March marks the start of admissions season! With all the acceptance letters rolling in, you probably have no time to think about what to take with you when you do choose your school. Continue reading for all the basics you need for college…
You definitely need a sturdy bag to lug around all your books in college. Try and invest in a big basic tote and satchel to get you through your college years, these bags can handle large loads.
Classic and durable the Longchamp Le Pliage Tote is a great basic bag for any college girl. Its durable, stylish and will go with any outfit, all while carrying all your stuff!.
Satchels were made to carry books, so they are great for college girls. This leather Madewell satchel would be a great investment piece and would look great outside of school too.
And as always a school essential, the backpack. It will definitely stand up to a beating, and is great for toting around big campuses too. Recent backpacks have been much more stylish than your typical jansport ones, like this floral backpack from urban.
You need three basic outfits for college one for a party, one for class, and one for business. These three outfits get
you through most college occasions.
For a party, a basic little black dress will work. It can be used for a lot of occasions and can be dressed up or down as you like. Since it is such a basic, you have a lot of options for a LBD. This ASOS Skater Dress. Is such a cute option, its pleated skirt and lace overlay making it a little different from all the little black dresses around. This ASOS Cut out dress. Isn’t as sweet, it’s a bit rocker and super sexy. Pair either of these dresses with some basic nude pumps and you are ready to go. Add on accessories at your will!
Now for class, you really need a simple basic outfit to go. A sweatshirt is always an option but this outfit is much cuter! A classic blazer is a great preppy basic. If it’s warm throw on a Dress or a romper and some basic boots and your ready to go.
If it is chillier you need to layer up. Switch out your dress or romper with a cozy knit sweater and add your favorite jeans and a scarf keep you warm. Keep the boots too and add some thick socks! These two outfits will help with those rushed mornings.
And for all those job interviews and such, you need a professional outfit. H&M is a great store for suits. But if you need a online store try gap. This outfit from gap is simple, stylish and professional.
School supplies are an essential. We always go for cute ones , now let’s try and go for green ones too!
This Hand Painted Journal from Ecojot is so gorgeous, and if you buy a journal a child somewhere gets one!
You probably need a lot of binders for all those classes your studying for. These Naked Binders come in nine colors and are made from ecofriendly fibers.
When you just get your new laptop, you need to protect it. This simple black hemp laptop sleeve will do just that.
Decorating Your Dorm
The white and beige walls of your dorm aren’t very exciting. You really need to spruce it up and make it feel like home.
Try and bringing some key pieces (that will fit!) from your room to your dorm room. Like something you can hang on the wall, or pictures of your friends.
If you can, curtains in your dorm will make all the difference. These gorgeous curtains from UO will brighten your room up right away. Pair it with this branch curtain holder from UO and your room will be more stylish already.
And get a comforter that you’ll love. Ikea has some great options in comforters. Get a Basic White Comforter then add some cute covers. Like this warm striped cover or this girly flowery duvet cover .
Comment with your tips for college!