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5 Closet Basics you Need to Bring to University

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University can be a challenging time. You'll be living away from home for the first time, meeting new people, and tackling new subjects. It's a lot to take in all at once! To make things easier, it is important that you pack the right clothing items for your university life. Every student has their own personal style. However, there are some staples that every university student needs to bring with them when they move to university.

Comfortable shoes

As a student, you'll be spending a lot of time walking around campus. You'll have classes, study groups, and extracurricular activities. This means that you'll be covering a lot of ground throughout your day. Therefore, you need to make sure you find shoes that are comfortable! Make sure to do plenty of research and find a pair that fits your needs. A great way to do this is to go to a few shoe stores and try shoes on.


T-shirts and tank tops, classic staples, are a great option to wear while you're at college. They are comfortable and easy to pair with a variety of different pieces. They're easy to wash and dry and tend to be very affordable. They can be worn with a variety of different pieces. You can pair them with jeans or leggings, shorts, or skirts. Their variety also lets you express yourself in exactly the way that you would like to.

A light jacket

A cardigan or light jacket is a must-have item for college. The weather in most places changes quickly, and it is important that you are prepared. Having a cardigan or light jacket will allow you to adjust your outfit depending on the weather and the temperature in classrooms. Choosing the right cardigan or light jacket is important. You want to make sure that it is the right fit for you. Try jackets on in the store before you find them to make sure you are choosing the perfect one for you.


Formal attire

University can come with formal events, and you want to be ready for those from the beginning! You will want to avoid the stress of having to go on a shopping trip a few hours before your event just because you do not have anything to wear. Make sure you bring black ties for men, dresses, and fancy shoes. Having a suit is a great idea as well, especially since formal suits are often expensive and take time to tailor.

Comfortable clothes

You can't forget comfortable clothes! These include leggings, sweatpants, and T-shirts that you can wear around your dorm or apartment. Most universities do not have a dress code, so you could even wear comfortable clothes to class! Getting cosy and doing homework after a long day of classes at your dorm is made much more manageable if you can cosy up in your favourite pair of fluffy joggers.

Many university students find themselves having to buy closet staples because they forget to pack them from home. Don't let this happen to you! By bringing these closet basics, you'll be ready to conquer whatever university throws your way.

What clothing (or any other) essentials would you recommend for university students?

Love Beth xx

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