Wardrobe Essentials For College Guys

When you think about starting school, you usually picture a female at the mall shopping for school essentials. However, it’s also important for college-aged males to have a few essentials in their closet.

Therefore, I've compiled must-have wardrobe items for college guys. They include;

▶ Nice jeans – Jeans come in countless styles and colors so find at least one pair of jeans that has a dark wash and fits properly. Jeans like this can be worn in a casual work environment and will look good when going out on a date.

▶  Flat-front chinos – The color of the chino is up to you. You could go for conservative, neutral colors like khaki, brown, or black. Or, perhaps you might go for a more daring bright color.

▶ Nice shorts – Cargo shorts look great, but you’ll also want to have a dressier pair of shorts on hand. Select a neutral color like khaki or grey so you can mix and match with your clothes.

▶ Polo shirts / Crew or V-neck T-shirts – Polo shirts offer great versatility; you can wear them with jeans, chinos or shorts to expand your wardrobe. Since most guys wear a T-shirt under a polo or long-sleeved shirt, add a bit of color to the layering pieces. Along with your standard white ones, consider black, royal blue or red T-shirts.

▶ Casual long-sleeved shirts – You can’t go wrong with a long-sleeved, button-down shirt. Roll the sleeves on warm days, and add a t-shirt underneath or sweater over it on cold days. This pairs nicely with jeans, chinos or shorts.

▶ Casual shoes – Different occasions call for different shoes, so if the budget allows, pick up some slip-ons/sneakers, boat shoes and loafers. Be sure to select colors that complement your clothes.

▶ Sweaters – Having a sweater is essential for cold seasons and also to layer up a soft fabric attire. A classic lightweight V-neck is a good choice, because you can add a long-sleeved shirt underneath. Half-zip, crew neck and cardigans are also good options.

▶ Suit – You never know when you’ll need a suit, but eventually, you will. It might be for a wedding, a seminar or a formal interview. Find a conservative suit in neutral colors and with flattering cut for your frame, as well as a complementing shirt and tie.
▶ Nice jacket – Add a decent jacket or two to your wardrobe. Hoodies are great, but not when you are going to your internship or attending an important school outing.

▶ The Perfect White T-Shirt – A well-made white t-shirt can be a great companion piece for many of your outfits. Whether you purchase your white t-shirts in a pack of three or you spend more money for a named brand, remember that they only work when they’re perfectly laundered and stay white.

▶ A Pair of Oxfords – A pair of professional oxfords can never steer you wrong, particularly for formal wear. Choose something in black or brown leather – they can look just as great with suits as they can with khakis and a sport coat.

▶ Grown-up Watch –Regardless of your style every college guy should own at least one grown-up watch. One that has a clean face, leather or metal band, and looks great with any clothing. A well-made watch shows off your personal style, so choose wisely.

Now that you know the essential elements for your wardrobe, look for sales and find clothes that you can mix and match. In no time you’ll have a closet that is worthy of a college student... 


Wardrobe Essentials For College Guys Wardrobe Essentials For College Guys Reviewed by Ibitoye Tolulope on January 16, 2016 Rating: 5


  1. Lovely post. I so much love it :)

  2. woow nyc advice as am going bac to school

  3. Your IG handle please?... really wanna see more.


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