Be it in life, or on your first day in Delhi University, first impressions are everything! We know that moving on from the monotonous school uniform to choosing the perfect ensemble can be pretty confusing (thanks to the myriad options available), but that isn’t a reason to fret.
College starts mid-July, so we have fashion experts at your aid, to help you ace your day one outfit.
FOR THE GUYS:
Pocket your style wisely
Classic patch pocket shirts (where the pockets are sewn-in) are a complete no-no. You’ll have all the time to wear them when you start working. College wear needs to be fun, experimental and very ‘you’. So, don’t be afraid to change things up. Go for fun, graphic prints or shirts with interesting front or collar detail.
Blur gender lines
Why stick to the usual options when you can choose to mix it up? In college, get set to bend the rules. Go for an androgynous silhouette (example: boho-chic flared pants) for your first day of college, and don’t be afraid to blur gender lines. You’ll stand out for being different.
Fun footwear for the win
When it comes to perfecting your ensemble, every detail matters. So guys, ditch styles that have been done to death and opt for exciting options. Burn the floaters with socks combo and opt for something refreshing. From plimsolls to summer boots — there’s a world out there to choose from.
Handbag > Backpack
Backpacks and jholas might go with the stereotypical DU image, but our expert wants you to avoid them altogether. Invest in a killer handbag (or manbag, as you prefer!). From printed canvas variations to crafted faux leather — choose something that’ll last long.
Throw some shade
Well not literally! But, there’s no denying, that you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one pair of eyewear. There are so many exciting shapes and styles out their. Feel free to experiment with them — whether they are to keep the sun out, or your prescribed glasses. Clear frames are all the rage, so opt for a pair.
(WITH INPUTS BY DESIGNER ANAND BHUSHAN)
FOR THE GIRLS:
Your denim needn’t be boring
Skip your usual pair of daily denims or shorts for a well-fitted pair of white jeans. Choose white jeans — the pair will help you break away from boredom. Pairing white jeans with a crop top is a no-fail combination that will make heads turn. You can even go for patchwork denims for a fun twist.
The pyjama look — napleisure chic
Pyjamas are not only for a good night’s sleep! Taking cue from nightwear-inspired dailywear, the revamped pyjama look can prove a winner. Go for a floral upper with matching bottoms (co-ords) to make for a relaxed outfit. Accessorise it a minimal way and you’ll be good to go.
Embrace the bandana
When it comes to accessorising, our expert feels that the classic bandana is an affordable must-have. Bandanas are affordable, come in various trendy prints, and apart from looking great, they come to your rescue if you’re having a bad hair day.
One scarf, many styles
Another important accessory is a scarf — a great way to combat the heat. Also, your scarf can serve many a purpose. Turn it into a turban, use it as belt or style it like a sarong with a T-shirt dress — the scarf will never fail you.
Invest in red
When it comes to catching everyone’s eye, a bright red dress works wonders. If you want to make sure you are noticed for your style on day one, red will do the trick. But, don’t go for a club variation — a breezy red number, ilike a kaftan dress, A-line, a shift or a maxi will work wonders.