Although attending college is primarily about enriching your mind, it is hard to deny that the social aspect of college plays a major part in the quality of your overall experience. For this reason, stocking your wardrobe with the appropriate college fashion essentials will help you maintain your "cool factor" and also ensure that your clothes won't put a damper on your social life. This article will offer you some tips to help you put together a wardrobe that will help you stay fashionable during your college years.
While it is important to keep a pulse on the latest fashion trends, you also want to make sure that you are buying clothes that won't look completely ridiculous next season. It is better to choose clothes that have more of a "timeless" look, but yet have relevance within practically every fashion scenario. This is not as difficult to achieve as it may seem. It simply takes assembling a collection of key wardrobe items to help complete your look.
One of the most essential staples of any college girl's wardrobe is 4 to 5 pairs of well-fitting jeans. Sweatpants do not make a fashion statement! They should be relegated only to days when you're not going to leave your room! Make sure that the jeans you select have a decent variety of styles and washes, and they should all fit you well (not dangerously tight). Be sure to keep a good balance as far as trendy denim styles versus the more classic looks are concerned. You don't want to put yourself in a position where you'll soon have to make a whole bunch of new purchases, because all of your jeans look too "last season". Some of the most popular brands to buy are Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap and American Eagle.
Another must-have in your wardrobe is a set of about 4 to 6 basic tank tops. These tank tops should be in basic colors such as navy blue, black, white and grey, and can be various lengths. The versatility of tank tops enables you to wear them alone in the summer as well as under jackets, long-sleeved tops or cardigans during the cooler months. Try to choose tank tops that consist of a breathable, yet durable, material such as 100 percent cotton. Brands such as Gap Body, H & M, or Abercrombie & Fitch can fit the bill for these.
Every college girl's wardrobe needs to include at least one classic dress. There has always been talk about the need for every woman to have a "little black dress". There's a lot of truth to that statement. But it doesn't have to be black in order to look good. You will need a dress that will look appropriate in several different social settings, which means that it will need to fit well (not too tight or too revealing) and have a more classic look. Also strive to find a dress that will complement your skin tone.
Another important essential for your closet is to have 1 to 3 cardigan sweaters. They should be chic, but it doesn't mean that they have to be cashmere (although that's nice). You can find good looking cotton cardigans at retailers like H & M, Gap, or J Crew. You can layer your cardigans over tank tops for a more trendy look as well. Make sure to get one black cardigan and at least one color that will "pop", like hot pink or violet.
An often-overlooked essential item for the average college girl is the appropriate bag to carry all of your miscellaneous items. You will, of course, need some type of canvas backpack for books and school supplies. For everything else, make sure to procure a bag that's fairly big, durable, and has lots of zippered pockets and compartments. Make sure that the bag is comprised of quality material such as leather, canvas or even "knock-off" leather (as long as it seems to be strong). Also, make sure to select a bag that will work well with the majority of your wardrobe.
If you will use these simple but effective college fashion tips, you will be able to look chic and up-to-date while still employing a classic look in your wardrobe. This way, you can get the most out of your college experience and look great while doing it!