We all want a look that conveys something about our personality. As college is one of the most pivotal times for the actualization of key components to our personalities, it makes sense why a functional wardrobe would be important. This list contains some basic clothing essentials for your college wardrobe that should have you looking and feeling great in no time.
Wear Something That’s Easily Transferable Between Day and Night
It’s college–scheduling is crazy and sometimes you will be stuck places you never imagined you would be. This is why it makes sense to have an outfit that works in both day and night settings; a simple piece like certain types of dresses or rompers that would allow you to switch shoes and jewelry and essentially remodel it into an alternate look.
Basic Tops are Essential
Basic tops are great because they can expand already existing clothing choices or work on their own. Plus, the options are vast. Consider the color choices–it is very hard to go wrong with a basic top in a neutral color, it will look good with anything. Additionally, there are a variety of different cuts to choose from that can add the perfect accentuation to any outfit.
Leggings, Leggings, Leggings
Leggings are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing and great for the college hustle. They can be worn with almost anything and come in a wide variety of styles and colors–so by all means stock up with a bunch of pairs and have an option for every outfit!
Jeans are Where It’s At
Jeans are an absolute must. Many wardrobe consultants suggest having at least four pairs of jeans at one’s disposal in an ideal college wardrobe. Some recommend choosing a variety of shades and cuts for versatility, but my recommendation would be to go with whatever feels most comfortable. The natural confidence exuded isn’t something that can be replaced by discomfort, even if it results in the perfect look. So by all means, select your jeans in terms of comfort.
It’s Always Good to Have a Snazzy Professional Outfit
No matter what you are doing in college, professional attire will always come in handy. In fact, a crucial part of college is mastering the art of spontaneous professionalism, and that starts with your wardrobe. Whether it’s for a presentation, conference, networking, an eye-catching professional outfit is a must.
Nowadays, professional outfits are much less rigid than they are often portrayed, as most of today’s business environments seem to thrive on a business casual mode of dress. This is good for you because that means the outfit can consist of something as simple as a white button up shirt (sorry, even though the emphasis is on casual, you may want to leave your I go both ways shirt at home this time), some dress pants, and a blazer to tie it all together.