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Welly Ball by Indie

It’s nearly a week later, but it still feels like the morning after the night before. Yes, Welly Ball was the perfect way to start Raisin weekend once again…

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Welly Ball by Olive

Every year a positive plethora of Wellington-clad ladies and gentlemen from St Andrews and other well known drinking institutions come to Kinkell Byre for a night of – well… ridiculousness. Continue reading



Wouldn’t They Be Nice? by Elise
January 11, 2010, 5:09 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Rain Boots | Tags: ,

These would have been a nice pair to be wearing the past couple of days. Nothing like bright cherry red against all the slush on the path to the library. Also, there’s nothing like Dior to raise your mood in the midst of revision. Happy procrastinating, everyone.

Christian Dior red patent trim rubber logo rain boots in a delicious candy apple red.

£445, or much cheaper on Bluefly.com



Roots of Practicality in St. Andrews Style by Sara

It might not be what everyone wears, but there is a definite ‘St. Andrews Uni style’. The essentials of this include leggings, skinny jeans, Hunter wellies, Barbour jackets, Wayfarer sunglasses, and some fur here and there. Besides the abundance of leggings and skinny jeans I already had in my wardrobe, I did not have most of the other essential items I saw around town when I first began Uni. I must say, it all seemed just a little too brand-name oriented; it was as if most students just bought and wore these items because they were staples in  most of the other students wardrobes. However, as the year progressed I found that the clothes I brought failed time and time again to protect me from the erratic combination of harsh North Sea-winds, freezing cold rain, and brief periods of bright sun. I have to say by now I have pretty much everything on the essentials list I mentioned above, and have found reasons for why all the items are must haves for this area.

Leggings and Skinny Jeans:

Despite the comfy nature of leggings, fun freedom of tights, and the sleek look of skinny jeans/trousers, they are actually all quite practical for the weather. The main advantages of wearing bottoms that hug the shape of our legs is that the ends won’t get soaked when worn out in rain and puddle ridden streets. Boots are quite helpful for this as well, and add that extra layer of warmth.

Hunter Wellies:

Besides the fact that Hunters are very sturdy and will last through the beating St. Andrews weather can give, it is more that wellies in general are a must. I them because they are sold in most of the shoe stores here.

Barbour Jackets:

I didn’t really see why people would buy a Barbour besides the classic British style it represents, but they offer so much more. The wax allows the jacket to protect the wearer from wind and rain, while most of the styles (even fitted styles) allow for layering underneath. Plus the durability of the fabrics also allow for an excessive amount of wear and tear; which is a must for those drunken nights of stumbles and falls.

Fur is one of those things that works for the cold of St. Andrews, but there are many great substitutes for that. Wayfarers are kinda like Hunters in the way that sunglasses are needed, for that random bright hour of the day, but the particular type is not necessary.



Welly Watch by Elise
November 3, 2009, 1:49 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Rain Boots, Shoes | Tags: , ,

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Wow, tickets went fast. But luckily for anyone left out, the team is putting together some sort of “after-party ticket” for people who want to be involved, but won’t get dinner.

Anyway, Welly Ball is the one event where there’s a more than high possibility that someone else is going to be wearing your shoes. If you’ve got grey, navy, or actually any other color of Hunters you can pretty much assume it. That’s why I’m putting up a few photos of boots that have inspired us over the past week while St. Andrews has been drowning in rain. Some of these are classics, others are a little bit fun. If you track down the Hunter Jimmy Choo collaboration boots we commend you. Feeling a little more into it? Hunter’s Twitter is very amusing.

(from left to right: Hunter and Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Burberry, J Crew, Burberry, Kate Spade, LL Bean, Hunter Festival 2009 Limited Edition)