't care that much, so i always would wear at least jeans.

kat said...

An awsome "back to school" post, i cant get over the guys in pjs on campus.

oh btw. would you mind if i added you to our (http://ekriot.blogspot.com) linklist?

enc said...

When I was in college, I ran a lot of fashion experiments. That's part of being there. It's fun, and illuminating.

I wore a lot of flat shoes, too, but mostly mine were Converse high tops and Edwardian boots. Fashionable but practical.

Sal said...

Bet you'll find these same types in a lot of the girls, too! I work on a college campus and I definitely see the nerds, and sporties, and business majors amongst the co-eds.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

My uni. is the same way, it's all over the downtown and walking crazy distances is a must ... but I'm planning on introducing heels to my school wardrobe this year( which is my 3rd,lol)... as for guy,I tend to see mostly laid back and pajama wearing kind... hope you're enjoying school :)

lisa said...

I couldn't cut it in heels on my uni campus. Too sprawling.

You've pretty much covered every type of guy on a typical uni campus except the soulfully sensitive philosophy major type who wears vintage jackets and beat-up leather boots and writes his thoughts in a Moleskine notebook. :)

Little Bow Prep said...

My high school is a science and tech high school, so the majority of guys dress rather nerdy.

gliffyfille said...

my school must not be into fashion, bc most of the ppl dress like they're in high school. not that much inspiration either. :( i cant even walk in flats or flip flops either! purple converse for me :D

A la Femme said...

I majored in Fashion Design and there was a big meltin pot of fashions. It is a very diverse mix of things I like, disliked and were just weird.

The Clothes Horse said...

Ha-ha, most kids at my school dress like the last one! And hey--I'm a business major! ^_- But I definitly feel awkward in my classes, some kids do wear suits!

dee_el07 said...

I have to agree with that, studying is fun though sometimes it gives you some stress.. oh well, you can really see the different kinds of fashion style to your college classmates. some are cool but some are not... ugh.. anyway, goodluck to you! and hope you'll enjoy learning! btw, I'll already put you on my blog roll list as what you've requested in one of my blog post. you can see it here http://in-fashionstyle.blogspot.com/
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Ida said...

At my uni everything's about comfort. Heels? Never heard of that *lol* The only "fashionable" touches are scarves worn in every single way possible. By both guys and girls.

jae said...

ahaha i just realized that at my school, the guys all manage to squeeze themselves into one of those categories!
however there are also the scenester/hipster guys, & the gangster/thug guys too...
personally, i never really fit into one category. i always end up wearing whatever suits my mood & the weather.
boys have it a lot easier - they seem to all have closets stocked up with one type of clothing.

Imelda Matt said...

Nerds rule...what's not to love about plaid shirts and glasses!

Sugar Pop said...

Haha, cute post. I'm just going into highschool, I'm excited. How cheesy. :P

cindiasaurus said...

you forgot the beanie-wearing-skateboarders and rotc kids, haha.
and i love the pajama kids!
when i had to go to study group for chem, i accidentally showed up in the same pajamas four weeks in a row. when i only have one hour long class on a friday, you can't honestly expect me to dress up!

fashion herald said...

hmm, no stoners? Love the nerd!

KiKi said...

I agree this year project runway is not good at all I am still watching it but its sad when you forget about what used to be your favorte show

miss a. said...

You forgot the Fratty. He's dressed in a Lacoste polo in an outlandish color (usually pink, lime green, baby blue), khaki shorts from A&F that have ratty hems, boat shoes or flip flops, and sunglasses with those plastic rubber thingies going around their neck. Those rubber things actually have a name, but I haven't bothered to remember it because I have no plans of owning one. Ohhh, I almost forgot. The Fratty also wears a hat that looks like it's been rolling around the dirt since 1995.

Jennifer said...

I love your campus fashion perspective. I spend a lot of time on a college campus and this is right one :-)

Krissy said...

haha thats basically how all the guys dress at my school. except no one wears suits unless they're going to another school and are on a team

Nay'Chelle said...

I totally love when guys dress like bikers (as in bicycle). Nice post.

Dapper Kid said...

Haha love the post, I totally see all of these looks around my university!

yiqin; said...

Most guys in my course ( business ) don't care & yes THEY WEAR THEIR PAJAMAS TO SCHOOL! I just don't get why is it so hard to put on at least a proper pair of jeans instead of wearing your pajamas too school.

Ah I love heels but I wear flats more often because of all the walking too.

Avery said...

I don't really like how some guys come to school in what looks like pyjamas. It usually shows that they don't put effort into looking even the slightest bit presentable.

Jessica said...

That's a really good way to look at back to school :)
Have fun :)

vipgal said...

haha!! you're making some great observations on uni fashion here! i think the caption for the last picture there just made my day. thanks!!
julie xoxo
VIPGirlStyle

chuckles said...

I think the "nerd" look is sexy...

this wheel's on fire said...

yay boys ;)

scubasocks said...

my fav are the guys who go to class like they just got outta bed. haha, and i loove dorks. haha

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I love dressing up now because in college I was always stuck in boring sweats and jeans!

Clara said...

I love nerds. Mm thanks for seeing that their clothes aren't that bad! Will you be doing a girls edition as well?

SarahLovesFashion said...

haha that last one reminded me of the boy at my college who ALWAYS went to school in his PJs! it was hilarious but kinda lame as if he didnt own any real clothes and just spend all his money on weed which he blatently did... oh well!

Mirthe said...

I love nerds! They're so cute:)