Style is always more authentic when you have a personal connection to the piece you're wearing. Maybe it's the Marc Jacobs sweater you bought while on an unforgettable vacation in New York, a t-shirt you tie-dyed at summer camp way back when or even a purse that your family bought for you after months of begging for it. Whatever it is, the piece defines not only a moment in time, but something unique about you.
That's exactly the feeling I get when I pull on this cozy sweatshirt I bought from the Zagshop a few days before graduation in an effort to cling on to my identity as a student just a little bit longer. What I love about this sweatshirt is the traditional seal on it that sets it apart from every other piece of Zag apparel. The classic lettering makes the sweatshirt perfectly preppy.
Making this sweatshirt stylish is sort of a trick question, you really don't have to do much to keep your college colors from clashing. I slipped on some old Hollister Co. jeans and burgundy Vans, simply completing the look. I prefer going for the muted version of Gonzaga's colors: navy, burgundy and gray.
There really couldn't be anything simpler about a sweatshirt and jeans, but if you think of it as normcore, then it's suddenly highly fashionable in an ironic sense. Regardless, I love wearing this outfit when running simple errands or hanging out with friends. And if you want attention from random strangers (who could possibly be alumni) in public, a college sweatshirt will definitely evoke that.