Standing Out From The Crowd

Amy is 21 years old and is a 3rd year English student at UoS. Amy has wanted to be a writer since she was 6 years old, so contributing to Student Life is a great opportunity.

fashion, style, stylist, student style

The way that you dress is the first impression that you give to anyone; whether it be for an interview, a social event, or even just coming into university!  Sometimes it can be so difficult to know where to start with fashion. The problem is that fashion is forever changing, once you have mastered one look, something new comes along.

The first tip that I can offer you is to become aware of what you feel the most comfortable in. I know it is easier said than done, but try different looks and get creative. You’ll often be surprised that one style that you would never usually try, may transform your entire wardrobe. With that in mind, don’t wear something that you look in the mirror and feel unsure about. Otherwise you’re just going to feel self-conscious the entire time you are wearing it.

This leads me on to my next tip: wear your wardrobe with confidence. Once you have found the style that you feel most comfortable with, don’t be afraid to flaunt it. Be proud of who you are because everyone’s fashion sense is unique and that is one of the things that gives you your identity. I used to wear the same perfume all the time and whenever my friends smelt that on anyone else, they would be reminded of me.

Don’t be afraid to be bold. Wear that bright eyeshadow! Try those new shoes! As I said above, you may surprise yourself. Don’t get me wrong it can be so difficult to keep up with fashion, especially when uni deadlines are looming and you’re feeling overworked. I do find though that when I feel good about how I’m dressed, as a whole, I feel more positive and optimistic about what the rest of my day holds. 

If you’re ever in doubt about what to wear and if it suits you, then don’t be afraid to ask. Friends, family - or even consult Pinterest. Everyone’s fashion sense is different and it doesn’t hurt to get creative every now and then by trying something new.


First impressions count! 

We make snap judgements about people from the clothes they wear. Clothing communicates information about the wearer and first impressions can be heavily influenced by the messages conveyed by attire.

Fashion is ever changing and can become a minefield, very difficult to know where to start! Your individual style should always stem from what you will feel comfortable wearing, and suitable for your shape and skin tone. There is much more to our clothing choices than we imagine. For many people what they wear is merely a matter of habit, but when we dress in the morning, it might pay to be a little more careful in the choices we make. Try something different with your clothes, play with different styles, colours, experiment and make your wardrobe work for you.

Your wardrobe emulates you! For sure, find your individual unique style to give you the confidence to walk tall and be proud! Once you have achieved this people around you will always know your “signature” style.

As a stylist, I would always mentor my clients to be BOLD…finding the bold colours that complement you best, will work throughout your entire wardrobe all year long. 

Don’t ever feel alone, there are so many websites, styling blogs and magazines that will give you ideas and tips. 

“It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it! ”


There is so much to look forward to coming into the spring/summer 17 season. The clocks have gone forward, the evenings are lighter, and our attire/wardrobe will of course have to change. This time in the calendar also triggers the events that we have in the spring and summer. With that in mind - let's be savvy, have an agenda and plan ahead!

You will need key wardrobe staple items to work a smart lifestyle wardrobe, to kick start the seasonal change.

Social DrinkS, BBQ’s, Festivals, Concerts, Dinner & Work.

• Jeans/Trousers

• Lightweight Jackets/Coats

• Blouses/Shirts

• Casual Tops/Lightweight 

• Jumpers

• Skirts/Dresses/Culotttes

• Shorts/Chinos

• Shoes/Sandals/Boots

• Scarves/Hats

• Bags/Satchels/Accessories


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