Don't take every piece of clothing you own to college. You won't wear them all, and you surely won't have enough space to store them in your dorm room.Try to spend $250 to $300 for basic essentials. It is worth it to spend more for the pieces you will wear over and over.
Jeans are an essential. Go middle-of-the-road when selecting a color and style — not too dark, too light or too trendy. As far as T-shirts, go basic for comfort and versatility, and get both long and short sleeve ones.Essentials for girls are jeans, sneakers, a hooded sweatshirt and roomy purse.Guys should always have a pair of shorts and a button-down shirt.
A basic outfit for socializing should include loafers, khakis and a collared shirt.A good staple for girls is a knee-length skirt and a collared shirt — it's one step dressier than a T-shirt.
A basic social outfit for girls should include a dark pair of capris or pants, sandals, and a fun top that plays around with fabric and color. Both guys and girls need a cozy sweatshirt.Scarves are a fun and inexpensive accessory that provide a touch of color as well as warmth.