The winter season means bundling up, but you don’t have to resort to wearing sweatpants and ugly Christmas sweaters for months on end. Meet three students here at the University of Saskatchewan who dress warmly but still stay stylish.
Shea Fidyk, third-year education, age 20
In terms of clothing, what do you love to shop for during the holiday season?
“I’m a sucker for big cozy sweaters with a high turtleneck. Anything cashmere is my go-to for the holiday season.”
What is your favourite trend this winter?
“I’m a really big fan of the earmuffs, which are coming back in — they’re so cute.”
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
“Upwards of 30.”
What is a holiday piece that you must have in your closet and why?
“Turtlenecks — I’m terribly cold all the time. So, turtlenecks are my thing.”
Dannielle Brewster, first-year engineering, age 18
As a student, how do you shop on a budget?
“I try not to go shopping as often, and I’ll shop maybe once a season — just to get what I actually need.”
Describe your campus style.
“I don’t go for designer brands. If I like it, I will buy it. I’ll wear a lot of basic stuff, and I’ll mix and match. It’s mostly comfy. Nowadays, I know that students have to be comfy, especially while studying.”
What is the coziest piece you own?
“I have this cropped wool sweater — it keeps me warm and has a cool frayed design.”
What is your favourite season to dress for and why?
“Summer, just because I think it’s really easy to dress for. Or fall, because you can wear just about anything. It’s not too hot, and it’s not too cold.”
Brycen Persad, first-year arts and science, age 18
How would you describe your style on campus?
“I like to switch it up between comfy and business casual.”
What is your favourite item in your closet?
“It has definitely got to be my grey Jack & Jones [turtleneck] sweater.”
What piece would you love to have that you don’t own yet?
“A gold Rolex watch.”
All photos by J.C. Balicanta Narag / Photo Editor