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U of S style watch: Back-to-school campus fashion

By in Culture

While you may be reluctant to move your summer clothes into the back of your closet, the cooler temperatures are subtle reminders that fall is indeed coming. When you can no longer deny that summer is actually over, it’s time to embrace the many ways that fall changes our wardrobe.

Bust out your favourite fall sweaters, boots and jackets. Just like the leaves, it’s time for the vibrant hues of summer to fade away from our clothes. Earth tones and neutrals are in, chunky knit sweaters and scarves are everyday necessities and nothing completes a classic fall outfit quite like layering — especially in the bitter cold of Saskatchewan.

The Sheaf is here to offer up these undergraduate fashion favourites for your complete guide to back-to-school chic. These students from the University of Saskatchewan have put their own spin on dressing for success and how to be fashionable on campus.

Akeem Yusuf. Age 21. The College of Arts & Science, economics, second year.

















Tell us about your style.

My jacket is from Club Monaco. My pants and shoes are from a brand called Jack and Jones. My shirt is from Simons and my watch is Daniel Wellington.

Where do you draw inspiration for your outfits?

I get inspiration from various individuals on campus, different social media accounts and whatever items stand out to me in the store.

What are some ways that students can save money but still dress well?

Students can save money by buying certain clothes when they are off-season, because it can be a lot cheaper. Another way is through online shopping and taking advantage of the website’s discount codes.

Sunjita Kapoor. Age 21. Edwards School of Business, marketing, third year.

















Tell us about your style.

I am wearing my favorite Wilfred blanket scarf that I bought from Aritzia and my jeans are from Topshop, which I love because they offer petite sizing for short people like me! My trench is from Aritzia and I am so excited to wear this for fall, as it is such a lightweight and comfortable piece. My boots are Sam Edelman, which I got at Spareparts last season. My hat is from Aldo and I am wearing a basic white t-shirt underneath the jacket, which I got from Aritzia as well.

What are some of your favorite places to shop?

Aritzia is my number one place to shop, as I love all of their stuff. I’m also a big fan of Club Monaco and Zara. H&M is affordable and stylish for basics. Saskatoon also has some great boutique style stores that I love. My personal favorites are Era Style Loft, White Dhalia and Dutch Growers.

Why is dressing well important to you?

I’ve always been interested in clothes and fashion, so I don’t remember a time when dressing well wasn’t important to me. As a business student, I’m always heading to various networking events or career fairs so dressing well also adds a level of professionalism and confidence for me! Of course, the best motto to live by is “look good, feel good, do good,” am I right?

Kyle Snarr. Age 20. The College of Arts & Science, geology, third year.
















Tell us about your style.

My outfit is casual in its simplicity and it incorporates pieces that are currently in fashion for young adults. The pieces come from Below the Belt.

What’s the best thing about fall fashion?

The best thing about the fall is the temperature, you can essentially wear any type of clothing.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your outfits?

Pro skiers. MTV. The Discovery Channel.

Do you have any fashion tips for students?

Let what you wear reflect who you are as a person! Dressing well is important because it exposes who you are!

Brad Ross. Age 23. Edwards School of Business, second year.
















Tell us about your style.

My style is preppy, Ivy League and dressed up. I like to always be ready to meet someone for any situation — business, academic or otherwise. It usually leads to people asking if you have a presentation that day, but I’m comfortable with what I do.

What are your top three must-haves for back to school this season?

Number one is white sneakers. They’re the gold standard of the casual shoe. Second is joggers. If you’re hesitant, just get a pair,  because it’ll change your life and grow on you.. Finally, jackets. It’s not summer anymore and they offer so much to work with.

What are some of your favourite places to shop?

For guys, Banjo is a must. It keeps you in the now and killing it every day. The staff is also really great and helpful. If you’re on a budget and have presentations, Banana Republic is your friend, for both guys and girls.

Shelby Ferguson. Age 21. Edwards School of Business, second year.
















Tell us about your style.

My style is practical and comfortable, yet polished. I like to stay on trend but also stick to classic items that I know I will still like a year or two down the line.

This vest was a piece I bought two years ago but is something I still like to wear. It’s nice to get your money’s worth with clothes, although it’s fun to buy something trendy on occasion.

What clothing item should students splurge on?

Spend a little bit more on items that will help you survive our cold winters. A good winter jacket and some boots that will stand up to the snow definitely make waiting for the bus more bearable. These are also items that will likely last quite a few years.

What are some ways that students can dress well on a budget?

Being realistic about your purchases is a really good way to save money. I like to take a look at what I currently have in my wardrobe and then decide what things I really need. Going shopping with somewhat of a purpose will help in building a stylish and functional wardrobe. I think spending a few extra dollars on a good quality item rather than buying several cheaper items is better.

Lyndall Mack

Photos: Caitlin Taylor / Photo Editor


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