It’s the start of the academic year, and you know what that means…new clothes!
While shopping for pens, notepads, and highlighters is oh-so-satisfying, there’s nothing like a new wardrobe to set the tone for the school year.
You want to be comfortable in lectures, but stylish enough for post-study drinks, while having a range of practical items to see you through the UK weather changes.
Here are the top pieces you need to ace this uni year in style.
Stock up on basics
Simple items are the key to uni dressing success. They’re the groundwork of every great outfit and can easily be styled up or down.
Start with a fitted white tee and straight-leg jeans and build your look from there.
By adding cardigans, assorted shoe styles, and accessories, you can make each variation different, so you never get bored.
Jeans are a staple in any wardrobe - nevermind a student’s! If you’re on the hunt for a new pair, why not try the Y.A.S Skinny Jeans in Black? Available in a variety of leg lengths, these jeans are guaranteed to take you from lecture to nightclub with ease.
Keep staple pieces in mind
Ever heard of a capsule wardrobe? It’s basically a stash of clothes you can pair together and create a number of different looks with, so you never have to go on a shopping trip when a night out pops up.
Get your everyday items on lock and have enough options to choose from so you don’t get bored of them. Obviously, this depends on your personal style, but we recommend having a range of neutral tones and adding colour and on-trend pieces through jackets and bags.
This boyfriend shirt from Charli Tila is the perfect addition to any student wardrobe. It can be worn buttoned up or as a shacket over a simple tee, and even as a dress for petite body types.
We understand this can be difficult to achieve, and while it’s a cost-effective way to shop, not everyone likes this method.
The moral of the story is to be mindful when you shop. Unless it’s an occasion piece, ask yourself these questions:
- Will I wear it again?
- Does it go with other items in my wardrobe?
- Is it worth the money?
- Can it be styled for a variety of occasions?
If the item you’re eyeing up will leave the house with you more than a handful of times, can be worn with more than one pairable item, and won’t make you wince at the checkout, add it to your basket!
Club nights are usually the place where a new outfit is desired. This is when it’s time to find your signature style.
By having an understanding of what suits you - in both colour and cut - you can make shopping much easier.
There’s nothing quite like an LBD, and our new fave is the Mini Tube Dress from Goldie London. The flattering cut looks good with trainers, boots, and heels, and being a classic colour, you can pair it with any style of jacket, including leather and denim.
With bags, necklaces, and hair accessories often being cheaper than a whole new look, use these to make an old outfit look like a brand new one.
Don’t forget about the comfies
While student life does come with nights out and day trips, there’s also a lot of revising and chill time with your new housemates.
This calls for loungewear!
Having a stock of joggers, hoodies, and jumpers will always come in handy for hungover days and study sessions.
A two-piece is a the perfect addition when it comes to loungewear shopping.
Each piece can be worn separately or together, making it a cost-effective option you can rely on.
We’re loving the Libby Loves Loungewear set! It’s a comfortable yet stylish option for dressing down on more chilled days.
Find your new uni wardrobe at She Selected
So there you have it, the key pieces that are perfect for every uni occasion.
We get that money can be tight when studying, so make sure to check out our £25 and under section - filled with night-out tops and daytime basics, you’re guaranteed to find what you need at She Selected.
If you need some inspiration or want early access to our sales and discounts, don’t forget to follow our Instagram - we’ll see you over there!