With a new term arriving the pressure to look put together for the first lecture increases, while you don’t want to look like you’ve tried too hard at the same time. A combination that can be difficult to pull off. The catwalk shows of the Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 looks are finally filtering down into the high street. We can’t all look like Cara, but you can steal the catwalk style for less.
A blessing for the Scottish, tartan is in in a big way this Autumn. Combined with the punk trend making a comeback it’s looking all a bit 70’s on the high street. You don’t have to invest in a kilt though, although Primark are doing school-girl-esque tartan skirts. Leggings, jackets and trousers have all had a tartan overhaul for the season. Shirts are probably the easiest style to manage, Zara have some lovely checked ones in.
If you want to show your tartan off while keeping warm then Miss Selfridge have a selection of coats with a tartan trim, or even all over if that takes your fancy.
Leather of some sort is always in, but this time it doesn’t have to be a jacket. Leather skirts and shorts have been spotted whilst on high street excursions, but if you’re feeling really brave then ASOS have leather dungarees. You can punk up your tartan with a nice biker jacket as well.
If dressing a little smarter is your thing then suits are back. Helpful for any job interviews that might come up as you’ll be spoilt for choice for what to wear. Zara has a strong selection, as does Topshop. You don’t have to wear them as a set; you could wear the jacket with dark jeans or the trousers with a slouchy jumper. Suit skirts dressed down casually are the in thing as well.
Coats are always in for Autumn and Winter for obvious reasons, it gets cold. This year however the coats have gone super-sized. If you don’t want to be swamped by them, it might be worth sizing down. The style is up to you, parka, quilted, waxed. It’s always worth having more than one coat in your university wardrobe. One you can just throw on over anything on your way to lectures and a smarter one to put over your new suit.
If you really want your coat to be on trend then there’s only one colour for it to be – pink. Pink is in for the Autumn, but only in dusky or berry shades. From that Marks and Spencer coat to pink skirts and dresses. Pink is in. I wouldn’t recommend wearing it from head to toe but accessorizing with it is a good place to start. Take a look at your skin tone before starting so you can get the right shade of pink to suit you.
So there you go, all you need to know about what’s hot this Autumn. Just maybe don’t wear it all at once.