Schoolgirl Chic

Back to school, boys and girls! Uni kicks off again next week, so I thought I'd post a little student-y style post (featured on The Guardian Students here)

Dressing for your university debut is no mean feat. For the first time in your educational journey you do not have the ease or reassurance of a uniform. No gingham dresses or boxy blazers to soften the blow: this time, the ball is in your court. 

My first day of university came during an Indian Summer in London. The temperatures were soaring and there was no place at London College of Fashion for my winter woollies. I decided to keep it simple in pairing my favourite cream silk shirt with black leather shorts, practical patent ballet flats and a big tan handbag with my MacBook Pro crammed in. The outfit was smart but classic, a tried-and-tested look that I felt I could truly be myself in. 

This season my back-to-uni look also features the ubiquitous cream blouse, this time paired with a dark checked mini skirt and lashings of metallics. The finishing touch is my expandable handbag, the perfect size for all my study essentials. 

The way we dress plays an intrinsic role in making those all-important first impressions, so bear this in mind when putting together your first-day ensemble. There is a lot to consider, but ultimately you should aim for an outfit that stays true to your own personal style. 

My blouse is Urban Outfitters (similar style here), my mini is by Zara (sold out but check similar styles below), my bag is a medium black Pashli (try here), my necklace is by J Crew (love this one but this J Crew style is slightly more affordable) and my shoes are also Zara (here)


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