As someone who loves fashion, cutting down your wardrobe can bepretty difficult when it is time to pack up for school. Trust me, you're not going to need as much as you think you are. If you bring too many clothes, it can get frustrating because they just sit in your room and take up part of your already minimal space. To help you out, here are clothing items that you absolutely need - and none that you don't - for your college wardrobe.
A good pair of jeans
I probably wore jeans every day of my junior year. You're going to want to bring at least 4 pairs of jeans, that fit you well, to keep in your college wardrobe. Any pair that you don't wear anymore should be left behind at home. My go-to are dark-washed skinnies, but I recommend that you bring whatever cut and colour that you feel most comfortable in.
Leggings are extremely versatile and can be worn with almost anything to create an awesome outfit (as long as you wear something long enough over them and always check the "camel toe" situation). You can wear basic leggings but also prints and leather/denim ones!
With limited storage and closet space, you're going to want to make the most of your wardrobe. Basic tops in neutral colours like white, black, and gray give you so many options to work with. Bring different cuts - tank top, V-neck, long sleeved, and T-shirts in each of these colours to stretch your closet even further.
This is totally more than one piece of clothing, but it's a single outfit. I don't care what your major is - you need to be able to look like a professional at any time, especially when you are being interviewed for internships and jobs. Even as a junior, you may be required to dress up for presentations, and to attend a conference or networking event. Keep a crisp white button up or blouse and some nice pants at the back of your college wardrobe.
If you don't have a hoodie with your school's name and logo on it, then do you really go to that college? A sweatshirt and leggings is the easiest outfit to go to class in. You're going to want something super comfortable to lounge in your room in or wear on late nights.
Your schedule can load up fast at college. One day, you may just have class from 12 to 1 and on another, your whole day will consist of classes, meetings, and homework. Then someone will invite you to come out right when you're done with your night class and you won't have time to change. It's a good idea to keep a day-to-night piece in your college wardrobe for these occasions €" just switch from flats to heels and add a cute necklace and you're done! I like to have a simple, versatile dress or romper that I can dress up or down depending on how my day looks.
Having a few scarves in your arsenal will really help extend your college wardrobe. Scarves in bright colours and different patterns will bring new life to a T-shirt and sweater combo - for every scarf you wear, it looks like a totally different outfit. On chillier days in the fall, having a scarf on allows you to add a little more warmth to youroutfit without any bulk.
Flannel chambray shirts
A worn flannel shirt is perfect for an extra layer when the weather isn't too hot or cold. Pair a flannel with a vest and denims for the quintessential fall outfit or wear it oversized to lounge around in the hostel with your friends. Chambray shirts are another college wardrobe essential because they look great with black leggings and tan sandals for another go-to outfit.