My [not-so-little-anymore] sister Maronel is uber excited to start college in a few weeks; so much so, that she is already proudly sporting her GWU sweatshirt all over the place. It was about eight years ago that I left the Bronx for DC, so I only got to see her on my visits home and I feel like I missed out on a lot. I can’t wait until we’re in the same city!
Her big move had me reminiscing on my days as a college-bound girl. I had no idea what to expect. I was nervous to leave home, yet excited to move to a new city on my own and experience all that college had to offer.
Among many other pre-college discussions, my mom warned me against being sloppy: “Don’t get into that nasty habit of wearing your pajamas to class.”
You can be comfy without being sloppy. A pair of nice-fitting jeans and a cardigan is the staple undergrad outfit. When picking out a school bag, make sure it's something sturdy that can fit your laptop and books. You don't want to be lugging things in your hands walking across campus to get to class all because you wanted to wear your pretty little purse. Chucks are my fave pair of sneakers. They will never do you wrong!
Get the look!
You may think that your work study job is not that serious. But, it's the perfect training ground for your career. Use this opportunity to dress professionally and to meet as many university/college administrators and staff as possible. You never know whose path you may cross.
Get the look!
- Boyfriend blazer, American Eagle Outfitters, $70
- Satin bow top, Forever21, $28
- Peep-toe flats, Rocketdog, $25
- Faux Suede Pumps, Arden B., $44
- Quilted Cross-Body Bag, ASOS, $25
Congrats Maronel! I’m proud of you!
Maronel’s College List:
Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Face Wash, Lotion, Shower Cap, Loofa
Windex, Lysol, & Clorox Wipes
Laundry soap & Laundry basket
Power strip & Extension cord
Iron & Ironing Board
Razors & Shaving cream
Cotton balls & Q tips
Mouse, Mouse pad, External keyboard, & Laptop stand
Brita water filter pitcher
Plates, Bowl, Spoons, Forks, Knife, Cup, Mug
Basic school supplies (notebooks, looseleaf, paper clips, etc.)
Small sewing kit
Shower curtain & liner