Campus Style: How to spruce up a suit

You’ve probably seen them around school: the business students. Recognizable for their suits, dress shoes, and button-up shirts, they stand out through the hoards of leggings, jeans, and T-shirts in Carleton’s hallways. And you may have asked, “What’s it all for?” It’s an occurrence on many university campuses, the business students dressing up for class, and is something most might not understand the purpose of in an environment where comfort, uniqueness, and individuality is common in clothing choices. This week, Campus Style took to the halls of Carleton to find out exactly why they go formal, what Sprott business style is to them, and how they try to stand out in a world of black and blue tailoring. So there […]

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Campus Style: What’s your style?

Fashion boils down to trends subject to constant change, but style transcends the ages. Style is a timeless way of pulling pieces together in a way that expresses a person’s individuality. This week, your Campus Style bloggers wandered Carleton’s campus to find out what today’s trendiest students had to say about their style. What outfits make you, you? How do you express yourself as an individual? This campus style is all about the decisions we make to express ourselves through fashion. After all, trends come and go, but uniqueness will always be remembered. Through the cluster of student traffic in the Unicentre, we spotted stylish students pushing past one another to get to class. Here’s what they had to say about […]

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Campus Style: Fall footwear, one step at a time

You strolled right into this one: this week, Campus Style covers fall footwear essentials. With combat boots, riding boots, and booties on everyone’s radar, it’s hard to choose which style to rock. Overwhelmed with choices? Do not fear. These stylish Carleton students will walk you through the best fall footwear. Olivier Higgins, fourth-year humanities Where do you find your style inspiration? “Any number of places, I don’t have a constant source. I just look for things I like. A variety of thrift stores and old and new is what I look for.” Where do you mainly get your footwear? “These are new from Geox, but I have thrift store pairs. I just see something I like and buy it.” Do […]

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Campus Style: Wrapping up fall one scarf at a time

As the weather gets colder, more people are hiding beneath their oversized winter coats and sweaters to stay warm. With winter’s chill in our bones, we sometimes compromise our style in order to keep our body heat. This battle, however, ends in a crushing victory for scarf wearers. From the trendy blanket-style to infinity scarves, neck-wear has the ability to jazz up any winter outfit, not to mention it’s the perfect way to express your sense of style in a simple, effortless, and cozy way. We spoke with Carleton students about how they wear their scarves, where they snag the latest trends, and what it means for them to keep warm in style. Courtney Paul, second-year communication studies  Where did […]

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Campus Style: Fashion in transition

With Ottawa weather being continuously unpredictable, it’s hard to ditch your colourful summer wardrobe for fall staples like maroon and brown. In this year’s first edition of Campus Style, we look at how Carleton students manage to merge bright and dark, while forming effortlessly unique (and cheap) looks for fall. Joshua Soucie, second-year Journalism How do you put together your outfits from day to day? Usually I’ll start by picking out a shirt, because I find the shirt is always the hardest to match, and then I’ll match it with a pair of pants and accessorize with the same colours. Let’s say if I’m wearing brown boots, I’ll wear a brown belt with a watch to match. Where do you […]

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