Fashion/Style

Anything about fashion and style for the academician is archived under this category.

Work Outfit Inspiration – Stripes
Work Outfit Inspiration – Stripes
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Wondering what to wear to a conference?  Your amazing compilation of slides showcasing the hard work that has gone into your research over the last couple of months or weeks is very important,  but so is making a good impression with the way you present yourself.

Stylish Academics of the Week #2
Stylish Academics of the Week #2
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Wow, what a remarkable success the debut edition was! In case you missed it, please meet the Stylish Academics of the Week #1 here. We asked you to nominate academics for week two, and here they are! The next time anyone tells you academics are badly-dressed people, bookmark these links for a rewarding clap-back! Academic […]

How to match your shirt and tie
How to match your shirt and tie
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Men’s Style | How to match your shirt and tie  It may seem like the easiest task to pull off, but it takes considerable style energy to effortlessly put the shirt and tie together. The art of matching ties with suits or shirts could be confusing at times. The options available […]

Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
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“Academic wear” can be a tough nut to crack, especially for women. In this article, Thomasin Bailey lends her voice to the issue, powerfully weaving Shakespeare into her critique of what it means to be a woman in academia. She asks the all-important question: What should I wear to be “taken seriously”? It is often said that appearance […]

The Complete Guide to LIPSTICKS
The Complete Guide to LIPSTICKS
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London-based make-up artist, Kemi Fadeyi of KTouch talks makeup and lipsticks for every personality, skin tone and the working woman. Side note: there’s a RED for everyone.  What general tips should we consider when choosing a lipstick or lip colour in store? I believe that every woman should go into a store open-minded when it […]

Academic Codes of Dressing
Academic Codes of Dressing
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The codes of dressing in academia can be tricky. No one knows precisely where it sits on the spectrum of professional to super-casual, and this is not unexpected. The world of academia is not one big homogeneous bubble. It is more like an onion bulb with multicoloured layers representing diverse disciplines, and at the same […]

Understanding Individual Style
Understanding Individual Style
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Magazines, celebrities, and television shows may determine what’s in fashion, but YOU are the connoisseur of your individual style. One of the biggest myths around being stylish is the perception that one must have a lot of money to expend on endless shopping. I once believed this too. However, I have since learnt that personal style is […]

15 Stylish Academics on Instagram
15 Stylish Academics on Instagram
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Have you met the stylish academics on Instagram? You will be blown away, at least I was. When SA opened an account a little over a year ago, we never imagined it would be host to our most engaged community online. Hats off ? ! This weekend, we bring you top stylish academics we’ve found on […]

Fashion: Why Academics Should Care
Fashion: Why Academics Should Care
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Fashion Matters: Why academics should care about what they wear  By Ben Barry (@drbenbarry) This article was originally published on The Chronicle of Higher Education. Academics get a bad rap for their sartorial choices. More than two decades ago the fashion historian Valerie Steele scoffed that “academics may be the worst-dressed middle-class occupational group.” Today this […]