5 Outfits Every Girl Needs To Pack For College

Trying to pack for college is a hard thing.

You have to think about the weather, how many clothes will fit in your new small living quarters and whether or not you want to change your look completely for a whole new you.

Before you start any folding or packing, remember these five things before you tape up any boxes.

  • Sweats, sweats, sweats

Nothing takes a bigger beating from late night study sessions and early morning classes, than your wardrobe. Really, who wants to get out of their pajamas and squeeze into a pair of newly washed jeans having had only 5 hours of sleep?

While wearing plaid jammies may not acceptable, sweats are a college kid staple. Comfy college hoodies (your own or a friend’s), roomy sweatpants, and cozy fleece moccasins help you curl up in class, and make it easier to imagine you were still in bed.

  • Riding Boots

Gone are the days of having to wear uncomfortable high heels that make you walk funny and nurse blisters for days after. The great thing about riding boots is their most popular color is black or brown so you never have to worry about finding an outfit to match.

Wear them tucked into jeans for a Sunday afternoon BBQ or with a dress and tights for the perfect Saturday night outfit.

  • Leggings

Leggings can create many outfits from casual, to classy. Pair them with riding boots and a tunic for a cute daytime date, with a hoodie and sneakers for the gym, or with a long sweater and flats for a put together and still comfortable classroom look.

  • Tank tops

While you’re packing never let your mom tell you that you are bringing too many tank tops. Between wearing them to the gym, for an extra layer under a sweater, or as a cover up under a see through top, you can use up to three tanks a day!

Bring a majority of neutral colors like black and white and then a couple fun ones for pops of colors to a simple outfit. Avoid having to do extra laundry and just bring a stockpile.

  • Flip flops/Slippers

While you may not be bringing them to impress anyone at a party, or be the fashionista of class, you’ll be happy you brought them the first time you look in the dorm bathroom. For hygiene purposes a pair of waterproof sandals is essential for taking a shower and walking around barefoot on the bathroom floor.

Remember a pair of slippers too, for when you want to walk to your friends rooms around the dorms. Hundreds of people walk through dorm halls every day and you don’t want what they bring through to end up on the bottom of your feet.

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Lisa Manente

Lisa Manente

Lisa Manente is a senior at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She will be graduating with the BA in Media Studies and Communications in May. Editing the Entertainment section for her university’s newspaper and magazine has fueled her passion for entertainment journalism, which is the career path she plans to explore. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, listening to music, and catching up on celebrity gossip.