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Brand U illustrates smart to sexy attire

By Sandi Maher/reporter

Students learned ways to change their date night looks into a business/interview look with the addition of a single clothing item during Brand U Fashion Wear Feb. 26 on South Campus.

Student activities administrative assistant Jasmine Tuya showed students several of her own pieces of clothing she purchased while maintaining a budget.

Students should get the feel and a better idea of how to dress and what colors are OK to wear to interviews and other professional events, Tuya said during the fashion show.

“If you show up to a job interview for an office with a piercing through your nose or hanging off of your lip, that probably isn’t going to give the employer a good feel,” she said. “They always say, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,’ but that is exactly what managers do to the people they interview.”

Tuya had five women and three men model different styles of outfits appropriate for interviews and date nights.

Tuya warned men to always maintain a nice, cleanly shaved face and women to maintain clean, neutral-colored nails.

Fran Long, career center senior office assistant, said knowing what to wear is important no matter one’s age.

“I would always see the way students here on campus would dress, and I felt like this seminar would be very useful for these students,” she said.

South students like Erica Applon said they benefited from this seminar.

“I learned that you never want to over-accessorize your wardrobe,” she said.

South student Benjamin Cheung also enjoyed the event.

“I never knew guys should match the color of their belt to their color of their shoes,” Cheung said.

Cara Clark attended from NW Campus.

“I like how dark wash jeans are the best color of jeans to wear to look dressy,” she said.

Tuya believes students need to start thinking about the way they dress.

“I really think this seminar would be the most useful for the college students because they are about to enter the workforce,” she said. “And we wanted to get the students academically and socially prepared.”

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