Going off to college is one of the most exciting times in life. For most teens, it's their first time ever living away from their family and most of their friends. It's a chance to spread your wings and try new things. But because it's new and unknown, there are bound to be questions about, well, almost everything. Including things like what people wear in college. (The answer: a lot of loungewear; like a lot of loungewear.)
There will be a pretty big range of clothes on campus, but in general it will be pretty casual. Doesn't matter if you're going to class in person or online, loose and comfortable tees, sweaters, and sweatshirts with jeans or leggings will be the most popular choices. And you'll want to wear shoes you can walk long distances in. There's no guarantee your classes will be close to each other or your dorm.
You can't go wrong with either the classic cream or rosy pink options, both of which will work just as well for class and then hanging out (socially distanced) on the quad afterward.
With many colleges starting classes as early as August 1, it's going to be hot out and not all dorms have AC. A not-too-short pair of denim jeans will make it infinitely easier to pick out an outfit every morning.
Honestly learning is great and all, but most of the college experience happens outside the classroom. Making new friends, going to parties, and dating are how you'll spend a lot of your time in college. These settings are still pretty casual, but these are the pics that will end up on Instagram, so you'll want to at least make an effort.
The open knit and slouchy fit are perfect to throw on with jeans or shorts and not look like you overslept (even if you did!). But you'll still be comfortable enough for a lecture or long study session.
Is a sweatshirt the perfect item of clothing? Yes! But sometimes they aren't appropriate. So next best thing, a top that is soft and loose, but with a tie-back detail that elevates your whole look.
There's something about an oversized denim jacket that just makes every outfit. The oversized boyfriend fit and trendy tie-dye wash make this Levi's option just a little more special.
Cute tees will likely be your number one worn item in college. Pair them with jeans and another layer, you've got a cute outfit. But they're just as comfortable to sleep and hang out in.
Your dorm's closet is going to be small, which means you need versatile pieces like jeans that you can wear with everything. The skinny fit is great because you can dress it up for dates and parties too.
Between online classes, study sessions, and restrictions on gatherings because of the pandemic, you're going to be spending a lot of your down time just hanging out. And that's when you'll want all the cozy leggings and oversized sweatshirts.