Whether you’re just starting out or it’s your third year at university, what you wear says a lot about who you are and where you want to go in life. Looking stylish and put-together makes you look serious about your studies and about your future career. So pack away the jeans and look for these stylish options this fall:
Cute but comfortable flats.
Instead of wearing sneakers around campus, upgrade to a pair of ballet flats. Plain black or brown flats go with almost everything, or add some pizzazz to your outfit with an embellished pair. Make sure they’re comfortable and easy to walk in, since you’ll be running around campus all day in them. It’s a quick, easy upgrade that makes any outfit look more polished.
Dark wash denim.
If you must wear jeans, don’t wear faded and torn ones. Darker washes look more chic and work well with dressier tops. Some stylish cuts for fall include skinny jeans and wide leg trouser-styled pants. If you can find jeans without pockets, buy them – they look slightly more formal, which can make all the difference in your outfit.
One of the challenges of many campuses is the classroom climate. Some rooms are practically tropical, while others are positively frigid. A few cute cardigans or jackets can help you stay comfortable in class while adding polish to your look. Cropped jackets, or boleros, are particularly trendy right now, so look for one on your next shopping trip.
Lots of layers.
When shopping for university clothes, look for pieces that you can layer together to create new looks. Not only will this make your wardrobe more versatile, you’ll be able to add or remove layers as the day goes on to adjust to the temperature. Tank tops in trendy colors, like burgundy or cobalt, are invaluable at university, since you can use them as a base layer or underneath other tops for your layered look.
Accessories are key.
You can change the entire look of an outfit by changing your accessories. Pair your dark denim with a tank top, cardigan and scarf, and you have a casual look that’s perfect for class. Pair the same outfit with a statement necklace and a great pair of heels, and you’re ready for a networking event on campus. Swap the cardigan for a cool textured blazer, and you can go out on the town. Accessories make all the difference, and don’t cost as much as a new item of clothing, so make sure you have a great accessory wardrobe at your disposal.
Take it to the max.
One must-have item this fall is the maxi skirt. These long skirts are extremely comfortable and look great in many different situations. Wear one with a tank top and bangles for a boho-chic look, or dress it up with a silk blouse and wedges. Look for a solid-colored skirt that matches your wardrobe, or go all out with a patterned maxi.
These outfit essentials will help you look great and stay comfortable while you focus on your studies. Having the right outfit can help you feel more stylish and helps you avoid the “I have nothing to wear!” trap.