Even if you work a part-time job, money is likely to be quite tight for the duration of your time at varsity. So, how do you balance your budget with a wardrobe that is certain to turn heads on campus? You stick to the basics and invest in the right essentials, that’s how! Here is a definitive list of the few back to basics items that every varsity girl should have in her closet.
Grab yourself a handful of classic t-shirts in neutral colours to start off with. Add some variety by choosing different styles, such as v-necks and off-the-shoulder and throwing in one brighter colour that complements your skin tone. It is also a good idea to choose your t-shirts in varying lengths. We love them because they are versatile despite the season – wear them on their own over a fashion-forward pair of shorts in spring and summer, or as a base layer during autumn and winter.
You will need at least two or three cosy cardigans or jerseys to wrap up in when temperatures plummet. Steer clear of any heavier options that need to be dry-cleaned as these could end up costing you more money further down the line.
Shorts look amazing on all body types, especially if you know which cut flatters your shape the best! We recommend investing in three pairs – one in denim, one in black, and the other in a pastel colour of your choice.
Two pairs of good quality jeans will do the trick. Just be careful about trying to skimp here – with jeans, you always get what you pay for. Spend a little bit more and you are practically guaranteed a better fit, as well as improved longevity
Leggings are every girl’s best friend! They can be used for working out, as a go-to for chilling at home, or as an extra layer underneath a skirt or below a longer-length cardigan for winter. Buy them in plain black for effortless mixing and matching or go bold with loud-and-proud patterns.
Those stiletto heels look incredible – but are they really practical for varsity? Definitely not. Rest assured that you are going to be doing A LOT of walking around campus. Comfort is key here.
When the majority of your outfit is understated, you can bring it all together with a pop of creativity based on the jewellery that you opt to accessorise with.
Breathable, cotton underwear is best – and don’t forget a few supportive bras, too.
Now that you know what you need and you are confident that it won’t break the bank, it’s time to shop. Enjoy!