Don’t get tagged in the same outfit twice

Royal Recycling... Kate Middleton wears Jenny Packham dress for a second time. Image: Marie Claire.
Royal Recycling... Kate Middleton wears Jenny Packham dress for a second time. Image: Marie Claire.

If it’s good enough for royalty, I’m sure us students can give it a go too. Wearing the same outfit twice that is- but most importantly, making sure nobody realises. With Freshers fortnight upon us, the stress and expense of finding a different outfit for every night is almost unbearable, so here are a few tips to ensure you don’t become the next Facebook fashion faux pas and blow all of your student loan in doing so.

Royal Recycling... Kate Middleton wears Jenny Packham dress for a second time. Image: Marie Claire.
Royal Recycling… Kate Middleton wears Jenny Packham dress for a second time. Image: Marie Claire.

The LBD is perhaps the easiest look to transform. This off the shoulder dress from River Island looks great with plain black stilettos and a shoulder bag, but why not re-work it with a bright pair of wedges (a chunkier heel equals more pain-free dancing time) and an over sized hard clutch bag.

LBD...This Catalina Dress by Motel at Topshop is an easy look to transform. Image: Topshop.
LBD…This Catalina Dress by Motel at Topshop is an easy look to transform. Image: Topshop.

Team it with a tailored blazer you might usually wear with skinny jeans, for an added touch of effortless sophistication.

Sophisticated...Add this pale pink waterfall blazer from New Look to transform your LBD. Image: New Look.
Sophisticated…Add this pale pink waterfall blazer from New Look to transform your LBD. Image: New Look.

The trusty playsuit is going to be just as huge in A/W as it was this summer.Swap floral patterns for a colour-blocking design and add a waist belt to create the illusion of a separate top and shorts.

Playsuit...This colour blocking playsuit is from Miss Selfridge. Image: Miss Selfridge.
Playsuit…This colour blocking playsuit is from Miss Selfridge. Image: Miss Selfridge.

 

To achieve a glamorous yet grungey look, wear with black tights, a shoe boot and studded leather jacket. Alternatively, achieve a more feminine and polished style by removing the belt and adding an embellished collar for an elegant on-trend edge.

The key to really getting away with recycling outfits is to dramatically change your style; opt for an updo instead of loose curls, inject some colour with daring shades of nail varnish and vibrant lipstick and finish with chunky statement jewellery to transform your outfit completely.

And remember, the best part about being a student is the high street discounts, so never miss out on a bargain!

Now you can rest easily in the confidence that you will look just as glamorous in your recycled outfit as you did first time round (even if you are tagged cradling a toilet seat or sporting a questionable traffic cone on your head.)

Have you ever been tagged in the same outfit twice? Let us know in the comments below…

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