When procrastination leads to all-nighters (followed by 8 AM classes), the typical attire of a college student can deviate into the oh-so-sloppy pajama pants and hoodie combo.
While dressing down is great once in a while—especially when intense studying for mid-term exams is involved—being a stylish scholar takes a lot less effort than you may think. With these collegiate-themed trends, you’ll want to ditch those ratty jeans and sweatpants for a polished, put-together and sexy look.
The morning chill in the late summer days quickly leads to fall-like temperatures and frigid nights just weeks into the first semester. But super cute jackets, standout hats and versatile shoes are what all the sexy smarties are wearing this season to stay trendy, warm and smokin’ hot!
Here are a few of our fave collegiate fashions to be on the lookout for on campus this semester:
If your hair isn’t used to the cool hair and wind just yet, no problem. A bright beanie amps up a basic black and adds a pop of color on those dreary days. Pair with leggings or thick tights and you’ve got a passing grade in everyday fashion.
Loafers, moccasins, or old-school Chuck Taylor sneakers are perfect for balancing out layers. These stylish favorites go well with jeans or skirts and will keep you super comfy in class as well as on your way traversing between classes.
Duffle and pea coats are the smart choice to keep you warm between classes and while walking to the local coffee shop for a latte. For extra coziness, throw on a matching scarf with knee high-boots to really make the grade.
Functional & Fashionable Bags
From the dorm to the library to the classroom, having a sturdy way to lug around all your stuff doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice trends. Canvas messenger bags, Hershel backpacks and denim or leather bags complete any ensemble and keep you looking organized on the go.
Looking cool on campus doesn’t mean you always have to wear your school sweatshirt. Consider selecting a hoodie with a cute and playful pattern to take an ordinary look to awesome in seconds. A warm bulky cardigan that looks like it was pulled straight from your grandfather’s closet is another way to stay buddle up while adding stylish character.
Each school rocks their own colors (i.e. Princeton favors dark, bold hues, while Harvard leans towards neutral blends), but collegiate style is trending on every campus from the east to west coast. And, from the reputation of these picks, styles like these are ones you can enjoy wearing way past graduation.
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