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WHAT TO WEAR TO COLLEGE

By Maybelle Morgan, September 6, 2017

College is an exciting time (even with first-day jitters). But between finding your way around campus and making new friends, it can be a bit hectic also perfecting your first-impression outfit for that day-one, 9 a.m. lecture. So, here are three looks to try — whatever your style…

Model wearing a denim dress and puffer jacket | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Model wearing a puffer jacket and denim dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Double PE

If comfort and cool are your top priorities, you can’t go wrong with this fun '80s get-up. Pair a batwing denim shirt dress with chunky technical sneakers for all-day-lectures stamina and add bright clashing pops of colors (an orange puffer jacket and red socks) for that fun retro wow. To finish? A camo-print shoulder bag in order to break up the colour block and add texture to the look.
Model wearing a blazer, hoodie and heels | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Model wearing a hoodie and adidas bag | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Cool for school

If you want to go glam on your first day, the key is balancing out dressier elements with eclectic staples. A striped hoodie and raw-edge, straight-leg jeans make the perfect casj base. Then, layer on a check blazer to smarten the 'fit up and cherry sock-boots (low kitten heel, if any) plus gold jewelry for a subtle statement. Put that final cool-girl stamp on the look with a retro monochrome slogan satchel.
Model wearing clashing checks | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Model wearing clashing checks | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Pictures: Miles Drury

Prep rally

If your style bio veers between Blair Waldorf and Cher Horowitz, this is the vibe for you. Clashing checks bring the preppy factor: think a cropped tartan sweat plus a cutesy A-line mini. Then create balance with some varsity hints: sporty cuff socks and white sneaks. A beret and structured backpack seal that first-day-at-class deal. 

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