Starting university in September? Avoid the fashion faux pas’ that will leave you cringing in years to come and read our student fashion dos and don’ts:
Don’t: Flip Flops
We’ve all seen them wandering around campus like they’ve lost their way to Hawaii. Yes, they’re the students that brave the wind, rain and even snow in their trusty flip flops. We’ve all seen and judged them, so don’t follow suit once you arrive on campus.
Do: Practical footwear
Rather than hotfooting it around in flip flops, choose sensible footwear that will help you in your last-minute lecture dash. Trainers are always a great choice, as they virtually guarantee to keep your feet comfortable. Skechers Go Walks, available from Brantano, are perfect, as they have a supportive memory foam inner and can be quickly slipped on when you’re in a hurry.
Don’t: Jogging bottoms
As tempting as it is to roll out of bed and straight into a lecture hall, reaching for your jogging bottoms is a big no-no — unless of course you’re a sports student. Keep them for your study (lazy) days instead.
Jeans are so versatile. They’re smart enough to make you look like you’ve actually considered what you’re wearing, while still casual enough to match your student vibe. They’re a true must-have, so we find it hard to believe that you won’t already own a pair. However, if yours are looking past their best, you can always put your student discount to good use!
Don’t: Pub crawl t-shirts
While partying and pub crawls are perks of the student experience, remember why you’re there: to study. Turning up to uni in last night’s pub crawl t-shirt is hardly going to tell your lecturer that you’re a dedicated academic. At best, they should only be worn to sleep or work out in.
Do: Cosy jumpers
As you tackle the autumn and prepare for the winter, you’ll need to start your transition into the colder months. Cosy jumpers are a great choice, as they’ll keep you toasty on your way to and from university. Stripes are set to be big this season, so choose a multi-coloured number to stay stylish this semester.