Collegiate Style: Take10 X Clarks Shoes

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back to school shoes clarks

in the vines

tortoiseshell brown glasses kite opticians

black school shoes


Black Patent Loafers

This month, the Take10 girls have been challenged to style up a pair of shoes from British high street darlings, Clarks. Say ‘Clarks’ to anyone who went to primary school in the UK and you’ll likely get recounted nostalgic tales of last-minute back-to-school shoe purchasing; trying reeaal hard to convince your mum that those chunky 2-inch shoes are totes approps for stomping around the school courtyard in. Fast-forward 15 years and you may well find yourself pacing the store again to check those office-ready brogues aren’t pinching.

I think ‘school’ when it comes to dear Clarks so I went for a collegiate style outfit in shorts, preppy collar and tortoiseshell specs. More and more public school stripes are falling into my wardrobe and I’m happily rediscovering my khaki jackets – anyone else super excited for this whole school/varsity/collegiate resurgence this AW?! Bring on the long socks and cheerleader skirts!

See the other Take10 challenges


khaki jacket plaits

back to school style parka jacket striped shorts


turquoise green jumper orange collar and plaits

parka jacket

orange river island bag clarks black patent loafers

river island striped skort

stripy shorts cropped knit jumper schoolgirl style

What I Wore:

Shoes – Clarks / Shorts – River Island (similar) / Bag – River Island / Parka – ASOS / Shirt – ASOS / Jumper – ASOS / Geometric ring – Clarice Price Thomas / Watch – Caravelle / Earrings – ASOS / Glasses – Kite

What the Take10 Girls Wore:


Girl in the Lens / The Magpie Girl / What Olivia Did / Hifashion /

Hands of Style / Love Cloth / Marmalade / Dearest Deer


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  • cheyenne October 10, 2014 at 5:10 AM

    those shoes are so gorgeous! and i just stumbled upon your blog, you’ve got a really lovely thing going on here 🙂
    xo, cheyenne

    • Lulu October 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Thanks so much Cheyenne! Glad you stumbled on in! 🙂

  • Matthew Pike October 5, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    the thing i remember most about Clarks – as a kid – was having to get my feet meaured in that funny size machine!

    Buckets & Spades

  • Jaclyn October 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Oh you look fab Lucy!! If only school uniforms had been this colourful hey? Clarks are seriously knocking it out of the park lately with their styles, although I kind of always loved them (especially those shoes that had the key in the bottom!


  • Becky October 2, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Those shoes are gorgeous! My favourite shoes ever were from Clarks. They fell apart a while ago and I miss them so much!

  • SJ October 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Ahh, Clarks! For me they will always be synonymous with those little Mary Janes that came with a key in the sole. They have stepped up their game in the last few seasons though – I wanted a pair of Hamble Oak shoes last A/W but didn’t manage to track them down in time. Love your outfit, especially that bright orange bag 🙂

  • Maria October 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Love love love this outfit, preppy cool really suits you 🙂

    Maria xxx

  • Saskia October 1, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I’ve actually been eyeing those loafers for a while now – I think they’re my favourite from Clarks right now! Love the collegiate style!

    Saskia /

  • Beth October 1, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    I looooove these shoes! I love Clarks too, remind me of school days!

  • Kim October 1, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Love your shoes lady – good choice! Need to meet up with you soon 🙂

  • Miranda | Miranda's Notebook September 30, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    That jumper is such a pretty colour! Love the shoes too.

  • Cindy | pee into the wind September 30, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    This is the perfect outfit that reminds me of going back to school! 🙂

  • katie September 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    well, i’ve never heard about that brand *whatashame*. it’s because i’m polish or i’m a fool, lol 😉
    you styled the shoes stunning, just back to school <3 love your sweater 🙂