Outfits That Every Student Should Own In College

4 min readNov 3, 2021


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Keeping up with fashion trends could be a tad bit difficult when you’re a student studying at university. But there’s always a solution to fashion problems when you have the right fashion hacks. You don’t always need to shop for fancy outfits, even the most basic items in your wardrobe could be styled into something fresh and exciting. Playing around with clothes could open your eyes to new hacks, and styling them could be even more fun. All the items mentioned below could be purchased in different colours, prints and textures that you prefer. None of them is gender-specific and you can pick whichever one you want to. As a student, especially, if you are someone who loves experimenting with new styles this blog is made for you. Here is the perfect list to expand your wardrobe with the most basic and affordable items.

Black Blazer

A nice structured blazer works like a charm on any outfit. Honestly, if you wear a blazer with a tee and shorts works well too. However, it is recommended to buy a fitted longer one before investing in a cropped and oversized style. Layering is essentially the easiest way to make your clothes look more expensive and a nice way to shield yourself from the cold. A key piece of information to keep in mind when buying a blazer is to make sure there’s enough room under the shoulders and arm to be able to layer over other items. And that the sleeves should be no longer than your wrists and can be rolled up to your elbows with ease.

Light Cardigan

A classic item that often gets overlooked. A light cardigan will help you at the movies, on a windy night and while it serves a multitude of purposes it totally makes your outfits way cuter. Layering is the law of life! Pick from different lengths to styles, colours and textures. There’s no basic must-have cardigan style except that you could pick from several of these.

White Shirt

You just can’t go wrong with a crisp white shirt. Tuck it in, leave it out, layer with it, wear an oversized shirt with a belt and make it look like a dress. There’s no wrong way to pair this long-lasting must-have. It’s a comfortable piece of clothing to own and is multifunctional too. Wearing a statement necklace right under the collar could make it super chic!

Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts are great for office wear but have you seen how they look when worn casually? You could buy them in solid colours, textures and prints eventually. You could pair it with almost any time of tops, a tank top or a shirt works best.

Denim Jacket

Denim jackets are very versatile and could be paired up with almost anything. You could wear it through the year with every chance you get until and unless it is super hot outside. Start by buying a structured version at first before moving onto an oversized one that seems to be currently on-trend. Style it with a summer dress or a basic tee for that perfect outfit upgrade.

Boot-Cut Jeans

Who doesn’t need a pair of jeans that fits and feels like a second skin? These jeans always come back in style and look great for casual days at work, or when paired with bodysuits, blazers, denim jackets and boots. They look great with shirts and sweatshirts as well. The reason you must own a pair of boot-cut jeans is that these pants also make you look taller and more shapely.

Black Trousers

A nice pair of black trousers is definitely another wardrobe must-have. It’s simple and elegant and not only slims the body but also elongates it. Pair with a shirt or a blouse for work and if you’re going to a party then a nice sequined top with heels will do the trick. The first pair to own however is one that fits loosely throughout the thigh, and flares out slightly around the bottom.

Wrap Dress

This silhouette is sort of a magical one and just seamlessly sort of works on all body types. Dress it up with a pair of pumps or dress down with a pair of sneakers and you’re good to go.

Denim Shorts

Nobody needs to explain why they think this is a must-have wardrobe basic! It’s most definitely simple, works with everything and is much needed when you are going on vacation.

Tank Tops

Tank tops could be worn with layers during the winter and given how warm it gets during the summer, it serves as a great substitute to long-sleeved tops. Wear them with cardigans, blazers, denim jackets etc and circulate between different kinds of bottoms, because this item works with everything! If you love colours you could get them in different shades and that’s everything you need.

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