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YouSpeak: BU Fashion

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion when it comes to fashion. That said, it’s almost impossible to get any consensus on what’s hot and what’s not.  Students disagree about whether there’s a definable BU “look,” whether it’s ever OK to wear PJs to class, and whether you can identify a BU student’s school based on what he or she wears.

We wanted to hear your thoughts on the subject. So, this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “What are your fashion dos and don’ts?”

YouSpeaktypically appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question we should ask, post it in the comments section below.

Robin Berghaus can be reached at berghaus@bu.edu.

Robin Berghaus

Robin Berghaus can be reached at berghaus@bu.edu.

13 Comments on YouSpeak: BU Fashion

  • Erin on 10.22.2012 at 9:22 am

    I cannot stand walking past your team filming all down Comm Ave. I find it obnoxious that you film students without their permission; you don’t show faces but people know what their bodies look like. On a side note, the student outfits you selected to show personal style were pretty average. Yes, this is Boston, but there must be some fashionable people on campus?

    • Kyle on 01.13.2013 at 2:47 pm

      Yeah except for the fact that when students come to the University, they sign a consent to disclosure form allowing this to happen.

  • Lara on 10.22.2012 at 9:42 am

    I’m glad there’s a video on this, and I agree that if you walk around in public in PJs you don’t show or command respect to or from anyone. But why does the video focus almost exclusively on girls’ fashion at BU? There are lots of dudes at BU who need more than one or two pointers about how to dress well and look decent here… If I could have had a second profession or major, it would have certainly been men’s fashion.

  • People Against Uggs on 10.22.2012 at 11:04 am

    I think the fact that the last outfit we see in this video, skinny jeans and grey uggs, pretty much speaks for the entire video.

    • The UGGly truth on 10.22.2012 at 12:01 pm

      Don’t fall victim to this tasteless trend. Pledge to be anti-ugg this winter.

  • Grace Von on 10.22.2012 at 11:14 am

    This video is unimportant, unimpressive, and just plain silly. There are a multitude of other topics you could have interviewed students about that matter, such as their thoughts on the upcoming elections and the voting process, the recent bombing in Beirut, or even asking students about their plans for parents weekend. That would have been exponentially better and more productive.

    Don’t use this outlet of media as a way to shame students into thinking they need to dress a certain way to their classes in order to matter.

    Instead, why not use this channel to create positive, thought-provoking pieces that incite discourse about local, national, and international happenings.

  • NDK on 10.22.2012 at 12:54 pm

    I agree with the first comment that filming students and what they’re wearing without their permission is NOT OKAY. Did you really think that it was appropriate to take students modeling “fashion don’ts” and cite them as examples for criticism? Pathetic excuse for journalism.

  • anonymous on 10.22.2012 at 1:09 pm

    I agree with the preceding comments. It’s really cruel to film students without their consent, especially if you’re going to use the footage to criticize the way they are dressed. Style is completely objective, and is a medium of self-expression, so if someone chooses to express themselves by wearing gym clothes, uggs, or whatever, that is their choice. It doesn’t bother me, and shouldn’t bother anyone else, so why comment on it at all? And again, to reiterate what previous comments have said, there are much more important issues that could have been discussed, rather than fashion on campus.

    • Kyle on 01.13.2013 at 2:54 pm

      THERE is consent when you accept to go to the university you sign something saying you can be filmed without permission, so this isn’t a valid arguement. Furthermore, there is a multitude of students on campus that dress absolutely ridiculous, and should try to carry their appearance with some dignity. Do we want to be known as a University of slobs? I don’t.

  • LOL on 10.22.2012 at 2:12 pm

    Lol can’t believe someone would spend time making a video on this. I hope you don’t take yourself seriously as a journalist

  • Execution Problems on 10.22.2012 at 3:11 pm

    Great idea, poor execution. This idea definitely had the potential to be a fun and relaxing topic. However, the video did not reflect that. The majority of the video was spent explaining what not to do, and criticizing people who didn’t conform to the acceptable fashion. Clothes don’t make the person. I personally roll out of bed for my 8 am and go to class in what I slept in. Years from now, my life is going to be just fine whether I went to class in pjs or completely dressed up. This video was just negative. It would have been fine if instead you had showcased some of the more interesting styles on campus and left it at that.

  • J on 10.22.2012 at 7:27 pm

    Of course Boston University students care about this stupid topic.

  • anonymous on 10.24.2012 at 9:03 am

    BU students are so judgmental.

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