How To Survive Freshers Week

Whether you hit the mark and got your university place straight away, or had to go through clearing, you will be starting to gear up to leaving home and experiencing university life.  Your parents will be feeling nostalgic and will be getting upset about you flying the nest and you will be excited with tinges of nerves.  Whether you will be going far away from home or just a couple of hours away your life will be changing forever.  You will gain independence, make new friends, have to cook your own food and do your homework without being nagged by your parents.

When you are driven to your hall of residence the car will be full of kitchen utensils you will never use, washing powder you will never use and probably a brand new piece of tech.  If you are clever you will have calculated how long you are going to leave it before you visit home and bring enough clothes to last then take them all home for mummy to wash – because she’ll love that.  Your parents will worry about you eating properly, making friends and enjoying your course when in fact this worry is misplaced because it is Freshers Week that should worry them the most.

Freshers Week is when you wear your best pair of Levis jeans and brand new trainers so you can dress to impress but are more likely to damage the knees when you lean over the toilet being sick.  Freshers Week is when all the good innocent girls and boys suddenly become rampant alcohol fuelled sex machines that cannot hold their booze.  Freshers Week is when you make loads of new cool friends that you spend the rest of your time at uni trying to un-friend. In fact during that time period your future career is the furthest from your mind.

Here are four important tips to get you through Freshers Week without causing a negative impact on your future career:-

  1. Avoid taking selfies that would get you into trouble such as; being naked, taking drugs, having sex and stealing traffic cones.
  2. Use protection – you don’t really want to make babies at this point or catch STDs (Even sexy chicks have STDs).
  3. Always carry enough cash for the taxi fare home and learn your address off by heart.
  4.  Please regulate your drinking because you really don’t want to get done for being Drunk and Disorderly or spend the night in A&E.

Whatever you do enjoy yourself but don’t put your health at risk – you will still make friends if you don’t become centre of attention.


How To Keep On Top Of Your Dirty Laundry Basket.

For most of us when first leave home keeping our clothes clean is normally one of those things that we tend to take ages to get to grips with.  Often our fussy mothers who can’t quite accept that we have flown the next encourage the delay in learning how to fend for ourselves by taking our laundry basket home with them every time they visit.  While this method of processing your laundry is pretty cool, this codependency with your mother is not going to make you particularly attractive to the opposite sex.  No self respecting hottie is going to want to become your surrogate mother and do all of your domestic chores – it could spell disaster for a potential relationship.  Women are most impressed by a man who can look after himself and use an iron like a pro – believe it or not men can become perfectionists at ironing and put killer creases in trousers and shirts.

Let’s get back to basics here and consider the best way to care about your threads.

Washing Your Jeans 


First of all – you don’t need to wash jeans of any brand as often as you think.  As long as you don’t get your jeans too dirty you only need to wash them twice a year with zips fastened and button open.  Washing jeans too frequently can seriously damage the denim and alter the fade so they don’t look like the jeans you chose in the first place.  It has even been suggested by Levis that you put your jeans in the freezer to kill off bacteria with the cold temperatures.

Sort Clothes According To Weight And Colour


It is generally pretty obvious that you separate light clothes from dark clothes because the colour may run and your red socks will make your white t-shirt pink.  But did you know that you should also wash delicate and heavy clothes separately too?  By taking a little bit of time to do this you will find that your clothes last longer and the colours remain the same as they were before you put them in the machine.

Make Sure Your Washing Powder Can Do Cooler Washes


It is great being environmentally friendly and putting your washing machine on a low temperature to save energy. If your washing powder does not dissolve at low temperatures, chances are that you are going to end up dealing with slimy undissolved washing powder on your clothes.  Really the best advice we can give is for you to read the instructions on the box and pay particular to the bit that shows a number 30 or brags about being environmentally friendly.

Empty Your pockets


Emptying your pockets before washing your clothes prevents damage to your favourite threads and to your washing machine.  Hard things can rip clothes and get into the machines mechanism rendering it to s standstill, while beer mats and tissues can cover your clothes with streaks of paper.

Read The Labels


If you are unsure how to wash your clothes and don’t want to ruin them you would be prudent to read the labels to make sure that you don’t shrink, damage or fade your clothes.  To make life easier for you here is an explanation of the maning behind washing label symbols.


If you follow these guidelines you will be able to keep your clothes until they become vintage.  Whatever you do please don’t overfill your washing machine because it will cause it to stop completely and breakdown.

Levi Strauss & Co

The Levis Strauss Jeans Co has a pretty unique background. Did you know that they made the  first pair of modern blue jeans that we know and love so much today?! This was way back in 1873 and changed the industry forever when Strauss and his business partner, Jacob Davis, obtained a US patent for putting rivets in working men’s jeans for the first time. Within a short time these new “jeans” were a huge success and have continued to be ever since. Let’s be honest, you can’t go far without seeing someone in a pair of trusty blue jeans! People have been imitating Levis for years and once you’ve put on a pair you will understand why.

Have you got a pair of Levis yet? You probably should have!


Levis Light Blue 522 Slim Tapered Leg Slim Fit Jeans

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Levis Blue 501 Customized Tapered Dalston Jeans


Levis Black 511 Slim Fit Cedar Breaks Jeans


Levis Stonewash 501 Original Fit Denim Jeans

How to look Like Robert Pattinson



Whether you have watched the Twilight Trilogy because your girlfriend has forced you or just because you actually like watching the films yourself there is no disputing that Robert Pattinson has the ability to attract the ladies and drive them wild.  We were first introduced to Robert Pattinson in the film, ‘Goblet of Fire‘, from the Harry Potter franchise where he ends up dead after a bloody thirsty competition.  He has played a dead or indeed undead person ever since in his role of Edward in Twilight.

We are not suggesting that you apply white make up to your face and starve yourself so that you can get the hungry vampire look – unless of course you are Gothically inclined and in that case go straight ahead.  No we are thinking more about what he wears in his spare time and his gear is pretty cool.

The Shirt

G-star shirt

This dark denim shirt by G-Star  is a perfect match to the shirt worn by Robert in the introductory photograph. It’s slim fit and gorgeous detail wil certainly get you looking like a super star.

The Long Sleeved T-Shirt

duck and cover long sleeved t-shirt

This white long sleeved T- shirt from Duck and Cover will fit perfectly under the denim shirt – all you have to do is roll your sleeves up to get the look.

The Jeans

levis jeans

These black Levis 501 classic fit jeans  complete the look where your threads are concerned and will ensure that you resemble Robert Pattinson where ever you go.

The Shoes

h by hudson

These H by Hudson boots will round off the outfit and compliment the dark blue of the denim.


All you need now is to look a bit tired, dishevel your hair a bit  and look at your hearts desire with the intensity only a vampire can possess.