DU Fashion


This article is an op-ed about the statement dressing observed across the Delhi university, what it essentially symbolizes and potentially offers to the society in general.

The unanimous euphoria every girl felt in the washroom of the Barbie movie premiere over pink couldn’t help but make me think about this one another symbolic yet statement dressing unifying a large cohort ,that being the “DU dress code”.

What feels like being in the bluepilled matrix of the “bonkers-ification” of college outfits, the raging monopoly of H&M and Zara with their Sarojini Dupes, or the razzmatazz of fast fashion outlets in Kamala Nagar or Janpath, essentially paints a larger picture of what happens to be the “DU-fied rizz”, it’s not about how many times your typical slogan printed tote bag slides off your shoulder, it’s about pulling it back up. It’s about the constant euphoria-esque serve with the statement face paint art at Fests. It’s about finding the perfect faux Pas between upper east side vogue and the fawning desi attires. It’s oxidised Janpath earrings, artsy witch core septum piercings, chikankari kurta slay, MKT thrifts and what not.

It portrays itself with a certain sense of irony how you can easily identify the DU brigade dressed in the spectrum ranging from fab India khaki kurta simpletons to lulu & sky corsets bearing baddies, right from the oversized shirt over tanks and wide legged trousers to the artisanal bangle clad kurti endowed individuals.

More than a sense of fashion, it’s a statement, one that brings together chic with sustainability. Sarojini becomes a high fashion substitute, thrifting becomes the new currency and locally grown businesses the warble call for styling enthusiasts. At the risk of generalizing the human experience curve we have achieved what appears to be a unified assertion of what fashion doesn’t necessarily have to be, it remains to be an inclusive domain for expression of identities. Ofcourse the situation Is far from ideal, arguments in favour of elitist bias, bullying and harassment claims and the general lack of tolerance for the “chalk and cheese” fashion statements continue to exist but from the standpoint of observing the bigger picture it does feel like that Delhi University as an institution offers space to harbour the fraternity of the fashion diaspora that seems to have become a hallmark in identifying the university’s culture by and large.


Read also: https://www.google.com/amp/s/so.city/amp/delhi/we-broke-it-down-for-you-understanding-delhi-university-fashion.html


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Priya Shandilya

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Why does winter have to be the season of beige, grey and early sunrises? Here are a few easy ways to incorporate colour in your winter fits that could potentially banish seasonal depression.

Are you tired of wearing the same monotonous coats, jackets and hoodies that look as lifeless as the weather right now? Incorporating colour in your wardrobe can be a serious mood booster, and help make dressing up 10 times more fun. We’ve compiled a few ways to incorporate spring colours in your winter clothes, to help carry over some of that liveliness to this season too!

  • Colourful pants

One criminally underrated way to spice up your outfits is by investing in colourful pants. Ditch the usual blue and black denim for bottomless in bright, bold colours. Not only will this allow you to rewear outfits in your closet in a new way, but it will also add some serious Pinterest energy to your entire fit.

  • Colourful Outerwear- Neutral sweaters and black jackets are classics, but in additional to these- colourful Outerwear like blazers, sweaters and sweater vests in bright colours like purple, pink, green- these are statements pieces that can be paired with other pieces in your wardrobe, thus making them versatile.
  • Bags- If incorporating colour in your clothes is too intimidating, try introducing it through accessories! Bags in bright colours are a super easy way to introduce a fun pop of colour in your outfit and make it look more vibrant.
  • Funky Sweaters- Easily the best way to brighten up your look, brightly coloured, printed sweaters are your best friends this winter. Available across thrift stores, Urbanic and other online stores- they’re a super cute way to jazz up your outfit!

We hope these tips on how to incorporate colour in your winter wardrobe help you cheer up this season! Life is way too short to wear neutrals all the time, experimenting with colour could be the perfect way to build a versatile closet!


Read Also- Auburn Umbrella: Wardrobe Essentials for Delhi Winters


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Chiransha Prasad

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