Get the update: These are the clothes everyone will be wearing on campus this spring

And you won’t have to spend your whole loan to get them


What with all the recent sunny weather, you’d be mistaken for thinking spring is well and truly here – all this sun makes us want to bin our grim, dark winter clothes and give our wardrobes a massive, cheerful overhaul.

So we had a chat to some of the coolest students on campus about which upgrades are absolute must-buys this spring, and then worked with ASOS Design to bring you the hottest new looks, that won’t do any damage to your budget. Say goodbye to walking around dressed like a duvet, say hello to a more fun and fresh version of you.

The new way of layering

Louise, Southampton: Putting a polo neck top under a baggy T-shirt or a cute, square-necked dress is a sure-fire way to look really on-trend without actually having to make much of an effort – it’s super easy to just chuck on and roll out the door to your seminar. Bonus points for an interesting picture or a cool slogan on the T-shirt.

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ASOS DESIGN carpenter boyfriend jeans in orange with contrast stitch detail
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ASOS DESIGN turtle neck long sleeve top in white
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ASOS DESIGN x glaad& relaxed t-shirt with embroidery
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ASOS DESIGN Denial chunky trainers
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ASOS DESIGN pack of 3 hoop earrings in mixed size in gold tone
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ASOS DESIGN pack of 4 long hair clips in tiger print
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ASOS DESIGN Maxfield leather fringed loafers
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ASOS DESIGN high neck top with zip in neon green
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ASOS DESIGN faux leather seamed mini dress
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ASOS DESIGN 2 pack 40 denier tights in recycled nylon
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Rubin, Nottingham: Layering is huge for guys as well as girls. I’ve seen a lot less of the slick streetwear brands like Supreme and Palace around uni – now it’s about going for a rougher streetwear look, which is a lot more thrown together. Wearing long-sleeved tops and T-shirts layered over each other really goes with this trend – it looks sick, plus, it won’t cost you your whole loan.

ASOS DESIGN oversized t-shirt with crew neck in blue
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ASOS DESIGN parka jacket in dark camo print
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ASOS DESIGN windbreaker in paisley print
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ASOS DESIGN sport socks in white with animal print stripes 3 pack
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ASOS DESIGN tapered jeans in black
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adidas Originals Yung 1 Trainers In White
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ASOS DESIGN organic cotton oversized t-shirt with bright retro stripe
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ASOS DESIGN cotton roll neck in black
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ASOS DESIGN tapered jeans in dark wash
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Leave the puffer at home

Alicia, Bristol: I’m definitely seeing a lot less of the short borg and cord jackets that were all over campus last year – they’ve been replaced by long coats, which is great because they’re super flattering. 90’s has been really big at uni for the last year-or-so, but now the cutesy Y2K look is huge. Fluffy coats and long, statement jackets are really in at the moment.

ASOS DESIGN bralet in black
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ASOS DESIGN top in mesh with contrast seams
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ASOS DESIGN oversized textured pastel coat
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ASOS DESIGN socks in white 5 pack
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Reebok Classic Club C 85 Trainers In White Leather With Gum Sole
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ASOS DESIGN Farleigh high waist slim mom jeans in clean black
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ASOS DESIGN leather look utility jacket
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ASOS DESIGN t-shirt in super oversized fit in chunky stripe
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Patterns galore

Celine, Bournemouth: Animal print has been big for a while, but now people aren’t just going for a hint of it – they’re going all out. I’ve seen students wearing way more tiger print and snakeskin, not just leopard-print, and clashing and mixing patterns a lot. There’s no such thing as too much when it comes to clashing patterns.

ASOS DESIGN mixed checkerboard jumper with tipping
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ASOS DESIGN t-shirt in animal tiger print with honey embroidery
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ASOS DESIGN turtle neck long sleeve top in white
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ASOS DESIGN Petite zebra print mini pini dress
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ASOS Design Tartan High Shine Mac
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ASOS DESIGN Farleigh high waist slim mom jeans in clean black
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Reebok Classic Club C 85 Trainers In White Leather With Gum Sole
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ASOS DESIGN wide leopard waist & hip belt
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ASOS DESIGN open stitch jumper in fluffy yarn
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ASOS DESIGN kick flare trouser in animal print
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ASOS DESIGN zip over canvas backpack with double handle
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ASOS DESIGN oversized hoodie in black
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ASOS DESIGN bias cut satin midi skirt with splits
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ASOS DESIGN Maxfield leather fringed loafers
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adidas Originals Yung 1 Trainers In White
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ASOS DESIGN original fit jeans in dark wash blue
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ASOS DESIGN relaxed fit long sleeve t-shirt with neon chest placement print
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No more boring T-shirts

Jamie, Nottingham: I’ve noticed loads of guys on campus wearing T-shirts with cool logos, as well as long-sleeved T-shirts – they’re a great upgrade from your regular, plain top that you’d wear to a lecture – you’re pretty much wearing the same thing you’d normally go for, but it’s way more interesting without having to make any extra effort. Winner.

ASOS DESIGN relaxed fit long sleeve t-shirt with neon chest placement print
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ASOS DESIGN original fit jeans in dark wash blue
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ASOS DESIGN oversized t-shirt with back leopard print
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ASOS DESIGN slim jeans in mid wash blue
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ASOS DESIGN oversized t-shirt with back leopard print
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ASOS DESIGN slim jeans in mid wash blue
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ASOS DESIGN oversized t-shirt with half sleeve in washed neon pink
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ASOS DESIGN slim jeans in mid wash blue
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ASOS DESIGN trainers in white mesh with chunky sole
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ASOS DESIGN sport socks in white with animal print stripes 3 pack
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ASOS DESIGN leather backpack in black with double straps
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ASOS DESIGN relaxed long sleeve striped t-shirt
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ASOS DESIGN oversized t-shirt with back leopard print
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ASOS DESIGN relaxed fit long sleeve t-shirt with neon chest placement print
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ASOS DESIGN slim jeans in mid wash blue
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Flares – but not as you know them

Jo, Edinburgh: I don’t think flares are going anywhere in a hurry, but people are definitely starting to mix it up a bit more. There used to be a lot of culottes and plain black ones about at uni, but now it’s more about ones that are patterned and a bit more interesting.

ASOS DESIGN tie dye mesh top with long sleeve
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ASOS DESIGN co-ord geo pattern knitted flares
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ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Dart chunky trainers in white
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ASOS DESIGN zip over canvas backpack with double handle
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ASOS DESIGN zip over canvas backpack with double handle
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ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Dart chunky trainers in white
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ASOS DESIGN co-ord geo pattern knitted flares
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Head-to-toe tracksuits are no longer just for hangovers

Rubin: Streetwear is still really huge for students, but some people are starting to bring out a more luxe element. For example, I’ve seen loads of guys in cool double tracksuits – what could be more ideal to wear for a whole day on campus? Pair it with some clean white trainers and you look slick without actually making any effort.

ASOS DESIGN tracksuit hoodie/skinny jogger with side stripe in navy
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ASOS DESIGN tracksuit hoodie/skinny jogger with side stripe in navy
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ASOS DESIGN trainers in off white with chunky sole
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ASOS DESIGN trainers in off white with chunky sole
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Long skirts – not just for the librarian

Katherine, Bristol: Wearing a long, silky skirt to campus is so much comfier than jeans, and looks wicked too. Even though they can be really dressy, if you pair them with a baggy hoodie and some chunky leather shoes, it’s really casual to wear to lectures or the library. You can even mix two trends and go for an animal print one to tick all the style boxes, and make an impact on campus.

ASOS DESIGN bias cut satin midi skirt with splits
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ASOS DESIGN bias cut satin midi skirt with splits
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ASOS DESIGN oversized hoodie in black
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ASOS DESIGN oversized hoodie in black
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ASOS DESIGN pack of 2 headbands with twist front in teal and mustard
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ASOS DESIGN pack of 2 headbands with twist front in teal and mustard
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ASOS DESIGN relaxed fit long sleeve t-shirt with neon chest placement print
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ASOS DESIGN oversized t-shirt with back leopard print
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ASOS DESIGN Maxfield leather fringed loafers
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Say goodbye to your skinnies

Jodie, Durham: It’s all about really baggy jeans, and experimenting with both low-rise and high-waisted too, or even dungarees – they look great with a chunky knitted jumper, and are so easy to wear for a day at uni.

Also, I’ve seen a lot of people on campus in those super straight, really starched-looking jeans that almost look like paper – if you want something a bit more out-there, it also looks cool when they’re a bit ripped or even colourful.

ASOS DESIGN oversized textured pastel coat
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ASOS DESIGN top in mesh with contrast seams
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ASOS DESIGN Recycled Florence authentic straight leg jeans in aged mid stonewash blue
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ASOS DESIGN tiger ankle socks
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ASOS DESIGN tiger ankle socks
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ASOS DESIGN Delaney lace up trainers
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ASOS DESIGN straight leg skate pant in washed neon
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ASOS DESIGN Denial chunky trainers
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ASOS DESIGN t-shirt in animal tiger print with honey embroidery
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ASOS Design Tartan High Shine Mac
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ASOS DESIGN twist yarn chunky jumper with flared sleeve
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ASOS DESIGN tipped end circle buckle jeans belt
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ASOS DESIGN Petite Recycled Florence authentic straight leg jeans in london blue wash
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ASOS DESIGN rib jumper in neon stripe
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ASOS DESIGN denim dungaree in washed black
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ASOS DESIGN harness cross body bag with detachable straps
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The new skate park chic

Jamie: Recently I’ve seen people mix up the skate park look and make the look a bit sportier. It definitely involves more colours than before, but the white socks and thick-soled trainers are definitely still everywhere on campus. You can get some good vintage-looking sportswear without dropping that much cash on it.

ASOS DESIGN shower resistant parka in colour block
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ASOS DESIGN organic oversized longline long sleeve t-shirt with grid colour block in navy
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ASOS DESIGN skinny chinos in navy
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ASOS DESIGN sport socks in white with animal print stripes 3 pack
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ASOS DESIGN trainer shoes in black leather with chunky sole
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ASOS DESIGN tapered crop smart trouser with half elasticated waist in charcoal texture
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ASOS DESIGN plimsolls in black faux pony hair
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ASOS DESIGN oversized track jacket in borg with slogan taping detail
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ASOS DESIGN tapered jeans in black
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ASOS DESIGN sport socks in white 5 pack
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An excuse to buy new shoes

Maddy, Coventry: People, girls and boys, are getting more and more into ugly trainers as time goes by. Big, chunky and white are really popular on campus when it comes to shoes – they’re also comfy and really versatile because they go with so many different outfits. Chunky leather shoes are also really popular too – they really toughen up an outfit and give it a bit of an edge.

ASOS DESIGN relaxed fit long sleeve t-shirt with neon chest placement print
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ASOS DESIGN slim jeans in flat mid wash
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ASOS DESIGN trainers in white mesh with chunky sole
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ASOS DESIGN sport socks in white with animal print stripes 3 pack
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ASOS DESIGN oversized hoodie in black
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ASOS DESIGN bias cut satin midi skirt with splits
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ASOS DESIGN tie dye mesh top with long sleeve
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ASOS DESIGN co-ord geo pattern knitted flares
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ASOS DESIGN Maxfield leather fringed loafers
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ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Dart chunky trainers in white
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ASOS DESIGN small fishnet tights
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A whole new world of accessories

Alicia, Bristol: Hair accessories are a big, big deal now. Before, if you felt like making an effort for uni you might chuck a scrunchie on, but now there’s no limit to what you can put in your hair – headbands are everywhere, in every colour under the sun – they literally look good on everyone, especially with a cute pair of gold earrings. Also, it looks really cool to use little hair clips to pin down straightened hair – it’s a really clean look and I’ve seen it a lot on campus.

ASOS DESIGN x glaad& relaxed t-shirt with embroidery
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ASOS DESIGN turtle neck long sleeve top in white
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ASOS DESIGN pack of 3 hoop earrings in mixed size in gold tone
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ASOS DESIGN pack of 3 hoop earrings in mixed size in gold tone
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ASOS DESIGN pack of 2 headbands with twist front in teal and mustard
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ASOS DESIGN small fishnet tights
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ASOS DESIGN oversized hoodie in black
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ASOS Design is an exclusive range by ASOS, perfectly created to allow you to express yourself. Whether you’re into safari vibes or cool neon looks, there’s something for everyone at ASOS Design.

Check out ASOS Design’s latest drops to make the most of your spring uni style, and to stand out from the campus crowd.

ASOS Design has all the essential spring looks you need, and won’t make you break the bank

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Styling and Direction: Fiona Willmott and Christina Fusco-House

Photography: Aline Aronsky

Make up: Shelly Feldman

Models: Shani Ross, Grace Lambert, Jed Quaresma, Saul Kilcullen-Jarvis