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 1

@BackonAir is a Lecturer in Fashion Design and a menswear and streetwear designer.

In this photo, he is wearing a vintage trench purchased years ago in NYC (note to self – buy timeless pieces), GStar cropped pants and Yezzy Belugas V2. We are in awe of your style!

Academic 2

When you think of academic researchers working on their manuscripts, you may imagine them working from home in pajamas – not Science.Sam though! She is slaying her manuscript in trendy frayed hems.

Science.Sam is wearing a pair of jeans from Forever21 stylishly paired with a simple white t-shirt & an Apple watch.

Academic 3

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Meet Ceri Brenner who was on her way to give a public talk in London. She works as an application development scientist for high power lasers, and this talk was about medical imaging and nuclear waste inspection applications – a project she is working on. Ceri says it was a Saturday daytime event, so she wanted to wear something stylish but casual.

Shop her look: Leather JacketZara | Grey JumperZara | Khaki JumpsuitGeorge at Asda | Block HeelsMarks & Spencer

Ceri we love your layering skills!

More about her personal style:

“I often wear heels when I do public speaking at conferences or outreach, as I prefer my posture in them. Block heels and wedges are my absolute fave as I find them really comfortable and they actually come across pretty casual. My new love at the moment is platform shoes/sandals paired with wide leg trousers – the perfect blend of casual academic chic. And I really love the term Androgynous Chic, which I learned from your website.

I love a trouser suit! Well, I mean a strong blazer and trouser combo. I rarely wear a matching two-piece for the office and conferences. And I have an awesome pair of Nike Airs for when I’m working on an experiment.”

We look forward to seeing more from you on the series Ceri!

Academic 4

PhD Fashionista (Andrea) is wearing a custom-made dress from Eshakti, a clothing site.

Shoes – Nine West from TJ Maxx (and purse also)

“I wore this dress to a lunch meeting in the summer…”

See our Meet the Scholar feature with Andrea.


Academic 5

Meriame is an MSci Physics student at Imperial College, London, and her research work is the field of laboratory astrophysics.

Shop her look: Dress Matalan | BootsNew Look | Sunglasses – Amazon.

“I was going to Holland Park to work on my Masters thesis. I find writing with nature around me just so peaceful and my concentration levels are so much better than when I am in the library…”

Academic 6 Just a little something the SA team would like you to remember…

Would you like to nominate a Stylish Academic you know? Please contact us or tag @stylish_academi on Instagram.

Thank you to everyone who nominated the academics for this week.

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