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Braggy works for the fashion industry. Yesiree, Braggy is Fashion. We caught her in one of the campus stairways playing around and were happy to find out that fashionistas can have playful souls, afterall.

We like how she mixes her grays and blacks with busy prints and even busier accessories. Well played!

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It’s refreshing to see girls owning their femininity and donning pieces that are just about the right mix of girlish whimsy and lady-like chic.HallwayPass_CelOn the other hand, we also don’t oppose women who infuse a more masculine substance into their outfits.  We think Pamy looks uber cute and still extra feminine even in clothes that are on the more boyish side of the fence.

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We’re not big on self-promotion. Most of the time, we just try avoiding it, but our two members were too cute to pass up on.

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The rest of us are unsure if these two planned to wear similar outfits on the same day, but we like their monochromatic style and subtle hints of color. We think it’s refreshing to see girls properly dress up for school from time to time (although we have nothing against short shorts and daring necklines; we like those too).

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It comes with great pleasure to write about two individuals whose style sensibilities deeply reflect their interests. In this special entry of Hallway Pass, we bring you two distinctly different persons who have captured the essence of Japan. Not only do they both have a deep affinity for Japanese culture, they have also managed to translate that special quirk in their appearance.

Our featured show stoppers are in this entry for separate reasons. The first, to prove that one need not be in Tokyo to look like a cute manga character, and second, to portray the other, funnier, side of Japanese culture (well, look at Gian and you’ll know why).HallwayPass_Tata

Tata was initially iffy about classifying this particular look of her as “Japanese”. Her friends disagreed however. When you see in Tata in school, she might just be wearing an oversized shirt and jeans, but her choices of clothing, accessories (and yes, let’s not forget haircut) scream “kawaii desu!”.

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Gian speaks Nihonggo like a seasoned pro and has no qualms about peppering his conversations with small tidbits about Tokyo. When elbowed to do this parody of Japanese style, he had no problems about doing it. Take off the headband and perhaps the awkward man version of the pigeon-toe pose, and one would have to agree that the outfit isn’t half-bad. We actually think he looks like those Japanese boys in gym uniforms.

Is it just us, or are boat shoes making a good comeback? Paired with men’s short-shorts and casual polos, Sperry Topsiders are the new must-have footwear.

Everyone likes it so much, the brand has developed an entirely new line of shoes for the more fashion-forward. Yes, you can tell your dad to stop comparing his favorite shoes to your new kicks now.

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HallwayPass_BrianIn doing business (or even just business school), it’s all about presentation, presentation, presentation. Dress codes, despite all the limitations they may impose, should not be treated as enemies, but as friends.

Sure, going to school in flip flops and breezy shirts feels like the best feeling in the world. It’s true.  Sometimes, one just has to part with the casual clothes and get ready for more serious dressing.

Throwing on the first thing one sees in the closet is easy enough, but for certain occasions, it pays to dress up. We don’t suggest full-armor tailored suits, but we do encourage wearing more structured clothing for presentations, meetings, and events of the like.

Clean lines, polished shoes, and tailored clothes may seem like ingredients for a perfectly boring outfit. But trust us, throw in an unexpected element, and your outfit will take you a long way in getting business done.

Here at Hallway Pass, we don’t believe in spending insane amounts of money in order to create interesting ensembles. Sometimes, all one needs to spruce up a wardrobe is to raid on old folk’s closet or head over to the nearest ukay-ukay.

Vintage, in all its old-world glory, can probably be hailed as the new not-so-secret indulgence of the truly stylish. Sometimes, it’s not enough to head to the mall to find clothing.

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Creating an ensemble is about creating a story, and when you have an outfit that has probably traveled more than you have (or is most likely older than you), wouldn’t you agree that it makes things more interesting?

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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

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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.

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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.