Ask MG: What Clothes Should I Buy For College & How Do I Discover My Style?

Oct 1st 2012 2 Comments


Hi Midtown Girl,

I stumbled upon your site weeks ago and now am a regular visitor! I am about to go off to college and I want to buy an entirely new wardrobe with my job money. My problem is, I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the choices and am not sure what to buy! What basics should I start with, and how do I discover my true style?

Congrats on your future collegiate experience! Shopping for a new wardrobe for college can be a bit stressful but there are few ways you can make the process efficient & fun…

1. Start by building a foundation of classics and then add pieces that you love. You don’t have to spend a fortune (or all of your job money) but it’s important to buy pieces that will last through 4 years of classes, events & future job interviews. A navy blazer, white button down, pencil skirt and a kitten heel (yes kitten, no need to tear up your toes while running around campus) are excellent pieces to layer up or down. Adding accessories &  jewelry that you adore will help you discover your own personal style. 

2. Pick casual basics that are comfy but also classy. Your roomies may roll out of bed & run to an early class in their sweats & slippers, but this doesn’t mean you have to follow. Leggings, tunics & a pretty pair of embellished flats will have you looking polished at all hours of the day. I love wearing a casual tee under a navy blazer paired with leggings or skinny jeans.  AG Clothing offers nicely-fitting jeans and leggings with various styles to choose from.
Estelle Tunic – $26.99 by Lole,
Seamless Leggings – $14.99,
Diamante Ballet Flats – $60 by Oasis,
3. During the evenings, there are must attend events & mixers, which means you should always be prepared with some ‘throw on & go’ pieces. Print blouses (polka-dot, striped or ascot), skinny jeans & tan boots are super easy to wear and because they are wardrobe staples, you will always look polished & fabulush!
Boxy Polka Dot Top – $19.80
Personal Life Spray On Skinny Jean – $74 by BlankNYC,
Stallion Riding Boot – $149.95 by Matisse, 
Have fun shopping!!!
Dahlings, feel free to email me your Ask MG questions or leave them in the comments below. <3


2 Comments to “Ask MG: What Clothes Should I Buy For College & How Do I Discover My Style?”

  1. Amanda says:

    Hi Midtown Girl,
    I am a tall girl with very narrow, long feet. I wear an 11 narrow or slightly narrower! I’m trying to find the perfect pair of loafers that will fit my feet, but always have the problem of the shoes being too wide even if they are billled as “narrow.” Do you know of any shoe brands that make loafers narrowly or the sizes run narrowly in general? Thanks!

    • MG says:

      Hi Amanda! Thanks for your style question. For specific widths, my go-to option is They have narrow widths from AA to AAAA. I like the Cole Air Sadies & Stuart Weitzman Flatirons. Hope this helps! XO MG

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