Hey everyone, how’s November treating you so far? Cold? Bleak? Well let me make it better with a little something to read with your caffeinated beverage.
I’ve finally got round to doing a piece on my urban style after being super busy at uni. I’ve never attempted a blog post like this before and I thought it would be cool to show you my personal street style, across two contrasting outfits. This is part one and part two with my second outfit will be up next week. I’ve put a school girl spin on these particular styles to show how I incorporate my identity as a student. If this post is popular or you want to see more of my style then I may take it further and make it into a series just for you guys!
These outfits only include high-street labels so it is affordable fashion for the average student. Everyone has a unique style. Yes, I follow up some key industry trends like the velvet choker or ripped jean, but I mainly try to avoid blending into the background. A lot of my style is influenced by many fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram.
My first outfit focuses on a slight sporty dimension with this Oversized Airtex Tee, which I purchased from Topshop in summer. It has similar English gothic lettering on the front & sleeves to some items in Kanye West’s Yeezy clothing line. Supreme have also featured a similar font in their releases.
I especially love this piece as 1998 is my birth year. It was meant just for me (& the millions of other people who are born in the same year.) I layered this over a khaki ribbed dress, also from Topshop. I love the layered look and often find it hard to layer things and stay comfortable, but this was a perfect combination.
My favourite bomber-style denim jacket was actually a hidden gem I found in a local charity shop. It’s unbranded, but I haven’t seen another like it absolutely anywhere, so I wear it a lot to show it off! You can’t see from these photos, but I have ironed on a Skinny Dip patch which seems to be an old school trend making a huge comeback.
In terms of accessories I love a chunky black velvet choker with these kind of outfits, as generic as it may be becoming, I think it just rounds up the style. Other jewellery includes some vintage rings and my beautiful Larsson & Jennings watch.
In the height of summer I purchased a metallic mini backpack from Topshop and it’s the perfect size for all my essentials. I’ve seen some other cute backpacks in Zara, ranging from fur to denim.I finished off the outfit with a dusky pink suede cap from H&M, creating that baseball team sport-chic look. H&M also do some pretty wool-blend, velvet and satin caps, in several colours, which are on-trend too.
On my feet I’m wearing a pair of burgundy heeled boots from Zara. Honestly, nearly all my boots are from Zara because what you get for your money is just amazing. To keep my ankles cosy, I added some glitter socks from Asos. I initially thought these would irritate my skin, but they’re actually comfy and they look so damn cute.
By Ella Bowers
BA Print Journalism