Campus Couture: Taylor, Ryerson

[While everyone is fabulous in their own right, we thought we should celebrate the campus fashionistas of the world for their continued excellence in not looking like a hot mess for class. So, we started stalking those girls on campus to get a few pics and get some tips on their personal style.

And maybe a restraining order or two.

But it’s worth it to highlight fresh, unique wardrobe choices that show personality and the courage to wear what you believe in.]

I met Taylor a year ago and after attending a university where everyone showed up to class in their sweats or PJ pants, her look was a breath of fresh air. Her style is a unique blend of thrifted and vintage with new basic pieces, and a collection of accessories that add perfectly to every outfit.

Like many fashionistas, when I met Taylor she had a signature accessory, the headband.  Though she has since abandoned the now mainstream hair accessory, she is constantly incorporating new accessories into her looks.  On this particular day, her black fedora perfectly topped off her outfit, making this look truly Taylor. As well, Taylor is one of the few people that pulls off denim on denim. And she looks damn good doing it. Her faded jean jacket with dark skinny jeans are the perfect combination. In our often unpredictable Canadian climate, Taylor always layers. Her tip: “longer loose layers juxtaposed with more tailored pieces.”

Name: Taylor Dickie
Year: Sophomore
Program: Journalism

1) Describe your personal style:
I’m kind of eclectic. I like to mix vintage and new pieces, and find a balance between feminine and masculine.

2) You can’t leave your house without…
My watch, a vintage men’s Casio

3) What is your favorite store to shop on?
Value Village.

4) What/who is the biggest influence on your style?
I try and read fashion blogs but it’s hard to keep up with them. I guess I’d say Alexa Chung.

5) What’s your favorite trend, past or present?
I try not to follow anything too trendy, but I like menswear blazers

On Taylor:
Hat: Vintage
Jewelry: Forever 21
T-shirt and Jacket : Aritzia
Cardigan: American Apparel
Scarf: Lavish & Squalor
Bag: H&M
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Store in Kensington Market, Toronto

[You know someone who’s got great style? Do YOU have great style? Want to be a part of Campus Couture? Send us an email with some photos and you could be the next fashionista celebrated right here.]

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