I think this is my first Ways to Wear post in three weeks, and the first so far in September, how crazy is that?
I’ve been a little slack with these, and I suppose I’ve just been more immersed in other posts. But Ways to Wear is probably my favourite little feature to write on Daisybutter. I hope everyone is doing well too, my dashboard has been alarmingly quiet recently? Or is this another tech fail on Blogger’s behalf?
This week I am concentrating on Ways to Wear outfits for Uni. I’ve been sneakily reading everyone’s Back-to-Uni/School guides despite the fact I’m now going into my final year, and this seemed like a nice way to join in with that trend but still providing something different.
Now my first thought when it comes to dressing for lectures, seminars and popping in to the library, is comfort and availability, with availability being a thinly veiled term for ‘what you can find in the mornings’.
With this in mind, each look is simplistic and versatile, remaining very much on-trend for AW11.
Some well worn-in denim and knitwear seems bookish and prim, but I love this polka dot print jumper from Miss Selfridge. I saw it when I went shopping with Emma, and it is so soft and cosy. Perfect for at-home wear. At £39, it is pretty steep, but the perfect investment if you want something versatile and that hints at the Dalmatian print trend.
I know people think I’m crazy for continuing to feature and wear shorts for autumn/winter, but paired with cable-knit tights (I live in these, worth every penny of that £9.99!), they are just as wearable as on your summer hols!
Fold the jumper cuffs up twice, slip a gold bracelet on, and pop a knitted turban over your hair and you’re good to go. Even if you skipped a hair wash for that extra 10 minutes in bed…
Look Two is pretty standard Daisybutter outfit material.
I wore my Hollie jumper in Mocha from Missguided yesterday, and absolutely adore it. It is a bit scratchy on the inside, but it’s nothing a three-quarter length bodysuit won’t fix. Wear the jumper with the front hem tucked into the skirt, and belted with that Dalmatian print again.
The back of your jumper should be loose for an easy I-rushed-into-Uni-look-how-good-I-look feel, and push back your sleeves to show off a bracelet that shows off your personality.
If you’re just starting your first year, it’s always good to source some jewellery that might become a conversation starter! I chose this feather necklace, which looks feminine and earthy at the same time.
Finally, shoes: I’ve paired this gorgeous red pair of Chelsea boots with Look Two, but if you’re not brave enough for the red, a slouchy pair of brown boots (yep, brown and black is okay, I promise!) look amazing for a Whitney Port-inspired outfit.
Unintentionally styled a solely H&M and Topshop outfit here, but truthfully speaking, if you are entering student life, you will become very attached to these High Street brands if you aren’t already a devoted fan.
H&M are always good for basics and are getting really great for more on-trend pieces at throwaway prices, while Topshop are pricey but have a 10% year-round discount, which I often abuse, and a 20% off student event every Freshers Week. Lovely!
I own about five of these fine-knit jumpers from H&M, they are perfect to throw on with leggings and a scarf for effortless chic, and it is a strangely slimming outfit! They come in so many colours, so click the link above for all other colourways. I opted to style this look with a faux fur stole, and with that comes gold jewellery for a luxe, semi-grunge look.
Finally, you can’t really head off to Uni without a bag, right? I’m going to confess at this point that I am one of the most impractical people when it comes to bags: I carry my Mulberry Alexa, and then a shopper tote for my notebooks!
I hope this was somewhat useful, as we embrace the jumper-clad ways of the British autumn. Of course these aren’t limited to students by any means, I don’t mean to tar you all with the same brush, but these three Looks are just some simple outfits that have room to add touches of personality, which is perfect for starting a new Uni/college/school term with. Enjoy!