Looks on Campus: Sam - University of Calgary

Sam's style is cool-girl perfection.
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Sam's style is cool-girl perfection.

When I stopped Sam on the way to class, I was pleased to meet a humble, down-to-earth person with an amazing sense of style. Everything from her shirt to her boots inspired me. It's rare to come across a student who glows from the inside out the way Sam does. Let's meet her!

Fashion at the University of Calgary - pink tunic top, black pants, ankle booties

Sam 101

Name: Sam

School: University of Calgary

Year: 3rd Year

Major: Neuroscience

Let's Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style?  “I am inspired by my friends, by people I pass on-campus, in the city, etc. Also, social media fashion influencers like Jenn Im and Claire Marshall. Especially because their content is usually fashion-based and it is very accessible.”

How would you describe your sense of style? “My sense of style varies depending on how I’d like to look that day, but I do like to dress edgy and [wear] casual streetwear, while somehow looking refined and a little professional - whatever that looks like.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I do like chokers, the bomber jackets, [and] off-the-shoulder necklines. Denim DIY’s seem to be a trend, too."

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche from Kastor & Pollux. They always look very put-together with minimal effort. Their closets seem to have a lot of color and patterns which would be nice to work with.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I find it very comfortable to wear. The pants stretch and have pockets, the heel is thick and not too high, but more importantly, it has grip. It is very transition-friendly. I can wear it from school to work to going out all night.”

Where do you like to shop? Zara, H&M, Joe Fresh, ASOS online, and my sister’s closet.” 

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Find basics that you can easily mix and match and invest in quality pieces. Be cost-effective as a student; consider thrift stores, consignment boutiques, and local shops. In general: be inspired, be unapologetic and confident, and do what you want.”

Elements of Sam's Outfit

1. Choker

Wrap choker

Chokers are a huge trend right now and I would be surprised if you didn’t have one in your collection yet. Simple chokers can be easily DIY-ed, but we've been spying them at all our favorite stores as well. 

2. Block Heel Boots

LOC-UC-Sam-Shoes

These patent boots are the statement element of Sam's outfit. I can't  stop obsessing over the chunky heel: Think of all the outfit options! 

3. Asymmetric Panel Blouse

Pink layered asymmetrical top on campus at the University of Calgary

When I stopped Sam, the first thing I asked was if she was layering her top. In actuality, this is a long-sleeve asymmetrical top from Zara. This shirt is a unique piece to own and looks so cool, fresh, and modern.

What do you think of Sam's look? 

Would you wear this style? Have you picked up a choker or chunky boots yet? Comment below and let us know what you think!