In the century of globalization and international exchange, it is no more possible to avoid such definition as international fashion. We don’t know much about international students in Colorado, but we have always wanted to. Here is the list of the top stylish students from overseas, who attend CSU, and only in this article they reveal their secrets on how to stay fashionable and some tips they may share with our amazing readers.
Name: CHUYING QIU
How she describes her style: I like to look pretty every day, but at the same time I want to feel comfortable. That’s why I prefer wearing casual clothes, matching it in different ways.
Fashion passion: It is all about shoes and bags. Different forms and styles. I am constantly in a search of new a pair of shoes, or a stylish bag
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: Cherry creek (I haven’t found a better place so far)
Favorite fashion brands: Topshop, Zara and Helmut Lang have become my latest addiction
Fashion tips: In my opinion, striped shirts, leather pants, and denim or leather jacket can set a perfect outfit. In addition, I have concluded that it’s essential to use no more than three colors to stay stylishly. Otherwise, it’s really hard to make it look good.
Fashion in Colorado in a few words: Personally, I’m not a big fan of Colorado fashion. I can hardly see people who cares about what to wear. However, when I went to LA and San Francisco, I was surprised to see so many fashionable people. It’s different all around America.
Beauty tips: I think that curly hair is a perfect solution for those who want to look natural and elegant at the same time. For makeup, I use such brands as Benefit, Make Up For Ever, Mac, Lancôme mascara and Smashbox foundation. Salvatore Ferragamo and Chloe perfumes complete my looks.
Fashion inspiration: My closest friend in China is the main inspiration for me
Favorite place in Colorado: I think, it’s Boulder. I’ve been there only once but will never forget it
Trends that she likes: I’m in love with sneakers and coats. They are my love. They can make any look be special and stylish
Trends that she hates: I hate girls wearing tassels and mixing many colors in their outfits. I don’t know why they do it…
Favorite place for shopping in the world: There is a shopping mall called SM in my hometown Xiamen, it’s a place some people come to my town for.
Comments: if you want to be stylish, find your style. Even if the girl is beautiful, but wears the clothes that don’t suit her, she won’t look good. Believe me.
Author’s remasnrks: Despite the stereotype that the black’n’white combination is boring, our heroine proves the opposite! She is a perfect example of how to look well wearing only two or three colors. So, don’t be afraid to mix them and you will never make a mistake in picking the outfit for the day.
Name: YiHsuan Cheng
How he describes his style: In a few words, I may say that it depends on how I feel. I prefer formal style on weekdays, and casual during the weekends.
Fashion passion: I like natural light colors. Blue, grey, white, and khaki can help you feel comfortable and stylish.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: Cherry creek is definitely the first one. I like it for a wide choice and different shops.
Favorite fashion brands: Banana Republic, Nike, Clot. The last one is a happy find for those who select street style
Fashion tips: Always choose the colors carefully. Don’t mix the colors in an awkward way. Try to find the clothes that fit you. Your garments shouldn’t be too big or too small. Emphasize your shape and you’ll be fine.
Fashion in Colorado in a few words: Everyone in this state is enjoying the environment, preferring loose and comfortable clothes. People don’t focus on how they look.
Beauty tips: I may not say a lot, however, in my opinion, perfume is essential. The way you smell sometimes tells people a lot about you. People remember the fragrance.
Fashion inspiration: At the age of 15, I saw Zac Efron on the GQ cover, since then he is my inspiration. What I like about him is that with his short height, he wears the clothes that visually makes him taller.
Trends that he likes: I like shorts. They look informal and are suitable for a leisure time
Trends that he doesn’t like: Some guys mix many light colors and think that it looks cool. Personally, I don’t understand it. Sometimes, it looks silly.
Favorite place for shopping in the world: Well, I think there’s no favorite place. Clothes everywhere are the same.
Favorite place in Colorado: There is a mountain called Lookout. You can see a breathtaking view on Denver. Everyone should see it sometime.
Author’s remarks: Ian has a good sense of how a stylish man should look like. Jeans, jackets and cotton shirts may seem too simple; however, it looks trendy and will never let people doubt your taste.
Name: TEOH BOON CHIN (ABBIE)
How she describes her styl: I don’t know how to describe my style. Some people say that it’s cute. If they say so, maybe, it’s really cute.
Fashion passion: I cannot pass by shorts. I think this is because I was born and raised in Malaysia where the weather is always hot.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: Cherry creek has a good variety of shops where you can find everything you need
Favorite fashion brands: Topshop is a number one shop for short girls like me, and then I like Kenzo and Celine
Fashion tips: It may sound too simple but just be yourself. I am short and I accepted myself the way I am. I am not shy to buy clothes in a kids store and I just search for clothes that fit me.
Fashion in Colorado in a few words: I don’t think that Colorado has a certain style. People prefer to wear casual outfits, merge with the nature.
Beauty tips: The main beauty secret is to sleep well and eat healthy food. For a skincare, I use Japanese crèmes and Smashbox products.
Fashion inspiration: I love Vera Wang. She is a true inspiration for me. Her gowns are fabulous.
Trends that she likes: I kind of like old school style. Simple neat and stylish.
Trends she dislikes: Don’t like too many colors in one outfit.
Favorite place in Colorado: 16th street in Denver. I think it’s lovable. Buildings are beautiful and decorations are awesome.
Favorite place for shopping globally: I think New York is the best place for shopping not only in the US but also in the world.
Comments on fashion: It’s important to pick the thing that you like and that fits you. Once you find the things that suit you, it will be your style.
Author’s remarks: If you are the same height as Teoh Boon Chin, it’s particularly important to pay attention on a size of your bag. For a girl of a small complexion it’s crucial to carry only the bag which suits your body size. Doesn’t matter what it is: backpack or satchel. You may have noticed that everything in Boon Chin’s outfit seems natural for a reason that she carefully selects her accessories.
Name: Yuliya Tkachuk
How she describes her style: It always depends on my mood. It’s different every day. I wear what I like.
Fashion passion: It’s never enough when it comes to shoes. I also love all kinds of outerwear pieces. Another my passion is accessories, but not simple ones. For example, rings for two or five fingers is something you should pay attention on.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: There’s no other place like Cherry creek where you can buy everything you need
Favorite fashion Brands: Zara, Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Gucci and, of cause, Celine.
Fashion tips: Create your own style. Never copy, be unique. As it refers to me, I like experimenting with different styles. For instance, you may wear a classic black coat but adding sneakers to your outfit.
Fashion in Colorado: People in this state don’t think a lot of what they wear. The most important for them is the comfort, other things are unnecessary.
Beauty tips: Don’t forget to remove makeup from the entire face before going to bed, then use facial masks (I have become addicted to avocado masks), also get vitamins for hair, for example, Hair Burst. If you have inherently curly hair, never straighten it on a daily basis. Another thing I want to mention is that it’s always good to spend one day a week without a makeup on and doing nothing with your hair. Let your skin and hair have a rest.
Fashion inspiration: Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Miranda Kerr. They have the best street style.
Author’s remarks: Yuliya is definitely good at applying latest fashion trends in her wardrobe, such as fur coats and sneakers. It’s also worth paying attention on her braid. If you have only a foggiest notion of what to do with your hair, it could be a great idea for every day.
Name: Zhadyra Kapanova
How she describes her style: My style is something between classic and sport. I like mixing them together. In America, it becomes sportier; in Kazakhstan, I wear classic peaces
Fashion passion: I love uggs. They are so comfortable and can make every outfit look unusual. I’m also a fan of Loft. They make beautiful, but at the same time comfortable clothes for every day. Then, I like Juicy couture. They have amazing collections.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: I don’t have a special place for doing shopping, but there are some shops by which I will never pass. Those are Loft, Nordstorm, Banana Republic, Victoria’s secret, bloomingdales and Sephora.
Fashion brands: Michael Kors, Massimo Dutti, Loft (for a daily life), Zara, Kira Plastinina (the last one is Russian fashion designer who creates clothes for stylish girls).
Fashion tips: If you want to look chic and decide to wear a beautiful dress, make sure you have an appropriate hairstyle, makeup and shoes ( it’s very-very important)
Fashion in Colorado: It’s pretty simple. People think more about the comfort, rather that the style or attractiveness.
Beauty tips: Take care of your skin. If you want to look beautiful in ten or twenty years, it’s essential to pay attention on your skin. Try to maintain your beauty. Buy facial crèmes; don’t curl your hair too much. Lead a helthy life without junk food, smoking and alcohol.
Fashion inspiration: My mother is the main inspiration for me. We have the same style, and what I like, my mom does. I think, your style mainly depends on your mother. We copy their manners and tastes in a real life.
Perfect outfit: it’s difficult to think about perfect outfit, but I’ll try. In my idea, it’s a layered skirt with a tunic or shirt. For feet, I would prefer short uggs or ballerinas.
Trends that she likes: I like how girls wear fur coats with short uggs. It looks pretty and stylish.
Trend that she dislikes: I would never understand long coats or long uggs. For me, they don’t look esthetically attractive. In addition, Hunters. They look like you’re going for fishing.
Favorite place in Colorado: Hanging Water is a magical place
Favorite place for shopping globally: Dubai Mall is a place where you can find everything you need.
Comments on fashion: Girls, don’t wear casual staff every day. Always change. There always must be days when you look natural and casual, and days when you look classy and chic.
Author’s remarks: Zhadyra embodies an elegant woman who likes to add ethno motifs in her style. Her earrings remind us of the national jewelers of nomads. Mixing ethno and classic can make your look interesting and unexpected, what will deserve a seal of approval from fashionmongers.
Name: Alexander Vykhodtsev
How he describes his style: Overall, it’s classic and elegant. I think, it embodies more of Europe. No bright colors and mixing of styles and textures.
Fashion passion: I like wearing watch. In my opinion, it must be the only jewelers that men should wear. No rings or any other.
Shopping in Colorado: Cherry Creek is the only place with enough shops where I can find the clothes of my style.
Favorite fashion brands: Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Massimo Dutti, Polo&Shark, Hermes
Fashion tips: tidiness is really important. Try to use no more than three colors and not too bright. Belt and shoes should have similar shade.
Beauty tips: Take care of you skin, use crèmes for face and hands. Always watch over your hair.
Fashion in Colorado: There something I like in it and something I dislike. I think, there’s more things that I don’t like.
Fashion inspiration: Ryan Gosling and David Beckham. These two definitely know how to dress well. Ryan is chic on the red carpet, but wears casual clothes in an everyday life. David, on the contrary, is classy everywhere. Doesn’t depend on the circumstances.
Perfect outfit: As a basic, I would suggest the dark jeans and light shirt. For shoes, oxfords are perfect. And add some elements like a dark classic belt.
Trends that he likes: I am fully into blazers, shirts watch and sunglasses. also, I like that hairstyles which are trendy this year.
Trends he dislikes: Sports costumes, caps, and the thing that I will never understand, as mixing sports with classic pants.
Favorite place in Colorado: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs captivates with its uniqueness and beauty.
Favorite place for shopping globally: In Milan, there’s a gallery called Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. I would say that this is a good place for shopping.
Comments on fashion: I support European fashion, especially the English. I don’t share the style of some Americans who like hoodies and sportswear.
Author’s remarks: Alex has an elegant and classic style; however, it doesn’t make him boring or excessively simple. Quite the contrary, his elegance emphasizes his sense of style and beauty. Gentlemen’s style will never run out of fashion and adds some sort of charm to your outfit.