ith DRL comes the nightmares of Math 104, writing seminar and midterms in random classrooms. But perhaps another reason why the building’s hallways and staircases make Penn undergrads shudder is the fact that they evoke reminiscences of the bad fashion of our elementary school days.
The WALK online stylists Sonia Hussain, Tiffany Kim and Cindy Ngo worked with Lulu.ish in South Philly to reconstruct the styles the cool kids were wearing then and now. Influenced by music — like our models from Arts House Dance Company — these looks lean more toward the movement of bomber jackets and track pants than the restriction of chokers or plaid skirts. Taken over by this crowd, DRL can’t help but acquire an edge. Maybe school can be cool after all.
Balance oversized bomber jackets and mom jeans with cropped tops and plunging neck lines that expose skin. Nicole Frazzini (fourth from left) wears a body suit from Lulu.ish. Haley Pisciotta wears a jacket from Lulu.ish.
What’s Up Doc
A pair of Doc Martens give you a slight heel, comfort and grungy contrast to a denim skirt. Jennifer Li wears stylist’s own top, skirt and boots.
Choose a Side
An oversized, scoop neck sweater is practically begging to be pulled off the shoulder. Anushka Makhija wears a sweater from Lulu.ish.
Think your body suit is only good for frat parties and downtowns? Think again. Tuck it into a pair of jeans or any bottom of your choice to convert it into a daytime look.
Keep Your Letters
The only Penn-gear you need to get through your four years? The classic letterman’s jacket. Nick Silverio wears his own jacket.
Forget yoga pants. Seen on the streets of this season’s fashion weeks as well as the sides lines of soccer games, track pants are the athleisure item of the moment. The side stripe adds interest and elongates the leg while black and white keeps it versatile. Rumor has it that the loose fit is more comfortable than your lululemons. Models’ own pants.
Beanies keep the head warm and the hair in place no matter how sick your moves. Model’s own hat.
From your iPhone 7 to hair color to bomber jackets, rose gold has become the most valuable metallic. Treat it like a neutral, and don’t be afraid to pair it with blues and brighter pinks. Silverio wears a jacket from Lulu.ish.
High-waisted shorts have been a favorite for decades due to their ability to elongate your gams. Break up your ho-hum relationship with your denim pair by buying an acid wash version. All items model’s own.
Photos by Caroline Gibson. Styled by Sonia Hussain, Tiffany Kim and Cindy Ngo. *All other items provided by models and stylists.