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Light Academia & Dark Academia- let’s create a look book

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ThisOrTha · 04/10/2022 18:29

I’m sure I’m very late to the party but I just came across the two looks:

  • Light Academia
  • Dark Academia

I love them and really want to slim down my wardrobe and focus on this kind of style. As a 40 something, I don’t want to look too preppy and want to be able to pull it off.

any style ideas, shops that are good for this look or any general tips? Please share xx
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almodovaresque · 04/10/2022 18:48

Im same age and this is mostly my style.
my pinterest.
gr.pinterest.com/scentfulapprentice/new-wardrobe-ideas/

I get 80% my stuff off ebay vinted or charity shops. I look for wool cotton and silk in neutrals, olive, burgundy, navy black and camel.
I wear cashmere and merino knits not too tight with turtle crew or polo neck.
high waisted pleated trousers with a leather belt. leather Brogues or plain boots.
some nice brands to search for secondhand
pringle
harley of scotland
drumohr
walker slater
shoes: loakes cheaney russell and bromley churchs crockett and jones.

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almodovaresque · 04/10/2022 18:51

I got a 1980s mid brown suede st michaels a line skirt recently! very chuffed with it.

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ThisOrTha · 04/10/2022 19:56

Thank you so much aloe, brilliant tips! I managed to get a pair of Church’s barely worn brogues in brown from eBay for £25. I was delighted. I never knew this was a look and my style choices have been a bit erratic. Now I’ve found this theme, I feel like I’ve found my groove 😆❤️

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Humobean · 04/10/2022 20:06

I was just thinking of St Michael's the other day! I love that aesthetic and work near an old Uni with cobbles.

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