Hello all! With the end of our freshman year approaching, we thought we'd share the top ten trends we've noticed on campus. Enjoy!
1. Sorority/Fraternity (but mostly sorority) clothing:
Sororities get t-shirts for everything! Spring Formal=t-shirt. Philanthropy Week=t-shirt. You're still breathing by the second month of school=t-shirt. Now, don't get me wrong, its all cute stuff and if there was someone handing me a t-shirt every other week I'd wear them all the time, but all incoming college women, be careful about going overboard. There's a girl in my math class who wears a PiPhi sweatshirt, bag and pants every day. You don't want to ignore every thing else in your wardrobe, cute as your new clothing may be.
I've also seen some girl's who make their own letter t-shirts using fabrics from other t-shirts and stuff like boxers (Vineyard Vines letters anyone?) to make themselves stand out.
The top contenders are definitely the Lilly, of course. Lilly has four sorority prints out right now and are adding more. How lucky for you sorority ladies :)
2. Nike Shorts.
We've seen these everywhere. They are great. Claire has a pair and they're great for other types of exercise besides running because they ride up occasionally. They are water resistance and come in EVERY color! While not worth shelling out $20-$30 for all those colors, it is definitely worth having at least one pair.
3. Polo hats (really hats of any kind, but Polo has the cutest)
Neither of us have one of these, but they's so cute we're both lusting after them. They're perfect for just those pony tail days and can make just a baggy t-shirt and leggings (classic college outfit, live by it) look more put together. Claire has an extensive hat collection though and almost never wears them so she will probably not be shelling out the money for this adorable one any time soon though. Caroline has a few hats repping her hometown, high school and, of course Mizzou, but probably won't be buying one.
4. Big Bags (Very Bradley and Longchamp are favorites)
Its nice to have a big bag for days when you have not a lot of classes or just don't feel like carrying a backpack. Vera Bradley's are great because they have tons of pockets and room for water bottles, notebooks and anything else you might be carrying. Longchamps are a bit better because in Claire's opinion some Vera Bradley prints are a bit too old lady-ish. She likes the owl print best. Caroline really likes the Longchamps because they are classic.
Leggings are a college necessity. Great for working out, class, studying, lounging, laundry and anything else you could possibly do in college. Get various colors and lengths and live by them.
6. School Clothing!
We both had a conversation today about how much we love school clothing and want some more. It seems silly, but get lots of school clothing. T-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses for games, accessories and shoes! Around the end of summer we will be doing a post on cute things to get for game days! Go tigers!
We love TOMS. Caroline has a pair, but Claire has yet to convert. We both posted one of our favorite pairs. Caroline loves the sweet glittery ones (if Barbie was a person, she would own these shoes) and Claire picked the nautical anchor pair. Not only are they for a great cause they are cute and comfy!
There are a ton of these around campus and we can see why! They look super soft and can go with everything. They come in everything from sweatshirt material, knit, fleece, thin cotton, Mizzou, sororities, and every color. Really, invest in one. And the back collar can be initialed/monogrammed.
So. Dang. Cute. Really who doesn't want pink rain boots? These are a bit pricey (about $125-$175), but will last forever and can double as snow boots (with lining, which will run you another $30). Claire has a pair of Sperry boots that ran about $80 that were already lined and Caroline has a pair of pink polka dot Target rain boots that were about $30, but there is no doubt these boots are very popular.
10. Jelly Watches
Both of us have one of these watches. Caroline's is a nice tan and Claire's is a sharp white. However, we both want this one:
(Is it obvious we're obsessed with our school yet?)
For only $35.00 who wouldn't want this!
You can find your school's HERE!