For students, looking the part is very important. After all, you don’t want to roam around a campus looking like a scally, or something below your best. It would be wrong to say that people would judge you on your style, but your clothes can certainly tell your fellow students a lot about the way you carry yourself, whether it be high-maintenance with designer labels or being laid-back with an emphasis on comfort.
The Student Review is looking to see what clothes the students of today are rockin’, and for this edition, the spotlight shines on Luke Mythen, who explains why it’s more important for him to feel good than it is to base his style on designer names:
“I tend to emphasise being smart over brand labels, and I generally prefer tighter clothing rather than loose items. It’s important to me that what I wear leaves a good impression, especially when I am in work as I will explain. Even when I am doing social things, though, I want to project an image through my clothes that I look the part!
“Beginning on top, then, I like to wear T-shirts that fit well and which have a tight feel to them. If I’m going out, longer-sleeve shirts which also have a tight fit to them are what I go for. I don’t have a particular preference for brands, designs or even shops, to be honest; I look for what I think is smart and if I see something I like, I buy it. This means that I have a varied wardrobe, which helps to make my shirts stand out!
“On the bottom half, like with my tops, I like to wear jeans that are tight, particularly around the ankles. I want the clothes to be shaped around my build rather than having them be too loose that I don’t feel them, so I go for slim fit jeans. Again, no particular brand for these; I’ll check out whatever fits my style!
“If I’m going to the gym, or if I’m lounging around the house, I’ll wear gym-style tracksuit pants, generally Adidas ones. Adidas is a good brand and their clothes are comfortable, especially when you’re doing something sporty or which involves exercise. The style fits all sorts of activities, whether it’s running on a treadmill, playing football or even just walking around the home as mentioned before.
“Further down, I have a few choices for footwear depending what I’m doing. If I’m working out or going for a run, I’ll wear my trainers, again Adidas-brand trainees. If I’m heading out for a social occasion, though, I’ll either wear Vans or I’ll wear smart shoes; which ones I go for depends on both the reason I’m going out and the company I’m going with!
“Lastly, I mentioned earlier that I emphasise looking smart in work. To buttress this, I always wear a suit in work, as it’s the smartest thing that you can wear and it immediately makes you seem more professional to your colleagues. If you look professional, it goes some way towards people viewing you as professional.
“So, there you go; that’s my Style Profile!”
What do you think of Luke’s style? Are there any items that you like, or are there areas where you could suggest improvements? Let us know in the Comments section below!
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