Campus Diaries: How to become a College Fashionista?

The transition from a regimented school schedule to exciting college days is just indescribable. You get to breathe some fresh air, step into the forbidden grown-ups’ squad and win the freedom to raid your siblings’ wardrobe too! Well, jokes apart. New friends, new place and a new academic beginning definitely deserve a newer makeover, isn’t it?

College days are always full of fun. While many struggle to make a good impression on their first day, very few manage to keep their style game up throughout the year. “Will florals be good or should I slip in my striped dress today? Camouflage or just a plain tee…” Such thoughts will keep buzzing you every now and then, but chill, it’s time to be you. Our way of dressing speaks volumes about our personality, so first figure out your unique style quotient and then set fashion statements.

Meanwhile, if you’ve been fretting about how to keep yourself updated with the latest campus trends, it’s time to relax a bit for we bring to you evergreen tips to nail the 2017 trends. From polka dots to animal prints, jumpsuits to culottes, read on to find the reigning trends in vogue this year.


Although denims have went through myriad adaptations but they never ran out of fashion. They recently made a comeback with bell-bottoms, flared and high-waist jeans.

At the college campus, you can explore its other variations like boyfriend jeans, shorts, dungarees, skirts and team them up with crop tops, kimonos, shirts or just spaghettis. Don’t forget to take some style cues from our previous blog Denim Affair to nail your look to perfection.

Go the Athleisure way

At the campus, you need to be experimental and well-balanced at the same time. Add a dash of sportiness to your regular wardrobe by pairing a leather jacket with sneakers, jeans with cool windcheaters or heels with jogger pants. A baseball cap or a printed bandana would be good accompaniments. Avoid overdoing jewellery.

Bring back the Retro magic

Fashion is cyclical, you see. Never hesitate to revamp your wardrobe. For a change, you could try some retro avatars like floral bomber jackets, flattering bell-sleeved dresses and printed palazzo pants that are back in vogue.

Rehash your embroidered kotis and vintage-themed jackets to work out the magic. You can also opt for chic gingham prints and give your attire a cool spin. Not to mention, a pair of hoop earrings and long winged eyeliner will make you look like a true retro diva.

Mix and Match

It’s totally cool to refurbish your favourite outfit and experiment it in various ways to create your own contemporary fusion.

Be daring enough to coordinate flirty crop tops with trendy dhoti pants or a simple plain kurta with contrasting cigarette pants. Get creative with bright colours and feel free to play with your skirts, denims or slogan tops.

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Ethnic charm

If you’re not a fan of street chic styles, you can accentuate your style game with ethnic separates. Gussy yourself up with the trending slit kurtas, palazzo pants, shirt dresses and long skirts with an added twist of drapes, cowl and other patterns.

Additionally, you can use a breezy georgette cape to give your otherwise casual appearance an ethnic twist. Just be yourself and girl, you’re ready to rock.

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Marilyn Monroe has rightly quoted, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” To complete your head-to-toe fashionista look, you can always keep a pair of kolhapuri, sneakers and boots in handy.

Add a pair of juttis to elevate your Indo-western avatars. While flatforms have made their strong comeback, the fashion police have also picked bright kitten heels as Summer 2017 trend. Bring on the stilettos!

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There’s no doubt that chokers have been ruling previous style calendars but aficionados have been crushing over funky long neckpieces too. Uncut stone accessories, geometric earrings, quirky knuckle rings, tribal and silver jewellery have been everyone’s favourites this year.

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Gone are those days when bags were just meant to carry your belongings. The emerging fashion considers bags as a vital part of one’s wardrobe. From funky totes to sling bags or bright backpacks, they are must-haves to complete the look.

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Now that, you’ve your check list ready, head on to embrace your stylish college days with a bright smile. And if you’ve been wondering to step out for some shopping indulgence, give a read to Fashion under 1500 to find the quirkiest products available in affordable range in Ahmedabad.

PS: Wear a smile, break the ice, make new friends and you’re all set to rock at the campus!