College Fashion Tips
- One business outfit with clean business shoes: Even if you already have a job and aren’t anticipating an interview, you never know when an opportunity will present itself and the last thing you want to do is show up in shorts and sneakers.
- Raincoat: Umbrellas are good for rainy days but people tend to forget that college students need convenience more than anything. So instead of using an umbrella with a handle use a raincoat that you can pull on like a jacket (not a poncho because those are hard to take on and off quickly). Now you can have both your hands free for anything else you might need to carry in the rain.
- A warm jacket or sweater: Even in Florida, and especially out of state, there are days that require a few layers to keep warm; even in the dorm it can get pretty nippy so bring your favorite sweater.
- At least one formal dress/suit: Who knows, maybe there will be a lovely gala that you’re invited to or you’ll be presented with an award at a very special social dinner. Either way you’ll want to look your best.
- Sneakers/comfy walking shoes: Probably the most obvious of all the college necessities, shoes you can walk in are a must as most campuses are not the size of your high school.
Leave ‘Em Behind:
- Excessive jewelry: Outside of special occasions or outings, there’s really no need for trendy jewelry. Wearing too much can be distracting and irritating in class and they’re impractical as far as efficiency and time management for getting to class on time.
- More than one pair of sunglasses: Protecting your eyes is a good thing but a new pair of sunglasses for every outfit is unnecessary. You’re most likely going to have them get stolen or lost and then that would be a sad waste of valuable money.
- Fancy hair accessories: Sure they’re cute and fashionable, but honestly you won’t have the time to use them as often as you’d like; plus these can also be really annoying for students sitting behind you in class.