Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you all have been enjoying this mini back to school series! Today I am going to share my top five clothing essentials you need for college!

1. Workout clothes

Okay, let’s face it there are some days where you just don't want to dress up for class. Maybe it's that time of the month, or you're running late, or you are just too tired to put together a presentable outfit because you pulled an all nighter, it happens. Throwing on a pair of norts and a t-shirt is probably going to be your go to outfit on those "I don't feel like trying" days. It's also great for when you want to, you know actually workout. 

2. A set of business appropriate outfit

This can be a combination of a nice white button down shirt, black blazer, pencil skirt, black slacks, nice dress, etc. Just have one whole professional looking outfit from top to bottom. You never know when you need to look nice for a presentation or go to an interview so it’s nice to have at least one nice outfit in the back of your closet. I picked up a cute pant suit from H&M and it's came in handy so many times!

3. Little black dress

I feel like this is so basic and so over said but there is a reason why everyone tells you that you need to have at least one little black dress in your closet! You can wear your little black dress with a colored blazer for a presentation, or pair it with some heels for a night out! LBDs are so versatile and are a perfect day to night transition piece (because who has time to pick out a separate day outfit for school and another outfit to go out at night?)!

4. Winter Gear

I’m talking about hats, scarfs, gloves, a thick jacket, and thick scarfs. Guys, walking half a mile to a mile to class in 2-degree weather is not fun. My first year of college I made the mistake of not packing any of my winter gear with me and froze my booty off everyday during the winter months. Be prepared and make sure you bring some winter gear to prevent getting frost bite on your walk to class. Plus, if you live in North Carolina like I do than it's nice to have these already on hand because the weather here changes with a flick of a wrist. 

5. Comfy shoes

Be sure to bring comfy shoes! When you are walking all around campus the last thing you want is to have on shoes that hurt your feet. In high school I got away with wearing cute wedges pretty much every other day but there’s no way I could do that in college. My campus is filled with hills and stairs so comfy shoes are a must! My favorite shoes to wear are my Nike free runs, ballet flats and riding boots!

I hope this helped you guys out on what to pack for college! Have a great day everyone! (:

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