Summer vacations are coming to an end and it’s time to look forward to a new college year filled with a whole lot of fun and fashion—admit it, that’s the second best thing about college. Because being able to channel your inner Blair and Serena wasn’t something you could do in school…

So, to make it easier for you, we’ve put together a few basic back-to-college fashion essentials that all you college girls must-own to make it through college without a bad fashion day.
 

Backpacks

Backpacks

If you’re going to be seen wearing something everyday, it may as well be the most stylish accessory you own. Backpacks are where functionality meets fashion. It doesn’t end there though for you could totally spunk it up with all kinds of badges, patch-ons and other thingamajigs to make it stand out.

Carry it with: Anything, just be careful to not clash fabrics.

 

Flats

Flats

While colleges do mean freshers’ parties, more often than not, they mean daily hustling to classes, so you’ll need the comfiest pair of flats you own by your side at all times. And with the approaching monsoon, it’d help a great deal more if they were strappy and/or jellies.

Wear them with: Shorts and skater dresses.

 

Plaid shirts

Plaid shirts

Contrary to the popular belief of plaid being a fall/winter essential, a plaid shirt is a quintessential item for any college girl. Period. It’s versatile enough for class, a night out after, and even for a music concert—how do you not obsess? Besides, you could always experiment with colours and knits for variety.

Style it with: Ripped jeans and pencil skirts.

 

Sneakers

Sneakers

Speaking of footwear that's comfortable—what could beat sneakers? You probably already own too many and it wouldn't mind hoarding a few more. Sneakers are just so easy to wear! Our advice, however, would be to own a few neutral colours so you could style them with anything with ease.

Wear them with: Jeans, skirts and dresses.

 

Eyewear

Eyewear

You already know the importance of sunglasses when your selfies looked hotter than you did. Also, when you suddenly looked a whole lot smarter for formal presentations, you had your eyeglasses to be thankful for.Whether or not your eyewear served the purpose it was purchased for, there's no denying it makes for a helluva statement!

Wear it with: All your outfits, even dresses and ethnic wear.

 

Leggings

Leggings

This college fashion essential is the chicest and comfiest alternative to jeans. It's all right to own too many of the same colour—black. Try experimenting with fabrics and textures though, especially with the ripped, cut-out and sheer trends making their rounds around town. But, don't forget, leggings are an absolute must-have!

Style them with: Read this article here.

 

Phone covers

Phone covers

What started out in rigid black and white cases, as a means to protect your phone, met their chicer siblings in colours and prints to make phone covers an all new fashion statement. You already know this for you're probably guilty of shelling too many bucks on phone covers to match each outfit of yours. Don't worry, so are we!

Carry them with: Any outfit they match with.

 

Joggers

Joggers

Joggers are for when you're done with jeans and have run out of leggings to wear. That, and to add some variety to your wardrobe. Joggers can be really flattering if worn according to your body type—so take note. Also, don't mistaken them for lazy dressing for we have street style from across the world as evidence to the contrary.

 

Lingerie

Lingerie

It’s just as important to pay attention to your inners as you do your outers. So make sure you’re stocking up on the right kind of lingerie to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. Shouldn’t be difficult for we’ve lingerie meant for all occasions—T-shirt bras for the day, strapless ones for the night and seamless for any time of the year!

Wear it with: Depends on your outfit, there’s a kind for each type.

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