Fashion | If money weren't an issue we'd be buying…

Givenchy trimmed duffle jacket, £1,950, Harrods. 

We’re all anxiously awaiting the snow to fall after thrilling reports claiming our roads should be covered by the end of the month – perfect excuse to miss those 9am lectures, stock up on hot beverages and, of course, invest in that timeless winter coat. This year, the cool kids on campus have opted for cosy sheepskin cover ups or a padded barbour, both practical but missing that bit of glamorous ‘oomph’ which every wardrobe needs. Afterall, with snowy blizzards comes the party season of the year where an extensive wardrobe of bling and glitz is essential.

The duffle jacket is a timeless outerwear silhouette, and Givenchy has given it a biker chic twist for AW 13. Made in Italy from deluxe black wool, this duffle jacket boasts supple leather, elegant chains and rich tweed trims. The mix of textures provides a lavish quality while toggle closures lend a classic finish, great for slipping on over your favourite party dress for diverse cool. Team with a sexy pencil skirt or a stylish party outfit for evening apparel or throw on over a sheer blouse and your favourite pair of jeans for effortless nonchalance. Although Givenchy is globally renowned for its luxurious quality, their triple figure price tags are far from being student-friendly, and the same goes for this irresistible duffle. However, if Leeds is good at anything, it’s high street shopping therefore there are bound to be similar styles available in the likes of Topshop, Miss Selfridge or even M&S.

Laura Forrest


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