STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Grey is Off the Scale

The saying often goes, "When September starts, summer ends". This is most definitely the case in Edinburgh. We have nearly left behind our summer stripes, marvelous maxis and gladiator sandals and students are soon to return and begin their term, equipped instead with autumn treasures: chunky knit scarves, woolly jumpers and cosy booties.

To enjoy the most of daywear without a jacket, why not cash in for cashmere and sport the slouchy boyfriend jumper? This easy to wear and easy to hang piece is effortless style. The thin, soft material allows it to be worn through the "in-betweener" months and the relaxed, loose cut is fashionable and student friendly — perfect for walking to those long lectures, looking casual yet cool and to keep you warm in Edinburgh’s high ceiling flats.

Grey is said to be the on-trend tone for the next season — a classic block basic colour that still reigns triumphant. Perfect when teamed with a long necklace or printed scarf against it to add some details. This week’s Fashionista is equipped with both.

The oversized craze continues to hit us hard and is still the next big thing with tops, bags and heels! It has happened and we have bought. This week’s Fashionista compensates for this fuller top half fetish with her black skinny jeans, a purchase from H&M. This black silhouette is a good contrast while giving shape to her outfit. She creates an almost cocoon stature, which is to shape autumn’s style. The tighter arms of the jumper create more structure and don’t let the top become that bit too big.

Her overall outfit is plain yet effective; simple yet classic. We see grey on grey with a hint of grey, as the coveted colour continues, oozing onto her scarf and bag. Butterflies, a print which can be spotted on high street would flutter nicely over her nearly monochrome pieces.

Her big charcoal bag mixes well with her clothes and is suitable for her studies with pockets for every subject. Ballet pumps in a nude shade complete the look giving some sunshine to her sombre palette. These ballerinas give her outfit a feminine flair and shall be perfect for taking on Edinburgh’s dance floors, when all studying is done of course!

This ensemble could be left muted in gripping greyscale tones or turned up with a splash of colour or added-on bling — the choice, of course, is yours!

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