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Academic fashion?

How should you dress to go to Uni as a 'grown up'? Casual? Trendy? Tweed- tastic? The options for your contemporary academics are endless. Do you have a picture to add? Tweet to @thesiswhisperer. Let's workshop this problem - Pinterest style.
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Taste - by Laura Rowe. Design and Illustration by Vicki Turner

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Academic gown located at ANU post office. Not actually my colours, but not going to quibble. Passed on Bonnet and hood: don't want to get them in the soup.

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I've been asked to wear academic dress to an event tonight. Cue panic. I do not own my own robes. Al kindly doing the ring around to see if she can locate some for me...

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This is what @WeAreAustralia wore to hand in their thesis. Gorilla suit? Well played. Thanks @researchwhisper for the heads up on this one

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My first elbow patch enabled sweater. Very exciting.

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On our last day in Edinburgh, @thefellowette and I dressed up as Scottish academic warrior maidens. Don't try this at your next committee meeting...

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Me and @thefellowette were sincerely impressed by the mustard tights and classy shoes worn by @uobgradschool (well, 1/5th of @uobgradschool)

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Sitting in the airport lounge and noticed man opposite me casting curious looks. This made me realise that I am wearing a rather bizzare combination of geometric tweed skirt and ANU hoodie. My top half thinks it's an undergraduate, while my bottom half stays firmly in middle aged academic territory.

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teacher outfits!

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Reserved for Robin Herringbone wool circular infinity scarf

Now that's a scarf (Herringbone infinity scarf.)

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Keynote dress? Check. Assertively striped scarf? Check. Ok. Conference ready attire activated.

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Colour choice for this morning's keynote: hot pink and bright green + striped green and white scarf #academicdress.

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Today I choose an assertively striped scarf to face extended paper writing session. How about you? #academicdress

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The alternative to Birkenstocks for the academic facing hot weather: clogs. According to @kyliebudge anyway - and she is always well put together so I am buying it. Well played Ms Budge!

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Has academic fashion gone mainstream? While breakfasting and reading 'Local scene', the style and fashion pages of my local newspaper, I noticed this picture of Peter Bayliss. He describes himself as a university media lecturer on his way home from work and his personal style as 'easy to manage'. Bayliss lists Johnny Depp as his style icon - well played Mr Bayliss!

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First day of the year it's warm enough for for me to sport the academic sandal of choice: The Birkenstock. Or as @anitranot calls them "birth control sandals"...

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for @jasondowns as requested, his new #academicglasses Worried for his students? Yeah. Me too.

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Loving @catspajamasnz's keynote dress. Well played madam.

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Rather distorted view of @meganjmcpherson's conference outfit today: "coordinated the scarf with poster Arty top, jeans and sneakers fine art uniform"

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Men are rocking it in the #academicdress stakes this week. Here's @daveymelb looking sauve. And remarkably like Foucault.

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Lovely lilac sweater from @marksmithers. Well played Mr Smithers

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Tweed, corduroy and a fringed cravat. I am a walking academic cliche. @bjkraal challenged me to provide evidence and here it is.

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