For students, looking the part is very important. After all, you don’t want to roam around a campus looking like a scally, or something below your best. It would be wrong to say that people would judge you on your style, but your clothes can certainly tell your fellow students a lot about the way you carry yourself, whether it be high-maintenance with designer labels or being laid-back with an emphasis on comfort.
The Student Review is looking to see what clothes the students of today are rockin’, and for this edition, we have spoken to our editor, Natalie Bolderston, a second-year student who displays her personality through her style!
Natalie: “I like to wear a lot of black, which helps to keep different material and different items in sync with one another. I have to say that I like wearing faintly goth chick clothes; they’re really cool! More than anything, I look to emphasise comfort and affordability over brand labels, whilst ensuring that I look good at the same time.
“For instance, if I’m looking at tops, I go for black or possibly red, but I tend to look for basic tops from the likes of Primark and New Look as they’re quite comfortable, and they’re easy to adapt to a situation, whether it be dressing up or dressing down. I also go for fitted shirts and long-sleeve tops if I’m hanging out around the uni campus.
“As for coats: I’ll usually wear a hoodie on a cold day to stay warm and comfy. I like to wear a range which are made in Vietnam and are made to measure (I am half-Vietnamese). My favourite coat for when the winter months approach is a lovely black coat with a fake fur hood.
“If I’m going on a night out, I tend to wear dresses. There are two types of dresses that I like to wear: shift dresses, with my favourite style being a skull-print design by Poizen Industries, and Chinese-style dresses which are also made in Vietnam. These in particular are one of a kind, and again they are made to measure too. I also like wearing black skirts for job interviews and for work.
“But if I’m not wearing a dress or if it’s a colder night, I like wearing skinny jeans. Skinny jeans have a nice cut style to them, and they’ll go with pretty much anything. Next is a good shop to find some trendy skinny jeans!
“Finally, when it comes to footwear, I tend to go for black boots, almost half-boots given their shape and style. Clarks have a good range of boots, which are really handy to wear when it’s raining!
“So, there you go; that’s my style profile!”
What do you think of Natalie’s style? Are there any items that you like, or are there areas where you could suggest improvements? Let us know in the Comments section below!
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