Scratch the text book approach, here’s a cheat sheet to the perfect Summer School wardrobe!
An easy summer dress will take you right through any day of the week!
Check out Rozanne & Pushkin countrywide for a great selection.
1. Keep it fresh with a simple pair of white Tomy’s or Converse.
2. Decide on a bare-ankle look or a cute pair of socks on display – check out Topshop for a super-sweet selection of frill-top socks (pictured here) or dabble in the print-sock micro-trend with local designers, Toe Porn. Browse their collection here.
3. Don’t forget a cover up (a soft cardi is best for folding into your bag) for those long days that turn into late nights and chilly air-conditioned lecture halls.
Channel your inner rich b*tch with clean lines, classic colours and a sharp edge.
1. Nothing says fresh like a crisp white shirt.
2. Navy / tan / burgundy / touch of gold – go!
3. Hints of bare skin at the ankle or throat will help you feel fierce, but remember this is a learning environment – keep it PG.
Give your LBD a daytime remake for that don’t-f-with-me Friday feeling.
1. Keep the fabric of your dress day-pproriate with cotton or linen, or be cautious of where you sit in a silky or Lycra dress – tears and pills are never, ever a vibe.
2. Usurp the sexiness of a slinky dress with a pair of tough boots – these Palladium boots are waterproof too! A huge bonus, as every student whose been late for class after unsuccessfully trying to dry her pumps at the low-level hand drier in the bathroom will attest…
3. There is no accessory more powerful than a hot best friend. S/O.
You never know whose watching! Keep it hot while you sweat.
2. Thin windbreaker jackets in great prints are big on the sportswear scene – look out for them from brands like Puma or go 80s original in the vintage racks. A far cry from your navy childhood classic, these lightweight pieces roll easily into your book bag to save face in the increasing frequent flash-flood downpours. Thanks global warming.
3. A good pair of kicks will take you further than far. Campuses tend to be sprawling affairs, and First Years will often criss-cross between departments. Don’t underestimate the amount of support your stepping needs! Rolled ankles and blistered toes aren’t exactly brain food.
*Check out issue Nine of liveMag SA for the full editorial!