We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: sometimes the key to creating knockout outfits are the right accessories. Upon seeing this freshman’s bowtie, we knew we had to take a picture of him. When he gladly obliged to strike a pose, he surprised us with his unlikely choice of socks! We liked it so much, we think it’s only fair that we share a close-up with our readers.

Styles I Love has a an enlightening entry on bow ties– go click here.

HallwayPass_Gabi

In our quest to find the most interesting and stylish outfits on campus, we chanced upon a stunning realization. It would seem that everyone’s favorite no-fuss and basic cotton v-neck tees are once again making waves in casual dressing. We’ve noticed quite a few individuals donning the beloved classic, and we give you two of our favorites among the bunch.

HallwayPass_Mahrra

We’re always looking for interesting pieces and subtle style hits, and Mahrra’s choice of accessories is definitely a hit.

HallwayPass_Third

Drop-crotch pants are not for everyone. Fortunately, Third does the trend justice by pairing off his busy trousers with a plain black tee, a good silhouette, and a kickin’ attitude.

Hello, fashion world!

We’re Hallway Pass, bringing you the best of college street style. We’re a team of young women with a mission: to find the truly stylish in a sea of fashion victims. Our conviction? To bring the S in Style (and no, your LV bag won’t guarantee you a sure slot in our pages).

In our first installment, we kindly took the time to score some valuable advice from the everyday people who go to school. The key to college outfits is sensibility, and our first batch of stylistas show that being sensible doesn’t translate to being boring.

SAMANTHA CHAN

Samantha Chan

On Sam Chan: Dress-Mango, Belt-Mango, Sandals-Old Navy

Inspiration to her look: Celebrities from magazines and TV

Having hot and sticky weather in the middle of school season is annoying. One’s usually comfortable jeans become too warm and even the classroom air-conditioning refuses to keep the temperature down. Thankfully,   sundresses and sandals allow the right remedy for girls who want to beat the heat.

PAOLO MONASTERIO

Paolo Monasterio

On Paolo: Shirt-H&M, Shorts-Urban Outfitters, Boat Shoes-Newlook

Another way to spruce up an otherwise drab get-up is to play with color. Candy hues are in this season, and with the right mix of neutrals and brights, one will be able to come up with an interesting color combination like this boy over here.

CHARLENE CHUA

Sharlene ChuaSharlene Chua's shoes

On Shar: Top-Tiangge, Shorts-Tiangge, Shoes-Trunkshow, Bag-H&M

In school, the worst fashion crime one can commit is to commit overkill. Having too many trends on one outfit lead to a disaster. The best way to balance the elements of an outfit out is to create a focal point on your body. Shar does this well with well-coordinated clothes and interesting shoes.

exchange student

It is unfortunate that we weren’t able to get the name of this exchange student we found chatting with her friends along the corridor. What makes her outfit interesting is her complementary accessories. Without the heavy duty belt and industrial shoes, her dress would be drab. This girls proves that with the right eye for detail and matching, blah can easily go to ooh la la.