Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Campus Couture- Freshers Flaunt Fashion

Summer is now at an end, so you can pack away your maxidresses and prepare for a new Autumn/Winter wardrobe.

High street brands prove popular among students looking for a cheaper alternative to designer labels. Shops such as Topshop and River Island provide the latest fashions for a cheaper price.

This season showcases a minimal look for girls, with many wearing subtle tones.

Heels are out this season and flat shoes dominate. A good pair of boots is essential for the winter months; Ugg and ankle boots are popular choices for many. This is good news for those of us who have a long walk to uni in the morning!

Topshop's current 'it' item is the aviator jacket, say the experts. Though the jacket is a pricey £90 in stores, it can be bought for as little as £40 on-line from sites such as, and several others.

Around our very own Winchester University many of you are sporting another runway look, wearing faux fur and woollens to achieve an outdoor image whilst keeping it refined. Fur gilets, hooded scarves which make a statement, and knitwear jumpers are must-have items.

Guys, don't throw geek chic out the window just yet. It's all about a smart, modern look this season, with large coats giving you an excuse to wrap up warm. H&M is ideal for winter warmers, with jackets ranging from around the £15 mark to about £70.

The must-have bag this season is large and structured. This is perfect for students who face the burden of carrying study books; stylish and practical. Though most guys will still opt for something less obvious, the structured bag can be worn by both sexes - win, win, win!

The style scene around campus is arguably inspired by this season's catwalk. Students can now afford the latest fashion trends if they choose, thanks to our favourite affordable brands.

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