Deciding the "must have" items becomes quite complicated in case of a college going girl. This is because you have to make sure that you don't end up with clothes, which become unwearable in the next season and at the same time you have to keep up with the trends. In this article we have compiled a list of some must have accessories and items, keeping in mind the requirements of college girls.
1. A good quality bag
One of the most important accessory that you must have in your wardrobe is a bag that holds everything. Some points that you must keep in your mind while selecting a bag is that it is of good quality and goes with most of your wardrobe. Bags made from leather, canvas, or strong fake leather are good options. Also, bags having a number of pockets and zippered compartments keep you organized.
2. Pair of well fitting jeans
A pair of jeans is something which certainly comes on the top when we are talking about a college girl's closet. 4-5 pairs of jeans are more than sufficient and the best thing about them is that even if you wear the same pair twice a week, then also no one is going to notice. Make sure that the jeans, which you are stocking up in your wardrobe are of different washes and styles.
3. Well cut fall jacket
It is totally up to you to choose a formal or a casual jacket, the only thing that you have to consider is that it fits well and matches with most of your clothes. You don't have to stock up a complete range of these jackets, one or two is quite sufficient. However, you have to make sure that you don't settle for something, which doesn't fit well, so it may happen that you have to spend some time before you end up with the right jacket. But it is for sure that the final outcome will be worth your efforts.
4. Tank tops
Tank tops are one of the most versatile clothing items that you'll love to have in your closet because not only these tops can be worn alone in summer, but they also can be worn in winter by layering them under jackets, cardigans, and long-sleeved tops. Some blend fabrics can cause weird clinging making the outline of your bra under your tank top visible, so it is better to go for tops which are 100% cotton.
5. Chic cardigans
Although a cardigan may appear quite simple, there are a number of ways by which it can be styled. In fact, the cardigans can work wonders for you if they are in the right combination with rest of your outfit. However, if you are thinking that we are suggesting you to buy those 100% cashmere cardigans, then you are certainly mistaken because time and money is required to get them dry cleaned regularly, both of which are lacking in the case of college girls. So, basic cotton cardigans in colors like hot pink, purple, or chocolate brown will be perfect for you.
6. Winter coats
This one is only for them who live in a region, which faces severe winter because for moderate winters, cardigans, and jackets are sufficient. Also, you'll like to have one of these, if you are planning a ski vacation. You are certainly going to love those cute faux-fur trimmed parkas or the classic wool pea coats.
7. Dressy tops
Besides being very comfortable, these dressy tops go well with a number of clothing items like your favorite pair of jeans or skirts. Wear one of these dressy tops with jeans or under a fall jacket to a party. However, it is much better to stay away from those see-through, too tight or uber low cut tops.
8. A classic dress
If you are looking for something, which is easy to wear and looks stylish at the same time, then these classic dresses are certainly for you because these one piece dresses are pretty much entire outfits. Out of all the colors available, the black looks best in terms of being classic and chic. However, the most important thing is that it must fit well, even if it is not black. You can even go fro some other color that flatters your skin tone.
9. White button down shirt
You must be thinking that why these formal looking shirts are in the list of "must haves" for a college girl? This is because you are most likely to use them for job interviews and internships. Go for the perfect size having a little stretch and cut that flatters your body shape. You can even think of spending a few more bucks on these shirts as you'll be wearing them when you grab a job later.
10. A pair of casual flats
These inexpensive casual flats are essential for spring and fall. Adding them to your wardrobe is not going to have some serious impact on your budget; besides this, these flat sandals add chicness to any outfit that you wear. You'll just need two pairs of them, one in the basic black or brown color and the other one can be in a bright color. The ones having metal embellishments also look cute.
11. A pair of nice dress pants
These dress pants when worn along with your button down shirt will provide you the corporate look, which is just perfect for job interviews. Go for those, which are black or dark gray with a wide leg. The length of these pants must be such that you can wear them with heels and at the same time they are not so much long that they drag on the ground.
12. Summer skirts
Although these are not essential to everyone's wardrobe, but still you'll love to have them as they are very easy to pair with pretty jewelry, flip flops, and even with simple tank tops in summer. Try out the knee length floral printed or solid colored skirts.
You can't just walk around your naked feet in your dorm or apartment, that is why slippers fall into the category of "must haves". Slippers are the perfect accessory, which provides you the opportunity to go as crazy as you want, obviously they are slippers and you are going to wear them indoors only.
14. Sexy heels
College life is just incomplete without parties. You must have at least one pair of these high heels in your wardrobe to wear with your super-flattering jeans. The patent leather with heel height of 3-4 inches looks best, but it is better to go with the ones, which complement your personality in the best way.
15. A pair of black pumps
A pair of black pumps is just essential with your white button down shirts and dress pants when you are going for your job interview; obviously you won't like to wear some fancy looking high heels on such occasions. Spending a few more bucks will make sure that these black pumps last longer.