Monday, 22 September 2014

OOTD: back to school

Top: Primark | Skirt: New Look | Shoes: Clarks | Bag: M&S | Scarf: Zara

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The times come where most of us are back at school, college or university and I wanted to do a back to school inspired outfit. I took inspiration from the sixties trend at the mo and from the typical school uniform. Tartan was a massive trend last A/W and it's still set to be big this year so don't throw anything out just yet! I bought this little mini skirt in New Look last year and as someone who's not a massive fan of tights I want to wear my skirts now while we still can without tights! I teamed the mini skirt with this turtle neck jersey top which was £4 from Primark. £4! I bought it in 2 other colours as well. Its really soft and stretchy (and very warm!) and is perfect tucked in to skirts or under jumpers when the weather gets a little colder. Having not really worn this style top for approx 15 years I felt slightly strangled, but my neck adapted and by the end of the day I was so cosy I didn't want to take it off. I styled the outfit with a classic pair of loafers, a shoe set to be big this season (I can't wait to get my hands on a metallic pair). These patent beauties are from Clarks but you can literally find similar anywhere right now. Brogues would also finish it off perfectly. Going to uni, I always seem to carry too much so I'm carrying this M&S bag from last Winter, its got all the space you could need and my laptop fits in and I love the snakeskin vs leather texturing to bring something more to the accessory. Overflowing from my bag is my cosy Zara blanket scarf. If you feel a little cold, this scarf can be worn as a shawl/blanket and then you're nailing another massive A/W trend! 

My main back to school tips this year are comfort and warmth. Especially if you could be battling freshers flu, you've gotta keep cosy so I recommend lots of roll neck and oversized knits teamed with textured and patterned trousers or your trusty jeans. All topped off with a duster coat or some crazy fur.

What are you wearing to school/college/uni?