5 outfits you need for going back to uni

Every university eventuality, covered.

Written by Liv Grady

April 6, 2021

back to uni

If you are heading back to uni and you have no idea what to wear, we’ve got you covered. Odds are that if you started your course this year, your whole university wardrobe has consisted of joggers, loungewear sets and cosy jumpers. As restrictions start to lift, take a look at some inspiration for what to wear to the library, lectures and more.

University day-time attire is usually pretty casual, save your going-out looks for when freshers becomes a thing again.

What clothes do you wear to university?

Most UK universities encourage casual wear for lectures and classes. Try opting for something comfortable and lowkey, that would be suitable for a day shopping with friends. Maybe opt for jeans, trainers and a t-shirt with an oversized blazer. Remember, you might want to meet your friends after class, run a few errands or nip to the supermarket for your weekly shop, so wear something you feel cool, confident and comfy in. If you are just heading to the library, you can be as casual as you want. You won’t look out of place in a pair of joggers and a hoodie.

Sporty looks are easy to dress up and down. Opt for something casual and comfortable for the uni library. Leggings are always an easy option. Throw on a shirt and grab your starbs cup. What more could you need?

A casual suit is perfect for those post-lecture plans. Whether you’re meeting a friend for coffee, heading to the pub or arranging a study date with someone cute from a lecture, this look has got you covered. Team with trainers and a baggy tee, for a lowkey vibe.

girl wearing green suit taking mirror selfie

T-shirt dresses are easy to style and versatile. They are a throw-on-and-go look for those moments when you just cant decide what to wear. In the spring, just add a denim jacket, or layer it with tights and boots for the colder months.

helena critchley purple top

Layering essentials: Keep plenty of layers to hand at uni. Often you will leave the house in the morning and not get back until late afternoon. The weather can change at the drop of a hat, so shackets and light jackets will be your new best friend.

Girl wearing shacket for walking date

A pair of joggers that can be dressed up or down are ESSENTIAL. These combat-style pants are perfect for lounging around your uni accomodation, but don’t look out of place in the supermarket for your snack run.


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