David Li said he always wanted to incorporate overcoats into his outfits, but didn’t think they suited his body shape. The first-year biology student has, however, managed to find a similarly-lengthed replacement in an elongated hoodie, which he said fits him better.
Li’s necklace is modeled after the chemical structure of his favorite neurotransmitter – serotonin. A friend gifted him the necklace after first spotting an ad for it on Facebook.
Lilibeth Arellano, a fan of “Sex Pistols” and “The Clash,” adds a touch of punk culture to her outfits by including elements such as chokers and nose rings. The first-year psychology student is currently enrolled in Music History 13: “Punk: Music, History, Sub/culture.”
Graduate student Tammy Barreras said her love of cupcakes as a child led her to purchase her knit cupcake hat. Her Timberland boots were also good for the rainy and cold weather.
Fashion blogger Skylar Mimuro looks to Instagram to find most of her clothing. The fourth-year communication studies student wore her pink puffy coat, athletic leggings from www.esqape.life and sparkly shoes from www.yru.life in order to capture a spacey, sporty and cute aesthetic, she said.
Fourth-year communication studies student Natalia Vesnina said she often wears sweaters because they are both comfy and often unseen on campus.
Vesnina’s coat and shoes are from her mom, both bought in Russia, and the sweater is from Forever 21.
First-year undeclared student Chiara Noppenberger said she recently developed a liking for denim apparel. The fleece collar on the denim jacket gives it more dimension than other items in her denim collection, she said.
Although he finds some influence from both André 3000 and Kanye West, fourth-year ethnomusicology student Merlaku Ra has his own personal style, he said.
Most of Ra’s clothes are from thrift shops, but both his top and pants are from friends.