Summer is well under way, and although you are enjoying the time off it is essential that you begin to prepare for the school year ahead. In the blink of an eye you will be arriving on campus as a Fresher. Before you know it you’ll be sitting in classes, beginning the fraternity and sorority recruitment phase of your life, and eating endless cups of ramen noodles. Let’s start off by saying a humongous congratulations.
College may very well be the most exciting time of your life. You get to live in freedom away from your parents, but do not have the plethora of responsibilities of an actual grown up. It is the perfect combination of fun, learning, and new experiences. In order to feel good about yourself, and look your very best it is extremely important to have the right clothes. So without further ado here are the top 10 wardrobe items every fresher needs to pack in order to begin college.
Jeans are the foundation of any good wardrobe, especially for college students. They can be worn in pretty much any situation, from casual to dressy. In order to build your jean collection, purchase pairs in different colors and styles. Make sure that at least a few pairs are classic cuts that will stand the test of time without going out of style too quickly.
2. Fitted T-Shirts
Fitted T-Shirts provide you with a more sophisticated look than those shapeless, baggy ones that most teenagers are famous for wearing. Make sure to purchase a variety of colors in order to truly expand your wardrobe.
3. Tailored Shirts
Adding a few tailored shirts to your wardrobe makes more than simple fashion sense. You can wear them to dress up for formal events such as interviews, functions, or parties. In addition they looked great un-tucked with jeans or shorts for casual occasion.
It is wise to have a few trousers/skirts in your wardrobe to wear for either formal or causal situations. Always keep in mind that it depends on what you wear with them that counts.
5. Sweatpants and Sweatshirts
Sweatpants and Sweatshirts are essential items for playing sports, working out, and of course lounging around. Since you are about to enter college it’s time to step up your game when it comes to stylish sweatpants and sweatshirts that are comfortable and will make you look great.
6. Knitted Sweaters
Depending on where you are going to college the winter months can certainly get awfully cold or at least drafty. You can counter that by purchasing a few classic cardigans and other style knitted sweaters. They also look great with jeans, and you can pair them with a nice t-shirt in order to complete the ensemble.
7. Comfortable Pajamas
Being a fresher also means that far more people will see you in your pajamas than ever before. You should pick comfortable, unassuming PJ’s that can be worn in common areas of your dorm or apartment.
8. A Dress Up Outfit
You should have at least one outfit that can be worn for a night out on the town or to the upcoming Freshers Dance. A pretty evening dress will do the trick for the girls, while a sharp, classic suit is always a good choice for the guys. Adding a stylish pair of shoes, and some accessories will certainly put your look over the top.
As the saying goes, shoes make the man or woman. You will absolutely need shoes for all situations including the weather. If you are working with a small budget start off with a cool, yet comfortable pair of sneakers, a pair of causal shoes, and a pair of dress shoes.
10. Fashion Accessories
No wardrobe is complete with the some basic fashion accessories. For men a nice watch, leather belt, and baseball cap are good starters. Women should include a selection of scarves, pocketbooks, and costume jewelry.