By Victoria Thornton – Collegiate Staff
From skinny jeans to tasteful trousers, the ever-changing trends of a college student are in continuous forward motion. Much like the semesters, the wardrobe of a collegiate gradually develops from a comfortable, school-going feel, into a closet containing a more interactive style for a career driven adult.
Many students in their first years of college dress to be comfortable in their intermediate classes. These classes are required in order to advance to the courses for any desired major, which makes it understandable to want to be comfortable sitting through a class one doesn’t necessarily fancy.
However, while rolling out of bed and throwing on sweats seems all too inviting, advancing in college also means advancing your professional wardrobe. Between job interviews, class presentations, internships, and even wanting to look presentable for a possible professor recommendation, you’ll want to have a few pieces that give off that professional, driven vibe.
Most college students are on a budget, and even more have little knowledge of the importance of a cashmere cardigan, or a timeless wristwatch, ironic right? So where do you begin? Check out some ideas below.
Guys, this applies to you too. As you may not be interested in finding your best pair of heels to wear, it is important to amp up your wardrobe. Get a pair of loafers or a suit jacket. Some may think that the days of wearing a suit are gone and appearances are irrelevant, wrong. Casual Fridays are only relevant when you already have your coveted career.
Despite all of the hard work and studying put forth towards a degree, your professional mien is an ultimate factor for most employers. Use these building blocks to get you started on your professional wardrobe in college, and come graduation, you’ll have not only mastered that advertising degree, but also your qualified attire.