Well never fear, here are some tips for your student capsule wardrobe that won’t drain your loan and should serve you well as you dive headlong into student life.
The one item of clothing that is likely never going to go out of fashion. Although originally made for ranchers and pioneers of the Old American West, a century or so later, in the 1950s, they became popular with teenagers – especially among greasers and bikers. They were mainstream and everyday by the late 1960s and have enjoyed almost complete dominance over what we wear ever since.
Of course, jean design has come a long way since the 1950s (and the 1850s). The amount of different cuts, styles and colours are countless – and that’s just for men; when it comes to jeans for women ‘countless’ just doesn’t cover it. You can find great-looking, high-quality jeans at places like New Look at prices that aren’t going to suck your loan straight into the abyss.
This is the perfect versatile jacket for changeable weather, protecting you from autumnal gusts and spring showers alike. You can find trench coats made of various different materials, from heavier wool to more lightweight fibres, depending on what you like.
Leather jackets are just cool. This is still a favourite with rock chicks the world over and one, like jeans, that that doesn’t look to be going out of style any time soon. Great for wearing in warmer weather, it can still keep you snug on those chilly evenings. What’s more, leather is also pretty waterproof, so long as it doesn’t become too saturated.
The best and most loved of the comfortable and casual shoes has to be the sneaker, with the undisputed king of being Converse.
Unfortunately, they have changed for the dirt-cheap throwaway shoe of yesteryear to a rather expensive and hip fashion accessory. It’s best to look for deals on the internet if you want them at the best price or buy them abroad. If you’re not too fussed about the logo and just want the style, many high street fashion chains sell cheaper copies.
T-shirts and vests are the ultimate staples in clothing. Nowadays, you can find stylishly designed, fitted t-shirts and loose-fitting vest tops at all your favourite high street fashion outlets. Most places have started to copy each other’s designs in a bid to give you the best deal, so avoid the expensive places.
It’s always good to have a sophisticated summer dress in your collection. Perfect for when the sun finally decides to show its face and absolutely invaluable when it comes to festival season.
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