It’s almost time for college to be back in session. In preparation for the semester, you’ve bought things you’ll need for class. You’ve also started thinking about what you want to wear to school. Keeping in mind what you already have in your closet, it’s time to shop for some new clothes before heading to campus.
Here are some tips that will help you get started building an enviable college wardrobe:
- Start with the basics. Look for solid pieces that you can mix and match easily. Examples of this include a long-sleeved white blouse, dark pair of pants, a fitted jacket or blazer, a dark colored cardigan, a black skirt, a pair of jeans, a black dress, and several different colors of tops. You will also need a dark pair of flats, a pair of heels, sneakers, and strappy sandals. You’ll be able to determine which colors or patterns look best with the basic attire you’ve just acquired.
- Go through your closet and pull out your best pieces. Start matching your new clothes with the things that you already owned and loved. How many new outfits do you have now? Try to mix and match to create as many outfits as possible with minimal pieces from your wardrobe. What have you come up with?
- Take out your accessories and start adding them to your outfits. What does it take to tie an outfit together? Would your favorite belt help? What type of handbag looks best with your new black dress? Let your imagination run wild. If you need inspiration, turn to the web or your favorite fashion magazine.
Your wardrobe doesn’t have to be big to be wonderful. By mixing and matching the items you have on hand, you’re able to create an assortment of outfits for every occasion. With a few great accessories, you can change the look of your wardrobe staples quickly and dramatically.