Quick Packing Tips for Winter Break

As I’m writing this, exam season is in full swing, and winter break is just around the corner. However, by the time this is posted, exams will have finished and many of us will either be home or on our way home. This begs the question: what should I pack? Much of the student population …

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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 Style Guide to Nights Out in St Andrews

Whether it’s BPM, Bassment, ASHA, VS, Passport, another collective, a ball, or a once-a-year event like Starfields, St Andrews has a pretty reliable rotating cast of nights out to embark on. While they might put on similar events, each of these groups speaks to a different musical subculture with its own style sensibility. Here is …

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People Watching and Style Stalking in Taste

As the days here in Scotland grow ever colder and darker, there’s truly nothing quite like curling up with a coffee - and your looming deadlines - in your favorite cafe. For me, this snug utopia is St Andrews's very own Taste; with ambience, a reliably eclectic soundtrack, and the perfect espresso, Taste really is …

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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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A Take on Sartorial Assimilation in St Andrews

In many ways, attending the University of St Andrews makes me feel like I’m living a double life. Being from the United States and having gone to a high school where almost no one applies abroad, my university friends exist in a very separate sphere of my life from those I have at home. The …

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