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Ask Auburn: Stand out in the crowd

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QUES:  Dear Auburn,

I am in an all-girls college. This is the first time I’m studying in such an environment and seeing all the girls dressed so well makes me want to do something unique for myself. How can I stand out in the crowd?
-NOT just another brick in the wall

ANS: Hey Sweetheart,

I can understand what you’re going through and I’m very proud of the fact that you want to carve a niche of your own. However, your approach needs a little tweaking. Instead of trying to stand out, why not try to dress in a way that helps you turn out well? That way, you’ll be less vulnerable to a fashion fiasco or wrong attention.

Having said that, I’d advise you to never blindly follow any trends. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable, natural and happy. If your clothes fare well in these criteria, you’ll definitely make an impact with your presence. Confidence is key, honey.

Also, avoid shopping at the popular brands like Mango and Forever 21. Everyone gets their clothes from there now-a-days and you’re better off not looking like the next person if you stay away from these stores. Instead, try to shop at lesser known yet decent places (like perhaps Paharganj) where you can pick up unique and exquisite clothes and accessories.


Kriti Sharma is studying BCom (Hons) at Hansraj College. She has a myriad interests, writing being just one of them. A debater, a scholar, a fashionista, she is more of an outdoors person who likes to run 6-8 km a day, just to clear her head. She is an ‘Army Brat’, but an unlikely one. Reading a book by lantern light in a tent by the banks of river Indus after a hard day’s trek in the mountains is her idea of bliss. She wants to be an investment banker but admits that writing lets her escape into a world of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.

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