Back on campus this autumn? Still not revamped your wardrobe in time? Don’t panic!

Vibe has put together the top five stylish picks for him and her, that you can pick up from Sunderland-based retailers to keep you looking great this autumn.


For him


  1. The backpack 

stylishEvery student needs a bag capable of carrying all those essentials and still looking stylish. Sunderland independent Reynolds, in Derwent Street, is stocking a stunning collection of Fjallraven Kankens. These look great while giving you plenty of space for all your gadgets, gizmos and notebooks. You can check them out on Reynolds’ sister brand’s website,


  1. The jacket

If you want to make a statement, injecting a pop of colour into your outfit is bang on trend. This Pretty Green jacket from Port Independent, which stocks a range of vintage clothing and Streetwear, is the perfect piece to take you through autumn. You can buy online from Port Independent on their ASOS Marketplace.


  1. The footwear

stylishTreading the pavements between lectures can take its toll on your feet, so for comfort and style, Vans are the ultimate footwear choice. Head into The Bridges and get your feet into Foot Asylum or Schuh to grab a pair of these super-stylish sneaks… your feet will thank you!


  1. The coat 

Grab a late summer bargain at Sunderland’s stunning designer-wear store, Aphrodite. You can bag the Stutterheim Stenhamrav Raincoat in Sand for just £135. Showerproof and lightweight, this is the ultimate jacket for students looking for style and substance. You can grab it online too, at


  1. The capsule wardrobe 

Keep it simple, student. Grab your on-campus essentials, like plain tees and jeans from high-street favourites H&M and Primark. They both have some great capsule pieces that, teamed with a statement coat or jacket can look very stylish.


For her


  1. The bag

stylishTassels are always a winter fave, adding movement to any outfit! New Look in the Bridges shopping centre has a stunning suedette fringe side hobo bag, a snip at just £25.99 and big enough to carry books, as well as the million-and-one useless things us girls need in our handbags!


  1. The hood

Margiela and Valentino both went big with hoods on the catwalk this year… perfect for rainy days in Sunderland. Debenhams’ Miss Selfridge store has a great range of jackets, including a statement luxe parka, with a huge fur-lined hood that – at just £76 – will take you through autumn and winter in style.


  1. The coat – for layering

A pop of colour will add a real edge to any outfit and Topshop have played a masterstroke with their blue Plisse Robe Duster Coat, available in the Bridges shopping centre. Priced well at £59, it’s perfect if you want to pick up on the ‘modesty’ vibe that is bang on trend this season.




  1. Headwear

Statement headwear is set to go down a storm this autumn. Pop into Reynolds and pick one a knitted balaclava from £5.99. These were seen on the runways of Gucci and Calvin Klein for autumn…. if it’s good enough for them….


  1. Checkmate… Trousers

stylishChecks are set to be huge this AW2018, and high street favourite, River Island has the perfect piece for on campus. Style them up or down, the check Paperbag Tapered Trousers, £42, stocked in the Bridges store will keep you looking on-trend through to 2019.




Get ready for a stylish autumn in Sunderland with the Bridges student raid

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