It’s not yet Christmas time, but those cheesy Old Navy and Target commercials have been playing incessantly for months. You go to CVS to pick up a journal, yet they’re all sold out. Your friend group is slowly dwindling and your neighbors are having an incessant amount of barbecues as if they’re going out of style.
If you use those context clues you learned about in the first grade, you have figured out that the school year is upon us once again.
Despite your normal college-like apathetic nature, that little 6-year-old in you is excited — panicked even.
What do I wear for the first day of school? Your inner middle schooler is questioning their social existence: What outfit’s going to scream “popular”? And, thankfully, the ninth-grade you is keeping the last one in check: No more Juicy tracksuits. Ever.
You need something that shows your style has become more sophisticated, more innovative, more daring. Something without boundaries.
As Doc famously declared in Back to the Future, “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
Ironically, Boston University is basically one long campus stretched along Commonwealth Avenue, so a road is necessary, but you get the point: In an environment where international students mix with an equally diverse domestic students, the BU population doesn’t have a uniform style.
In one week’s time, eclectic jumbles of fashion will once again flood Bay State Road. There will undoubtedly be a resurgence of old trends, like colored denim and tribal prints, as well as the latest fashions from our friends overseas (who, let’s face it, are six months into the latest fashion craze before we even know what’s happening).
This Fashionista pulls a Disney-Channel Miley with her best-of-both-worlds outfit.
By combining different style genres, she created an effortless look that pays homage to the Mayans that predicted this year’s demise and the fashion-obsessed Judy Jetson.
College is all about experimentation — style-wise or otherwise — and BU’s populace will continue to do so while striving to maintain a 4.0 GPA.
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