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St Andrews Trend Report: AW17

Calling all stylish students: if you are an avid follower of trends or even just like to be aware of what is ‘in’ and what is ‘out’, read the following guide to kickstart your Autumn- Winter style in the Bubble.

Denim

It is hardly surprising that denim is a staple for AW17. Due to its ability to go with everything, now is the time to invest in a great fitting pair of jeans to help you combat the deadline blues. Already have a trusty pair? Why not try revamping your closet by investing in a pair with a little extra something: whether it is a different cut, colour, or some form of embellishment. Bonus points to those that fully embrace the revamped denim trend by pulling off a Canadian tuxedo.

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Plaid

One staple that has been emerging in every working person’s closet is plaid. It can be seen in a subtle grey, traditional green, or more eccentric colours. Jackets and suits may be relaxed or tailored, fitted with shoulder pads or tightened at the waist, meaning that this piece can be styled for both day and night. Next time you walk down North Street on your way to the library (or Northpoint), dress to impress in plaids that would make Cher Horowitz jealous.

Metallics

This trend is perfect not only for an evening date or a night at 601, but also for every day. Wearing something silver is an easy way to make any boring outfit seem more interesting, and can be the perfect touch to pull together a look. Channel your inner Disco Queen by embracing the metallic trend fully and creating a monochromatic ensemble, or use it in a more subtle way to accessorise.

Make a Statement   

Channel your inner Iris Apfel by dressing like everyday is a party. Why choose just one statement piece when everything can be a statement piece? Layering embellished pieces on top of each other with different prints, textures, and clashing colours can transform the wearer into the illusion of a Gustav Klimt painting. Channeling this electric vibe may give you an added air of confidence walking to your class or into the next ball.

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Florals

While florals might not be groundbreaking in spring, they certainly add a splash of colour as the days grow shorter. Take items from your spring wardrobe and wear bright pieces paired with darker accessories to accent. One can also embrace the change of season by wearing darker, edgier floral prints, as seen in many of the bohemian-style maxi dresses sweeping the likes of Zara and Toyshop. Channel the legendary Miranda Priestly and attempt to make florals (somewhat) groundbreaking.

Sportswear

Replacing the ever-present athleisure trend, old school retro athletic clothing is replacing everyday streetwear: a trend which can easily be rocked by those without an infamous Saints Sports jacket. As seen in 70’s inspired bright knit jumpers, loud logos and structured handbags in both earthy neutrals and bright rainbow hues, this trend can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Get ready to see even more Adidas Superstars walking down Market Street.

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