It’s been a little while since my last What University Students Are Wearing post but I’m back with another! University may have finished for the year but this series certainly hasn’t. You all know how much I love this series so I’m always happy to share a new bit of student style with you.
- Name: Chloe
- Age: 19
- University: University of Limerick
- Where You’re Originally From: Cork, Ireland
Tell us about your look e.g. where each item is from, favourite item.
Today, all my clothes are Penneys best! Anyone that follows my blog will see a trend- that I live in Penneys (or Primark’s) clothing. I find it’s quite good value for money, and I get enough wears out of them for the price I pay!
Do you plan out your outfits before you wear them or are you more of a throw on in the morning type of person?
I’m more of a ‘throw on in the morning’ type of gal, if I’m honest! Which is a habit I’d love to banish. I envy those who are able to organise their outfits for the morning the night before, as it obviously saves a bunch of time! That said, I usually have some ideas. As in, I’ll be like ‘Yeah, I’m definitely gonna wear my pink cardigan this week, with all black and white, as just a pop of colour,’.
Do you think your style shifts between university and life at home or do you wear pretty much the same looks in both places?
I can definitely dress up a little bit for university, just like I could dress in my tracksuit and sports clothes at home. It really depends on the day. I like putting effort into my outfits for college, and day to day living, but it can be hard so a lot of the time I just resort to leggings. I love dressing up though, it really just depends on my mood!
What item of clothing do you think every university student must own?
Leggings, of course! They are so comfy and you can do what you want with them. I couldn’t live without a couple of pairs of black leggings! You can dress them up or down, I feel!
What is your favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe?
Last Summer, I bought this gorgeous long skirt in H&M for €10!! It caught my eye, but I really thought it’d be out of my budget, you can bet I was ecstatic when I saw how cheap it was! It is navy with a pink floral design, and is quite see-through, however there is a shorter, black skirt underneath. There is a slit at the side, so it is quite floaty, and I think it’s quite Summery too, so you can bet I’ll be getting good wear out of it this Summer again!
What do you find yourself wearing the most when you’re at university?
Comfy leggings, if I’m honest. As I’ve said, there isn’t much you can’t wear with a pair of leggings, and they are nice and comfy for chilling out between classes, and sitting in classes, so it’s a win-win for me!
Do you vintage shop?
I’ve been falling increasingly in love with vintage clothing! Every semester there is a vintage pop-up shop that comes to UL. The first time they came I picked up a striped black and white shirt, and a pink glittery top. I was hooked on vintage clothing after that and picked up my first vintage denim jacket a few months ago, reduced down to €10 in the Edge, Limerick. Next on my list is a colourful vintage jacket for festivals!
Do you have a style inspiration?
Not really, unfortunately! Pinterest and Instagram are a great help, but I don’t really have a go-to style-spiration!
What is your absolute favourite high street shop?
I love New Look! I find you can get good bargains from there, especially when the sales are on! Before Christmas I got a pair of white mom jeans for €10, down from €30 in the Black Friday Sales!
Do you pay attention to what is “in fashion” according to magazines/big brands?
Kind of, but if I don’t like a certain trend I’m not going to wear it just because it’s the in-trend of the season! I used to hate double denim, but then I saw how they were doing it in the magazines, and now I’m obsessed with it, though!
Thank you for reading and also to Chloe for getting involved! Hopefully you enjoyed this latest post in the series and, if you haven’t already definitely go and check out the others in the series. If you’re interested in getting involved then head over to my contact page and drop me an email! I’d love to feature some more students.