Here we go, again! The time has come to start thinking about what to take with you to uni. You’ve got the kitchen essentials and countless toilet rolls but now it’s time to focus on what you’re going to wear. Struggling to nail that effortless uni style? Look no further as we’ve got you covered with a few men’s university fashion essentials to make sure you stand out from the crowd.
The chameleon of the wardrobe, a good t-shirt has got your back for every occasion. Whether it’s to throw on when you wake up late for your 9am lecture or to wear on a big night out, it would be wise to stock up. The fit is key and can instantly alter your look so it’s worth having a range of tees and even a few with long sleeves for those chillier evenings.
As temperatures start to fall you’re going to be reaching for that trusty jumper more often than not. Some knitwear won’t go amiss and is easy to style to create a variety of different looks. Pick a grey or navy to be truly versatile but if you want to brighten up those dreary winter days, there’s nothing wrong with going slightly bolder in mustard or burgundy.
Looking for something a little more casual or some warmth on the way to the gym? You can’t go wrong with a comfy hoodie, perfect for layering and effortless to style.
A pair of dark jeans are going to be your staple trouser so it’s worth spending a little more on something you know will last and fit well. Going for a tapered style will offer you a modern look that can go from casual to smart in an instant and luckily, you can pair them with almost any shoe!
Some joggers will also come in handy when you’re lounging around your student accommodation or heading to uni for a long shift in the library. A black or grey pair will go with just about any trainer and choosing a pair with an elasticated cuff will give you a more contemporary look – a real must-have for your uni wardrobe.
With the majority of your time at university taking place throughout the winter months, you’re going to need a coat that keeps you warm and dry. A parka jacket will undoubtedly do the job and there’s a range of colours and styles for you to choose from.
For something a little smarter but easy to wear, a bomber jacket can take you from day to night and is definitely on-trend. A more casual option would be a fur lined denim jacket but make sure your denim colours aren’t matching if you opt for the double denim look!
|Only & Sons Parka Jacket
|Only & Sons Bomber Jacket
|Levi’s Sherpa Trucker Jacket
Your go-to option is likely to be a pair of trainers as they can be worn for almost every occasion while you’re at uni. It’s important to make sure they fit in with your look while also being versatile so go for some you know won’t clash with your clothes. Having a few pairs will mean you don’t have to worry about a bit of rain or being accidentally trodden on in busy clubs.
However, there may be times when you need something a little smarter and your best bet is a pair of desert boots. Useful for society events or more formal plans with friends, a pair of these will give your outfit an added extra.
|New Balance Black/White 420 Trainers
|Vans Classic Tumble Trainers
|Farah Vintage Suede Shoes
You’re going to need a backpack to carry around your laptop and books every day so choose something that’s practical and won’t let you down in the rain. You may also find that a duffle bag comes in handy for going the gym, visiting your friends at other unis or the occasional trip home to have your washing done for you – thanks Mum!