Outfit Ideas for That Kickback You Were Just Invited To

Outfit Ideas for That Kickback You Were Just Invited To

If you’re like me, you like to dress up for every occasion—and that even includes a casual party in a friend’s dorm room. Adding that extra outfit effort, whether by throwing on a statement coat over your favorite tee and jeans, swapping a cool clutch for that bookbag, or adding an eye-catching accessory to an all-back look, makes even the most laid-back gathering a little more memorable in my book. So I turned to my fellow CF community members for a some quick inspo on what to wear to that party you were just invited to after class, plus where to shop their best pieces.

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To a Study Date

Comfiness is key when studying, and that applies when you’re gathered together for a group project. To keep things simple but still super stylish, go for a monochrome look. Grab your favorite sweater, slip on culottes, and finish the look in a pair of sneakers in a corresponding hue. An oversize scarf will add a dramatic finish to a cozy getup.

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To a Dorm Room Party

This outfit is an easy solution if you’re headed to a kickback right after your last class of the day. If you already have the base of a playful statement top and trousers, slip on a pair of loafers, and swap your backpack for a little clutch or small handbag. You’ll be ready in no time for a low-key gathering with your closest friends.

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To a Movie Night

Whether you’re gathered around a laptop computer screen or have the luxury of a TV in your dorm, movie nights are basically the perfect after-class way to unwind. Keep things comfy in an unexpected twist on the classic tee-and-jeans combo with two-tone denim and a teddy coat.

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To Watch the Game

Even if you don’t have a hometeam jersey or you’re not a sports fanatic, you can still show your more athletic side with a hooded coat. An all-black outfit is the perfect base for a faux-fur jacket, plus its all-weather ready if you need to take it to the streets after your team won the final match of the season.

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To a Girls’ Night In

Sometimes you just need some chill time with your best friends, an event that calls for your most low-pressure outfit. Reach for your favorite vintage tee, distressed denim, and a sherpa coat to make a laid-back look that’s fit for a full-on gossip sesh.

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To Brunch at a Friend’s Apartment

Taking a minute to grab coffee friends is the ultimate brain break during a busy semester. This easy outfit feels special thanks to the addition of an eye-catching coat in red tweed. Slip-on loafers are a go-to when you’ve just rolled out of bed but still want to feel like you put together a full outfit.

What do you wear to an after-class of weekend kickback? Tag @cfashionista on Instagram to show us your #OOTD!

Featured photo by @indiepeacock.