This first suit, an off-the-rack, navy blue, pinstripe, three-button affair with perilously skinny lapels, was needed to transition me from unkempt graduate student to serious academic; a uniform meant to project confidence, accomplishment, professionalism, and, crucially, to hide the pools of sweat I’d incur during the interviews I’d hoped would materialize five months later… By […]
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Since I was a teenager I was your standard fast fashion consumer. Because I was buying fast fashion weekly to stay on trend, I had a closet crammed with clothes, some of which still had the price tag on.
To wear vintage is to stand out from the crowd and develop a unique sartorial style. By shopping for vintage, we are buying out of the disposable fast fashion economy. Buying and dressing in vintage are fast becoming popular as an ethical, fashionable and stylish choice. Buying vintage is also an inexpensive way to acquire […]
No, you mustn’t wear a suit to be taken seriously as an academic.
Can I wear Polka Dots to work? The answer is yes, you can! Polka Dots has a playful and cheerful vibe, thanks to Minnie Mouse. This sometimes makes it a workplace pariah.
Have you considered how your fashion and identity as an academic might intersect? Here, Dr. Kavita Mudan Finn reflects on the subject from a personal standpoint, but her essay is rich in insight into how we may do the same.
If you struggle with how to wear colour and brighten your academic wardrobe, this article by Morolake Dairo is for you.
More and more brands are becoming conscious of the need to change the way the fashion industry operates. The current rate of consumption and speed of fast fashion is untenable. We need ethical fashion brands.
Stylish Academic Fashion Editor, Madeleine Seys, passionate ethical shopper and thoughtful dresser, provides her advice for thinking outside the box and finding unique pieces in charity shops.
When I saw this event being advertised I thought I must be dreaming. Here was something right at the intersection of two of my major interests, fashion and mental health, and it was (in London terms) right on my doorstep!