Essay about What Are You Going to Bring if You Plan to go to College


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It is challenging enough to figure out what to bring to college before you even start thinking about clothing. To be honest, it's especially challenging if you're a girl. How can you decide what kinds of clothes to bring to college and what to leave at home? Well, of course, your own fashion sense and clothing needs might differ a bit; there are some guidelines to consider when it comes to bringing clothing to college:
Don't bring anything that refers to high school or has a high school logo on it. You'll feel like a dork as soon as you realize no one wears anything that has to do with high school once they hit college.
A lot of underwear is needed. This may sound strange, but many students only do laundry
when their underwear runs out. So do you want to be doing it every week or every 2-3 weeks (or even longer)?
Consider about the weather and when you'll be seeing your family next. You can always bring summer/fall stuff and then do a clothing swap for winter when you come home a few weeks after classes start, over Thanksgiving, and/or for the holidays. If you really want to bring everything you wear but don't want to worry about bringing everything you own, focus on what you'll wear over the next 6-8 weeks. At that point you will be better able to gauge what you'll want/need/have space for and possibly do a swap as the weather cools down.Definitely bring the basics to cover the following: class (jeans, t-shirts, etc.), date/dinner out with friends (guys: nice top/pants, girls: dresses/cute skirts/etc.), something really nice (guys: not necessarily a suit but a button-down, tie, and nice pants, girls: little black dress for sure, but leave the prom dress at home). You'll need other basics like jackets, sweaters, gym clothes, pajamas, robe (not everyone likes to walk from the bathroom to their room in a little towel), and a toms shoe.You can always bring what you'll need for the next 6-8 weeks but leave a "just in case" box back home - i.e., a box of stuff you may want but aren't sure until you know how much space you'll have. Then, if you end up wanting it, you can just ask your folks to ship it. You can also use that box for warmer-weather stuff that you can ship as the weather cools down.Keep in mind that you should bring less instead of overdoing it.
Once you get to campus, chances are you'll sport for a new sweatshirt when they're on sale in the bookstore, go shopping around town with some friends one weekend, end up with tons of t-shirts from events/for clubs on campus, and even swap clothes with other people in your residence hall (especially if you're a female). Clothes have a tendency of multiplying suddenly on college campuses, so as long as you have some basics with you when you arrive you should be set.

  • Added Sep 12, 2017

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May 22, 2018

Nina B.

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