What's in your closet?

What's in your closet?

essential Kurtas and big bags are in vogue.

With the start of a new academic year in colleges, the freshers as well as the other students are gearing up with a brand new wardrobe. A pair of well-fitting jeans comes on top of the list. Jeans are a basic necessity in a college girl’s closet.

 “You should have a set of denims that fit you well in different styles and colours. A mix of skinny jeans and straight-cut jeans can last you a long time with almost anything,” says Aarushi, a student.

“I have about five pairs of skinny jeans,” says Viola, a BBM student. Another thing that you need is a bunch of casual t-shirts which would go comfortably with your jeans. Basic colours like white, black, blue, pink and some printed ones go a long way in mixing and matching with other outfits.

But something that every college-going student has to have is a collection of good kurtis and long kurtas, given the dress codes of many colleges in the City. “Whenever I go shopping, I invariably end up buying kurtas because we have to wear them so often,” says Sunaina, a student of St Joseph's College of Commerce.

“I mostly pair these with leggings because they are more convenient,” says Divya, a student. Dressy tops in satin, lace in bright colours come next. “You have to have some dressy tops to go out with friends,” says Sunaina. Another favourite is the tank top in different basic colours like black, white, grey and navy blue. These can be worn alone or layered under jackets. Knee-length summer skirts in tie-dye or floral prints are also easy on the eyes though their use is limited to weekends. “I also think you need to have a cozy hoodie. They are warm and quite casual for windy days,” says Rashmi, a student.  

A white button-down shirt is a must in every girl’s closet, which can be used during internship. Next in the line are totes or the really big bags that can hold everything from your books to cash to make-up. “These are a must and everyone has these cloth-bags which are big enough to carry your books and other stuff,” says Divya. You can go for one in canvas, leather or the more popular and cheap strong fake-leather. And finally the shoes. These contain everything from casual flats to sports shoes, ethnic chappals and heels.

“The flats and chappals come cheap and almost everyone ends up wearing the same kind,” says Chitra, a student. But spending a little more money on the more fancy heels comes in handy, making them last really long!

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