British Heritage

By Trilby Goouch
Blogs Editor

Whether it’s the London Olympic games or everyone’s obsession with the Royals, fashion for fall is giving a shout out to the other side of the pond. If you're studying at Queen's you’re likely familiar with our traditional-like school colours (think navy, red, gold, and plaid), which are evident in this look.

The British heritage look is all about fabrics and texture; heavy tweeds, tartan prints, deep brown leather and racing car green. Riding boots are a staple, as are structured blazers, riding chaps and equestrian detailing. This look is based on vintage Britain and made popular by designers such as Burberry, Mulberry, London Fog and Alexander McQueen. The trend mixes vintage and modern fabrics and structures to create a bohemian yet tailored look, and has been famously popularized by British model Kate Moss, who sported Hunter boots in 2006.

The great thing about this look is that you can weave it into your wardrobe by adding subtle touches like a plaid button down, a stirrup legging or saddle bag.

You can easily wear a riding boot with leggings to class, or a tartan flannel button down for late night studying. Hunter boots also work into this trend, a prevalent style seen all over campus.

Here are some ways to get the look. Some of these stores are conveniently located in Kingston, and others are easily accessible online.

1. Forever 21
2. Aldo
3. Topshop
4. Gap
5. Bluenotes
6. Quicksilver
7. Roots
8. American Apparel
9. Joe Fresh
10. Smart Set

When commenting, be considerate and respectful of writers and fellow commenters. Try to stay on topic. Spam and comments that are hateful or discriminatory will be deleted. Our full commenting policy can be read here.