September 10, 2013

College Wardrobe: Tops and Jackets

College Wardrobe: Tops&jackets

Welcome to another edition of the College Wardrobe essentials! If you'd like to see our picks for shoes, click here

★  A completely essential piece of clothing that you absolutely will need in college is a nice blazer. As I mentioned in this post you will be attending a lot of professional meetings and if you want to make a good impression- throwing on a smart structured blazer helps.
We like this jacket from Aeropostale.

A button down oxford shirt is essential for similar reasons. In college, you want to appear professional. I feel like college students have to try harder at being taken seriously because we are considered to be young and immature. By dressing more maturely we are showing that we can be taken seriously. Plus you can wear an oxford shirt casually with some distressed jeans and ray bans. (Lauren Conrad anyone?)
This one is quite affordable-it's from Aeropostale.

A striped shirt is a must in any closet. A striped shirt is so versatile. Bold striped shirts bring attention to you and it looks amazing layered underneath a blazer, with a cardigan or even by itself paired with jeans or a skirt.
Who does classic pieces better than J.Crew? We like this striped top.

★Another staple in a college wardrobe are solid colored tees. These are just perfect to throw on if you woke up late. And they look much better than the T-shirt's with your university's logo, if you're going for a professional but cute look!
Get some inexpensive solid tees at Target!

I'm not sure what it is about universities, but every person that I've spoken to complains about how cold the classrooms are 90% of the year. I'm suggesting you bring a light cozy sweater with you to early classes or you'll hear your teeth chattering more than you'll hear your professors voice. 
                                                             We like this mint green light sweater from Gina Tricot.

★ I'm a firm believer in having a beautiful structured coat. You could be wearing a white Hanes tank top underneath and no one would know. On the outside you will look fabulous and chic. As a college student you are transitioning from a ' Hollister tee shirt high school wearing days' to slightly professional wardrobe. This is a good time to invest in a nice coat that will last you for seasons to come. You could wear it to fancy family dinners, as well as a winter date or a meeting. It is important for the coat to fit you nicely and give you some shape. It might take you a while to find that perfect fit, but when you do, trust me, it will be worth it. 
 We love this beautiful coat from Balmain
(This exact coat is out of our price range- it's for inspiration of finding a similar one elsewhere)

 What are your tops and jackets essentials for this fall or for college students? 


  1. Love everything you picked, comfy and fashionable!

    Now following :)

    Amelia x

  2. My favorite thing about fall are the cozy sweaters. There's nothing better then a sweater paired with a skirt and boots <3

    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

    1. I agree! They are the most comfortable way to dress nice.


  3. SUCH a good selection of clothes. Cosy Jumpers and Tailored Jackets are totally my thing! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog! It makes me happy! Thought I would return the favour!


  4. The tailored jacket is so elegant- LOVE it! Xx

  5. I love the button downs - they're seriously necessities at any age!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  6. I love this post! I feel like college students dress sloppily so much of the time because they can get away with it, and I hate it. I agree that everyone needs at least one blazer. You never know what opportunities can come knocking. Speaking from personal experience. (;


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