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Fashion essentials for your wardrobe

The Fall/Winter fashion trends are full of gloss, animal print, and fringe, but we all know sometimes it can be hard to include the extravagant designer fashion pieces into our wardrobe. Here is everything you need to be fashionable on campus:

Coats: Good news! Camel coats, vintage-style military parkas, tweed and checks – there is a lot of diversity when it comes to outerwear. However, always remember that warmth should be your number one priority! But think twice if you’re considering to invest in a red puffer – they were everywhere on campus last year and I doubt we won’t see them anymore this winter.

Shoes: Aim for comfort! Especially if you come to campus every day by bus or you have lectures in “too-far-away-to-bother” buildings such as Maths and Stats, or even worse – Westwood! Besides the bulky trainers everybody’s been buying this year, get yourself a nice and cozy pair of boots. Personally, I’m a fan of the original Timberland Yellow Boot – it never really goes out of style. However, chukkas and Chelsea boots are both good choices especially if they’re waterproof.

Jeans: This one is an essential! From mom/dad jeans to straight cut, you can never go wrong with this essential. A good tip for finding the perfect pair would be to look for jeans made of blended fabric – they are more comfortable because of how stretchy the material is. However, if you are more of a ‘pure denim’ type of person, just make sure your pair is the right size; walking around campus with jeans ripped in all the wrong places is not exactly fashionable.

Jumpers and Sweaters: November is here! Meaning we can all get our favorite sweaters out of our closets and dwell in them for the following months, yay! Try the oversized ones as they are both extremely comfortable and fashionable. For the colder days, you can always add layers underneath so they are definitely something to own. Of course, don’t forget to get your Warwick jumper, but stick to only buying one, otherwise, you’ll blend in maybe a little too much.

PJs: If you are a fresher, I envy you: wearing your PJs at early lectures is only acceptable if you live on campus and believe it or not, there are tons of people who can’t be bothered to dress up for their 9 am lectures. So I wouldn’t recommend the superheroes PJs you bought to remind you of childhood. You can find cute ones online or you might want to check out the shops in Leamington Spa – they have plenty of cheap but qualitative ones.

Cocktail attire: If you have joined societies (which you should if you haven’t yet), you might already know most of them host an annual ball. So bring your fanciest dress or suit from back home because these events are not something to be missed! While men get away quite easily by wearing the same suit for years, for ladies, putting together an outfit is always time-consuming. If you don’t have the time or the resources to do some fun online shopping, bring your little black dress from back home. You can never go wrong with it!

Business wear: As you’re getting closer to adult life, you might be thinking about doing an internship over the summer. And since the job application process usually requires you to take some online tests or go through a video interview, the minimum you will definitely need is a shirt and tie or a dressy blouse. The reason why this list doesn’t involve the bottom side of the outfit is that most student can’t be bothered to dress up and carry the interviews in their PJ bottoms. Don’t forget to remain seated for the whole interview though!

Costumes: By now, you probably know about the famous night out, POP! and the wild circles which come before it. As they are usually themed, you need to be prepared with various costumes. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to spend too much money on your themed dress as you risk getting purple stains all over your costumes so don’t go overboard! There are plenty of cheap options you can find either in stores such as Poundland or online. The only thing you need is a bit of creativity.


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