With only a month left of term and the weather getting ever more unpredictable, it’s quite evident that winter is coming. A notoriously difficult season to dress for, we’re here to give you a hand with a few of our choicest style tips, you’ll be looking flyer than any Westerosi.
The first thing to remember about dressing for winter here in our dear Exeter is that it’s very difficult. Thanks to our temperamental weather (if I remember correctly, I’m pretty sure it started hailing last weekend), picking out the perfect outfit down here in the South West is both an art form and a science.
Our number one rule: be prepared. It rains on average 19 days in Exeter between November and January, which is more than half a month. As such, chic rainwear is a must, and will keep you dry and put together as you pace it up Forum hill to your next lecture. Winter 2016 is seeing the continued “rain” of the Yellow Mac; you’ve probably seen three on your journey into campus today. The Mac is popular for good reason: bright and bold, and most of all waterproof. If you’re feeling bold enough to play with this striking trend, try a raincoat in another primary colour. While vinyl tends to be quite popular a material, wax Barbour raincoats never seem to lose their power. For an alternative, some current trends include cosy puffa jackets and fur-lined hoods.
Winter 2016 is seeing the continued “rain” of the Yellow Mac
Exeter is notoriously windy and sensible dressing for the season means protecting yourself against harsh conditions. While your Mac may protect you from the rain and give you a bit of a break from the wind, there are definitely more substantial coat options available. We’re loving every iteration of the quilted coat that we’re seeing on the high street right now. Not quite as statement as the puffa, the quilted makes for a hardy, athletic look, perfect for layering over your society stash. For a sleeker take, the longline boyfriend coat in camel and black is blowing up Topshop right now. Pull it all together with a striking scarf. You know the ones we’re talking about. Adorning the neck of Exeter’s most on point, oversized scarves in brush check and neutral colours are the perfect accessory to keep cosy in the worst winds.
We couldn’t let a winter fashion guide go without mentioning Christmas, could we? ’Tis the season to be killing the style game. The most fun part about being a fashion junkie during the festive season is the joy of buying Christmas jumpers. And there’s something for everyone. Primark for your cheesy jumper fix, complete with bells, whistles, candy canes and all, Debenhams for something a little more special and sparkly, and ASOS to fill the ‘alternative’ Christmas jumper gap in your wardrobe. Their “This is my X-Mas Jumper” Jumper is hilarious.
’Tis the season to be killing the style game
We’re hoping you’re all geared to dress up for your wonderful Winter Balls, from the Yule Ball to SSB! Dazzle in strong metallics and shapes, and most importantly, pick something you’re happy with and feel comfortable in.