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Unique and Easy Ways to Jazz Up Your Collegiate Style

Unique and Easy Ways to Jazz Up Your Collegiate Style

While your school halls are not really runways, there’s no stopping you from showing up in class dressed to your heart’s content—you must tread carefully though, as it’s still a must to follow your university’s dress code policies. When in doubt, a good way to help you reach a healthy balance between style and scholarly vibe is to accessorize. We’ve compiled the tried-and-tested, easy style tweaks of the beautiful, smart, and talented ladies of the Chalk Bright Young Manila: Campus Hotties Edition 2015 to help you make your univ look stellar, whether you’re required to wear a uniform or have the freedom to go for more casual options:

Make a big statement with minimal effort. “Even a simple piece of accessory like a watch or a belt can polish up a basic outfit. This is important for me as I own a lot of monochromatic pieces and tend to just mix and match them.” –Sofia Fajardo, The Stylish Jetsetter of UP Diliman


Fall in love with white. “I make it a point to always have something white in my outfit because I find the color really relaxing and fresh.” –Maricris Soriano, The Sultry Singer of San Sebastian

Wear your invisible crown. “This helps boost my confidence and helps me carry my clothes better so I can look my best without trying too hard.” –Charlene Dimalanta, The Sweet Spiker of UST


Put your best foot forward. “I want my school shoes to be different from everyone else’s! All the other girls wear doll shoes, so I bought this cute and stylish pair of black Oxford shoes with laces. I just like it so much!” –Andrea Gonzalo, The Fierce Fashionista of Miriam College


Pattern up. “As a Fine Arts student, I do carpentry, painting, and plastering for my major subjects and it can get messy so I’m in work clothes most of the time—I usually accessorize my outfits with something that has a pattern, like socks.” –Tammy de Roca, The Artsy Gal of UP Diliman


Keep it laidback. “Comfy yet stylish pieces are perfect for school, so I go for white sneakers and ripped jeans, and a rose gold watch to accessorize.” –Akiko Abad, The next top model of San Beda



Use hair color to your advantage. “I try to accessorize as much as I can even if I have limited options given that we wear a uniform, but I still like keeping my look appropriate and classy. I make my outfit look cooler by dyeing my hair in different colors.” –Zoe Vinluan, The Swag Queen of Trinity University of Asia




Flash those pearly whites. “As cliché as it may sound, a smile is still the best accessory for me. When you put on your brightest smile, people might just forget what you’re wearing, even if it’s a clown costume!” –Ganiel Krishnan, The Rising Star of FEU


For more information about Chalk’s Bright Young Manila: Campus Hotties Edition 2015 and to vote for the finalists, visit




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