Welcome back beauty babes!
Today we are going to lean more towards the fashion side! Since the fall semester is yet again approaching (why does time go by so fast), I thought it’d be a great time to throw a college clothing essentials post out there!
I remember a year ago from this summer, I was so worried and nervous about my wardrobe and what I should and shouldn’t take, but I must say it is a learning experience. There will be pieces that you wish you would have brought and there will be some that you wish you would’ve left at home, but hopefully this post today will help you out! Before we dive in I also must say that this obviously varies for wherever you live (climate) and rules/regulations that your school upholds. Mine, however, let us wear whatever we wanted, which was always a plus in my book.
I feel as if you can either be a jeans or legging type of gal and personally I lean towards more jeans. I feel most comfortable in jeans and they match everything! If you were to see me at college, I would’ve most likely had on jeans and a tee with some sneakers. My favorite place to buy denim is American Eagle, as all of their jeans last forever and fit me great.
Even though I am a total jean-gal, I found myself in leggings a lot more than I thought I would. When Alanah and I got really into yoga, leggings were pretty much all I ever had on. What I love most about leggings is their price and how comfy they are. Most of my leggings are from Target and Forever21. Where do you like to get yours from?!
Whether they are the 101 free t-shirts you get from your school or VS Pink ones, I promise you that you will be the happiest while throwing one of these on. Dress it up or down, whatever you prefer, but tshirts are an absolute staple in every college girl’s closet.
All throughout the cold months, sweatshirts were about the only tops that I would wear. I made sure to purcahse a bunch from the bookstore at my school just like a basic girl, but boy did I love the crap outta those sweatshirts. They’re cute, cozy, and definetly an everyday wear.
If you live in a climate where it literally feels like ice outside every day all winter, then this one is for you. In college, NOBODY cares about what you do or how you look and I am so grateful for that specifically for the winter. Just imagine everyone wearing huge coats, bulky gloves and hats, and a pissed off look on their face: that pretty much sums up how my campus looked all winter. This could be something you may forget when moving out, but if you visit home, you could just grab it when needed. Don’t wait till Christmas break to get your coats; you will regret it!
Rain Boots/Rain Jacket:
I feel as if we got a lot of rain where I live in the past year, so rain boots were on my feet at least once a week. I am so thankful that I got my Hunter boots before the school year started because they were needed in the early months all the way throughout the year. Target has some super cute ones, as well! Be sure to pack a rain jacket too, unless you want to be soaked on your way to/from class.
1 or 2 Outfits of Professional Clothing:
I personally never had to dress up professionally for an event or class, but I know it all depends on what classes you are taking or what you are doing. I think it is safe to have a couple pieces in your college wardrobe that you can make a professional outfit with.
I don’t care who you are or what school you go to, I promise you that you will go to the gym on campus at least once in your career. The gym was somewhere I went multiple times a week and I have never been a gym junkie, but college really made that a thing with me. I noticed how much more energy I had and how much better I felt overall, which was amazing. I plan to get back in the swing of things back here at home and sign up for the gym here in town, as I am missing my workouts.
Going Out Outfits:
Yes, this is college, so you may want to get dressed up every now and then, especially on the weekends. Heels, jeans, and crop tops are what you see most, but pack whatever you like to wear most while going out.
I hope that this post can help you in your future packing. If you have any further questions or want to let me know what I missed, please let me know down below and I will get back to you! Thanks for reading! XOXO