Going back to uni? It can be a pretty mental time, and the last thing you wanna be thinking about it what to wear. Our tips would be to prep your wardrobe before you head back to halls, so you’ve got all your uni outfits ticked off for every event. This is what to wear for university and when.
Moving In Day
Student clothing is supposed to be COMFY. Chances are, you’ll be squished into the back of your parent’s car with boxes poking into you from every angle. You’ll also need to be comfy enough to lift some sh*t up a few flights of stairs in your new student digs. But don’t turn up in a sweaty old gym top from 2007, you gotta make that good first impression. Opt for cool casual vibes with a matchy matchy co-ord or athleisure look. You’ll be meeting your new housemates and once your parents have left, it might be a speedy relocation to the SU to get to know each other over a large, cold Pinot. You made it here, maybe you cried saying bye to Mum and Dad, you deserve it girl.
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At some point, you’ll be asked to turn up at the main uni building to register. This also means, you lucky thing, you will get to have your picture taken for the photo ID that you’ll be stuck with for the next 3-4 years. You’ll be bumping into loads of people who could potentially be your new BFF, so go casual but cool when you’re signing up for any clubs or societies on registration day. A basic midi skirt or jumper dress is literally for every occasion and can save you when the ultimate “what do I wear” breakdown comes. Swap your trainers for heeled boots for an instant easy glam look when you relocate to the pub.
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Unfortunately, the first week of uni isn’t just parties and nights out, and your first lecture will soon roll around. WTF do you wear? Pack layers when sorting your uni ‘drobe, you’re going to need something easy for the commute or walk to uni, but still look killer. Up steps, denim. Big night out? Denim. Day in the library? Denim. Lecture? Denim (with cute boots and oversized tee layering). No matter what you’re up to, you can always rely on your fave pair of jeans. Don’t forget you’ll also need a decent size bag for your MacBook and fresh stationery.
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Make sure your freshers’ week outfits are fire. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Be prepared for your big freshers’ night out with a fire dress or co-ord. We all need that staple in our wardrobe that will have us covered. In a new city, with new people, when you have no idea where you’re going or who you’re going with, you need a trusty dress to be your BFF and guide you through the first few weeks in a new place. An asymmetrical dress is always a good shout for the formal affair or a simple little strappy co-ord for your average BNO. Unless it’s a toga party that is, you’ll need some old bed sheets for that one.
You’re a student, so it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll be having a hangover day more than a few times this term. If you’re lucky enough to have no commitments, you can stay in all day in a cute pair of pj’s and Netflix binge that headache away. But, if you absolutely have to leave the house then soz hun, should’ve planned it better! Opt for a comfy outfit like joggers and a tee, or a slouchy jumper, and you should be able to make it through the day! Oh, and if you do have to go outside, make sure you top off any outfit with an oversized jacket (it’s almost like wearing your duvet out… Perfect!).
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