Now Trending – AW13

At university, we all know what a lifesaver summary notes are. Well here is a quick run down to help you pass the winter trend test!

1) Tartan

Tartan is a huge A/W trend this year. From traditional tartan prints, to monochromatic checks, the tartan weave is infiltrating all the key pieces. If the classic red and green tartan situation is a little loud for you, try a more subdued colour palette. Also don’t be afraid of incorporating tartan into your accessories – a bold tartan scarf is a great option. Check out Zara and Primark for some well-priced tartan inspiration.

2) The pink coat

Everyone needs the perfect winter coat, and this season it is all about the pink coat in all shades. However, to keep it classic and subdued, opt for a dusty soft pink. 

3) Micro bags

Gone are the days of the big slouchy totes and holdalls. Welcome the micro bag – literally a shrunken handbag with all the details and trimmings. Whilst they may not be the most practical for day-to-day university life, use them in the evenings and on days when your lecture notes get to stay behind.

4) The negligee dress

One of the biggest trends is a new version of the LBD, namely reinvented with thin straps, silk and lace. This dainty slip dress can be paired with a manlier blazer to toughen it up. Also, to stop it looking a little too ‘bedroom’, style it with some thick black tights for a more winter look. If you’re not quite ready to embrace this trend, pair some skinny jeans with a silk and lace cami, for a ‘half-way-there’ evening outfit.