13 Outfits Perfect For College

13 Outfits Perfect For College From Buckle

There are a lot of tips and tricks to learn when you’re new on campus, but luckily for you, we’re taking the guess-work out of what to wear during the college years.

We put together 13 outfits perfect for college – for everything from running to class, going out with the girls, and everything in between. After all, college is all about that newly acquired freedom.

Starting off with outfits for the reason you came to college in the first place…

Cute Outfits To Wear To Class (and Beyond)

First things first – let’s break the misconception on wearing jeans to class in college. Yes, you can wear them and you should! Especially when you can get them in all comfort and stretch your heart desires in a jean from yours truly!

Cute casual outfit to wear to college class.
Daytrip Off The Shoulder Top (similars here) // KanCan Low Rise Ankle Skinny Jean // BKE Stone Statement Necklace //  Cognac Carryall Tote // Mi.iM Flats

In college, comfort and ease are key, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely throw style out the window.

Turn heads on your way to class with an easy look of distressed jeans and an off-the-shoulder top.

Slides/flats/mules are a great shoe choice for making that cross-campus trek, because they’re cute and comfortable.

Cute casual oversized sweater outfit to wear to class in college.
Oversized Sweater // Distressed Medium-Wash Skinny Jeans // Qupid Morrison Ankle Boot

The nice thing about comfort stretch denim is that you can wear it straight from campus to any daytime outing – like brunch or running errands.

Just pair trend denim with any of fashion top and your favorite fall booties, and head out the door.

Oversized sweaters are a major trend for fall, they’re super comfy while also remaining stylish – making them an excellent choice for your college wardrobe.

Cute casual outfit to wear to class in college.
Doe & Rae Lace-up Back Top // Bridge By GLY Frayed Ankle Jeans // Mi.iM Gaze Mule Shoe

Rounding out the denim looks you can wear to class – but also to so many other places – is a classic jeans and tee look.

But, this isn’t just any old t-shirt. It has a wide neckline that you can pull down over one shoulder, and an extra-long hemline in the back with lace-up detail for added drama.

We recommend stocking up on better basics. FITZ + EDDI and White Crow offer a huge selection of tops that are anything but basic.

But we know wearing jeans all the time isn’t realistic.

So if you haven’t already met, let us introduce you to your new best friend: the wide-leg fashion pant. Call her palazzo pants, call her culottes – whatever you call her, she’s the more fashionable cousin to your other BFF (AKA leggings).

Casual floral fashion pants outfit to wear to class in college.
Navy Tank Top // Angie Wide Leg Floral Pant // Steve Madden Jax Backpack // Vintage 93 Faux Leather Sandal

We mean, just look at how laid back these pants look! Your old sidekick would agree, fashion pants are just as comfortable – but far more stylish!

Casual fashion pants outfit to wear to class in college.
White Tank Top // Fashion Pants // Mi.iM Weaved Mule Shoe

Wear these fashion pants to class for the ultimate cool-casual look, or dress them up with a heel and they’ve now became acceptable as date wear, evening wear – really any type of wear. Just see the evidence:

Dressier Fashion Pants Outfit For College.
White Tank Top // Sneak Peek Stripped Wide-Leg Pant // Mi.iM Clara Block Heel

Fashion pants are the most versatile type of pant that we’ve seen in a long time, and they’re all the rage right now – so make sure to grab yourself a pair (or three)!

Here’s just one more casual, non-denim outfit option for ya’

Overalls are making a comeback, and now they’re even coming in sweatshirt material. You’ve got to try these!

Casual Overalls Outfit From Buckle
BKE White Ribbed Bralette // White Crow Black Knit Overalls // Vintage 93 Giselle Gladiator Sandal

Going Out Outfits

When you’re done “studying hard”, it’s time to have a little fun…

Time to take a break, go out with friends, and enjoy the best (fashion) years of your life.

These next three looks will have you showing a little skin and are perfect for a night out.

Outfit for going out in college.
Blue Blush Deep-V Ruffle Bodysuit // Bridge By GLY Black Mid-Rise Skinny Jean // Violet Ray Black Studded Crossbody Purse // Beast Fashion Strappy Heeled Sandal

Bodysuits are on fire right now and look amazing with high-waisted denim. Make sure to have a few of these on hand for all those endless nights out.

Outfit for going out in college.
Willow & Root Top // KanCan High Rise Ankle Skinny Jean // Mi.iM Keshia Shoe (2 colors)

Crop tops, skimmer tops, and bralettes are coming to the party too. And, don’t forget about the ever-essential, ever-versatile denim skirt.

You can wear a denim skit for an evening out, on bid day, and even game day.

Outfit For Going Out In College From Buckle
Violet Moon Ribbed Bodysuit (2 colors) // Sneak Peek Stretch Denim Skirt // Soda Right Strappy Heeled Sandal

Dressier Outfits

Your involvement in collegiate organizations and clubs can lead to a pretty packed social calendar – completely full of reasons to get dressed up.

And whether you’ve got sorority rush/recruitment, formal, date party, chapter meeting, or even graduation (yes, the day will come) penciled in, we’ve got just the things for you…

Dressier outfit to wear for college events.
Very J Jumpsuit // Soda Right Strappy Heeled Sandal

For the ultimate college wardrobe, jumpsuits are a trend you will want to have in multiples. We’re living for these solid-color stunners.

Dressier outfit to wear for college events.
Daytrip Red Strapless Jumpsuit // My Delicious Shoes Freeze Wedge Sandal // Aviator Sunglasses

Last up, a striped dress that has just as much class as it has sass with its deep v-neck and open back. Plus, it’s featuring one of this year’s hottest patterns – stripes.

Date party here you come!

Dressy College Outfit From Buckle
Willow & Root Striped Dress // Qupid Katz Red Heeled Sandal // Aviator Sunglasses

There you have it – ladies!

Now with 13 new outfit ideas, are you ready for your best, most-stylish year yet?

After all, college is the best years of your life – so have fun, live it up, and do overdress.


What college events do you have coming up
and what are you going to wear?

Let us know in the comments below.




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