We get it: college is a busy time. You’ve got classes, homework, projects, speeches, activities—and that’s all before noon. It’s understandable if you don’t always keep your sartorial game at its tightest. But if you want to rock the vintage look, there’s no reason it has to be another item on your list of chores. Instead, follow these tips to look your best with trendy clothes for college students.
Try Something New
How do you know if an article of clothing works? If it doesn’t? It doesn’t help to think about it—you have to get outside of your comfort zone a little bit and try something new.
For example, you might not usually see yourself experimenting with the pastel colors of this blue oxford shirt—but when you pair it with a great pair of dark jeans, you’d be amazed at the effect the overall outfit will have. Venturing into trendy clothes for college students means branching out, often with surprising results. The point is, you never know until you try it on.
Fit, Fit, Fit
If there’s something many college students don’t pay attention to, it’s fit. Think about it: many college students are working hard just to get to class on time and keep up with their studies. That’s why you’ll see so many hoodies, sweatpants, and the like. They just want to be comfortable.
But having the proper fit can be just as comfortable—and it will change the way each outfit looks. Don’t go up a size to feel comfortable. Instead, get used to how shirts and pants should properly fit by ordering a pair of pants specifically tailored to match your waist and inseam.
The best part about fit: once you figure it out, you don’t have to think about it anymore. Your clothes will continue to fit you well every time you put them on.
If you sometimes wear the same jacket or outer layer twice before the laundry, you want to get mileage out of it. That’s why it’s important to mix things up—try a different layer underneath, or try matching one pair of trousers to a color in your wardrobe you’d never considered using. Mixing it up will help you squeeze more volatility out of the clothes you already own and help keep your budget on point. This is college, after all.
For maximum versatility, stick to the classic colors—like the gray you see in this Cardigan. You can wear it with virtually any pair of pants and layer just about anything underneath, which means you can keep getting bang for your buck.
If you’re not quite in career mode yet—you’re still preparing, networking, interning—there’s no reason you have to dress your absolute best 24 hours a day. By all means, dress appropriately for class and work. Otherwise? Have fun. This is college, after all.
Shop Vintage 1946
Don’t forget to browse our vintage shirts to find something beyond the T-shirt and jeans combination for your weekly classes. For the best in trendy clothes for college students, Vintage 1946 has you covered.