1. Chambray Shirt
There are so many ways to style this top, whether it’s thrown on quickly for class, tucked into a skirt for an internship, or worn open over a sexy tank for weekends. Women’s Classic Chambray Shirt, $26, Old Navy
2. Chic Backpack
Leave your giant elementary-school bag at home with your parents. This pack has a classic color scheme, a fuzzy texture, and a retro ‘90s shape. Arizona Lizzie Flap backpack, $20, JCPenney.
3. Sweet Patterned Dress
A cute little floral frock is a no-brainer for class, and can be dressed up for a party with accessories like tights, belts, and even a hat, as seen on the model. Cutout Floral Skater Dress, $15, Forever 21
4. Cute Sneakers
Here’s the casually collegiate update to your standard childhood kicks. Since they’re slip-ons, all you have to do is slide ‘em on and run out the door if you happen to wake up late for class. Chuck Taylor All Star Vintage Leather Slip, $70, Converse.
5. Bold Crop Top
Nothing says “party” like a sexy, skin-baring shirt in a traffic-stopping color. Pair with high-waisted skirt or jeans to keep it a bit more covered up. Elastic Trimmed Cropped Cut-out Tee, $50, Express
6. Black Booties
You might just wind up wearing these every single day. They go with any outfit and they won’t hurt your feet (though the heel is just high enough to make you feel hot). Jaeger Booties, $160, Dolce Vita
7. Slouchy Pants
Yes, some people wear sweats to class in college. If you don’t want to be one of them, try these drawstring bottoms, which are just as comfortable but way more stylish. Drawstring Waist Trousers, $40, Zara
8. Crossbody Purse
This shiny, metallic, crocodile bag is totally fun, and strapping it across your body keeps your hands free for dancing and shaking hands with all your great new college friends. Smart Chain Crossbody Bag, $52, Topshop
9. Shay Mitchell
Bow down to the beauty that is Shay Mitchell! This Pretty Little Liars star knows how to wear a short suit.