Whether you’re going off to college for the first time, or heading back from summer break, there are certain must haves to make your back to school style fashionable and easy to maintain. In High School it might have been the cool thing to buy a completely new wardrobe for school each year, but College life means living on a budget now. Don’t go overboard with school clothes shopping anymore! By adding just a few new pieces to your wardrobe, you don’t have to break the bank to be trendy this year.
One major thing to remember about college is that your night life might be a lot different from your daytime routine. Since you’ll want to look cute all the time, try buying a few basic wardrobe items that can be versatile. For example: a blazer can be worn with skinny jeans or over a dress. Basic tank tops are always useful to wear under clothes or on their own, and so are fitted tees. Layering clothes is always popular In College because it can lead to a ton of different outfit combinations. Bring some cardigans or sweaters that you can throw on overtop of your shirts once it gets cooler out, so that your warmer clothes can still get some use in the Fall.
However fashionable your outfit may be, once the cold air rolls in this November most of your classmates will only be seeing your fall or winter coat while you walk around campus. Seventeen magazine mentions that buying a “stunning coat” for college can make you stand out. Avoid the basic black peacoat this year and get something a little more colorful. Try out a new pattern or take a risk with a brightly colored coat to make a fashion statement at college.