Posted On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 08:40:05 AM
Your wait is over. The time is here when you no longer have to carry that boring bag to school, or tie your hair up with ribbons, and above all no uniform! All those who are ready to step into the ‘college’ world make sure you have your wardrobe set right before you take the plunge. Designers Mayank and Shraddha and Indira Ghosh help you decide on to own and whatto discard for a fresh start.
Moving out of school and joining college means you have to make sure your wardrobe has everything stacked for the various days celebrated, the seasons and of course college fests.
Shraddha Nigam defines fashion for college? “In one word, ‘Bindaas’. College is where you experiment with fashion.
You should explore aspects of your personality through your dressing as this is the best age to do so,” she states.
Indira adds that fashion for college is fun, colourful and sporty. One does not necessarily have to go all out and experiment but, yes one should break the monotony of school attire.
What to do
A new place, new friends and new plans. If you are moving to another city or joining a nearby college it is important that you sort what you need to wear and what you need to leave behind.
So, are there any dos and don’ts boys and girls should follow while choosing their college wear?
“The fit of a garment matters a lot. A big blunder is to wear an ill-fitting garment. Mixing colours and colour blocking, is the ‘in’ thing and something that we love,” points Mayank.
Dressing up in bare minimilastic with few prints and colour is what Indira suggests. Formal wear wit extended attire is something boys and girls should avoid completely.
We are young, we are smart and we are full of life. College attire has to be everything but boring dull or lifeless. So the colour of the season for these young spirits are, “Anything bright and colourful. Colour is a sure shot bet to beat the monsoon blues,” Shraddha. Indira adds, “The colours to go for are sky blue, red, browns, black, sea green and ice pink.”
Get the look
Simplicity is the keyword for Shraddha and Mayank as they state, “A perfect pair of jeans and a plain tee can do wonders rather than complex clothing.” Indira elaborates and helps us choose the look for a college going boy. “Denims or pipe trousers with shirts which could be plain or checks and canvas shoes.”
For girls, jeans with a light over jacket and tees, or even a razor back tee with a shirt on top. Floral knee length, A-line dress and knee-length skirt with blouses.
Right foot forward
With your attire sorted let’s move on to footwear that best works. Weather permitting ballerinas for girls and loafers for boys. Or, if it is raining, just go with coloured flip-flops.
No look is complete without an accessory. Designers suggest an accessory can make or ruin your outfit. So one needs to choose it carefully. Mayank says, “For a guy, a watch goes with everything. For a girl, the possibilities are endless. Choose from chunky bangles, a neckpiece and a boho-chic bag.
Avoid wearing everything together though.” The bottom line as Shraddha puts it is — Be yourself and have fun! You don’t need to ape to be stylish.
► Photograph: Nikhil Ghorpade, Models: Rahul Moryani and Nupur Kangtani