Hitting the Books: The “Back to Uni” Style Checklist

Are you ready to make your glorious return to higher education? Are you poised to attend every single lecture, give your degree your all AND enjoy plenty of high quality pub time? Whether you're attending the university of life out on the the tiles every night, or hitting the books like Klitschko, don't forget these Autumn university fashion essentials to make sure you scrub up, student style:

1. The Bag

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Roomy enough for half the library but still looking suave. A good looking, hard-wearing bag is a university must have. We're pretty taken with this functional but damn fine looking number courtesy of Sandqvist. A bit of an investment with a university budget to contend with, sure, but cheaper than buying a replacement every other month – plus this bad boy's going to look top notch for seasons to come.

2. The Boots

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Prepare for all of those wet trudges onto campus or across town for early morning lectures. The Roebuck lace up boot is a true heavyweight from the Base industrial division with a decorative finish the shoe boasts a heavy duty, chunky rubber cleeted sole unit. This cracking lace up boot makes any outfit look good, even if you've just rolled out of bed. Pull 'em on, look the part, stay warm and dry. Easy.
3. The Brogues

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Need to scrub up for tutor meetings, interviews or a date? A staple pair of brogues is a must have in any self-respecting student closet, taking any outfit from scruffy to scholarly chic in an easy instant. Get 'em on. Do your thing in this pair of Waltham Waxy Tan beauties.

4. The Scarf

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This season we're struggling to decide between a thick, chunky knit scarf in a uniform natural shade, or a classic, quality tartan scarf. Whatever you decide, stay warm on the way to lectures and on the way back from the bar (not to mention at home with minimal heating) with a good AW15 scarf.
5. The Coat

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A well-made, multi-functional coat is a critical Autumn term university purchase. The right choice will stand you in excellent stead all winter, a wrong move will leave you shivering and looking overly formal or woefully under-dressed in all manner of contexts. We've hit upon this smart yet relaxed duffel coat from Gloverall as the ideal compromise.

Where are your Autumn term style staples? Do you have an eye on a particular coat? Share your picks with the Base London Facebook group or order a spanking new pair of treads from the Base London online store.