Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Who said fashion means looking good?

Have you ever looked at someone and wondered, “What the hell are they wearing?” Or possibly you may be thinking, “Where did she get that?” Maybe you’ve noticed how some of people wear similar outfits everyday.

An interesting aspect of college is the assortment of ways people dress. Our campus is filled with an incredible number of personal styles; though, as usual, when it comes down to it the majority dress similarly.

A couple of main trends have been showing up around campus lately.

“All anyone ever wears to class is Nike shorts with a T-shirt,” freshman political science major Andrea Albert said of the typical female student’s attire. Albert also noticed that denim jackets are a common trend on campus for girls. In fact, they may be worn too often.

“On a typical day to class I unintentionally count about five denim jackets,” Albert continues.

She also describes what she sees most of the men on campus wearing.

“I always see guys wearing flat billed hats, and everyone wears Sperries,” Albert said.

College students may appear either poorly styled or lazy while on campus, but when they go to work or out for the evening they present themselves better and even appear more individualized.

“A lot of times people don’t really care what they look like when they’re in class,” Presley Brack, freshman undeclared major said. “If you have early classes or if you’re going to take a nap after class, there’s no point in waking up earlier than necessary just to get ready.”

However, for the people who do dress to impress, what have they been wearing?

Vikki Faz, sophomore public administration and political science major, gives her input on what the well-dressed men on campus wear.

“Cardigans and skinny jeans – it looks really nice,” Faz said.

Many other students sport a Polo or a v-neck, matched with jeans and they are ready for class. A current trend with both male and female students is wearing fedoras. This is a new addition to the typical style, and it looks great on either gender.

While many students wear similar outfits to class, some students totally individualize or just don’t understand the whole style concept. Albert humors the students who don’t seem to know how to mature their wardrobe.

“There’s the guys who dress like they’re in high school still and wear their Hollister and American Eagle outfits all of the time,” Albert said.

Randy Steil, undeclared junior, shares an unusual observation he has made.

“I’ve noticed a lot of people are barefoot. Maybe they want to be closer to the earth,” Steil said.

Though this sounds terribly false, Steil promised he’s seen multiple people trotting throughout campus barefooted. Students’ have a variety of personal styles. Though Faz points out “San Antonio is pretty diverse; no one really cares how you dress unless you really just rolled out of bed.”

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