Boutique Switches for Big Names

Here in St. Andrews, where people hail from many a stylish locale, having a recognisable style is almost old hat. While wearing a Gucci belt or carrying a Goyard tote in other places would be considered distinguishing -- in St. Andrews, it’s just another part of the uniform. But from this, a new problem arises: …

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‘The Secret History’ Aesthetic

November to me is The Secret History month. Its entire duration just embodies the aesthetic of the book perfectly, in gloomy twilight that sets in whilst you’re still sitting in lectures, the last few dark gold leaves clinging to nearly-bare trees, and the deeply unsettling chill of the wind that forces you to dig deep …

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A Look for Every Locale: Streetwear Trends Around the World

As Independent Learning Week has just drawn to a close, many students have recently stumbled upon a startling notion: the last week in October has very little to do with “learning” of any kind. Instead of getting a few extra chapters of reading done, or banging out the first few sentences of that essay you’ve …

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Reflections on Thrifting in Paris

When I booked a solo trip to Paris over reading week, I already knew that I wanted to set aside a day exclusively for thrifting. I had visions of myself setting out on the great fashion capital of the world, shopping bags at my sides, armed with a keen eye and a loosely-construed budget. I …

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Sustainable Brands to Watch

Editor's note: From a sustainability standpoint I feel the need to clarify that the majority of the brands detailed below are based outside of Europe. The long-distance shipping that purchasing from these brands would require to get to our quaint, Scottish home should be considered in this sense. However, given our sizeable international (especially American) …

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The Color Black: A Powerful Understatement

We have all heard the saying: “less is more”. It is especially applicable in the world of fashion, specifically with the color black. When paired correctly, it is striking, bold, yet unassumingly chic. It is a staple of wardrobes all over the world. As Karl Lagerfeld put it: “One is never over- or underdressed with …

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10 Influencers You Should Already Be Following

In an age where the field of fashion, and more specifically the world of streetwear, is dominated by Instagram influencers, Victoria's Secret ex-angels, and celebutantes, it's important to consistently be refining your feed. Trust me, we've all gone through the phase when we thought Emma Chamberlain was a style icon, and Kylie Jenner's Snapchat stories …

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