Monday, 2 September 2013

Student Suitcase Stress

Heading back to uni is an incredibly exciting time. Escaping the constant vigilance of overly-caring parents and returning to complete independence to do as you please, and eat 4 times the recommended salt and fat levels – bliss!

Amidst all of the excitement and anticipation, looking forward to being reunited with friends you haven’t seen for months and the freedom to ditch clothes-hangers and employ the floor as the most practical wardrobe, comes the panic of “What clothes do I take?!”

You have one suitcase in which to fit an entire year’s worth of clothing - quite a feat. That means covering all bases of practical, fashionable and wearable with just a handful of items. This means serious fashion business! Being in Edinburgh, I can’t just throw in a casual summer smock and sandals hoping I’ll get a chance to wear them. I know it will be sub-zero temperatures within weeks and I just don’t have the suitcase space to spare for such optimism. It’s important to stick to staples which can be worn limitless times and can be re-worked in to several outfits.


This fabulous ACNE Vera leather-trimmed shearling biker jacket would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Versatile and chic, it's ideal to wrap up warm on the bone-chilling winter days and eluding a clear sense of style and sophistication. 

(Jacket available and photos courtesy of

With pieces that transform effortlessly from day to night, and tick both the comfort and style boxes, you'll be able to dress well with just a few key pieces.

So pack clever to ensure you can always look great without suffering the cold and concentrate solely on enjoying student life.