SUMMER COMING TO AN END may feel like a bummer to some, but the good news is that fall is always filled with endless outfit ideas and layering opportunities for students to have fun with. From pantsuits to puffer jackets to fresh outerwear trends and beyond, there’s plenty to get excited about. Guelph may not be New York, Milan, or Paris, but our campus is still fitted up this fall. Here are some of the can’t miss ’fits seen on Guelph Campus.
Photographs by Alex Vialette
To start is Renzel Villegas (@hellorenz), in a modern streetwear ’fit. He describes his style as: “Just putting on what looks good and not trying to force anything. Simple, nothing too loud, things that work together.” He gets his inspiration from streetwear influencers, such as Levi Bent-Lee and Kai Bent-Lee, and stylish athletes that are the same age as him, such as Franklin Jackson of the New Orleans Pelicans. His fall statement piece is the Aimé Leon Dore polar fleece pullover.
This collegiate hippy look by Aidan Ennis (@00Ennis) is a firm lesson in layering. The rugged, hard-worn Patagonia hoodie is exactly how the brand’s sustainable wares should be worn. Heavily inspired by Shia Labeouf, Aidan glances over the designs when buying his clothes, but he mainly looks for what kind of cut the clothes are, saying, “I care about the shape over what’s on it.” His fall statement piece is the Stüssy and Clarks Wallabees, a notable shoe that has been shouted out by tastemakers Lawrence Schlossman and James Harris of the fashion podcast Failing Upwards.
Next up is Emillie Erum, wearing a very chic Parisian outfit. She describes her style as, “minimal, plain, typical street style, with not much colour — but when I do, it’s solid.” She gets her inspiration from Instagram vintage stores, which she thinks are overpriced, and she alternatively goes to local thrift stores and finds the same things there for cheaper. When asked what her fall statement pieces are she says, “No boots just sneakers,” like the trendy New Balance V5s that she’s pictured wearing.
Pictured above is Thabo Gulu (@a_vibe_called_gulu) from the UK. He describes his style as: “A mix of skate culture, streetwear, and vintage clothing, with one or two pieces of designer clothing thrown in. Always comfort first, but not comfort over style, because I skate everywhere.” He finds inspiration in streetwear’s roots from skate brands, skateboarders, hip-hop artists like A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, and grime artists such as Skepta. His fall statement piece is a Biggie Smalls’ Coogi sweater.
Here Xavier Gaines (@XavierGaines) expresses his individuality and style through DIY fashion. He says that he wears: “Regular shit with a twist. Stuff that anyone can have but how I flip it and make it unique to me.” Xavier also told us that he is inspired by everything and that anything can be inspirational if you see it. His fall statement pieces are comfortable jackets or hoodies.
To end things off is Audri Mirisola (@audrimirisola), who I’ve styled. She is wearing a cropped oversized knitted Raf Simons sweater, white silk collared shirt from a local Toronto boutique, torn black denim, and a classic pair of all black vans to complete the look. The standout piece of this look is the Raf Simons sweater from his FW17 show — to me, a fall essential. This avant-garde piece combines the ironic graphic tee with an interestingly cut sweater, allowing wearers to carry over some elements from summer into the fall.