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

August 12th, 2019 at 12:00pm
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

PHOTO: @lebellagypsy

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: ASOS Outrageous Fortune lace trim cami with button detail in white ($10.80), Target Women’s Plaid Blazer – A New Day™ ($34.99), Reformation Cynthia High Rise Straight Jeans ($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: Levi’s Ribcage High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans ($98), Urban Outfitters UO Bad Day Graphic Big Tee ($35), 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 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: Charles & Keith Marlowe Chain-Handle Drawstring Bucket Bag – Teal ($66), PacSun Black Ultra High Waisted Slim Fit Jeans ($27.47), ASOS DESIGN Petite v neck cap sleeve top with trim in vintage floral ($20)

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: OLRIK Clothing Women’s Flap Pocket Drop Shoulder Suede Coat 32209S112112 ($13.59), Secret Treasures Women’s Lug Sole Slide ($9.98), A&F Curve Love Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jeans( $99)

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: Aritzia The Joni Loose Long Short ($88), Lulus Maysie Bone Flatform Loafers ($38), ASOS Parisian tie neck ruffle detail blouse in pink ($32)

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: Urban Outfitters Dr. Martens 1461 Smooth Leather Platform Oxford ($150), A&F High Rise 80s Mom Jeans ($99), ASOS Stradivarius satin shirt in abstract retro wave print ($29.90)

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 CROPPED T-SHIRT ($9.90), Zara CULOTTES ($49.90), Zara QUILTED CHAIN STRAP SHOULDER BAG  (35.90)

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: Banana Republic Factory Tailored Non-Iron Shirt ($35.99), Zara SOFT WIDE LEG PANTS (35.90), ASOS Public Desire Innovator chunky chelsea boots in black ($56)

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

PHOTO: @indiepeacock

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: A&F Boyfriend Crew Graphic Sweatshirt ($41.30), Augusta Sportswear: Pike Skirt ($22.93), PacSun

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

PHOTO: @lea.muhigi

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: Urban Outfitters BDG Rian Lace-Up Sweater ($29.99), DSW CARINA SNEAKER – WOMEN’S

($59.99), H&M Wide High Jeans ($34.99)

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.