Surely thrifting has become very prevalent within youth culture, as you can find really unique clothing articles; as compared to retail stores, it’s usually basic stuff or trends from fast fashion (capitalism!). Which is why this week on StyleWatch, we take a look at students who exude a unique sense of styles through their thrifted treasures.
Low Tse Yenn | 1st Year ICS | Malaysia
When asked why she chose her outfit for today, Tse Yenn told me it’s “simple and minimalistic,” and I couldn’t agree more! Her black blouse hangs loosely but is tucked in and contrasted with her light-coloured, ripped mom jeans, and finally parted with a brown belt in between black and white.
But what really pushes this outfit to a completely different direction is her oversized Wonda Coffee worker’s windbreaker – think: Lana Del Rey, Queen of the Gas Station Aesthetic™. Along with her ripped jeans, she is able to pull of a vintage and deliberate messy look (I woke up like this!)
Natasha Nor Azmi | 1st Year ICS with ELL | Malaysia
Natasha is seen rocking some chill, bohemian vibes. Decked out in a full on billowy red shirt with modestly-coloured floral details, it’s able to concoct a blend between traditional and modern fashion – a true young heart with an old soul.
Accompanying with a full set of black jeans, boots and sunnies, she’s really able to showcase the shirt as a statement piece. With a light layer of makeup and her hair down, she’s out here riding the winds with that vintage outfit.
Joshua Ho Cheng Wei | 1st Year ICS | Malaysia
Anyone wouldn’t have batted an eye when another guy wore yet another white t-shirt and shorts combo, but I believe there is basic-basic and top-tier-basic, you feel me? And to be honest, the challenge of working a minimalist look is to dress like so, yet still being able to stand out from the crowd, and Joshua here really hits that top tier!
His plain white-tee has a thick collar, which resembles a turtleneck but not quite, he then layers on a nice gabardine jacket with large pockets, finishing it off with a pair of black shorts and kicks. Keeping it super casual, yet well-dressed enough for most low-key events.
That’s a wrap for this week’s StyleWatch! Keep your eyes out for our writers and you might be featured next!
Written by Chong Yit Hong