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AW trends: Fur

Winter is approaching and it’s becoming vastly apparent that wrapping up warm is essential. However, an issue with this is that often, layering up can leave you looking a bit like a homeless Eskimo. Alas, there is a way to avoid this and the secret is fur!, faux fur – might I add. Fur is a simple way to get cosy really quickly, all whilst maintaining style (and dignity).
Coloured fur is massively in this A/W season.» >

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AW trend: Boots

As the autumnal weather arrives in full swing, boots are an absolute essential to battle the cold, not to mention the fact that they’re extremely fashionable. This article lists the boots that will be popular this autumn and winter.
First, knee-high, fold-over suede boots are in fashion. They look great toned down with jeans or dressed up with a fashionable winter coat and tights. A heeled boot is also a popular option and can be tucked into jeans to add glamour.» >

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AW trends: Punk

As Sandi Thom sings “I wish I was a punk rocker”, we’re all starting to come round to her point of view now. In the song ‘anarchy was still a dream’, but this season punk has rocked its way into mainstream fashion culture. From head to toe: the bleached hair, mesh tops, tartan kilts and ripped jeans there is the brooding atmosphere of rebellion amongst the fashion world.
Cut out biker boots, originating from that perennially unobtainable Kurt Geiger pair, are practically de rigeur both high-end and in the high street.» >

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AW trends: Embellishment

The embellishment trend is everywhere this autumn/winter, and for a good reason! An average jumper or plain skirt can be given an edge of class or a quirky twist with the addition of gems, buttons or beads. The likes of Elie Saab, Chanel and Giorgio Armani unveiled beautiful jewel embellished jackets, skirts and ball gowns in their A/W collections. Lucky for us, there are some truly eye catching pieces on the high street at the moment.» >

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Campus Style: Lazy Autumn

By Sarah Harvey-Kelly, Lindsay Coles and Samantha Yates.

Another lazy Friday on campus; the A/W weather is well under way and so are the trends! We were out seeing who was wearing them in the most stylish way.

Kimberly and Rayson are both second year law students. Kimberley describes her style as “casually smart”; her tan leather boots and bag are bang on trend for this season as is Rayson’s denim jacket.» >

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Students meet dress

Sometimes I get a little carried away with Sex and the City. I wear the heels, I drink the cocktails, but I wish I could go one step further and wear the dresses.
As students we have packed social schedules but no money; a ball here, a social there, cocktails with friends, partying with strangers. Sometimes I just want to dress to impress. I’m thinking in particular about my upcoming graduation dress already.» >

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Legal highs: a safe bet?

The use of legal highs in the UK is increasing, particularly among young people in the 16-25 age group. The term ‘legal’ suggests that these drugs give the same effect as their ‘illegal’ counterparts, such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and others, however the label implies that ‘legal’ highs are much safer and there is no risk of prosecution if found using them.

The reality is, in fact, much harsher. The fact that these drugs are currently legal and not controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act should not suggest that they are safe.» >

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Campus Style

As Fashion Spark* returns for another academic year, so does campus style. We found some very fashionable people wandering round campus this freshers week; next time it could be you!

First we have Myochi, her fabulous jeans are from Forever 21. Myochi is studying for a MSc in International Human Resource Management.


Secondly is UoR’s Swing dance society member Elizabeth. She studies Primary Education and describes her style as “quirky”. We love her retro look!» >

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