Good Morning everyone! And welcome to Back to School season and my college series this week! To read the introduction of this series, you can visit here. It’s hard to think about back to school season without thinking about clothes and new fall fashion. Also, when I went to college, I thought about changing up my clothing choices a little bit, since college is a different setting than high school.
College is a weird time where we’re still young, so we keep up with trends, but we’re also starting to build our adult wardrobe. So it’s good to find a balance between classic pieces and fun pieces. For me, I focus most of my fashion energy trying to remix classic pieces and then mixing in trendy pieces second.
Here’s some of the inspiration I have for back to school!
|Tie Dye Hair Ties // Vera Bradley Wristlet // Crochet Backpack // Oxfords // Scarf and Shorts // Maxi Dress // Classic Preppy // Stripes and Scarves // Pops of Neon|
While everyone has their own personal style, I have a list of a couple of tips and ideas that I live by when making fashion choices. Here’s some ideas for you college ladies!
College Fashion Tips & Ideas
1. Choose comfort always. This is my most important one! And I live by it everyday. College is a time where you are changing your lifestyle, your routine and maybe a lot of other things! So be prepared for that change by wearing clothes that give you confidence and comfort. Don’t change who you are to fit in or stand out. Be the best person you can be in comfortable clothing! This applies to going to the gym, class, meetings, internship, work, parties, or a friend’s place.
2. Buy a backpack and rain boots. Two essentials that come in handy so many times especially if you have a large campus!
3. A wristlet is the perfect thing to hold your phone, student id card, money and keys. I have a cute one from Vera Bradley, and I’ve found there is simply no better way than to have all of your definite essentials with you at all times.
4. Try a maxi dress for going out to dinner, a sorority event or a dressy evening. Maxi dresses can be flattering on all different body types and some of my friends looked absolutely stunning in maxi dresses when we went out a couple of times. They are comfy, warmer for fall, and effortless!
5. Scarves are a must! I own so many scarves because they can completely change an outfit and they keep you warm in cool air-conditioned classrooms. They come in so many different styles that they can fit any fashion personality!
6. Modesty is important. Along the same lines as being comfortable, being modest is important. You’ll be around professors who have great experience in their fields as well as a variety of different important people. Modesty shows respect for yourself and for others. I found that I became more modest with my clothing choices in college and I think that’s because I wanted to be more comfortable and confident in who I was and what I could bring to the table. Modesty helps you to not focus too much on what you are on the outside, but more so on the inside, which is so important in college as you discover your dreams, passions and your heart.
Above all else, stay true to who you are with what you wear!
With all of those tips in mind, I created three different outfits that I would wear on my campus!
I love to wear dresses for more professional settings. I always pair them with a cardigan or blazer because I get cold easily. Plus, I think adding a cardigan on top is a great, modest look for an internship, interview or business setting. Pick some neutral accessories or a pop of color. And by the way, these heels from Target are the best. ever. So comfy and they fit so well!
When I workout, I usually wear some running shorts, a pair of my old running shoes and a loose T-shirt. I love bright Nike sneakers and Zumba is one of my favorite workouts, so I included a Zumba shirt in this outfit! Another good tip is to bring a yoga mat to school with you. Dorm floors can be not so pleasant sometimes and if you want to stretch, a yoga mat is perfect! Also, you can bring your yoga mat to a yoga class instead of using the ones at the gym!
I hoped you all enjoyed reading this! What do you like to wear around campus? Are you updating your wardrobe this fall?
Stay tuned for more college series posts this week (and probably next week as well!) Also, on Friday, I am hosting a link-up where bloggers can link-up their own college advice or college stories. Posts can be from any time and on a variety of topics. Let’s get excited for that!