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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CU Boulder chapter.

When I was coming to college, I remember being fascinated by what to wear every day. My high school didn’t have a uniform, or even a particularly strict dress code for that matter, but it felt different somehow. You don’t always see the same people every day in college like you do in high school, and there seems to be a wider range of casual to formal going on. In the same between class walk, you can see pajamas and designer business professional dress. 

This, paired with the fact that people ~find their style~ in college seemed to be a lot. By this point in senior year, I’ve mostly figured out my classroom style, but there are still days when I’m stuck on what to wear. 


This Monday, I had a pretty long day with a midterm right at 9:30, so I prioritized comfort. I wore tan Nike sweatpants that have a bit of orange paint on them that just won’t come out (come find me if you know how to get acrylic paint out), a long-sleeved henley and my favorite fleece pullover. To make this feel a bit more put together, I wore my “Digital Pink” Nike Jordan’s instead of some slippers. This look, if you can even call it that, proved to serve me well when I just came home and crashed on the couch immediately after school, already in comfy clothes. 


On Tuesday mornings, I have a bit (or a lot) more time before classes start, so I took the extra time to do my hair and makeup before my first meeting. For my outfit, I went with my favorite white “carpenter style” jeans from Aeropostale, a hand-me-down green tank top and a thrifted brown jacket. To make it to class without freezing, I added a fleece and corduroy jacket and some boots that always hurt my feet and that I’ll never learn from. 


Wednesday, I wanted to look cute but didn’t feel like putting much effort in. I wore some gray jogger-cargo-type pants that are super comfy, with my favorite sweatshirt from Warren Lotas. I slipped on my “Laser Orange” Jordan 3’s to go with the (unpictured) orange and red motifs on the back of the sweatshirt. I added my classic broken clock necklace to keep the edgy theme going and called it a day. 


Thursday, I had to go to work, which included lots of walking, so I kept it pretty simple. I wore my comfiest thrifted Wrangler jeans, a brown tank top and the same fleece pullover from Monday. This all went with my Blundstones for the ultimate comfort. Hot girls re-wear clothing, okay? 


Friday’s outfit was a bit of an ordeal. I wore one outfit for the whole morning until about 20 minutes before my meeting when I decided to change. I wore another (different) pair of thrifted Wranglers, the best suede suit vest you’ve ever seen (thank you, thank you to the lady who listed this at her estate sale when she moved), and my Blueberry Nike Dunks. The clock necklace and my assortment of thrifted rings made their way to this outfit, too. 

All of these outfits were paired with my everyday bag: the Free People Hudson Sling bag in steel blue. This bag was one of my Christmas gifts and has quickly replaced even my classic Coach Station Bag

Marita is HCCU's president and a senior studying operations management and marketing with a creative technology and design minor. She loves fashion, design and cooking. In her free time, she loves to go on walks and hang out with her bearded dragon, Walter!