Back to School!
Summer is officially over, which means the beginning of endless assignments, lectures and all-nighters, meanwhile others will be starting off their university experience as a fresher. But to beat the Back to School Blues, I’ve put together a Fresher’s guide to the key autumn/winter 14 essential pieces that will have you ready for important lectures.
Sweatshirts & Knitted Jumpers
Knitwear is a must for your seasonal wardrobe as we approach the chillier months of the year. The turtleneck jumper is a classic autumnal item that has been worn over the years, a perfect way to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn who loved a turtleneck jumper.
Alternatively, a loose knitted sweatshirt is perfect for casual wear, and is a versatile staple piece as you can style it with a plain white or denim shirt.
(NEWLOOK GREY HIGH NECKLONG SLEEVE JUMPER, £14.99 / NEWLOOK YELLOW HONEYCOMB KNIT CREW NECK JUMPER, £19.99)
The 60s inspired plaid A-line skirt, flattering to all types of figures, is making a comeback despite the incoming cold weather. This kind of skirt can be styled with a pair of tights or knee-high socks, finished with ankle boots.
The cigarette pant is an essential piece for that tailored look this season, which you can choose between monochrome tones or bold colours that can be styled nicely with a pair of flat loafers. (NEWLOOK RED QUILTED CHECK ZIP FRONT MINI SKIRT, £17.99 / TOPSHOP DOGOOTH CIGARETTE TROUSERS, £42.00)
With a choice between Skinny, High-waist or Boyfriend to name a few, you can pick between a more relaxed fit for casual wear with sneakers, and edgy look with ripped jeans with ankle boots or clean and classic with loafers or heels for the more formal times. You really can never go wrong with denim for a key staple piece any time of the year!
(TOPSHOP PETITE MOTO SULPHUR WASH RIPPED JONI JEANS, £38.00)
The ankle boot is another staple piece addition to your wardrobe this season. The Mod-style Chelsea boot is this season must have, and you can choose between the chunky block or the low heel in suede or a leather finish. (LAMODA FRANCES BLACK CHELSEA BOOTS, £27.99)
Winter coat & Bomber Jackets
Your seasonal wardrobe is never complete without a winter coat! The oversized winter coat is this season’s must have in black, camel or pastel tones. This kind of coat will definitely keep you warm during your walks to lectures or library sessions.
Alternatively you can go for the 90s bomber jacket for a vintage style, which works perfectly with loose Boyfriend jeans, your brand new Chelsea boots, and your favourite band tee.
(NEWLOOK CREAM TEXTURED JERSEY BLAZER, £40.00 / TOPSHOP FLORAL JACQUARD BOMBER JACKET, £55.00)
Backpacks & Satchels
A backpack or satchel is a key item for this academic term, as you would need something to carry all those books, assignments and lecture notes. Opt for a faux leather satchel in this season’s colours; dark green, navy, oxblood red, charcoal grey – or black!
(TOPSHOP FAUX LEATHER LARGE CLEAN-CUT SATCHEL, £36.00 / LAMODA ELLA BLACK BACKPACK, £20.00)