Campus Couture: Scaachi, Ryerson University

[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 (think Victoria’s fun accessories) 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. You think you’ve got some major style? Know someone else who’s always looking ferosh? Think the world needs to see what she can do? Send us an email with some photos and she could be the next fashionista celebrated right here.]

For someone who adores UFC, Scaachi definitely does not dress the part (though if you bought her a “Tap out” t-shirt she’d probably love you forever).  The first time I was formally introduced to Scaachi, she was dressed like Jackie O. (it was Halloween), but since then I’ve always admired her feminine style.  I can probably count on one hand how many times I’ve seen her in pants in the months I’ve known her, as she says skirts and dresses are much more sophisticated and give her room to move (in case she needs to practice her wrestling moves?).

The perfect example of how to make discount fashion look good, Scaachi always looks put together, despite the fact that she shops at some of the thriftiest stores around. But what stands out about her most is her signature accessory: an interesting, unique coat. She’s always got one topping off her outfits and the day I found her, it was this black brocade coat that stopped me in my tracks. It was so beautiful, yet so understated at the same time (much like all of Scaachi’s accessory choices). She didn’t look like a girl on her way to class – she looked like some fabulous fashion magazine editor on her way to a shoot.

Maybe it’s her attention to detail, maybe it’s her ability to mix things together to get just the right look, or maybe it’s the bold lip she favors (which most college girls shy away from), but this girl’s got a style that totally inspires me.

Name: Scaachi Koul
Year: 2012
Program: Journalism

1. Describe your personal style.
I am ready to go to Anna Wintour’s funeral at any time.

2. Complete this sentence: You can’t leave your house without….
The ring that I wear on my right hand. It’s from my grandmother who died.

3. What are your favorite stores to shop at?
I like Joe Fresh (at Loblaw’s in Canada) because it’s cheap.  It may fall apart in six months, but it was $4 and I could afford it.

4. What/who is the biggest influence on your style?
I like Tina Fey, she seems to be the right combination of crust and charming.  She dresses smart.

5. What’s your favorite trend past or present?
I don’t really like trends because they go away and you feel like a jerk when you look back and realize you were wearing it for a year.  But I have been wearing belted dresses a lot.

On Scaachi:
Coat, skirts, shoes and top: Joe Fresh
Tights: Vintage
Ring: one was her grandmother’s and the other was a gift
Watch, belt and pearls: mom’s closet

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