Degree Show 2016 Street Style

I went along to the University of Dundee’s art, design and architecture degree show opening at DJCAD on Friday night and had a chat to some of the stylish guests, who were all really supportive of the University, the degree show and the students graduating this year. Not only did I have great fun chatting to everyone, it was great to see so many people supporting local business, designers and retailers by shopping local.

Below are five looks from the opening night. I have a *prize for the best dressed but I’m really struggling to decide who should win! So, I’m asking you, fellow daydreamers, to vote for your favourite look – the winner will be announced on Thursday 26th May, so cast your vote before midnight the night before!

If you didn’t make it along to the degree show over the weekend, you have all week and the upcoming weekend. It’s really worth a visit – there is so much talent here in Dundee – and I’d love it if you shared your thoughts with me on social media or in the comments below.

As always, thank you so much for reading the blog – happy voting!

OneLynne Henderson, Dundee

Degree show highlight? “My niece, Rhea Stewart, is showing her work tonight – she graduates this year.”

Lynne wears: blazer, top, trousers and bag, Zara; shoes Gabor.


Linda Spalding, Dundee

Degree show highlight: “I work at the University, so it’s nice to celebrate with the students having seen them from the beginning of their journey, when the apply. I love seeing the students all dressed up – usually they’re in the studio!”

Linda wears: top, M Boutique; necklace, H&M; jeans, Savannah Miller for Designers at Debenhams; Shoes, Next; ring, Wallis; bracelet, Tina Ramsay.


Liam Clarke, Brechin

Degree show highlight: “I’m a second year jewellery and metal design student here, so I’m excited to see my fellow students and feel inspired. There’s a fourth year performance artist I’m here to see this year, but I’ve been coming to the degree show with my grandfather since I was small.”

Liam wears: suit, charity shop; shirt, vintage; ring, his own design; necklace and collar, eBay; earrings, Amazon; shoes, Dr Martens.


Helen Macdonald, Dundee

Degree show highlight: “Looking at the awesome work that can always be found at the degree show, being inspired, and shopping, of course!”

Helen wears: jacket, vintage; cardigan and skirt, H&M; boots, Ted & Muffy; specs, Spex Pistols; ring, Kenzie Wallace.


Heather Fulton, Edinburgh

Degree show highlight: “I was a student here, and now my friend, Esther Farrell is graduating this year, so it’s very special.”

Heather wears: coat, Zara; blouse, Next; necklace, DCA shop; leggings, H&M; bag, M&S; shoes, New Look.

*T&Cs: Vote in the comments below, or on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. First round of voting is to shortlist two finalists and voting closes at midnight on Monday 23rd May. The second round of voting is to decide a winner, and will close at midnight on Wednesday 25th May 2016. The winner will be announced on Thursday 26th May 2016. The prize is £20 Overgate vouchers. No cash alternative is available. The Daydreamer’s decision is final. The Daydreamer reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time. This post is sponsored by University of Dundee, with thanks.



  1. Shelley Clarke 23rd May 2016 / 09:27

    My vote for best dressed is Liam Clarke, very stylish dresser

  2. Allison Meighan 23rd May 2016 / 09:31

    Love Liam Clarke’s style

  3. Linda 23rd May 2016 / 11:43

    Thank you to The Daydreamer (Christina) for making me look so good….I actually like that photograph πŸ™‚ Lovely to meet you properly at last xx

    • Christina Miller
      23rd May 2016 / 12:06

      So lovely to meet you too Linda! Loved your look, and the Tina Ramsay bracelet is stunning. xx

  4. Tina Brander 23rd May 2016 / 12:33

    Linda Spalding gets my vote

  5. Caroline Peters 23rd May 2016 / 13:39

    Linda Spalding of course!

  6. Denise Cowan 23rd May 2016 / 14:35

    My Vote goes to Lynne Hendeson… I just love those trousers and particularly the length .. So flattering!

  7. Jenna 23rd May 2016 / 16:00

    I vote for Linda! Love the monochrome look and the unusual accessories

  8. Mandy 23rd May 2016 / 16:46

    Linda Spalding .. Cute, chic and classy

  9. Jen 23rd May 2016 / 16:49

    I vote for Linda; I love the bracelet

  10. Tracy Douglas 23rd May 2016 / 16:52

    Love Linda Spalding’s great style ☺️

  11. Elaine Moyes 23rd May 2016 / 17:02

    Linda Spalding for looking stylish and classy.

  12. Elaine Skinner 23rd May 2016 / 17:16

    My vote goes to Linda.. Super stylish!

  13. Sandra 23rd May 2016 / 17:59

    I vote for Lynne, beautifully put together and classic looming xx

  14. Sandra 23rd May 2016 / 18:00

    Grooming not looming

  15. June Thomson 23rd May 2016 / 18:06

    I vote for Lynne Henderson. I think she looks effortlessly stylish.

  16. Naomi Smith 23rd May 2016 / 18:07

    Liam! Looking fresh boi!

  17. Barbara Lindsay 23rd May 2016 / 18:21

    My vote is Liam Clarke.
    Would love to know where Helen’s bag is from!

  18. Wilma cameron 23rd May 2016 / 18:27

    I just love the outfit smart put so stunning with it , jewellery is so smart and the shoes are fabulous , and the model is so lovely !!

    • Wilma cameron 23rd May 2016 / 18:37

      Just love the outfit smart and stunning with it , jewellery is so smart and the shoes are smart , last but not least the model is lovely !! Linda to win !!

  19. Dave 23rd May 2016 / 18:58

    My vote is for Lynne

  20. Alyx Clark 23rd May 2016 / 19:10

    My vote would go to Liam Clarke, looks fab! πŸ™‚

  21. Morag Matthew 23rd May 2016 / 19:21

    I vote for Linda – she looks lovely

  22. Kim Tiong 23rd May 2016 / 19:22

    Liam Clarks got more style than Kim kardashians foot!

  23. Cyrus Allen 23rd May 2016 / 19:29

    Definitely Liam Clarke. What a stylish lad!

  24. Andrea Gardiner 23rd May 2016 / 19:30

    I vote for Liam! He looks great!

  25. Lindsey 23rd May 2016 / 19:33

    My vote is for Liam Clarke.
    Great individual style X

  26. Alison Johnstone 23rd May 2016 / 19:33

    Linda Spalding ,classy lady x

    • Alison Johnstone 23rd May 2016 / 19:34

      Linda Spalding, classy lady x

      • Alison Johnstone 23rd May 2016 / 19:36

        Linda Spalding , classy lady x

  27. Nicki 23rd May 2016 / 19:43

    Liam Clarke. Love the shirt and shoes combo amd the waistcoat and jacket.
    Linda Spalding- love the jewellery and shoes. X

  28. Monica Matthews 23rd May 2016 / 19:44

    Liam looks fantastic and has my vote but Linda looks so effortlessly stylish – she is a close second!

  29. Claire 23rd May 2016 / 20:18

    I love Zara clothes so Linda has to take my vote

  30. Beth Mitchell 23rd May 2016 / 21:19

    my vote is Liam Clarke. πŸ™‚

  31. Lorna Coyne 23rd May 2016 / 21:54

    Liam Clarke looks amazing <3

  32. Lucy Rose 23rd May 2016 / 22:29

    Linda Spalding, casual but cool x

  33. Norma Ewen 24th May 2016 / 07:36

    Liam Clarke, love the shoes x

  34. Cliodhna 24th May 2016 / 09:08

    My vote is Liam Clarke

  35. Jo 24th May 2016 / 09:51

    I’m voting for the very stylish Liam πŸ™‚

  36. kendal 24th May 2016 / 09:55

    Liam Clarke is the best dressed.

  37. Rosie 24th May 2016 / 11:16

    I vote for Liam Clarke, very dapper and his shirt and collar are fab!

  38. Angela Stewart 24th May 2016 / 11:33

    Best dressed is definitely Liam Clarke – love his style!

  39. Holly 24th May 2016 / 12:12

    Liam Clarke…….so different and unique. Clearly knows how to dress himself and pulls off the amazing style.

  40. Sheonagh 24th May 2016 / 12:48

    My vote is for Liam Clarke – I buy most of my clothes from charity shops and they’re the ones I’m complimented on. He owns that look.

  41. Lindsey Stephen 24th May 2016 / 13:04

    They are all very smart. Liam Clarke has an edgy style. He has my vote. PS Charity shops are a treasure trove X

  42. Ashley patullo 24th May 2016 / 14:11

    I vote for linda spalding.

  43. Jacqui Barr 24th May 2016 / 14:16

    I vote for Linda. Love her look. X

  44. Billy 24th May 2016 / 15:17

    Vote for Linda Spalding

  45. Arlene Brady 24th May 2016 / 16:59

    I vote Linda – looks so stylish

  46. Jennifer Brand 24th May 2016 / 18:02

    I vote Linda.
    Effortlessly chic, yet obtainable style.

  47. Jacqui Milne 24th May 2016 / 18:04

    My vote is for Liam Clarke – love those DMs

  48. Ash 24th May 2016 / 18:09

    My vote for Linda spalding

  49. Miriam 24th May 2016 / 18:17

    I vote for the lovely Linda.

  50. Susan irvine 24th May 2016 / 19:22

    My vote is for Linda Spalding

  51. Michelle McLaren 24th May 2016 / 19:28

    My vote is for Liam, those Dr.Martens are tremendous!!!

  52. Caroline Williamson 24th May 2016 / 19:42

    Linda looks great! She gets my vote.

  53. Eve Spalding 24th May 2016 / 20:13

    Linda Spalding x

  54. Clair McDonald 24th May 2016 / 21:00

    My vote goes to Liam Clark. Loving the combo, very stylish πŸ™‚

  55. carol walker 24th May 2016 / 21:06

    liam is very smart and suits his outfit x very well put together

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  57. Christine Leiper 25th May 2016 / 06:04

    Linda Spalding looks very chic ✌️ X

  58. Katie 25th May 2016 / 14:09

    Liam Clarke has the best style totally unique

  59. Jill milne 25th May 2016 / 21:32

    Linda definitely – my kind of outfit!

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