For busy college students, wardrobe essentials must be both fun and functional. The Student easily combines the two with style, whether rushing to class, heading to a concert with friends, or settling in for a late-night study sesh. No matter where the student starts or ends their day, the art of the layer is crucial.
Early morning study sessions are made easier with the perfect cozy sweater in tow — really! Wrap yourself up for a productive day in a fuzzy layer with geometric detailing thrown over distressed jeans, sneakers for the library trek, and your go-to bookbag.
For a full day of classes, comfort is key. Half-tuck a breezy blue flannel top into dark wash cuffed denim for a semi-polished look, and complete the pairing with your favorite high-top sneakers for sliding into class right on time.
Date night-in calls for a movie marathon with your favorite person. Channel romantic vibes in a pale pink ribbed turtleneck layered underneath a button-up overall dress. Heeled boots keep the look put-together but still casual.
A live show with friends is the perfect opportunity for a little bit of layering — particularly if the venue is outdoors. Start with a charcoal ¾-sleeve tee, then throw on a bright patterned dress for standing out in the crowd. Sturdy boots (no stomped-on toes here!) and a belt bag complete the look.
Hit a campus get-together with friends in retro-inspired wide-leg corduroy pants and a floral blouse. White pointed toe boots add a subtle edge to the look, and a corduroy jacket keeps the chill at bay in transit.
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Editorial by Elly Ayres/BDG; Photography: Grace Huang; Styling: Natalie Scicolone; Illustrations by Allison Gore/BDG; Art Director: Diana Weisman/BDG; Junior Designer: Emma Muro/BDG; Editorial Fashion Lead: Elly Ayres/BDG; Production: Kat Fry/BDG