This first suit, an off-the-rack, navy blue, pinstripe, three-button affair with perilously skinny lapels, was needed to transition me from unkempt graduate student to serious academic; a uniform meant to project confidence, accomplishment, professionalism, and, crucially, to hide the pools of sweat I’d incur during the interviews I’d hoped would materialize five months later… By […]
Dr. Hattie Earle is our guest academic on this edition’s 3-Minutes-with series. 3-Minutes-With is about getting to know fellow academics – our lives in and outside academia.
“What I love about dressing in academia is that there is no uniform.” Meet Dr Marrisa Joseph, as we debut our 3-Minutes-with an Academic scholar series.
Since I was a teenager I was your standard fast fashion consumer. Because I was buying fast fashion weekly to stay on trend, I had a closet crammed with clothes, some of which still had the price tag on.
To wear vintage is to stand out from the crowd and develop a unique sartorial style. By shopping for vintage, we are buying out of the disposable fast fashion economy. Buying and dressing in vintage are fast becoming popular as an ethical, fashionable and stylish choice. Buying vintage is also an inexpensive way to acquire […]
Instagram can be a very useful tool for public engagement. Here are my ideas on how to use Instagram as an academic researcher, effectively.
No, you mustn’t wear a suit to be taken seriously as an academic.
Can I wear Polka Dots to work? The answer is yes, you can! Polka Dots has a playful and cheerful vibe, thanks to Minnie Mouse. This sometimes makes it a workplace pariah.
Have you considered how your fashion and identity as an academic might intersect? Here, Dr. Kavita Mudan Finn reflects on the subject from a personal standpoint, but her essay is rich in insight into how we may do the same.
If you struggle with how to wear colour and brighten your academic wardrobe, this article by Morolake Dairo is for you.