Fashion/Style

Anything about fashion and style for the academician is archived under this category.

“Fall” for necktie tops
“Fall” for necktie tops
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Bring back the 70s this fall, it’s the season of the necktie blouse. It’s might seem a tricky trend to pull off, but it’s actually quite easy. The secret to elegantly wearing a necktie blouse is to keep the rest of your outfit minimalist. The necktie makes a loud enough statement on its own, so let […]

5 Basic White Tee Looks to Campus
5 Basic White Tee Looks to Campus
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No matter the love-hate relationship one might have with the colour White, this basic tee is a fashion staple item. It gives life to a 70s skirt, and adds class to the most eccentric of outfits – say a colourful embroidered jacket. Here are 5 ways you may rock the basic white tee to the […]

Stylist – race, beauty, equality issues
Stylist – race, beauty, equality issues
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Stylist Magazine recently made a grand announcement on their Instagram page, introducing their “diversity manifesto”. It reads: We will ensure every piece of beauty editorial is relevant to women of all skin tones and hair type This declaration was accompanied by the following hash tags – #beauty #stylish #diversity #equality The comments section gave enough food […]

What’s for Summer? Academic Style
What’s for Summer? Academic Style
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After weeks of teasing, summer has finally decided to make a grand entrance. While others bask in the sunlight at the poolside in bikinis, there’s work to be done on this side of the divide – scripts to mark, dissertation students to supervise, or paper deadlines to meet. You might partially lose your outdoors, but you […]

How Emma Chose her Viva Outfit
How Emma Chose her Viva Outfit
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What to wear is usually at the bottom of the to-do list when preparing for the VIVA. Not so with Emma. Stylish Academic had a wonderful time chatting with her over the weekend, listening to her experience, and having a good laugh while at it. Emma successfully passed the Viva on May 1st, so congratulations! […]

10 must-have Academic fashion picks
10 must-have Academic fashion picks
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A selection of essential items make up a stylish wardrobe. Have you ever been in the situation where you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear to an outing? That’s right, me too. It is because the semi-wrong items occupy the front row in our closets. As academic researchers, comfort and class are key. We want […]

All ado about Amal Clooney
All ado about Amal Clooney
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Amal Clooney is an epitome of style and smarts, and that’s why we love her! She is in a class of her own, as she dominates the fashion scene in New York. A New York Times article goes: At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Amal Clooney walked into Classroom 103 in William and June Warren Hall at Columbia Law School…dressed in […]

Trench Coat has feminist history
Trench Coat has feminist history
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Who would have thought that the trench coat is an icon of women emancipation? Josh Sims’ new book, Icons of Women’s style (2015), drops this bombshell. During the early 1920s, women wore the trench coat  as a statement of emancipation, just as it made a fashion statement.

Trends | Matching Tops and Bottoms
Trends | Matching Tops and Bottoms
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  Tops and bottoms to-match were once a fashion faux pas, but now it’s really okay to match-up your outfit. I am not even one to let the rules of fashion hold me down, but it’s good to see this trend go mainstream.

Best Handbags for Grad Students
Best Handbags for Grad Students
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If you’re like me, you have this all-weather handbag you carry to school everyday! For the year 2014, it’s been this:   My one-nation bag by stylish-academic featuring a leather tote I don’t have a new culprit for the new year (yet), so it’s likely I will be sticking to the poor brown bag. I got […]