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What I wore this week: Laura Brown, Assistant Fashion Editor

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When it comes to fashion, I am a big believer in ignoring the trends and using clothes to express your personality and individuality. On the whole, my style consists of limited patterns and bright blocks of colour that keep my outfits simple but playful.

This week, after an art-filled study trip to Italy, I left the good food and sunshine of Florence to get back to meal deals and grey skies in London. Returning to the realities of final-year student life, I used fashion to add a splash of colour to cloudy London days.

 

Outfit 1

Saying goodbye to Florence in an admittedly questionable double-denim combination with a flash of green socks, I was all smiles in these simple, comfy clothes as I spent a final day exploring the city.

Contrary to popular belief, fashion can be practical. This look was all about sight-seeing and travelling convenience: I wanted pockets, sturdy shoes and fuss-free clothes to put substance over style on the busy day.

 

Outfit 2

On Tuesday, back home and back to work, I took a quick break from studying to make pancakes. I put on my Mary Berry for Lakeland apron (a necessity, of course) and had a flipping good time.

Otherwise keeping my outfit simple with a knitted turtleneck dress and a thick woolen pair of tights, I got cracking on making the pancakes.

 

Outfit 3

The weather was gloomy and my day was long, but my skirt was vibrant, looking almost luminous against the rain-washed streets.

Throwing together a few dashing and clashing prints, I accessorised my outfit with a watermelon-print umbrella, blue geometric-patterned trainers and my trusty floral Cath Kidston rucksack. As I got through the mid-week lull on Wednesday, I faced the wind and rain in brightly-coloured fashion.

 

Outfit 4

Word on the street is that the unicorn trend’s over…

Never one to worry too much about what’s hot and what’s not, I got out this magical little number to break up my otherwise plain, dark outfit with a bright pink unicorn. Pairing the jumper with a grey woolen kilt, I kept the look simple but fun for a coffee and catch-up with friends.

 

Outfit 5

To celebrate Fri-YAY, I got out my favourite jumper and ended the week feeling comfy and cosy and ready for the weekend.

This vintage menswear jumper is my all-time top fashion purchase: it was cheap from Camden Market and it’s cheerful in bold, eye-catching blue.

The weather was bleak but my mood was bright as I left the library on Friday, putting my best-shoed foot forward and heading home for a much-needed night off.

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