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If you’re in school or university (like me), then you’re probably near revision period (DUN DUN DUN *commence end of the world*). Since my exams commence December 9th, my anxiety is steadily climbing. To cope, I like to wear pieces that are comfy, yet happy enough for my dreary library days (I am in Scotland after all). I love this particular look for its comfort and edge. The Dracula vest is an ode to the film, but as a traditional English major, I prefer the book. Besides the literary allusion, this vest is also great for bi-polar library temperatures.
For the library chill, this TopShop cardigan has never failed me. Its blanket-like quality makes it a great impromptu pillow for revising (International Relations theory — anyone?).
Although a vest and cardigan are standard practice for the library — why leather trousers? Why? Great question. They’re comfy, stretchy, and far more original than plain jeans or leggings. Within this look, these are from (surprise, surprise) H&M, and I love them dearly. Although they do feel like wearing rubber pants (not the American Horror Story kind — get your mind out of the gutter), they’re worth it for the cheaper price. If you’re a leather purist, leggings with real leather on the front and an elastic back are ideal. Since its daytime, I usually opt for leather garments either in a slate grey or hunter green, just so they coordinate with my black leather jacket in a non-biker gang way.
To finish the look, I usually opt for my RAINS backpack, which is rain proof, thus keeping my notes safe from the Scottish rain. Every. Single. Day. (Pretty much).
Now most importantly, let’s talk shoes….
For shoes, this is where I’m gonna get a little “basic” and controversial. Roshe runs have become the pumpkin spice latte of shoes. Every girl has them, and every girl wears them with a Barbour, black leggings and a Longchamp Le Pliage at the library. If you’re one of those girls, stop. Reevaluate your life. These semi-expensive shoes you own possess great versatility, which to get your money’s worth, should be harnessed. Although I used to call them the “Crocs of trainers” , (since Roshe’s possess the comfort of Croc, yet look like a trainer), these shoes are far more stylish and versatile than Crocs — which I used to own as a child **cringe**. To reinvent your Roshe’s, go for leather pants (like I did), or a burgundy skater dress with wool tights. These allow you to be comfy, all without looking like 99% of the student populace — if you live in a western country.
I love my Roshe’s specifically for their subdued burgundy + bright red mix. Not only is it fun, but it also allows for easy intergration of brights for winter with darker pieces, making it help — rather than hinder, creative and DIFFERENT new looks. You can find them here! Can’t find standard Roshe’s you like? The Nike Lab Pendleton collection is next level [and double the price — but having my name on a pair would be killer]!
Hope you guys enjoyed this week’s post! Comment below on what you wear during revision/how you deal with the stress of it all #sodeep.
What I’m Wearing
Necklace: Turkish shop in St Andrews
Leather Trousers: H&M
Trainers: Nike Roshe Run