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Your university days will be some of the best of your life. Not least because of those lengthy, party-filled summer breaks.
However, all good things must come to an end and with the start of the new semester clearly visible on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start considering some fresh wardrobe options ahead of the coming academic year. New term, new season, lots of new excuses to blow your summer savings on grade-A threads.
With that in mind, we’ve partnered with king of casual, Superdry, to bring you a carefully curated edit of all the essentials you need to get you through the school year like a dedicated student of fashion.
Superdry Back To School Collection
For the new term, Superdry has taken inspiration from the 1980s hip-hop scenes of New York – arguably the birthplace of streetwear. And its influence is plain for all to see in this high-impact collection, where neon hues and camo patterns clash and technical details are given the same attention as the brand’s signature hand-drawn graphics.
Mixing head-turning design with high-quality fabrics, the line-up includes everything from basic tees and hangover sweats to weatherproof outerwear and ready-for-anything bags – so your look stays on point, whether you’re heading out or recovering in.
Your New-Term Checklist
You can’t expect to ace an exam without putting in the groundwork. Similarly, you can’t build a killer outfit without first laying a solid foundation. And that’s where the T-shirt comes in.
Stay on top of the logomania trend with one of Superdry’s signature branded designs. Or, if you consider yourself more of a minimalist, check out the simple pocket tees instead.
The Long-Sleeved Top
It may not feel like it right now, but there will come a time when you’ll be able to leave the house in something with full sleeves without bursting into flames. When that day arrives, it’ll serve you well to have a selection of stylish long-sleeved tops at your disposal to keep your layering game fresh.
Superdry’s offerings are perfect for wearing under a T-shirt (yes, that’s a thing again) on warmer days. Or throwing on with a flannel shirt or parka jacket to keep the chill at bay on those frosty morning walks to campus.
Clutching your textbooks to your chest, accidentally bumping into Bumble matches in the corridor and proceeding to drop them all over the floor can be a great way to finally get a conversation going. Sadly, it only seems to work if you’re a teenage girl in an early 2000s coming-of-age movie. For the rest of us, Superdry has a selection of rather nice bags.
From military-inspired camo backpacks through to smart and sleek messengers, each is finished with iconic Superdry branding and tricked out with intuitive features like hook fastenings, padded straps and rubber zip pulls.
It can get chilly sitting in a cavernous lecture hall in the middle of winter for hours at a time. For that reason, a high-quality sweatshirt or hoodie is nothing short of a uni essential.
Cut from heavy, high-quality fabrics and finished with bold signature branding, Superdry’s selection of sweats has something to match every taste. A big logo option will look great with jeans and a pair of trainers through the day, while a simple, pared-back design can be styled with slim chinos and a trench coat when it comes to braving the cold for an evening at the pub.
The Lightweight Jacket
Navigating the awkward transitional period between the end of your summer break and the beginning of your winter break can pose a sartorial dilemma. How are you supposed to choose what to wear when the weather can’t decide what season it is? The answer: lightweight outerwear.
Superdry’s breezy offering covers a broad range of styles, including windbreakers, quilted jackets, denim truckers and everything in between.
Don’t let arguments about the winter heating bills get between you and your housemates. Simply invest in a quality coat instead.
Outerwear is what Superdry is best known for, so it should come as no surprise that the garments on offer are rugged, stylish and weatherproof in equal measure. And with features like quilted linings, faux-fur trims and two-layer hoods you need never touch that thermostat again.
If you had to pick one pair of trousers to wear all through your time at university, a quality pair of chinos would be a solid choice. Dress them up for a night out, dress them down for hungover class the next morning. Plus, they’re more comfortable than jeans and look the business too.
Superdry’s offering manages to tread the line between simple and eye-catching, blending classic styling with contemporary details and hits of that iconic orange branding.