Cambridge’s Hottest Winter Wardrobes – Part 2
Temperatures are sub-zero, so we asked these fashionistas to heat things up
For the second part of our Winter Wardrobe series, photographer Becca Nichols captured more stunning models showing off their individual seasonal style out on Coe Fen.
Nelli – 3rd Year Bio NatSci @ Churchill
"I'm wearing a Missguided belted military coat in green, an ASOS Design midi dress and Timberland Paris 6-inch wedges.
Most of the clothes in my wardrobe are close-fitting to highlight my femininity, but I love to add a more casual oversized garment to lighten the mood. This look is dainty but with a rough edge, matching my elegant but modernistic style.
The best thing about Winter fashion is throwing a bit of colour onto the Winter weather palette, which can be pretty bland otherwise."
Oliver – 2nd Year HSPS @ Robinson
"I chose to wear Sakura print jeans from the G-star Raw x Pharrell collaboration, a Superdry coat and Nike air max 1s, topped off by my trusty J-Stor baseball cap. Beneath my coat I am wearing a simple white t-shirt that has much meaning to me as it was given by my former boss as a leaving present before I came to Cambridge.
I take my style inspiration from a man in his late 70s named Madsen Pirie, a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher. He told me once that “One should never try and be fashionable, as being fashionable requires you to follow trends. One should aim to be stylish – setting trends”. This reflects the immortal epithet of Yves Saint Laurent himself “Fashion fades, style is eternal”.
The best thing about Winter fashion is having the ability to flex your waviest coats jackets and jumpers, so that as the temperature drops, your look stays hot."
Tom – 1st Year MML @ Trinity
"I’m wearing my “go to” casual urban style. For this look I layered up a plain well-fitting white t-shirt with a light blue denim jacket and a stone quilted parka — you could easily add a block colour hoodie if it’s particularly chilly.
I’m also wearing my favourite black skinny jeans with biker panelling and faux zip detail alongside some casual and comfy trainers. I then finished the look with simple watch and chain accessories and finally some plain black studs. To keep with the chilled look, I let my hair do its own thing -which means curls!
My style is relatively understated. I always want to feel comfortable and confident in the way I look. The chic London businessman vibe has never really been my kind of gig, so I think in some ways my fashion is designed to stand out in some environments and blend in in others. Versatility is the key!
It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s why for me fashion ultimately comes down to the expression of my own identity."
As our gorgeous models have proved, just because it's freezing outside, that doesn't mean you can't turn out a stunning look of your own. What are you waiting for?