Welcome!

Everyday I see students who dare to dress the way they like despite what others think. I respect and appreciate these people who put thorough thought into how they want to present themselves and let their personalities shine through.

This is not a fashion blog, but a blog showcasing personal style. Style to me is not being decked in designer garb, nor is it being dressed in the latest trends from head to toe – because it’s not just what you wear, but how you wear it. Style is an expression of individualism, it is limitless and it’s communication.

In time to come, I hope to fill up this space with photos of the people I see around campuses in Singapore and around the world, whose style inspires me. And I hope that this site will inspire you in one way or another too. 🙂

Enjoy your stay!

– Y

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Nanyang Polytechnic

I think one of the most versatile pieces in the wardrobe is The White Shirt. White t-shirts for fresh looking casual days, crisp white collared shirts for that put-together look, roll up the sleeves for that casual and put-together look. Plus, it goes with any color.

A Peek of Pink

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Johan
Jönköping University School of Engineering

Johan was the first person I shot when I came to Sweden. I thought it was really interesting how he’s dressed mainly in neutral colors but has a bit of pink peeking out from his shirt and tie, the little pin badge, and his watch.

Scarf Louis Vuitton | Boots Marco Polo | Coat Second Hand | Watch Daniel Wellington

Meet Weiqing, Again

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Weiqing
NTU – Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information

Some of you might remember Weiqing from Style on Campus’ very first post. A friend of mine just went back to look at the old photos and asked “Did you take this photo with your iPhone or something?”. (-__-!!)

We have come so far since then…right? *nervous laughter*

Anyway, I felt like that post was a disservice to Weiqing because she is the epitome of the kind of person I look for whenever I want to photograph someone for Style on Campus. So here she is again!

The individual items she wears don’t always logically go together. But her attitude, her confidence and comfort in expressing her own unique style in her daily dressing, makes the whole outfit come together perfectly. In my opinion, style is so much more than simply the clothes you don.

Here’s a little interview I did with Weiqing. Maybe it’ll give y’all an insight to why and how she makes dressing well a part of her lifestyle.

SOC:
So, why do you “bother” dressing up for school?

Weiqing:
There are a few reasons why I do it~

Firstly, it’s fun! I enjoy the process of matching outfits together and pairing it with accessories. I do this during my free time so when it’s time for school, all the different outfits are already planned and I just put them on and leave for school.

Dressing well can also be a huge confidence booster. Sometimes I wake up feeling lousy but once I dress up, I feel better instantly. Furthermore, this is probably the last time I can wear anything crazy and fun and get away with it. Probably can’t be like this once I start work…

Lastly, I would have to attribute it to my mum. Since I was a kid, she has emphasized the importance of dressing appropriately and nicely, especially for school. So it kinda became a mindset that I have to look presentable. I always make sure to at least go to school wearing covered shoes.

SOC:
What inspires your style?

Weiqing:
I’m kind of inspired by a lot of different things I see online, like fashion blogs and street style websites. I can spend hours on end browsing through thousands of photos on tumblr.

My style is inspired by Japanese street style on droptokyo.com. The Japanese are insane! They wear really ridiculous stuff and pull it off effortlessly. I like that they don’t really enforce any rules on themselves in terms of what they wear. They are so good at mixing and matching!

I am also influenced by my music taste. I am an obsessive BigBang and 2ne1 fan and they wear super awesome outfits in their performances!

Finally, my friends and the people I hang out with inspire the way I dress.

Alrighty I hope that was an interesting read. 🙂 To all of you who celebrate Chinese New Year, Happy New Year! Cheers to a great year ahead~

Textures and Prints

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Jacqueline
Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)

First update from my university campus in Sweden!

Jacqueline here stood out from the herd of students walking past the library even though she was clad in black from head to toe. Black, in my opinion, is always a safe color to wear but it can look dull. Avoid that by doing what Jacqueline did here. Mix textures and prints to keep it interesting!

Top Ralph Lauren | Pants Zara | Coat Barbour | Bag Mulberry | Stole Dior | Shoes Replay | Sunglasses Ray Bans | Watch Marc Jacobs | Earrings Chanel
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A little announcement!
Style on Campus will be collaborating with Clozette.co.

Which actually just means the photos posted here will be posted on their image-centric fashion social network where it is definitely more interactive, because they have a huge community made up of style and trend conscious ladies like you and I.

I don’t think I’ve ever properly introduced myself or how I look like, so… here’s something Clozette very kindly did up. ^^ Hi…? Haha.styleoncampus_new

More banners on their platform and their Facebook page. Screen shot 2013-01-14 at PM 12.05.17

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And one last thing, you might already have noticed that in this post, I have included some information about Jacqueline’s outfit. I will be doing this from now on. Except for photos in my archives that I haven’t gotten round to posting yet, that is.

This is after careful consideration, and much urging from the people around me. I didn’t want to do so initially because the aim of me setting up Style on Campus was to encourage site visitors to be inspired and dare to develop their own unique styles, instead of buying exactly what the person is wearing.

But I caved because so many people have asked for it and I’ve decided it probably isn’t that easy to find the exact same thing after some time. I hope this addition is a good thing for y’all! 🙂

Alright what a long post this was. Have a good Friday!

Colors in Her Hair

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Charmaine
NTU – School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Mermaid prints and sequins lent a whimsical twist to Charmaine’s asymmetrical cotton dress, perfect for Singapore weather. I thought it was cute that her outfit that day was coincidentally color co-ordinated with the highlights in her hair.

She completed the outfit with classic Doc Martens, laces loosely undone, for an edgier couldn’t-care-less look. There was a lot going on but it…worked. She made it work.

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Anywaaaay, hello from Sweden y’all! I’ll still be updating (when I’m not too busy freezing my butt off) so check back whenever! Or, keep updated through the Style on Campus Facebook page by liking it. Look out for photos of stylish international students I meet while on exchange! 😀

Hope the first week of school is going well and swell for you Uni kids!

Thank You For A Great Year

Hi everyone. If you check back on Style on Campus, thank you. It’s been almost a year since the start of the site. It’s been a great one. I’ve gotten a little better at taking photos, but approaching people hasn’t gotten any easier hahaha. I’m so socially awkward I don’t even…

I started Style on Campus because it was something I felt for and something that marries two things I love doing – people watching and taking photos. And that’s exactly what I have been doing. It has been really fulfilling thus far. I’ve been doing things at my own pace, in case you can’t already tell from the rate of updates… Heh. 😛

But the coming year I hope to do more. I will be overseas for the most part of the year but I’ll still be updating from my archive of outfit photos as well as of street style photos taken in Sweden, where I’ll be on exchange. I’ll be working with Clozette.co, who have very kindly approached me to be one of their resident Style Spotters. I’ll tell you guys more about this collaboration soon.

I’m a little nervous, but excited about what is to come. Am once again thankful for all these opportunities that have come my way. It started out as a hobby, so everything that has happened, the collaborations, the people who have told me they love the concept, meeting like minded people, interacting with nice strangers, everything, is a just a HUGE plus.

As usual, constructive comments and criticism are welcome in the comments or through email. Everyday I’m learning and I hope to get better and better.

Thank you, for the gabazillionth time. And please keep supporting Style on Campus in the new year if you like what I do.

Love,YM