College Style Essentials

1. Tall Boots and Ankle Boots

These are the ultimate college wardrobe staple, try you want them real leather and in black or brown preferably. Totally worth investing in, ask these will be your life-saver on rainy and icy days alike, ed keeping your feet and legs warm and toasty as you brave the outdoors-even just that trip to Centra.

http://www.marksandspencer.ie/Leather-Strap-Chelsea-Boots/P22310014,en_IE,pd.html?dwvar_P22310014_color=N0&start

 

2. White Shirt

This will take you anywhere from a first date to that all-important job interview, crisp and clean it instantly increases class.

http://www.veromoda.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-ROE-Site/en_IE/Product-Show?redirected=1&pid=10124895&dwvar_10124895_colorPattern=10124895_Sno&forcecountry=IE&forcebrand=vero-moda

 

3. Skinny Jeans

From dark wash to charcoal, these are the perfect versatile item.Try Forever 21’s super cheap and cheerful deal:

http://www.forever21.com/EU/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_jeans&ProductID=2000102198&VariantID=&lang=en-US

 

4. Jumpers and Cardigans

Whether oversized or form fitting, midi or cropped, jumpers and cardigans make up the body of your college wardrobe. They add instant style with next to no effort, the college girl’s dream.

http://www.forever21.com/EU/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=sweater&ProductID=2000059103&VariantID=&lang=en-US

 

5. The Everything Bag

This college year give your shoulder a break and invest a backpack, be it the adorable RI powder blue satchel, or Aldo’s super snazzy, faux-leather take, cute and efficient, you can’t go wrong. My faves are

http://eu.riverisland.com/women/bags–purses/backpacks/Tan-large-satchel-655907

http://www.aldoshoes.com/uk/en_UK/handbags/backpacks/product/nosis/c/347/p/33344774-28

 

6. The Going-Out Bag

From tiny satchels to  quilted panel cross-bodies, take advantage of these perfect club bags, saving you cloakroom fees and a lot of waiting. Penneys have a great selection, and I also like New Looks’ offering:

http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/womens/bags-and-purses/light-blue-quilted-panel-chain-strap-bag-_298665745

 

7. A Cosy Coat

Get something waterproof and be prepared to shell out that little more for better quality, I promise you won’t regret it when you’re toasty warm and dry on your way to lectures. Superdry are well worth the cash, tried and tested by yours truly:

http://www.superdry.com/womens/jackets/details/40032/hooded-super-windcheater

 

8. Chic Flats

You can never have too many, and Penneys or New Look are cheap and cheerful and will usually last the season.

http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/black-studded-side-tassel-loafers_321918301

 

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