By James Holman
It is that time of year again where students either begin their exciting new journey at University or they return to be reunited with their friends and, not as appealing, their lecturers.
It is important to consider what you wear whilst you are University for three crucial reasons. These are:
- To appear approachable and make new friends
- Impressing the right people on that all important night out
- Letting your lecturers know that you are serious and presentable
Another important thing to remember is that when you dress more maturely, you act more mature. This may not be what you are in town for but I can assure you from first hand experience that giving the right impression is crucial. What you wear can help you do this.
Here are some key things to think about when you are buying your new university wardrobe:
Buying clothes that really fit you is a tough ask but it is possible. Take extra time to make sure that each item of clothing that you buy sits well and is the right length. there is nothing worse than seeing a fully grown man trying to squeeze into his t-shirt from a few years ago. It’s not a “look” and you most certainly aren’t pulling it off.
Getting the right fit also helps you to stand out against the crowd as a well-dressed man. This is such a simple thing to do which makes you appear so much more stylish.
AWARENESS OF THE COMPETITION
Whilst you are at University, you will witness a lot of students adorning jogging bottoms and a t-shirt to lectures. I am of the personal opinion that jogging bottoms should never be worn outside the house unless exercising or if you are too ill to even see another pair of trousers. It takes less than a minute to change your trousers, just do it, it honestly makes so much difference.
What you need to do to stand out as a fashionable man is take in your opponents. Ask yourself, what is everyone else wearing? What can I wear to step it up a notch. In doing this, you will not look too out of place as you know what other people will be wearing but you will appear more fashionable than the rest of the crowd.
INTRODUCE A FEW STATEMENT PIECES IN
This only has to be a couple of jackets or blazers, perhaps one or two pairs of nice trousers and a couple of t-shirts. You don’t need to spend a lot to look great, you just need to know where to shop. Make sure you take a good look around before you jump into any rash purchases, you never know what deals you may find.
There you have it gentlemen. Enjoy every second of your time at University, it truly is the best time of your life!
My final piece of advice is try not to just buy anything, seasons change and so does fashion. before you know it you will be adding to your wardrobe and throwing out last seasons wears. Besides, you are going to need as much money as you can get for Freshers!
This is the first year that I will not be returning to University and I have to say that I do feel a void inside. University was the best time of my life and I would do anything to have it over again