5 Comfy & Cute Outfits to Study In

With exam season upon us, all the stress, studying and test-taking can sometimes leave us collegiettes putting our fashionable side on the back burner. As a result, sweatpants, sweatshirts and subsequent “groutfits” (all-gray outfits) become much more prominent around campus. However, there are so many ways to look fashionable while staying just as comfortable as you would have if you had worn a sweat suit! Read on for cute study outfit ideas.

1. Channel classic comfort

Stripe top



Mavi skinny leg jeans




Sole Society knit scarve


Jeggings can be just as comfy as sweatpants or leggings, so why not build off of them? An oversized sweater simulates that feeling of wearing a baggy sweatshirt—but makes you look way cuter, of course! Add on an infinity scarf and tall riding boots for extra coverage against the elements on your walk to the library. Grab a coffee on the way and get ready to curl up in a cubicle and get to work.

2. Skirting around studying


Black pantyhose



Forever 21 skirt




Sole Society beanie beret


A skirt? To the library? Of course! A skirt, especially a flowy circle skirt, is actually very comfortable and a great study outfit option when paired with a loose sweater. Wear it with a beanie, which is much trendier than wearing a hooded sweatshirt, but just as cozy.

Tights are a must, as bare legs in December aren’t very realistic at many colleges, especially if you’re running across campus for study groups or you have a drafty library. You can even try to find a fleece-lined pair like this one from ModCloth for extra warmth. Just finish off the look with a cute pair of booties!

3. Making a turtleneck trendy



Bootie boots


While some may consider turtlenecks frumpy, they can actually be super chic when paired with the right piece! Turtlenecks are warm and comfortable and great to cozy up in for a study sesh. They go amazingly with a pair of trendy harem pants, which are as comfortable as sweats (but a million times cuter). Finish your look off with a short pair of boots for a contrast against all the fabric, and you’ll be the best-dressed girl in the library.

4. Getting fuzzy

Forever 21 knit top



Charlotte Russe grey jeans




One of the reasons we love sweatshirts and sweatpants so much is their fuzzy factor – there’s nothing better than curling up in something super fuzzy when you’re stressed. Luckily, there are other pieces of clothing that are much more fashionable than sweats but will still get you your fuzziness fix. Wear a couple of basic items of clothing, like a plain tee and jeans, and build off of there, layering with a super-soft scarf and fur-lined moccasins. Moccasins are just like slippers, but more socially acceptable to rock in public and way cuter to study in!

5. Rocking a sweatshirt

Express wrap top



Vince Camuto legging



Silver flat


If you’re an absolute sweatshirt die-hard and cannot study without one (we don’t blame you), the luxe sweatshirt is the way to go. Luxe sweatshirts are made of sweatshirt material that has been dressed up with embellishments, patterns or words. They’re comfy and totally chic, especially when paired with leather leggings and a pair of flats, and they’re perfect for when you need to buckle down and write that important final paper.

Exam period is a stressful time, but it’s also an opportunity to let your inner fashionista stand out amongst the sea of sweatshirts. So next time you hit the library, switch up your sweat suit routine and try out a trendy but comfy outfit like the ones suggested here!