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.
So, why do you “bother” dressing up for school?
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.
What inspires your style?
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~