6 Reasons Why School Will Always Be Cool | Clozette

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One thing about growing up we have all come to accept is this: we all eventually finish school, get out into the real world, and suddenly miss everything we about being school. So we're taking a look back at all the things we loved about our school days and listing our reasons why we think school is cool (as cliché as it may be).


So don't let the school-blues get you down. Take it all in and collect memories you'll always cherish years down the road.


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#1: Campuses Were Made To Keep You Inspired



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Sure, working in a big corporation in a towering building in the middle of the central business district may sound fancy and important; but nothing beats the calm, inspiring vibe of school campuses. Generally speaking, campuses are designed to serve two main purposes: to host students willing to learn all they can, and to keep these students inspired throughout their journey through school. From towering libraries, breathtaking architectural design, artistic murals...schools have learnt that it isn't just about imparting eduction; but it's also about making you feel like the campus is a welcoming and inspiring space you can truly grow in.

#2: It Challenges You Beyond Your Limits



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School is tough. From stressing over tight project deadlines, early morning classes, and endless examinations...you are pushed to your limits through the rigours of school. The end result: to prepare you to handle life after school. And that's probably why at the end of a school journey, many look back and reminiscence fondly over their school years. That may very well be how you'll be feeling soon enough--that despite the tears and sleepless nights, it's all been worth it as you are now aptly prepared to build an amazing career for yourself.


#3: You Get To Play Dress Up



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The best place to discover your own personal style is while you're at school. You're young, carefree, and open to explore--truly the perfect time to try a variety of styles until you find the one that suits your personality best. Want to be preppy one day and edgy-street the next? Go ahead! 


#4: A Good Reason To Stock Up On Cute Stationery



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One of the best things about school: stocking up on stationery--from notebooks, coloured pens, planners...the choices are endless. And to be honest, it's mostly what makes the whole 'back-to-school' shopping period a whole lot of fun! Admit it: it does help when you have pretty stationery for when you're taking notes in class or cramming for an exam.


#5: The Friendships You Make Will Last A Lifetime



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The time when you're at school is also the time when you forge great friendships. More often than not, friends made in school will last a lifetime. They seem to get you more than friends you make outside of school. They've seen you through breakups, crying fits over deadlines, and have been there with you every step of the way as you decide on your major or your choice of snack for in-between classes.


#6: It Gives You One Of Your First Experiences Of Success



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School is the time to spread your wings and aim high. It primes you to succeed as you're surrounded by some of the best mentors you can ever have. From inspiring professors who push you to challenge yourself in every way, to classmates who make school projects exciting...it's that time of your life when you can truly discover what you're good at and how to succeed at it. 


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If there's a list of words that would make a girl crazy (in a good way, of course) we bet "SALE" would be part of that list. Especially if it's a huge designer sale such as this one from Net-A-Porter! Stocks are running out fast so better snag these deals right away before someone else clicks "checkout" fast than you do.


Here are our top 10 picks for your next Net-A-Porter haul. 


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A great pick for a fashionista who loves to incorporate colour to her look is this standout silk-satin dress from Peter Pilotto. Its silhouette is flattering on either curvy, petite, or athletic frames and the pleated details are just classy.


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Amp up your basic and monochrome obsession with this skirt from Roland Mouret. The A-Line skirt is crafted from crepe and open-weave cotton-blend, with the bonded floral cut-out adding a sexy twist to an everyday piece.




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You can never underestimate Burberry Prorsum, especially with its iconic pieces such as this cotton-tulle dress. It's universally flattering and goes well with any style from a flat sandal to a black stiletto. 




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Monreal London's jersey can turn any sporty outfit on a regular workout day from drab to fab in an instant. It's crafted from Italian stretch-jersey that is known for its softness and superior flexibility.




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Give your sandal a "signature" taste with J.Crew's denim 'Cyprus' slides. It's detailed with blue and white crystals for a bedazzled finish for your everyday wear. 




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If you must buy a coat then might as well invest in REDValentino's beige coat. It's crafted from classic cotton Mackintosh fabric topped with a corduroy collar. Grab it exclusively on Net-a-Porter before it runs out!




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Add a fun and funky touch to your OOTD with DKNY's 'Stephanie' bag. It's hand-crafted in Bottletop's Brazil atelier and showcases the brand's signature crochet and enamelled ring pull finish. The best part about it is that it can also be a clutch bag--just remove the straps, fold in half, and you're good to go!




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Wedge is in and what better way to catch up with the trend than to buy your own pair. Robert Clergerie's 'Dobert' wedge sandals is definitely a good fit with its smooth black leather spliced with elasticated panels for the most secure fit and a balanced graphic feel.




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You can never have too many clothes, shoes, bags, and sunnies. This one by Dolce & Gabbana is a great addition to your wardrobe as its gold-tone metal lace acetate finish makes it a glamorous statement piece




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Exclusively on Net-a-Porter is this pair of Aurélie Bidermann earrings inspired from Rothko's colour-block artworks. They are handmade, gold-plated, and wrapped with blue cotton thread--a great accessory for your daytime look!



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This week, we're giving the spotlight to the fashionistas who stepped up their game by wearing statement pieces that are absolute scene-stealers. These aren't your usual casual, monochrome, or sporty looks. So if you want to achieve something like one of these, then you better read on!


Here are the top 5 statement OOTDs for the week!


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DianeFnk

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Let's start off with Star Clozetter DianFnk's all-white look. The colour choice is simple but when worn all at once, you'll surely make heads turn with how it's gloriously styled. The way the fabrics are loose enough makes it more casual-chic than usual and the accessories pop out well.  

demmiefermin

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We rarely see preppy looks from the community and the fact the Clozette Ambassador demmiefermin stuck out with that trend already makes it a statement. And besides, who wouldn't notice those windowpane pants from a distance? Those pants plus the denim jacket equals OOTD Roundup fave for the week!



nuguidmonina

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What do you get when you mix boho and basic flawlessly? This look by Clozette Ambassador nuguidmonina is what you get. We love that the feather head accessory goes well with the details of her pants' design. And to top it all off, the overall silhouette of her clothes complement each other perfectly. 



CrystalPhuong

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Now this is a look that makes use of several statement pieces--the animal print top, the shape of the skirt, the bag, and the shoes are all pieces that would stand out if paired with basic pieces. However, Clozetter Ambassador CrystalPhuong amped up her ensemble by mixing it all up without going overboard by sticking to one colour palette and balancing the printed pieces with the plain ones. This outfit deserves a round of applause. 



jouatotherescue

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For Star Clozetter jouatotherescue, you should always have fun with fashion. And that's the vibe we got from seeing this playful combination of a boho day-dress, gold necklace, and white sneakers. Who knew they would work? Well, you wouldn't know unless you try, right? 



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