As I'm coming up on my fifth week at a new college, I've discovered the truth to one very alarming and disheartening college cliche- no one dresses up for class.
Now, I'm not asking for dresses, suits, and ties here, students, but when it's considered "dressing up" to wear jeans and close toed shoes, we have a problem. There are plenty of ways to branch out of the running shorts and hoodies, and it doesn't have to be difficult. The best way to get started is to just stock your closet with simple basics that will be easy to wear and style when you're just getting started. Buying a crazy patterned shirt might seem fun at the time, but more than likely it will end up sitting in your closet until you have a special event because you won't know how to wear it for a casual day with friends or to go to class. That's where these items come in.
VS Pink Leather Leggings
Topshop Black High-waisted Pants
Rang & Bone Boyfriend Jeans
Dorothy Perkins sweater (on sale!)
All three of these photo sets could be mix and matched to be worn with any of the options. Pull one from each category and there's an outfit right there. Add a bag, a couple accessories, and you're ready to walk out the door in less than 10 mins without having to resort to sweatpants and a tshirt. The best part of all is that you're not going to be tugging at your clothes all day, worried about what people think of you. Because you know what they'll be thinking? "Dang, I wish I hadn't worn these same sweatpants again today..."