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Looks on Campus: Binaeyi – UNLV


This week, I was so excited when UNLV‘s Student Union held a mobile Goodwill sale on campus. There were racks and racks of dresses, skirts, scarves, and shoes for sale at discount prices… and I had a hunch that I would meet some stylish students at the event. Sure enough, I spotted Binaeyi, who used color, pattern, and personalized accessories to give her outfit a professional yet creative vibe.

Binaeyi 101

UNLV fashion - college student wearing red pants, lace top, black jacket, belt, cute necklace, leopard smoking slippers

Name: Binaeyi

School: UNLV

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biochemistry

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “When I pick out my clothes, I try to go for a specific theme every day. Today I was going to look a little business-y, a little more mature, a little more professional. So it depends on how I’m feeling that day.”

Where do you usually like to shop? “I’ve started to really like Cotton On (an Australian brand), and I do a lot of online shopping, so if something looks cute online and it’s from an unusual website, I’ll go ahead and order it. I also like Max C London, H&M, and Topshop.”

Why did you choose this outfit in particular? “I bought these pants a couple of days ago, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to wear them. I feel like leopard print looks really good with red and wine-colored tones for some reason [so I chose these shoes]. Then, I was trying to figure out a shirt that would be plain but not too plain. It was a complicated process!”

What are your favorite trends right now? Are there certain looks that stand out to you? “I really like the hipster look and British fashion.”

What do you do for fun? Do you have any hobbies or interests? “I like to draw and it would be a secret dream of mine to be a designer or stylist.”

Whose closet would you raid and why? “I like Rihanna’s style a lot. She’s very edgy with her hair and clothes. I’d take elements of her style, but not everything. I’d be a little more calm.”

Elements of Binaeyi’s Outfit

1. Pea Coat and Patterned Shirt

College street fashion at University of Nevada Las Vegas - Pea coat and patterned shirt

Binaeyi’s black pea coat is tailored to accentuate her waist and shoulders. The flared bottom and subtle princess sleeves give the coat a flirty, feminine appeal, and her white shirt adds visual interest with its lacy chevron pattern.

2. Accessories with Personality

Rhinestone owl pendant necklace

A rhinestone owl pendant highlights Binaeyi’s raspberry-colored pants, and her brown leather belt plays beautifully against the pattern in her tan loafers. (And seriously, how adorable is the customized dog tag that Binaeyi’s boyfriend gave her for Valentine’s Day?!)

3. Cheetah Print Loafers

Cheetah loafers at UNLV

These leopard print loafers look amazing against Binaeyi’s cuffed red pants! Leopard print and red is a classically cool combination, and the black and dark tan spots coordinate perfectly with Binaeyi’s belt and pea coat.

What do you think?

What do you think of Binaeyi’s outfit? Do you agree with her– do red and cheetah print compliment each other? Have you ever had a Goodwill mobile visit your school? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on March 16, 2013 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , ,

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11 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Binaeyi – UNLV”

  1. 1
    March 16th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I love it!

  2. 2
    March 16th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Her outfit’s really cute! It may just be my preference, but I really wish her pants were either skinnier [like the cigarette pants] or she had leopard print heels instead. Otherwise, I would definitely wear this

  3. 3
    March 16th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I love her outfit! I like how the lace top adds texture to the outfit, and I love her colored pants paired with those leopard print shoes. I don’t even like leopard print, but she wears it well! And I LOVE her owl necklaces, I love owl accessories!

  4. 4
    March 16th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Love this outfit, goodwill is amazing!

  5. 5
    March 16th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Ooh, I love it! She looks so dapper and pretty

  6. 6
    March 16th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    cute! the color of the pants is lovely; i would probably want a similar pair if they had a more tapered cut.

    i haven’t heard of the store cotton on before, but the sale prices look too good to be true for the usa store. anyone have any experience with it?

  7. 7
    March 16th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Love the leopard print. I thought the owl was a strawberry from the distance in the first picture.

    @ Jenny Z. There are a lot of Cotton On stores where I live (SoCal) and the prices are the same as the website when you check it out in USD currency. They have a lot of sales; I bought a few dresses for $10 and they looked like H&M quality. The stores are pretty small, though and don’t have too much variety going on, but they’re good for basics. They’re having a free shipping promo in the US right now.

  8. 8
    March 16th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    @Jenny Z- I recently bought stuff from Cotton On’s usa website and I didn’t really like their quality. I would say be careful when buying stuff from them, to me the quality seemed less than that of forever 21.

  9. 9
    March 16th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    This is probably one of the few looks on campus that i would actually stop to admire.

    @ Rina Your right, I live in Australia and Cotton On is our equivalent of H&M with really good quality yet cheap clothing.

  10. 10
    March 17th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I love the whole look. Especially the pop of cheetah print in her shoes :)

  11. 11
    March 29th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Wow! I want to start a Binaeyi cult!!!

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