Throughout this week, the Cut explores college life, from politics and identity to parties, sex, and style.
For the second installment of our college street-style series, we sent NYU senior Alexandra Gavillet to shoot her classmates during their downtime around Washington Square. While UCLA students’ campus style was all about simplicity, NYU undergrads aren’t ones to shy away from colorful accents: They paired loose-fit jeans with iridescent sneakers and bubblegum pink combat boots, and skipped denim in favor of bright white pants scattered with blue stars. Others opt for urban interpretations of tried-and-true collegiate staples, with plenty of black leather, chambray, and eccentric hair colors on display. Click through the slideshow for a look at NYU’s hip yet relaxed campus style.