Items Of Clothing All College Girls Should Own

Sometimes a clothing item will come along that promises to solve all of your problems, and when they do it's awesome. Here are some of my favourite clothing items that just make life easier. They genuinely make my day better. You should all own them...

Tights with built in socks

Never again do you have to wear your tights over your socks. Instead get a pair of tights with socks attached. So simple yet so brilliant. Saving cold, wet feet the world over.

Woollen headbands

Part-earmuffs, part-headbands, complete perfection. They look cute and keep your ears warm. Perfect for when you have a cute up-do and you don't want to ruin it with a hat or hood, but you also don't want your ears to freeze.



They look like jeans, but they are actually leggings. People are often polarized on the issue of jeggings, but really, what's the issue? Skinny jeans are like leggings with a bit more bulk, and leggings are basically socially acceptable day pyjamas. I'm all for jeggings, I'd better go buy some...

Dresses with Pockets

The most genius idea on this list in my opinion. I've begun to decide whether or not to purchase a dress solely based on whether or not it has pockets. There is nothing better than trying a dress on and realising it has pockets. You might not use those pockets, but that's beside the point. Looks cute, is cute.



Give you height, but not too much and are both heeled and flat so not too difficult to walk in. You're not teetering on pins. Plus apparently you can get them in a space design!

Earphone Earmuffs

Keeps your ears warm and lets you listen to music without your earphones digging into your ears from your hat or woollen headband. Not into earphone earmuffs? You can get muff covers for your headphones, same basic thing.


Leg Warmers

Not just for restagings of Fame! Perfect for going around the house and keeping your ankles warm or as an extra layer under your boots to keep you extra toasty.

Scarves with Hoods

Perfect for when you get caught in a shower, which we constantly do, you're wearing a coat with no hood and don't have an umbrella. Why don't all scarves have hoods?



Flats that are cute, have actual support, are suitable for autumn and summer, and each of their products purchased helps a person in need. What's not to love about these shoes? The price? Oh yeah....maybe a knock-off pair from Penney's or Forever 21 instead? They are well worth the investment in my opinion.

Dresses with built in bras

Complete genius! Hate having your bra straps showing but hate strapless bras even more? I don't blame you, strapless bras provide no support for anybody and are basically the worst. Dresses with inbuilt bras fix that problem, and your boobs look great too.


Socks for flats

No more cold toes in flats. Sneaky socks that provide warmth and grip. You can even get ones that go around your calves under your jeans, so you have that extra layer to keep out the chill.


Looks like a skirt but are actually shorts? I'm on board! No more worrying about your skirt flying up in the wind and exposing your nether regions to the prying public's gaze. Perfect!

Time to go shopping friends!

Orlaith Costello
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Orlaith is a Creative Writing graduate from NUI Galway. Hailing from the low lying fields of Athenry, or at least what’s left of the low lying fields. She enjoys the internet as a means of living vicariously through others from the safe confines of her own bed. She will initiate a dance off after at least two drinks on any given night out.

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