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10 College Dorm Essentials that make Men look Handsome

So you are about to attend a college now. But, wait, does your wardrobe has the essential stock that can be quite mandatory for every college guy?

If not or if you are confused as to what fashion or clothing essentials do guys actually need in their college days as students, then this article is surely for you.

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Attending a college can be an exciting opportunity to reinvent your whole closet. And NO, just a pair of jeans and a couple of T-shirts is actually not enough. To make sure your presence is well-made and you walk with a unique personality, it’s actually very important to ensure that your closet is already equipped with some of the most basic essentials.

Without much ado, let’s go ahead and check out what do college guys actually need in their wardrobe for making an ultimate style statement.

10 Essentials that Every College Boy Needs

  1. Jeans
  2. Casual Shirts
  3. T-shirts
  4. Shoes and Socks
  5. Sweatshirts
  6. Head Wraps
  7. Bags
  8. Watch
  9. Belts
  10. Sunglasses
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1. Jeans

When it’s about the importance of jeans for college guys, it’s just tough to explain where to start from. A couple of comfortable and nicely fitted jeans is something not just a college guy but almost every other guy should be equipped with.

Before attending your college, make sure that you are already equipped with a couple of raw jeans, which you can continue wearing till the end of your semesters. Whether you prefer a skinny pair or a straight cut or a faded one, is of course your personal choice, but having them is totally mandatory.

While different shades of blue seem to be the holy grail for every pair, try experimenting your looks with other available shades like brown and black.

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2. Casual Shirts

You just can’t miss out casual shirts in your wardrobe no matter what! Be it about those casual shirts or simply those classy Oxford shirts, no college guy can ever miss it out. You can at once don them with simplicity and elegance by wearing them just with your jeans. Or just match a checked or striped multi-coloured shirt on a solid coloured T-shirt for a simple yet eye-catching look.

Check out how cool Imran Khan looked in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na with this look, which is still quite high in style.

You can keep the buttons open for a jacket-look or you can even button them up with only the first one or two buttons open. You may or may not wrap the sleeves till your elbows and you are just done.

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3. T-Shirts

And how can we ever miss out t-shirts in college! Being in college means to be able to endure a complete hectic day with the least of efforts with respect to your clothing choices. And it is here when T-shirts make your day.

While V Neck T-shirts can be ideal choice, Polo shirts tend to offer better versatility. If you are opting for the former one, make sure that the neck is not too deep.

While black t shirts is definitely a mandatory state, don’t miss out experimenting with other colours as well. You can even try out graphic t-shirts or the ones with slogans.

If you are a one who believes in more saving, just make sure that the logos are not too big or don’t tend to scream out. Bigger slogans tend to represent an immature attitude and personality.

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4. Shoes and Socks

Shoes is that one thing that many men might not quite pay attention to. But nevertheless they are equally important. While buying shoes, make sure to get at least one pair of loafers and a couple of sneakers. While loafers can be an excellent choice during college festivals, sneakers can easily save your day when you need to hop around from place to the other.

You can also opt for few flip-flops. They can be great for almost every outfit along with being totally budget friendly.

And of course, when you need shoes you of course need a good collection of socks as well. If you are more of a casual or funky guy, try experimenting with socks of different or unconventional patterns or with contrasting colours. However while choosing both shoes and socks, to ensure selecting colours that can complement with most of your clothes. Colours like black, brown and grey can be regarded as the staple ones.

5. Sweatshirts

Remember you are going to be in college for a couple of years. Which also means that you have attend it during the fall and winter. Baggy hoodies can at once seem to be quite cool especially hanging out with friends, but slim-fitting sweatshirts with crew necks can be perfectly versatile. Layer it on a T-shirt or on a button-down and you are bound to make an elegant presence.

6. Head Wraps

Now this may not be quite essential for everyone, but for all those who just go gaga over fashion and the latest styles, head wraps are more or less a necessity. You can buy bandanas of solid colours or even with different funky patterns and can still look great.

With the basic clothes being said, let’s now hop on to check out which accessories are must-haves for college guys.

7. Bags

You can easily attend your first day of your college with just a pen and a notebook. But for an entire year, you definitely need a rough and tough bag that can stand almost everything it can come across.

When it comes to college bags, backpacks and messenger bags are definitely must. You can obviously choose both for ensuring variety or can even choose one over the other.

While messenger bags can be great for accommodating small things like just books, charger and stationary, backpacks can be your true friend when you need more room for laptops or tablets along with all your goodies.

8. Watch

Now at this age of technology, one may not feel the importance of watches, but nevertheless they actually, till now, stand for a typical style quotient. Next to shoes, watches do have a tendency to speak about your personality and character.

However, since you are in college,you can often try your hand in a wider range. An analogue casual watch with any coloured, like blue or red, band and multi-coloured dial can easily go off with a simple pair of jeans and T shirts.

On the other hand, if you want a versatile one that can also fit in for a more formal occasions in future like job interviews, you can opt for an analogue watch that comes in formal coloured bands like brown or black with a single colour on the dial. Brands like Fastrack, Giordano and Fossil offer a wide range of collection, especially for college guys.

9. Belts

Again like watches, belts are often underestimated, when it comes to accessories for young guys. While some guys may regard them only as a form of daily necessity, it is much more than that, with respect to style.

For college going buddies, either a casual belt with wider or bigger buckles can do. Or even a formal belt with smaller buckles can be an ideal choice. Whatever be the preference, while choosing a belt, one must always remember to check out the material it’s made of along with the colour.

Apart from holding your bottoms, a belt also serves to provide an aesthetic balance and parallelism with your shoes. So get those that can easily go along with your shoes, so as not to look out-of-place.

10. Sunglasses

Sunglasses apart from helping you to stylize your aura, also helps considerably to assure a better health for your eyes. As we all know, being in college doesn’t necessarily mean to attend only classes.

You may also have to plan an entire college event or go for educational trips. In these cases, it is important to ensure that your eyes are always well-protected. And for this reason, get your hands on branded sunglasses that blocks at least 50% of the harmful UV rays. Play on with varieties like wayfarers and aviators and get ready to assure style and eye-health. If you are the one who owns a motorbike, wrap around sunglasses can be the most appropriate.

So these were some of the basic college essentials meant for young guys. If you have any more ideas, feel free to post them below in the comment section.

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Nazia Afreen

Nazia Afreen is a writer by profession and a die-hard foodie at heart. She loves writing, reading, travelling, and eating. An ardent fan of George.B.Shaw and Simone de’ Beauvoir, Nazia is also a devout YouTube and Instagram junkie, along with being a passionate bibliophile. A crazy fan of kajal and eye-makeup, Nazia keeps herself updated with the latest fashion trends and styles, for making sure that she definitely stays ahead in style.

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