Standout student style

The Spectrum showcases some of UB's best dressed


Although Buffalo has finally forced dreary fall weather upon us, some students on campus are still displaying their personal style. From leather to handbags to simple T-shirts and from trends to classics, UB students have got it all.

Here are some students around campus rocking their personal style through their clothing.

Riki-Lee Ritz, senior French major

Ritz’s professional attire is classic and polished. Although her quilted navy blue jacket has an adorably flattering shape with a cinched waist, it is her light gray Michael Kors bag that really makes the outfit. The bag is structured and big enough to carry her life around and simultaneously look serious and studious. A neutral bag acts like a palette upon which any outfit can be built.

Moriel Wimes, junior English major and vice president of Fashion Student Association

Wimes effortlessly pulls together a mix of today’s trends to create this loose, carefree and urban look. From top to bottom, Wimes’ all-black ensemble, punctuated with a white and black plaid shirt, is strikingly, and paradoxically, simple and complex. The loose leather pants and masculine quilted jacket highlight her sense of modern style. Shoulder shapes like this can be tricky and easily fall into a football player look – not flattering for most girls – but on Wimes, it looks deliberate and has that awkward-yet-flattering look many of today’s trends embody. Plus, you can never go wrong with black Chucks.

Ian Kerr-Mace, junior music performance major

Sweatpants and sweatshirts aren’t obviously stylish, but Kerr-Mace’s sweater with a black star print is fun and bold. By choosing a sweatshirt that can hold its own, you can elevate a comfortable, pull-on-and-go outfit to one that expresses your personal style.

Micah Armstrong, senior philosophy major

Sometimes the simplest individual pieces are all you need, as Armstrong shows. His look is easy and smoothly cool. What really makes outfits like this is the human wearing it. Articles of clothing that don’t make a statement on their own allow your personality to shine through.

Chevon Rutty, junior sociology major

This dapper look has come to campus in the form of Rutty. His long navy blue coat, gray fedora, sharp trousers and cable-knit sweater are timeless. Dapper gentlemen stand out from the crowd for their tasteful balance of crisp classics and striking difference from the norm.

Emmanuel Jericho Nortey, senior health and human services, mental health and occupational therapy major

Nortey’s layering game is exactly right – everything is loose but doesn’t overwhelm his tall frame. Nortey experiments not only with the length and texture of his clothing, but he pushes the boundaries of head wear by pulling a gray hooded topper over a cheetah print and teal blocked baseball hat. Despite wearing muted colors, Nortey’s outfit is impactful for its avant-garde combinations.

Oladele Fadairo, senior math and computer science major

Here, Fadairo takes a more traditional approach to fall layers but each piece is statemen- making in its own right. From the Aztec print hat, to the color-blocked gray and blue varsity jacket, to the ripped acid wash denim, Fadairo is definitely not simple. The pieces are totally distinct, even as he layers the jacket over a zipped sweater, over a neutral T-shirt. On their own, it might not seem like these pieces work together, and that is where the genius of this outfit lies.

Jafor Ali, senior biology major

Ali paired classic articles of preppy, academia in this studious outfit. His black, thick-rimmed glasses work perfectly with the thick sweater. Ali definitely gives off the air that he is your go-to tutor.