Short Seam <br><sub> Praveen | Harvard University


“I’m here to study philosophy and economics, but I think the way the education system works is flawed—it teaches people what to think, not how to think. It teaches them how to follow models. I also work in advertising. When hiring, employers are often interested in a candidate’s degrees and qualifications. But if I were recruiting someone, I would be more interested in how they think, not what they’ve studied. In my view, what you should learn at a university is critical, lateral thinking, then we’ll teach you what to do when you come to the job.
 

“That’s why studying philosophy is so important. It teaches you not what to think, but how to think. Unfortunately, society today doesn’t value philosophy and the humanities the way it did 100–200 years ago. The people who get paid the most are accountants, economists, and bankers, not artists, thinkers, and creators. I think the world is slowly changing, however, and we’re starting to recognize that creative people are also really important.”


“So I’m more interested in a fresher way of thinking to break the models. The way I see it, a rule is not a rule if it can be broken. Even what I’m wearing today is an example of breaking the rules: nobody wears shorts this short anymore, even though originally shorts were meant to be short. If you look at everyone around, you’ll see that they’re actually wearing half-pants, not shorts. They’re doing it because everyone else is doing it, and they follow like sheep. It’s important to do something because you want to do it. I want to wear shorts—even when everyone else is wearing half pants. I think when you don’t follow everyone else’s rules, it gives much more essence to your life.”

Photo by Portraits of Boston

HIGH TEA<BR><SUB>Lexi & Luke | Phillips Exeter Academy


Seniors Lexi and Luke dressed up for tea at Amen Hall. Photo by The Exeter Dress Code

TWEED & KNITS<BR><SUB>Erin M. | Fordham University

James sent us a #MacysCampusTour post last week:

"What’s that saying… “in like a Lion, out like a lamb"; clearly New York City hasn’t heard that one, because it’s still April and it does not feel like winter has left, or that it has any plans on leaving at all. Nevertheless, us New Yorkers don’t have time to complain, so we just bundle up and head out.

This week’s college student is battling the weather with a sturdy tweed jacket and a warm knitted sweater. When traveling to and from class comfort and warmth are of great importance. There is no worse way to start your day off then shivering the entire walk to class, especially when it is April.

Tweed and knitted pieces go very well together and create an outfit that looks straight from the Emerald Isle (n.b. Ireland, not N.C.). Until the cold can be slain, there is no other option than to suck it up, bundle up and get moving.”



FLORAL SWEATER<br><sub>Alex | SCU

Alex, a Santa Clara University student, photographed by Samir and Chelsea on #MacysCampusTour , wears a spring floral sweater, gray suede oxfords and a neon yellow backpack.


COINAGE<BR><SUB>UGA

Bronze from her hair tips to her fingers, this UGA student adds a little vintage flair to her outfit, with a ring made out of a bent old bronze pesetas coin. Photo by Dana and Maddie for #MacysCampusTour.




POLARITY<BR><SUB>Alina | Johns Hopkins University

While we focus mostly on students on Campus Sartorialist, we need not forget that alumni remain stylish even after graduation. In a four-part alumni series for #MacysCampusTour, we will be featuring Alina, a JHU biomedical engineer turned consultant, from Boston. In this post, she is wearing a color-blocked XOXO Pencil Dress from Macy’s.




POLARITY<BR><SUB>Alina | Johns Hopkins University

While we focus mostly on students on Campus Sartorialist, we need not forget that alumni remain stylish even after graduation. In a four-part alumni series, as part of #MacysCampusTour, we will be featuring Alina, a JHU biomedical engineer turned consultant, from Boston. In this post, she is wearing an XOXO Pencil Dress from Macy’s.




GEOMETRICAL <BR><SUB> Jerrell | IUPUI

Jerell, a IUPUI student, is wearing a geometrical print shirt and green chinos from H&M, loafers from Cole Haan and accessorized himself with a few bracelets from Aldo.




GEOMETRICAL <BR><SUB> Jerrell | IUPUI

Jerell, a IUPUI student, is wearing a geometrical print shirt and green chinos from H&M, loafers from Cole Haan and accessorized himself with a few bracelets from Aldo.




MAXI DRESS<BR><SUB>Kate | SCU

Samir and Chelsea photographed Kate, a Santa Clara University student, sporting a maxi dress, black cardigan, and snakeskin sandals. #MacysCampusTour


QUILTED<br><sub>Molly | Fordham University

In the city that never sleeps, when we do wake up from those rare weekend slumbers, the first thing we want to do is brunch. Even if there was a momentary scare that our weekend morning traditions might be taken from our grasp, New Yorkers are always ready for those never ending brunches. The question that is always on our minds is “What to wear?”



Molly has put together a cute outfit fit for a brunch downtown. Whether it’s a ladies tea day on the town or a guys’ brunch, New Yorkers always try to look their best.

She pairs a taupe quilted vest with leather accents, with a basic white oxford that is reminiscent of brunch at the country club. Pair that with a pair of dark washed jeans and flats, and you have the perfect outfit for a Sunday morning that might very well go into the evening. Spring. like fall, is a great time to layer up, as evenings can get quite chilly, and vests are great transitional pieces that can easily be taken off. We are fans of this XOXO Belted Ruffles Vest for Macy’s; check out more spring style tips on #MacysCampusTour


QUILTED<br><sub>Molly | Fordham University

In the city that never sleeps, when we do wake up from those rare weekend slumbers, the first thing we want to do is brunch. Even if there was a momentary scare that our weekend morning traditions might be taken from our grasp, New Yorkers are always ready for those never ending brunches. The question that is always on our minds is “What to wear?”



Molly has put together a cute outfit fit for a brunch downtown. Whether it’s a ladies tea day on the town or a guys’ brunch, New Yorkers always try to look their best.

She pairs a taupe quilted vest with leather accents, with a basic white oxford that is reminiscent of brunch at the country club. Pair that with a pair of dark washed jeans and flats, and you have the perfect outfit for a Sunday morning that might very well go into the evening. Spring. like fall, is a great time to layer up, as evenings can get quite chilly, and vests are great transitional pieces that can easily be taken off. We are fans of this XOXO Belted Ruffles Vest for Macy’s; check out more spring style tips on #MacysCampusTour


COLOR POP<br><sub>Isaiah - IUPUI

Since the “snow is gone and the sun is shining”, as Isaiah puts it, he restyled the American Rag baseball jacket we posted earlier during #MacysCampusTour for a truly great spring look. While non colors and neutrals dominate winter, spring is all about color and a pair of colorful chinos adds just the right pop  your outfit. 




COLOR POP<br><sub>Isaiah - IUPUI

Since the “snow is gone and the sun is shining”, as Isaiah puts it, he restyled the American Rag baseball jacket we posted earlier during #MacysCampusTour for a truly great spring look. While non colors and neutrals dominate winter, spring is all about color and a pair of colorful chinos adds just the right pop  your outfit. 




WHITE DENIM<br><sub>Maria | SCU

Samir and Chelsea bring us more campus style from Santa Clara University, as part of #MacysCampusTour. Here we have SCU student Maria keeping cool in her white denim jacket by Jessica Simpson for Macy’s and dress by American Rag for Macy’s