Friday, August 17, 2018

Investment & Affordable College Wardrobe Essentials

Lately, I've had a bit of experience when it comes to packing. But when thinking back to packing up for college, one of the hardest parts for me was figuring out the type of clothes I would need. Having worn uniforms my entire life, I was not ready to have to pick out clothes every day for class.

At Furman, where I went to college, you would see a mixed bag when it came to what people wore to class. Anything from dresses to jeans to workout clothes could be considered normal class clothes. I really loved that there was a variety and that people didn't solely wear oversized sorority shirts and shorts to class. I know that that isn't the case at many colleges (especially those in the South) so thinking through the variety of attire you would see was a bit tricky.

I asked many of y'all using the Instagram questions feature what you would say was your college wardrobe essential and added some of those to my own list in order to come up with today's post. Since in college, you're often getting your first look at what it is like to live on your own and budget, I decided it would be fun to share both investment and affordable pieces so that you would be able to snag what you may not have and think you need regardless of your finances.

I am sure I am missing a few categories of clothing pieces, but I hope this gives you a good idea of what you might want in your college wardrobe! Be sure to check out below the graphic for a list of some of my favorite places to shop for both investment and more affordable pieces!

To shop the items shown, hover your mouse over the image in the graphic and click to be taken to where the piece can be purchased. There are a few pieces that were unable to link that way and you can find those directly under the image or in the scroll bar beneath!


comfy leggings: invest - afford // white button down: invest - afford // large tote: invest - afford // workout shoes: invest - afford // rain jacket: invest - afford // t-shirts: invest - afford //
wedges: invest - afford // cozy pullover: invest - afford //
gold hoops: invest - afford // vest: invest - afford // slippers: invest - afford //
crossbody bag: invest - afford // warm waterproof jacket: invest - afford //
workout shorts: invest - afford // casual tennis shoes: invest - afford // weekender bag: invest - afford // going out tank: invest - afford // oversized sweater: invest - afford // jeans: invest - afford /
rain boots: invest - afford // stadium approved game day bag: invest - afford //
versatile dress: invest - afford // slip on shoes: invest - afford

My favorite places to shop for investment pieces:

Tuckernuck | Nordstrom | J.Crew | J.Crew Factory (can be pretty affordable) | Everlane

My favorite places to shop for more affordable pieces:

Old Navy | H&M | ASOS | Zara | Target | Red Dress Boutique | Forever 21

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