From Move-In To First Day Of Class: 5 Perfect College Outfits

Between finalizing your class schedule, picking up last-minute dorm necessities, and saying goodbye to your friends and family back home, the last thing you want to stress about is what to wear during those first few weeks on campus. Don’t fret — CollegeFashionista and Refinery29 have got you covered! Check out our guide on what to wear to a variety of upcoming collegiate events.
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Moving Day
Moving into the dorms can be tricky. While on one hand you want to be comfortable when hauling heavy boxes from your parents' car; on the other hand, you want to make an awesome first impression with your dorm mates. Be on-trend and moving-day appropriate by channeling your inner ‘90s punk goddess with a modern edge.

R13 Oversized Flannel Shirt, $395, available at La Garçonne; Lulu Frost La Boheme Turban, $60, available at Lulu Frost; Mango Bowie Cotton T-Shirt, $34.99, available at Mango; Keds Double Up, $50, available at Keds; Volcom Sounds Check High Rise Shorts, $25, available at Pacsun.
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First Day of Class
The first day of class is all about making a great first impression with both your professor and classmates. It is important to look polished and professional while still relatable. An updated take on the classic prep-school look is a great way to let everyone know you take both school and style seriously.

Equipment Brett Printed Silk Shirt, $120, available at The Outnet; Topshop Textures Pleat Full Skirt, $72, available at Topshop; Maria Francesca Pepe Large Cuff, $143, available at Otte NY; Herschel Supply Co. Little America, $90, available at Nordstrom; Jeffrey Campbell Townsend Oxford Gold Leather, $130, available at Jildor Shoes.
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Out With Friends
After a three-month hiatus, there is nothing better then reuniting with friends once back on campus. Celebrate the beginning of another school year in style. Whether heading to a fraternity party or hitting up you campus’ favorite late-night hot spot, add a bit of drama with a patterned cropped jacket. Finish off the look with a simple-but-strong accessory and a shoe that allows you to dance. Because, you're probably going to.

Topshop Cropped Aztec Biker Jacket, $120, available at Topshop; Allsaints Hazel Knitted Dress, $225, available at Allsaints; Nasty Gal Lion Hoop Earrings, $20, available at Nasty Gal.; Vince Camuto Hame Bootie, $54.99, available at Shoe Box; Aldo Rintharamy, $34.98, available at Aldo.
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Game Day
No matter if your school has a winning football team or not, it is easy to create a look for the game that is sure to score among fashion enthusiasts. Varsity jackets are a retro way to show school spirit while still being on-trend. Bonus: Add your own letter patch with your initial to personalize the look.

Rebecca Minkoff Mercer Boyfriend Jean, $118, available at Rebecca Minkoff; Etre Cecile Big Cheetah C Tee, $125, available at Shop Les Nouvelles; Superette Trench Beanie, $39, available at Superette; Michael Kors Leather Slim Runway Watch, $160, available at Shopstyle; Mossimo Supply Co. Lea Canvas Hightop Sneaker, $19.79, available at Target.
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Sorority Recruitment:
With potential sisters zipping in and out of the sorority house, it is easy to get lost in the rush (pun intended) of recruitment. Be sure to add some personality to your outfit to make sure you stand out for all the right reasons. Go for a look that mixes classic elegance with a pop of interest. A lace dress in a bold color is sure to garner a lot of positive attention among the sisters of your favorite Greek chapter.

Mango Floral print Flowy Dress, $69.99, available at Mango; BooHoo Scarlett White Leather Look Strappy heel, $50, available at BooHoo; Calvin Klein Handbag, Americana Saffiano Crossbody, $95.99, available at Macys; Scotch & Soda Bouclé Blazer With Fine Leather Piping, $225, available at Scotch & Soda; Lulu Frost Sunburst Stud, $120, available at Lulu Frost.
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