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An evergreen in the season of greys, combat boots combine comfort and attitude into one, often even mostly water-resistant, shoe. Having had their origin in various subcultures, combat boots like Doc Martens have found their way into mainstream attire. Now, there’s a multitude of ways to wear the edgy kicks so, without further ado, here are our favourite ways to style them: For the cold months, switch the sneakers for some heavy boots. Not only will your now toasty feet thank you, the plain t-shirt/jumper and jeans combo is easily elevated with some cool combat boots. Create an interesting contrast…

During my time in Berlin at a creative workshop in collaboration with a big brand (see article below), I had the pleasure of meeting many different, wonderful and creative young women. Five of them especially inspired me with their outfits and their confidence to wear whatever they want, so I interviewed them about what they thought about fashion in regards to Self-Expression and Self-love. Here’s what they had to say:   Charly I think that fashion can contribute a lot to Self-Expression, because you can emphasize certain characteristics through it. If you’re confident you might wear things that show that,…

I just came home from what was probably one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences of my life. A huge company had cast me and a number of other young women to come to Berlin, take part in co-creation workshops for a new line, and subsequently represent it in advertisements once launched. I am in contact with the other girls and I can, five days after the project’s end, still barely fathom the interesting developments we got to be a part of and the amazing opportunities we were given. Given how seldom opportunities like this arise (in my life…

Pins add flair to any boring outfit. Here’s how you can make your own cute pins to spice up your wardrobe! Materials For this DIY you will need: – air-drying modelling clay (easily found at The Works) – acrylic paint and brushes – small scissors or a precision knife – cardboard (optional) – pin backings (easily found on Amazon or just hit me up and I’ll give you some) – glue Sketch the shape of your desired pins on a piece of cardboard and cut them out. I went with a cat head, a ghost and a pumpkin shape.…

Halloween is getting closer by the minute and not everyone is into planning elaborate, time and money consuming costumes. Fret not, friends! Simply try one of these low-effort Halloween costumes! Greaser If you have a leather jacket, jeans, some hair gel/pomade and a comb, you’re all set to be a T-Bird and turn Halloween into a real Summer Night (bonus points if you can actually sing). On a similar note, if you switch the leather jacket for a red bomber and adopt a face of perpetual aloofness, you could make a pretty good James Dean. Queen of Hearts Fans of…

While temperatures are dropping and we begin to get cozy in sweaters and coats, it’s easy to lose a little flair and for our outfits to get simpler (shout out to those of you who are still rocking mini dresses while clubbing; I do not understand you but I love you). There is an easy way to combat this and to spice up your winter wardrobe: accessorize with pins! Whether it be cool vintage finds or one of the many cleverly designed pins on Etsy or other online stores, pins and buttons are sure to bring some life to your…

I still remember the very first time I saw the cover picture of Lizzo’s 2019 album “‘Cuz I Love You”. It shows the lady in question sitting – nude – in front of a dark background, with her shiny black hair hugging her figure. From the photography itself (sultry warm lighting, making her skin glow) to the pose and her hard-to-read, may I say mysterious, expression: this picture is very sexy. But that is, of course, not the reason anyone would think twice about it; many album covers are quite racy. No, it is sexy in a way that is…

I caught up with Instagram sensation, fashion blogger and masters student Becky Lou Button over hot chocolate & Sauvignon Blanc (It’s one of those Mondays). With an impressive 30K followers, Becky not only posts cute outfit ideas on her social media but she also uses her degree to educate and share the world of consumer psychology on her blog beckyloubutton.co.uk. She also has a Youtube channel that include clothing hauls, makeup tutorials and features her gorgeous puppy, Winter! Get to know Becky with this vogue-inspired 73 questions interview…       How old are you? 21       What is your degree? Masters in…

This summer I travelled to Japan’s busy capital, Tokyo, a trip that ranked at the very top of my bucket list. The combination of sushi and shopping made Tokyo my own personal kind of heaven. Like other Westerns I have long been fascinated by Japanese culture, particularly their vibrant and dynamic street style. Famous Japanese styles range from Lolita and Kawaii to Cosplay. But, when I wandered the streets of Shibuya and the fashionable district of Harajuku. I noticed a new, darker style emerging amongst the young people of Japan. ‘Yume Kawaii’ (‘kawaii’ meaning cute) is a popular way to…

Thrift On The Streets Pop-Up Vintage Stalls/Kilo Sales There are many pop-up vintage stalls that travel around Universities all over the UK, selling anything from cowboy boots to vintage levis. Kilo sales are also great value for money as you pay per KG of clothes,1KG tends to be priced around £15. So keep your eyes peeled for posters and facebook events to bag yourself the WAVIEST of garms. Charity Shops Bangor may not be blessed with the broadest selection of high fashion clothes shops, however it does have an extensive range of charity shops: Red Cross, Cancer Research,…

BIKER BOOTS  Valentino, £880 Office, £115 SKATE SHOES Chloe, £340  Vans, £26.99 COURT SHOES Gianvito Rossi, £470 Topshop, £59 SKATE SHOES Lanvin, £305 Nike/Stefan Janoski, £64.99 LOAFERS Gucci, £410 River Island, £55 BOAT SHOES Timberland, £105 River Island, £45 CHUKKA BOOTS John Lobb, £875 Topman, £35 WEDGES Kurt Geiger, £89 New Look, £22.99

YES By Katherine Barnes Yes, I do think fashion is important in society because it allows people to express their personality. Throughout the ages fashion has been an important part of society and culture. As the human world developed so did the practice of clothing and what people developed out of different materials to wear. From the beautiful arcs of printed silk dresses made in dynastic China, to the elaborate corseted ball gowns of eighteenth century England, what a colourful and imaginative array of designs that mankind has developed over the years! It is true that there are some stigmas…

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer best known for the enchanting mix of bold prints in his fashion line, as well as being the first designer to create the sand-blasted effect on jeans and printing on leather. Cavalli rose to fame after he presented his first collection of printed leather gowns to the fashion world in 1970. Mario Valentino, known as the key designer of Italian leather at the time, thought that Cavalli’s new printing technique was “fantastic!” This revolutionary idea of making evening gowns out of leather made him stand out from other designers, and he was soon…

Frills Frills were everywhere in the collections for Summer 2016. Frills add interest to summer dresses, and are perfect for making casual outfits look feminine. Shoulder baring This year is all about showing off your shoulders – perfect if you don’t like showing too much skin. Keep the rest of the outfit simple, and team with heels so your legs look as long as your arms. Colour If you fancy brightening up your wardrobe, now is the time to do it. Ladies, clash two bright colours if you feel confident, or look out for bold stripes and patterns. All shades…

Vivienne Westwood, a Dame in the fashion world, and one of my all time favourite designers, has recently released her new show ‘Mirror the World’ as part of her Gold Label collection. Her inspiration is the magnificent city of Venice, and saving this ‘emporium of culture’ (and of course everything else) from climate change. Yet I must admit, I am a little unsure as to how global warming immediately connects to her designs, but in her pre-show film she mentioned an idea that struck me, that to be as beautiful as the world, one must engage with the world. The…

YES By Katherine Babbs I would argue that celebrities have had a continuously shifting place in fashion, with major fashion houses using celebrities to showcase new designs on red carpets across the globe. In recent years that position has often shifted to behind the camera – figureheads such as Kanye West now designing, manufacturing, and presenting their own collections, gaining critical acclaim as they do so. West’s sleek lines and dystopian tones in Yeezy seasons one and two have created a style unseen before at leading fashion weeks. In doing so, he has caught the attention of both respected fashion…

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