Fashion

Welcome Fashers!

With less than a few weeks away until the first of the Freshers will be landing into their new towns, cities and campuses, and the first of your student finance loans will drop into your accounts, it’s about that time you started to think about all the woeful and wonderful fashion Do’s and Don’ts.

Fashion is, as I repeatedly say, about expressing yourself the best you can with the textiles you are provided with. Even those of you who claim not to be to interested in fashion, that self expression is oh so seen in your swagger.

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Dont

Copy what everyone else is doing and wearing if you don’t like it

There are so many Hashtag Trending styles today, but they may not (all) tickle your fancy, don’t force a fashion style just because you see everyone else doing it. Copy-cats are not cool, and you definitely will not feel comfortable doing it.

Change who you are, style and other wise, to fit in with other people

If you happen to fall in with a group of friends who all have a similar style to one another, but you seem to stand out, be sure to keep to your true self. Don’t try to blend in by dressing like these friends. Again, I will say Copy-cats are not cool and they are the most likely to feel uncomfortable in their forged clothing.

Wear the same thing everyday

This might be a harsh thing to say, but the few people I had seen in college and university really didn’t help themselves by doing so. It understandable if money is tight and new styles are not as affordable as you may please, but be sure there are alternatives to wearing the same outfit daily. There’s a small range of basics every wardrobe should have and these can be worn in so many ways, people won’t even notice you are re-re-repeating pieces. We could have a look at some of the basic ‘Re-Style’ pieces.

Borrow everyone’s clothes

There is nothing more annoying than that friend who takes all your clothes, all your house mates clothes, all her friends clothes and so on. I guess it is okay to borrow now and then for a good reason, but to over do it… not such a good idea. I have seen some of the worst ‘bff’ breakups over borrowed, broken and/or ‘stolen’ clothes.

Spend ALL your money on clothes

MY MISTAKE! This is probably one of the biggest rookie mistakes for a fresher. You get to uni, you open a student account and now you have money up to your ears. There the student loan and the interest free loan sits. You spend, spend, spend on things that will be out of fashion next season and then your left with no or very little money to live on for the next term. Luckily, I never did open a student account, but I did make the mistake of seeing “MO’ NAY fah days” in my account and well.. I got a little excited at Bristol’s Big Student (shopping) Takeover @ Cabot Circus. It’s not nice struggling to live through your very first term with no money. Especially when you are meant to be socialising to make friends

DO

Follow fashion trends that suit you

There is inspiration all over the place, and anyone can pull of anything their heart beats to. If it helps to express who you are or how you feel, do it.

Stick to your own style, and fit in with those who accept you for you!

Even if you are the only one who dresses that certain way, stick to it. It will draw people to you. I remember my very first week at uni, everyone had either the grunge or bohemian style sense and I decided to keep to my ever changing style, which was predominantly Chic. Till this very day I have people comment on how much the love my style, and every time I run in late they always find themselves admiring what I was wearing.

Mix and Match, your limited student wardrobe

Like I said, there are a number of ways to re-style basic pieces every wardrobe should have, no matter how limited you wardrobe is.

Have a budget for your style-spending

Do budget for shopping, this way you wont over spend and you will be sure to have a scope and an aim whenever you do go shopping and it will help prevent impulse buying, which can be a bad bad thing.

Think about function as-well as fashion

When you do buy clothes, or plan to wear something, think about its function. For example, beanies for when it’s cold, Light scarves for when it’s only chilly, sandals for when it’s warm. Not only would it look a little odd, but it could be uncomfortable and harmful to ignore the season and the functions of the pieces you plan to wear of buy. For Instance, if you wore sandals in the snow, frost-bites are not nice. Or a beanie in the sun, sun stroke is dangerous. You see what I mean?

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Prixing People

WE INTERRUPT THIS PRINT TO TELL YOU TO #embracethespots! Haha what a #loud #noise. #leopardprint up against a #fuzzytv #screen. #duno what else to call it. #monochrome #contrast. #fashion is about #breakingboundaries #boundaries and #rulesaremadetobebroken. #myskirt #myshirt #mystyle #mystylemonday #beautiful #happymonday #black

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This morning I woke up, took a look at my swag rack and decided to go to my overflowing ‘chesta draws’ for some inspiration instead. I took out this skirt because I wanted to be free from jeans or trousers for a day or two, and then I wondered what I could wear it with. I always wear a solid colour top whenever I have put this on before, but today I was opting for a change.  Most people wouldn’t think to pop two similarish prints together, so I thought I’d have a go and see. And I LOVE it!

Mixing and Matching Prints is #sohotrightnow. This is been known as ‘#Prixing’ of late and again it is so hot and so trending! From the catwalk to the side-walk you will find someone somewhere Prixing.

Take a print or two and put them together to make a LOUD statement.  For those of you who aren’t as comfortable in such a LOUD attire, why not pop a blazer or a cardigan over the top. This way you can still be a prixer but subtly.

Remember if you love it, you can pull it off!

Cj xx

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The Beginning; of my fashion story

WP_20130418_002Fashion is all about style. “Give me any old thing and see what I do with it” are the words of a true fashionista! You can style one piece in very many ways; an individual can have many styles too. Most people tend to stick to a fashion genre, the genre in which they are most comfortable with. There is nothing wrong with this, but I believe fashion is all about breaking boundaries and feeling temporarily uncomfortable.

With this page in the month of July I want you to follow my fashion story. As I am a student, transitioning from my second year to my third year, learning to drive and paying rent, with a one day a week job, I will be focusing on fashion for less. I will be trying out a range of fashion genres and with my thrifty finds I endeavour to highlight the best buys at a low price.

Jump into my instructors car with me and enjoy the ride.

C, Jazz.

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