The Joys of Geek Chic
Embrace your inner nerd and get MASSIVE style points too.
Let’s be honest, we all have a bit of inner geek and where better to unleash it than at Cambridge? What with Glee tearing up our tv screens, enormous specs being edgy, and satchels being the ultimate in not-to-try-hard cool, there's never been a better time to dip your toe into the trend- just make sure you're wearing loafers, brogues or plimsolls with rolled down socks, of course. Here’s how to channel the geek chic look, in 5 easy steps…
Take one T-shirt and insert geeky slogan. “nerd with a bird” is perfect, simple, yet to the point.
Add thick black rimmed glasses. Having perfect 20/20 vision shouldn’t be a hindrance. Grab a pair of clear rimmed ones from Topshop and note that they double up as a handy rain guard when cycling.
Add floral skirt. The look you are trying to achieve is your granny circa 1950, but without the floral drawers underneath.
Comfy shoes. Go for brogues or converses, but without the neon laces you thought were cool in year 9.
And finally, if you want to really go for it, add the epitome of geek accessory, the college scarf, and tie jauntily around the neck. You receive enormous fashion kudos for putting up with the itchiness of the damn thing- and if you're brave enough to wear it outside of Cambridge…
Nerd With A Bird Tee, $15
H&M Shop Online skirt flowers
Converse 511533 As Seasonal Light Ox Canvas 5 Eye Lo Profile Runner, $54
Topshop – Leather Buckle Satchel Bag, $160
Clear Lens Glasses, $30