Outfit Ideas for When You Don’t Know What to Wear

Outfit Ideas for When You Don’t Know What to Wear

It’s one of those mornings: You can feel the bags under your eyes, your laundry is piling up, and you were up until 4 a.m. completing that essay. And now, inevitably, you’re late to class. But if you’re anything like us, you’re still dedicated to serving looks, no matter how rough your morning was. We get it, which is why we’ve rounded up the best simple looks we could find to inspire you when you’re running low on inspiration. Keep reading for 10 outfit ideas to bookmark for those days when you just don’t know what to wear.

Try This Easy Blazer and Jeans Outfit Idea

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Denim + Silk Cami + Classic Blazer

We love this outfit because it’s a perfect on the run look for when you need to look more professional. Start layering with a silk lace top and plaid blazer for that sharp ensemble with a little extra polish.

Get this look: Nakd Stine Lace Singlet ($31), Target Women’s Herringbone Boyfriend Blazer ($35), Reformation Fawcett Jean ($128)

Printed T-Shirt + Culottes + Loafers

This is the perfect casual look—it’s super easy to achieve, but it doesn’t sacrifice style in the process. A printed T-shirt and cut-offs keep things chill, while a beret and loafers add some pizazz.

Get this look: J Brand Cropped Culotte Jeans ($80), Urban Outfitters Future State Wave Tee ($34), Dr. Marten 1461 Smooth ($120)

Ripped Jeans and a T-Shirt for an Easy Outfit Idea

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Ripped Jeans + Embroidered Shirt + Bucket Crossbody

Excited for warmer weather? Show off your spring spirit with a rose-embroidered tee. Make it a super simple pairing with ripped jeans and boots, and add a bright blue bucket bag for a fun pop of color.

Get this look: Zara Bucket Bag ($39), Zara Black Skinny Jeans ($40), Gap Floral Embroidered T-Shirt ($21)

Duster + Slides + Frayed Jeans

Frayed ankle jeans paired with slides are the perfect comfortable combination, while a duster over your favorite T-shirt will keep you warm on those chilly mornings.

Get this look: Fashion Nova Ellis Suede Duster ($25), Crocs Sanrah Embellished Sandal ($16), Free People Washed Black Frayed Skinny Jeans ($78)

Pair a Pink Blouse With Shorts for an Easy Class Outfit

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Denim Shorts + Button Up Blouse + Oxfords

For warmer days, throw on a classic pair of jorts paired with a high-necked pink blouse. Give off retro vibes with black and white loafers and bold cat-eye sunglasses.

Get this look: Calvin Klein Vintage Light Wash Denim Shorts ($20), Forever 21 Tassel Penny Loafers ($30), Express Ultimate Essential Shirt ($36)

Wear a Leopard Shirt With Black Jeans for an Easy Class Outfit

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Animal Print + Cuffed Jeans +  + Loafers

This look brings is a mixture of ‘70s flair and a whole lot of comfort. Throw on a solid pair of jeans with a quick cuff at the bottom, followed by an animal print button up for a cool, unexpected print. Pair the ensemble with bright white oxford shoes for a lesson in contrast.

Get this look: Dr. Martens Mono 1461 ($120), Urban Outfitters Twig Grazer High-Rise Jeans ($59), Express Leopard Fitted Tie Neck Shirt ($40)

Pair a Floral Trench With Black Culottes for an Easy Outfit for Class

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 Tank Top + Culottes + Shoulder Bag

Want to look polished, but need to feel good? This ‘fit is the perfect solution. Keep it simple with black culottes and a white tee, and throw on a floral trench to add a big statement to an otherwise basic look. Complete the look with a structured bag and a fresh pair of sneakers.

Get this look: Zara Tank Top ($15), Zara Paperbag Waist Culottes ($40),

Wear a White Blouse With Striped Pants for an Easy Outfit for Class

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Tie Blouse + Striped Pants + Large Tote Bag

This look is proof that simple doesn’t have to mean boring. Channel summer with a pair of beachy wide-leg pants, and pair it with a button-down shirt that’s tied at the bottom. To finish, add a pair of black booties to protect your feet from any unexpected spring rain.

Get this look: Urban Outfitters Recycled Tie Front Tee ($20), Express Wide Leg Pant ($48), Sole Society Dawson Oversized Shopper ($65)

When You Don't Know What to Wear to Class, Try a Mini-Skirt and Denim Jacket

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Sweatshirt + Cheer Skirt + Sneakers

If you’re so late that you literally need to run to class then this outfit is for you. The sweatshirt is the perfect level snug. A cheer skirt adds a dash of chic while sneakers allow viable comfort, and will help you get across campus in time.

Get this look: Governer’s Ball Sweatshirt: Letters Orange ($45), Augusta Sportswear: Pike Skirt ($17), Reebok: Classic Leather Sneaker ($75)

High-Waisted Jeans Paired With a Sweatshirt is the Perfect Easy Outfit for Class

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Lace-Up Sweater + Boyfriend Jeans + Sneakers

This one’s for those chilly mornings when your dorm is freezing and your first class is halfway across campus. Throw on a relaxed pair of jeans to keep it casual and a lace-up sweater to stay cozy with a bit of flair.

Get this look: Aerie Lace-Up Crop Hoodie ($16), Nike Roshe Run ($75), Gap Factory Boyfriend Fit Jeans ($30)

How do you wear your late to class styles? Make sure to tag us in your posts on Instagram at @CFashionista!

Featured photo by @rahmahly.