Spring Fashion: Look good on campus this season

With spring on its way, your fellow University of Saskatchewan students are here to help you look your best at school! After all, the saying goes “dress for success,” right?

Andrew Slusar

Edwards School of Business, marketing, second-year

Where do you draw inspiration from for your outfits?

I try to stay current by watching runway shows and looking through men’s fashion magazines. Rather than take exactly what I see, I work towards interpreting looks and ideas in my own way.

What trend do you want to see come back into style?

I’m happy to see that wide-legged jeans are making a comeback! They reflect the 1970s and 1990s style, and it’s always great when styles re-invent themselves.

What are some staple pieces in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?

I couldn’t live without a good pair of jeans, a pair of brown men’s loafers, a good belt and a sturdy leather bag to carry anything. 

Do you have any tips for students on how to dress well on a budget?

When you walk into a store, always head for the sales rack where you can find discounted items that may have been beyond your budget. Also, rip through magazines and find styles you like, then do research and see what you can find at a lower price.

 

Kennedy Owen

The College of Arts and Science, women and gender studies, third-year

Where do you draw inspiration from for your outfits?

Rihanna is definitely the first person I look to for fashion inspiration, but I think it comes from anywhere — TV, magazines and just seeing people around campus. I also follow a lot fashion and street style blogs — some of my favourites are The Trend Pear and We Wore What.

What’s the best thing about spring fashion?

For me, it’s getting to leave the jacket at home. There’s nothing worse then putting something great on and then having to cover it up because it’s freezing outside.

Why is dressing well important to you?

For me it’s a form of self-expression. I’m quiet, so I feel like that’s how I communicate myself to others.

Do you have any tips for students on how to dress well on a budget?

Second-hand is the way to go. Places like Value Village and Plato’s Closet are great. Make sure you have a decent amount of time to spend there, so you can really look around. Also look for places online that offer student discounts.

Amirali Nazari

The College of Arts and Science, physiology and pharmacology, third-year

Where do you draw inspiration from for your outfits?

Usually the people that I follow, like athletes from different sports, like NBA or singers — mostly hip-hop and jazz. 

What is your favourite season to dress for and why?

I always love the fall, because of the rain and the fresh air you breathe. Obviously, that means rain jackets, bombers and hoodies, which are my favourite.

Why is dressing well important to you?

I think you identify your personality and show your soul to other people in the way you dress. Not only that, but also for your own sake — you can stay positive and have good vibes.

What trend do you not want to see come back into style?

I never like the fact that some people wear pajamas to school.

Lyndall Mack

The College of Arts and Science, English, fourth-year

Where do you draw inspiration from for your outfits?

I draw a lot of my inspiration from images I see on social media platforms, such as Instagram and Pinterest, mostly of fashion bloggers and celebrity street style.

What’s the best thing about spring fashion?

In my opinion, the best part about spring fashion is shedding the weight of your heavy winter clothes. For me specifically, the spring weather encourages me to wear more than just black and grey, which is what I’m normally used to. 

What item should students splurge on?

When it comes to splurging, you can’t go wrong with investing in a great pair of jeans. I never understood the hype behind expensive jeans before, but if I have learned anything, it is that the right pair jeans can be comfortable.

What are some of your favourite places to shop in Saskatoon and why?

I am a big fan of Aritzia because they are always stocked with great basics that complement anyone’s wardrobe. I also really love going to Winners since you can find some heavily discounted name brand items if you’re willing to do some searching.