Watch: Cluse, Dress: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Office, Top: ASOS (similar), Scarf: New Look (similar)As I write this I am four weeks into my second term, of my second year of University, and there is a towering pile of books to the left of my monitor. Books for essays, books for extracurricular recordings, and books for Dissertation ideas. The speed at which my University life seems to be going (I mean I feel like I only just got here and they're asking for Dissertation ideas!), and the amount of work I have to do, and things I have taken on, has left me more than a little stressed. Finally, after a year and a half at University, my social life has started to pick up, I'm a writer for my award winning student newspaper, in a relationship, and volunteer at a school once a week. I finally feel like I'm achieving at least part of the University experience that everyone has been talking about.
With being prone to stress, and having been ill at the start of term , on top of all the things I'm striving to achieve, I feel like when it comes to dressing for the day, my wardrobe choices are falling short. There's nothing wrong with being comfy in jeans and a jumper, and for days in the library I couldn't think of anything better. There's also nothing wrong with on my days off spending the entire day in a fresh set of penguin pyjamas, if it was socially acceptable I would probably end up wearing them everywhere. But when it comes to days of lectures, meeting people for coffee, and generally running errands I feel like my wardrobe choices are falling short. I want to look confident, put together, and generally just feel good about my outfit choice. I've often found that the more effort I put into my outfit in the morning, the more productive I am, as I feel confident and composed to face the day. So that is why, in todays outfit post, I bring you my new lecture uniform.
The combination of pinafore, polo neck and boots, I feel is, makes for the perfect smart/casual attire. The slightly loose fit of the dress means that I'm still comfy whilst sat in my Dissertation Skills lecture. Furthermore, the length of the pinafore means that it's not constantly riding up when I power walk to Uni, nor when I plop down in my seat, breathless at my seminar. The faux fur scarf is guaranteed to keep me warm whilst out and about, but just as easy to take off when the inevitable sweaty mess that I am arrives on campus just in time. Finally, my new Cluse watch completes the look, how I lived this long without a watch nobody knows, but now I can't last a day without it.
Do you have a standard go to uniform when going to work/Uni? I'd love to know in the comments below.