Your Guide To College Fashion

To any senior who is planning their wardrobe for college, I thought I would offer my two cents on what ACTUAL college students wear during the year. After all, you don’t want to waste any more money than you’re already having to fork out for the university. Ahem 😛 Anyway, without further ado…

*Cue dramatic music*

THE MAJOR FASHION-WEAR FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS ISSSSSS…

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t-shirts! exercise pants! nike shorts! tennis shoes! repeat!

Literally, 90% of the time, everyone – including myself – is wearing workout gear to and from classes. The only time I’m not wearing Nike shorts and a t-shirt, well, exercise pants and a long-sleeve now that it’s finally getting chillier, is when I attend church on Sunday. I love dressing up though, so that’s always fun!

Here are some cute t-shirts brands I love!

Southern Shirt Company

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Simply Southern

LS-UNISEX-CRAB-MOONRISE LS-LETALL-MOONRISE

Southern Marsh

Southern Fried Cotton

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If you like any of these examples, check out their websites below! You can also find some at Kinnican’s, along with other brands and designs. No need to fret if you don’t have a Kinnican’s in your town, you can find their website at https://www.kinnucans.com/. They have tons of awesome clothing and other cool items! I even found a dress there on sale one time for $15! Can I get an amen from my fellow shopping lovers? 😉

https://southernfriedcotton.com/

https://www.southernmarsh.com/

http://simplysoutherntees.com/

https://www.southernshirt.com/

Those are my suggestions for finding some practical (and stylish!) college clothing. Are there any other stores that y’all love to shop at to find cute active wear? Let me know in the comments!

~ Southern Dreamer

 

Confessions of a New College Student

I’ve now been at college for about two months, give or take a few days. With everything I have been learning, there are a couple of conclusions I have drawn about college students in general and obviously, myself.

1. You will live at coffee shops

Ok, well. Maybe not literally, but basically – yeah. You might as well consider coffee shops your own personal living room or office. The amount of time I have spent at coffee shops has pretty much tripled, compared to when I was home.

So far, I’ve tried Monarch, O’Henry’s, and Heritage House in Tuscaloosa. They’ve all been really good, and completely different, which is cool! (btw let me know in the comments below if y’all would be interested in hearing my review of various coffee shops, or if that’s a boring/terrible idea. Be honest! Seriously, I won’t be offended – I’m just trying to figure this whole blogg’in thing out haha).

2. Animal desperation reaches a new high

CONFESSION TIME. I am an avid animal lover…and by that, I mean sortofmaybereallyobssessed. Imagine me, who previously lived with two cats and a dog, going to college where the housing staff is all like NO ANIMALS. NONE. ZERO. ZIP. 

Desperate times call for desperate measures y’all.

Not going to lie, today I had a pathetic realization. I was walking to the library and I saw the cutest, tiniest chipmunk scamper over the sidewalk and into the bushes. Its little coppery body with stripes popped into the leaves with one small leap.

“So cute!” said I, having the urge to hold the adorable creature. This, then, transitioned to the natural thought of wanting to take one of these friendly animals back with me as a pet.

Hey, I have had some experience with squirrels and chipmunks: when my brother, next-door neighbors, and I rescued two baby squirrels. Seriously y’all, at least as babies, they are SUPER friendly and SO CUTE.

Anyway. Needless to say, the thought of smuggling a pet into my dorm room has crossed my mind…multiple times. Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone, ok? This is our little secret. blog3

3. Money disappears

Remember when you were little, and one hundred dollars sounded like a MASSIVE amount of cash?

If only that were the case! In my short time that I have been at college, I have quickly learned how fast money goes! Those $5 coffees add up y’all!

Besides that, I’ve just been doing school and trying to figure out this whole adult thing – which, by the way, IS SO WEIRD TO SAY. I remember when I was younger, and I would look at college students and think, “wow, they’re so grown-up and independent!”

….now I’M in college, and yeah, nope. All of us are basically running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off – I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DO THIS. WHAT AM I DOING. OHMYWORD I’VE SCREWED UP. I’M RUINED. I’M OFFICIALLY NOT CUT OUT TO BE AN ADULT.

So. There’s that.

Anywayyyyyyyyy, this past weekend I went to the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. Southern Living actually featured this festival in their magazine! I was pretty excited about that, being a good southern girl and all (since Southern Living’s word is law). This morning I took my psychology midterm/test/whatever-you-want-to-call-it – glad to be done with that! 😉

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now y’all!

~ Southern Dreamer