The A-Z of Student Style: Part Two

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Nineteen forties. If there is one thing we learnt from the infamous and entertaining T.V Series ‘Mad Men’, itis how to dress flawlessly for our figures whilst retaining the girlish charm of 1940s youth. Think tea dresses, cinched in waists, knee grazing skirts and fabulous floral prints.

Orange. Despite summer being almost at an end, this summery hue is here to stay. Wear it on your nails, colour-block it with purple, gold and green in your outfit, keep it simple as a stand-alone dress or as a sleek line of eye shadow – just don’t wear them all at once.

Print and pattern. A key look this season, and it came to us in all kinds of variations on the Fall catwalk. From the bold and extroverted prints to the cute and cheeky repeat motifs, the designers covered every angle.

Question. Are you going to be checking out the Style pages in Label each fortnight to get your fabulous fashion fixes?

Rusty red. With Christmas coming, rusty red has become an essential colour for autumn glamour this season. Whether you wear it on a skirt, hat or even on your shoes, this hue will add instant warmth and vibrancy to your dull, dire days.

Style. Get your monthly fashion fix from the Style section in Loughborough’s very own Label magazine. Grace and Jo, Style’s sub-editors, have plenty of exciting fashion fixes up their sleeves for you over-worked students for this upcoming academic year.

Tartan. Okay, so usually we take one look at it and think of Scotland, shortbread biscuits and those embarrassing skirts that we wore aged thirteen, but the fashion gods of up above have once again declared it as a key trend and we couldn’t agree more. Whether you choose to opt for traditional, vibrant or innovative designs is up to you, but we say the more the merrier for a warm winter.

Umbrella. Every fashionista knows that an umbrella is an absolute handbag essential at all times of the year in England, but most notably in autumn. No one wants to turn up to a lecture looking like a drowned rat, so keep a dotty, floral or bold-hued number tucked away for those wet emergencies.

Voluptuous layering. They say that less is more, but this is the season to pile on the layers. Whether it is with jumpers, coats, belts and bags or floor-sweeping skirts, patterned tights and chunky socks, you can’t go wrong with this larger than life trend.

Winter. It is one of the most restricting months for those who love fashion, however, keep your fashion fingers toasty by donning a pair of stylish leopard print mittens, or put on a thick knit jumper in artic hues and a pair of chic riding boots for scaling the snowy campus terrain.

X-rated. Despite the cold temperatures outside, the Fall/Winter ’11 runways had us sweating under our peter pan collars with the amount of bare flesh and fetish chic that walked past (particularly at Louis Vuitton, where several of the models wore handcuffs). Whilst not the most practical style to emulate in everyday wear, it can still be fashionably adopted when worn in small doses. A lace skirt, leather jacket or pillar box red lips will instantly bring out a hidden sultry side.

Yellow. Best worn in small amounts, this summery hue, whether in lemon, citrus or neon can brighten up any outfit and keep it looking chic through those dull winter days.

Zoo. With real dogs gracing the runway and even a hawk flying in for Hermes, the catwalk was awash with animals and feathers. When it wasn’t walking, it was worn on the clothes; dalmatians on jumpers, cockerels on heads, wolves on skirts and swallows on dresses. A sequined, knitted or embroidered motif of a furry friend is a cute and playful addition to any outfit.

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