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Campus styling

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If you’re a student, you spend more than half your day in school. Shea Rasol guides you to dressing right.

The freezing lecture hall

Going bookish_Aquila Style

Waved lapel cardigan | $158 | missiny.com
Austique perfect jumper stripe black and white | $300 | austique.co.uk
Pull & Bear skinny leg trousers with zip detail | $36 | pullandbear.com
Dolce & Gabbana leopard print silk scarf | $495 | net-a-porter.com
Trudel eyeglass | $50 | americanapparel.net
Téo+Ng canvas leather satchel Mori khaki | $278 | boticca.com
Always on Your Side flat in natural | $33 | modcloth.com

I don’t knowwhat is up with lecture halls and air conditioning systems, but they all seem to have a way of keeping you half-frozen as you struggle to take down notes. Keep stylishly warm with two thin knit items – reach for bold striped sweaters to wear underneath that draping knit cardigan.

The student body meeting

Going bookish_Aquila Style

Juma Scarves ocean prism cotton blend scarf | $275 | calypsostbarth.com
Topshop Olivia Burton big rose gold watch | $131 | topshop.com
Vince Camuto Colby drawstring | $198 | shoptheshoebox.com
Topshop honeymoon flower sandals | $55 | topshop.com
Nic+Zoe Chambray ruched shirt | $111 | nicandzoe.com
J Tomson womens basic foldover ankle length maxi skirt | $8.46 | amazon.com

If juggling class and after-school clubs is your forte, balance them in style. Be neat and presentable when organising weekly meetings in smart casuals such as a fitted buttoned shirt and a maxi skirt. Show your confidence in the way you speak and how you carry yourself.

The library session

Going bookish_Aquila Style

Shirt dress | $84 | oasis.andotherbrands.com
River Island black pleated wide leg palazzo trousers | $63 | riverisland.com
Sole Society tassel infinity scarf | $25 | solesociety.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel-daisy ring | $48 | saksfifthavenue.com
Even & Odd tote bag | $61 | zalando.co.uk
Moschino Cheap And Chic daisy slip black leather loafers | $535 | jades24.com

Who doesn’t love the daily visits to the library? Sometimes all you need is a little alone time with books. A shirtdress works well with the library dress code without compromising style. Go for slacks or palazzos and be sure to carry a messenger bag with you to lug all those borrowed books!

The all-day class

Going bookish_Aquila Style

Toms Ethiopian gunmetal gray scarf | $48 | toms.com
Topshop assorted stone bracelets | $20 | topshop.com
Madewell the Dover messenger | $148 | madewell.com
Sunset Sky sandal | $30 | modcloth.com
Finejo women’s heart pattern long sleeve crew neck t-shirt | $13 | amazon.com
Shell pink voile maxi skirt | $27 | newlook.com

You’re bound to have at least one day packed with classes, from morning till evening (thank you, schedule administrator!). The best style advice for that day is comfort: layer an oversized sweater or T-shirt over a casual maxi skirt and finish off with a pair of sandals. This skirt is your saviour when you feel like sitting cross-legged during those long and winding lectures.

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