I love blogging, but as a student it can be hard to keep up to date with current trends and continuously refresh my wardrobe as, lets face it, we’re a bit hard up when it comes to money. Clothes are my main priority – as soon as I get a lil’ bit of money, I’m dreaming of what’s top of my list to get my hands on and how I can weave it into my chameleon fashion collection. As all students or previous students (and probably non-students) are aware of, however, we do like our partying – and so sufficient funds must be dedicated to socialising with friends on a weekly basis. Factor in some cash for food, gym membership and rent; the budget for shopping isn’t huge. Continue reading “Back to Basics”
Spring is on the horizon and I’m so down for it. As much as I love winter’s knits and big coats I can’t wait to bare my ankles without getting frostbite and (dare I say it) maybe even reintroduce my Birkenstocks to the world. Lighter, warmer and smoother accessories can come into play and I’ve never been so ready to bask in the (cold) sun.
All hail the 90s! I was only a baby in the decade but my sister was a teenager and I have vivid memories of her getting ready to go out clubbing listening to sassy girl bands, parading around in an oversized Spice Girls t-shirt, so the era is nostalgic and special to me.
Vintage is my thing, and recently I have acquired some great pieces from Cow vintage, a haven of quirky upcycled treasures that I fell in love with last year when exploring Nottingham for the first time (they also have stores in Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and recently opened one in Liverpool). Vintage shopping gives me a buzz that no other kind does (and trust me I love shopping) because old, unwanted clothes have a story to tell and styles can be rediscovered by a new owner. Cow has a fab selection of denim, floral dresses and reworked Ralph Lauren crop tops. Sometimes you can even find a battered pair of Docs or old school trainers for a ridiculously cheap price (it’s ideal for stingy students like me!).
The flared sleeve is Spring’s undoubtedly chic trend: effortlessly cool and easy to pull off. If my purse allowed it I’d have invested in probably every style on the high street because, let’s face it, the flare isn’t going anywhere. Ideal for beating the cold of these chilly but sunny months (no one’s ready for bare arms yet…right?) but hinting to summer with an airy and relaxed vibe.
These are my favourite picks, but there are plenty more options out there too if you want a pop of colour or a slightly more subtle sleeve. For me, though, I’m loving the neutral and almost clinical presentation of stripes, surgical white, grey and (especially) gingham.