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Fashion in the Forum is BACK and Exeter is serving some serious looks

Pack away your linen trousers, summers over


With the start of a new season at Exeter, students are already debuting their best fits to kick off the year right. Freshers have had the opportunity in these first few weeks to showcase their fashion repertoire, attempting to assert a stylish reputation.

Vintage clothing still proves to be in, continuing on the trend of raiding Mummy’s wardrobe as well as charity shopping. Any students keen to find some vintage gems in Exeter should pop down to the new vintage shop “Flamingos Vintage” or “Children’s Hospice” charity shop, on Sidwell, via recommendation from girls featured in the article! Dr Martens and maxi skirts were seemingly popular as we transition into Autumn. Hopefully, this edition can spark some inspiration for your own campus fashion.

Ciara, second year, art history and management student, @ciara.devaneyy


Where’s everything from?

Cardigan – Mum’s wardrobe
Vest – Asda
Jeans – Hollister
Belt – Grandma’s wardrobe
Shoes – Puma

What is your favourite season to dress for and why? 

My favourite season is probably winter because of the variety of coats and you can wear everything with scarves. Plus, scarves are great fun and can add a bit of spice!

It seems like skinny scarves are making their seasonal comeback to Exeter.

Lula, third year, English and film student, @lulajahangiri


Where’s everything from?

Top – Charity shop
Skirt – Vintage Topshop
Shoes – Doctor Martens

Where do you look to most of your fashion inspiration? 

With the whole resurgence of 90s and vintage fashion I look at what’s in charity shops around me or see if there are any gems in my Mum’s wardrobe!

Bilan, third year, geography student, @bil3n.a

Where’s everything from?

Cardigan – Urban Outfitters
Vest – ASOS
Skirt – ASOS
Tights – Primark
Shoes – vans

What is your favourite accessory to pair with any outfit?

My favourite accessories are my Somali bracelets and my tiger’s eye necklace.

Luciana, third year, philosophy and politics student, @lucianamena


Where’s everything from?

Jacket – Flamingo vintage store Exeter
Vest – Kids made here (Peruvian brand)
Jeans – Michèlle Belau (Peruvian brand)
Shoes – Nike

Do you feel any pressure picking outfits for Freshers’ Week in comparison to the rest of the year?

There is a bit of pressure given that we were on a stand during Freshers’ Fair and we wanted to look good! But I also like to think about my outfits after Welcome Week too.

Hannah, third year, history student, @hannahdiamond

Where’s everything from?

Top – Zara

Trousers – Brand Melville

Shoes – Nike

If you were looking for an item of clothing you were in need of where would you go?

I must admit I will always go dig through some charity shops before I look at any chain or fast fashion brands.

(She says whilst wearing ALL fast fashion).

Honor, third year, economics student, @honorslifeonfilm 

Where’s everything from?

Jumper – charity shop

Gilet – eBay

Trousers – Urban Outfitters

Shoes – Nike

What would you say is your fashion guilty pleasure?

Definitely wearing baby tees that I’ve picked up on holidays!