Student Fashion Musthaves

It’s that time of year again; the students are back, there are parties in your street (if you live where I do…) and a whole new batch of young freshers are ready to step into the world … and become cynical like the rest of us. Oh we jest! A whole new batch of students are ready to share their student fashion musthaves with the world – a lot of them on blogs.

We found this fab article in The Guardian, where they asked 13 fashion blogger/students to name their student fashion musthaves. Back in my day it was an oversize cardigan from the men’s department at Marks and Spencer and a pair of Doc Marten boots.

But now there are so many more student fashion musthaves. So, we’ve read through their list and here are their recommendations!

1.PLAID SHIRT

Jess, from Wolf In The City recommends the plaid shirt, and who are we to disagree on this one. Totally versatile, timeless and oh-so-student. This one’s from New Look, for £12.99.

student fashion musthaves plaid

2. CHUNKY BOOTS

Rosalind from Clothes, Cameras and Coffee chose a good pair of boots. And so did we – this big old chunky pair from New Look, £34.99, which will get you from lectures to lunch, to the union bar and home again.

student fashion musthaves boots3. TAILORING

Marcus from Sartorial Sin, reckons a well-tailored navy suit is a man’s essential in AW. If that’s what you want, then look no further than this one from H&M – trousers, £24.99 and jacket, £39.99.

student musthaves fashion navy suit4. BLACK & GREY

Another one for the blokes, this time from fashion fresher, Aaron, who reckons black and grey will cut it for the guys this winter. That’s not exactly ground-breaking, is it? But we agree – black and grey are always good. Team bomber or biker or tailored jackets with jeans, and keep things quirky with a flat cap, perhaps?

student fashion musthaves grey black menmain photo: Jacket, £70, shirt, £38, tie, £20, jeans, £45, cape, £29.50, boots, £130, all Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant @ Debenhams. Biker jacket, £49.99, New Look, charcoal jacket, £69.99, H&M

5. CHUNKY NECKLACE

Chloe, at Oh Chlo, kept it simple with a chunky necklace. Make it a big old gothic-y dark one for winter, like this one from New Look, £17.99

student fashion musthaves necklace6. TRAINERS

Amy, from Fashion Junkie reckons a good pair of trainers are key in your student fashion musthaves. Who are we to argue. Like Amy, we recommend Adidas, and we love the lace detail on these Superstars, £62, from Schuh

student fashion musthaves trainers7. JEANS

Ngoni, blogger at IAMNRC, reckons jeans are top of the student fashion musthaves list. Of course they are! And skinnies, are a staple now, not a trend. So, get yourself onto GAP before September 18, and grab a £44.95 pair for £29. Result!

student fashion musthaves jeans8. STATEMENT TOP

Clarissa, blogger at Vintage Doll Risa, chose a statement top. Everyone needs more than one statement top, so this one, we reckon, is an everyone fashion musthave, not just on the list of student fashion musthaves, agreed?

student fashion musthaves statement topZebra top, £24.99, H&M, orange top, £14.99, New Look, glitzy top, £32, Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams

9. SATCHEL

Rachel, who pens Handbags & Cupcakes, chose a fancy satchel. Choose any satchel as a bag for your notes, and you’re there, we reckon!

student fashion musthaves satchelstop, Faith satchel, £49, middle, H! by Henry Holland satchel, £40, both Debenhams, bottom, polka dot satchel, £19.99, New Look

10. BIKER JACKET

Hannah, from Hannah Louise Fashion, has had her biker jacket for years! It’s a student fashion musthaves list staple. Buy one like this one from H&M, £34.99

stiudent fashion musthaves biker jacket

11. KNITWEAR

Yep, to keep warm in that cold flat, knitwear is perenially popular with students. Jack, from Oh So Jack chose a cream waffle knit, we reckon guys will love this New Look version too, £32.99

student fashion musthaves cream jumper men

12. PLAID DRESS

Probably doesn’t have to be plaid, but plaid is so on trend this season – more on that later this week. Oh, yes, sorry, a dress. Phoebe, from That’s So Phoebe chose a plaid dress to wear with bare legs ankle socks and boots, and then thick tights when the weather turns. Great shout on the student fashion musthaves list. This one’s from New Look, £24.99

student fashion musthaves plaid dress

13. BOMBER JACKET

Last, but not least, it’s Katie, from Eco Vintage, who chose a bright bomber jacket. Her’s was vintage, of course, but there are some out there in the shopping malls. JOY‘s black textured version, £39,  is versatile, and H&M’s lion head version, £29.99, is bonkers. You decide!

student fashion musthaves bomberPlease note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction