Female Freshers’ Fashion – What to Wear

Reinvention, reinvention, reinvention. This is the word that will be rattling about for all those new to the bright, gleaming world of university. Say goodbye to your home-town self and hello to the brand new you. Freshers’ Week is an excellent crash-course in exploring your new university home. And with freshers’ events, there are many opportunities to dress up or dress down for the occasion.

So I have put together some outfits for York’s staple Freshers’ events…

The Traffic Light Party

This is a very efficient dress code, where the colour you wear indicates your availability to possible suitors – red means you are taken, yellow means you’re undecided and green means you are single.

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Dipped Leaf Earrings – Accessorize, Skater Dress – ASOS,
Sally Hensen 5in1 Nail Colour – Sally Hensen, Baby Black Banana Heel – Miss Selfridge

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Yellow Asymmetric Beaded Top – New Look, Super High Rise Grazer Jeans – Urban Outfitters,
Cross Strap Motion Wedges – New Look, Lavender Cushion Drop Earrings – Debenhams

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Lucy Dip Hem Lacy Swing Dress – Boohoo.com, Jamee Ombre Tights – Missguided,
Constantina Laser Cut Out Shoe Boots – Missguided

Or if you’re feeling mysterious, wear all-black and keep ’em guessing!

The Foam Party

Do not make the heinous mistake of donning your best clothes to a foam party as they will get ruined beyond repair. Waterproof make-up and swimwear underneath will keep you looking fresh and dignified. Team a casual look with flat shoes (slippery floor with high heels is a recipe for A&E disaster!) for a great night out.

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Warehouse Lace Triangle Bikini Top – ASOS, Multi Green Tie Dye Top – Dorothy Perkins,
Floral Jacquard Treggings – Topshop, Ellinor Strappy Buckle Sandals – Missguided

The School Night

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A perennial favourite for Freshers’ week, most will wear their old school shirt and tie. However, if you absolutely hated your old school uniform or if you were one of the lucky lot that didn’t have one, keep it chic with a classy school-like outfit.

Chalkboard Earrings – thelovelyteaspoon @ Etsy, Retro Coco Dress – loveclothing.com,
Cotton Solid Thigh High Socks – American Apparel, Black Patent Court Wedges – New Look

The Pyjama Party

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You might be inclined towards an animal onesie for this theme. By all means, go for it. For this look, I selected an outfit that are separate pieces so it’s easy to get out of (think of those toilet breaks) and not heavy as you dance the night away.

Tweet Dreams Sleep Tee – Dorothy Perkins,
Dot Jacquard Roll-Up Trousers – Gap, Jersey Check Slipper Boots – Matalan

The Closing Ceremony – YUSU Live and Loud 2013

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This is YUSU’s main event to officially welcome you to the uni. Taking place at the new campus on Heslington East, there is a non-formal, festival theme to the event. Rather than going for full-on festival, I picked out a more casual look that works well from day to night.

Jennie Fairisle Soft Laguna Waterfall Cardigan – Boohoo.com, Inspired By Studded Tier Dress – Miss Selfridge,
Converse All Star Hi 1980s Superman – Converse @ Office, Gold Plaited Chain Bracelet – Dorothy Perkins