7 Things You Need to Know About UP's Style Code
The University of the Philippines is known for its liberal education, which also translates to a certain extent of freedom of expression. How one presents oneself can usually lead to unwanted side comments and snide remarks, which you probably should just brush aside, by the way, but in the university, it's a relatively open campus where students and professors alike can dress themselves however they want every day and not be judged for it.
Fashion in UP is very diverse.
And by diverse, we mean a myriad of looks! Walking along the Academic Oval, you'll observe a cornucopia of styles. In the university, students are free to express themselves through their clothing.
We can go from crazy well-dressed…
The misconception in UP is that every day, people wear pajamas or pambahay to school. While this does happen (let's not talk about hell week in UP, please!), when needed or if they feel like it, UP students can clean up pretty well, too. Glammed up and pitch-ready in a snap!
To dressing right according to the weather.
During the rainy season, it is essential for every student to bring an umbrella and to dress according to the rainy weather. Having to walk from one class to another can get a little messy and muddy, giving them no choice, but to swap their trendy heels for a pair of comfy flats.
Flip-flops? No problem!
You'll probably see at least one person in flip-flops around the university every day. They're comfy and easy to slip on so what are those odd, questioning glances for?
We wear our school pride.
Many organizations and a couple of shops inside the Shopping Center or SC as the students like to call it, sell UP merchandise—from shirts to jackets to ID laces. While students are not required to purchase any of the merchandise, it does feel good to rock that iconic maroon colored shirt once in a while—especially during UAAP season!
But sometimes, people judge us for it: "You wear your UP ID? Yabang!"
There are times when being proud of one's school is misinterpreted to be boasting. Really, who isn't proud of their university in the first place?
In the end, comfort is always key.
In UP, there's really no pressure to wear what's trendy or cool and that's part of what makes the university so freeing. If you're a hoodie type of girl or a gothic lolita one, people won't ostracize you just because of your personal style. At the end of the day, whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident is what matters in the campus.
How about you? What's your school's fashion personality?
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Here is a photograph taken yesterday from the photo shoot I did in our house. ? I really love dressing up and being dolled up, it makes me feel great and confident of who I am ?
I was actually hesitant to post these pictures of mine. My sister eveb asked me to change my Facebook Profile Picture and it took me hours to decide if I should. But, I realized that this is me, the real me. I should be confident of my body and of who I really am.
At the end of the day, I dress up not for other people but for myself ? To all the ladies out there and even gentlemen who are taking a second to think if they should post their pictures, worried about what will others say their body, remember that we just need to be just ourselves. Be confident and let us support each other ? Let us be friends! IG: @romynaaaaaaa_
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I have forgotten when was the last time we shared a smile - the last time when I saw the glow in your eyes and the last time when you whispered an I love you to me. I have forgotten when, but here I am - writing to you again.
I do not know if you will read this or you will just add this one to my proses and poems that you left unread, but you see, I am still hoping. I am mailing the pain of us to the gods out there - hoping they can take the pain away. I should have gotten over you, but instead of forgetting and accepting our ending, I am writing about us in tissue sheets, carving about us on trees, telling about us on the back of my journals, hoping that a thousand or a million write ups about us, can make me forget about what happened.
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