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We're just a few weeks into the school year and students are finally back on campus.
While online classes and early study groups might mean that your daily apparel now consists of 99% sweatpants and hoodies, here are 11 other staples that every college or university student should have in their closet.
Soul of London Fluid Suit Slim Fit
Details: Having one suit on hand will having you looking sharp for that spontaneous networking event or job interview. This one is a great price for a university student and comes in black, blue and red. Make sure you have at least one nice dress shirt for those business casual events, too.
Calvin Klein Sleeveless Bodycon Dress
Details: For the ladies, a nice professional dress will save you the effort of having to pair pants and a top. A good pair of pumps or nice flats won't hurt to have either.
Dynamite Irina Straight Leg Jeans
Details: A good pair of straight-leg jeans are the perfect pants that'll help you look more put together than your sweats. Wear them with a plain tee for class and then pair them with a tube top for a night out.
Doc Marten 1490 Lace-Ups
Details: Doc Martens are a sturdy shoe that'll get you through rain and shine and stay comfy while you walk from class to class. They'll also go with anything from jeans to a dress.
ALONG FIT High Waisted Leggings With Pockets
Price: $24.64 ($29.99)
Details: A comfy pair of leggings will get you through intramural sports or late-night library sessions. These ones have pockets, which are great for keeping your hands free while you're on the go.
adidas Adilette Slides
Details: If you're living in a dorm this year, you definitely need a pair of shower slides because those shared bathrooms are seriously gross. They're also really convenient to slip on for those quick snack runs.
H&M Tie Belt Coat
Details: A simple long coat will keep you warm and look good over anything from sweats to a dress. This one comes in black, brown and tan and in sizes XXS to XXL.
Gildan Men’s Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Details: A crewneck is the underrated sibling of the hoodie, but it's actually much more versatile since you can also layer it over a collared shirt. The temperature in classrooms can sometimes feel sub-zero and it'll be good to have in your bag.
Herschel Classic Backpack
Details: You can't go wrong with a Herschel backpack, and since there are four sizes and 29 colours, you'll definitely find something just for you.
PrettyLittleThing Black Cable Knit Sweater & Legging Set
Price: $43 (
Details: Having a nice matching set on hand can score you a few extra minutes to snooze in the morning because they're so easy to put together and look fashionable (even though you're secretly super cozy). You can also mix and match the top and bottoms with other items to get the most out of them.
Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Heavyweight Puffer Jacket
Price: $117 (
Details: Canadian winters can be brutal and those 5-minute walks between classes can feel like forever when it's -30 outside. Having a warm puffer is totally essential for those treks and this one comes in petite, regular and tall.