Fashion is an essential part of THON culture, and this weekend I want to highlight some outfits I found particularly interesting. In the midst of all these crazy colors, a couple people still managed to shine. The bright colors maintain a cheerful atmosphere, while tube socks increase circulation. At THON, fashion isn’t just aesthetically pleasing. It’s functional too. Erin and Jeremy ended up wearing essentially the same outfit, and somehow it works for both of them. See for yourself!
This week I wanted to focus on the “Penn State Uniform,” which I have been told is called “the SNUGG” (because it consists of Spandex, a Northface fleece, and UGGs). But to critique it, I needed to get images of SNUGG wearers in their natural habitat. Even though there were an astronomical amount of girls wearing that combination of SNUGGS–trust me–all the girls wearing this outfit campus refused to let me take their picture. After walking around for 2 hours and stopping at least 20 girls I came to the conclusion that they were all extremely embarrassed that they are wearing this outfit. If that’s the case, why wear it?
I even offered to cover their faces, and they still refused. If you’re going to wear the SNUGG, OWN IT! Don’t be ashamed that you’re buying into this trend, be proud of it. I learned a long time ago that if you’re going to wear something, even if it’s thoughtless and unoriginal, like the SNUGG is, wear it with confidence.
We all have those days. You woke up late for class, couldn’t find your favorite jeans and blouse, and the only thing you can do to your hair is yank a brush through it as you run out the door. Then you get to class and you look like you got dressed in the dark.
There are some people who simply look like they get dressed in the dark everyday though, and they need a little help in the what not to wear department.
Every Friday I’ll be critiquing the don’t on the streets on State College and hopefully helping people get a better understanding on what’s fun to wear and what just look frightening.
Let’s hear it for the boys! This week I couldn’t decide between these dapper dudes, so I decided to show both. It’s not always easy to find well-dressed men on campus, but when you do they really catch your eye.
First we have Justin sporting a fusion of hipster and hip-hop in his red/white sneakers and his awesome khaki blazer, that made me want to run to Express and see if they have any on sale. I love the color combo he’s working with and it really makes him stand out in a crowd. The black bead necklace is a little 2008 Enrique Iglesias, but overall he’s look’n quite natty today.
Check out another Natty Nittany photo after the jump.
After a short hiatus, the Natty Nittany is back and looking for some well dressed Penn Staters!
This week, amongst a sea of plain UGGs and boring North Face jackets, it is nice to see someone bring a little color into this cold State College weather. I spotted Wan on her way up Shortlidge and immediately noticed her adorable handbag and earmuffs. If you want to keep your head warm and look cute at the same time, hoodies are NOT the way to go. A nice pair of earmuffs are what you should be looking for and these gray fluffy ones to the trick. I could do without the pattern in the scarf, but the bag really makes this outfit. In general, I love this outfit and I hope you will too.
I hope to see you look’n good around campus. Stay pretty!