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The 12 College Wardrobe Essentials You Have to Have This Fall

Before you head back to campus, make sure you're looking collegiate chic with these university-approved accessories and looks. Going back to college never looked so good.

Stylish Watch

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We're OBSESSED with this sleek watch as seen on Aimee Song. This piece is truly timeless, if you know what we mean. Choose a gold or a silver band to make sure your time keeper never goes out of style.

Photo: @songofstyle

Striped Turtleneck

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With fall just around the corner, you obviously need to expand your sweater selection for college. Chiara Ferragni of the Blonde Salad rocks her navy blue sweater with a periwinkle skirt, but this classic look can be styled so many different ways.

Photo: @chiaraferragni

Tweed Coat

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If you think tweed coats are only for grandpas, you need to check your facts! Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam proves you can look utterly divine (and stay warm) in tweed regardless of your age. This coat is particularly perfect for chilly months and fall frolicking.

Photo: @juliahengel

Utility Jacket

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Ok, if you haven't invested in a green utility jacket yet, Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific is proof alone why you absolutely must. You can pair it with festive dresses or even the most neutral basics, and it'll keep you looking authoritative on campus.

Photo: @blaireadiebee

Slip Dress

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Slip right into a gorgeous slip dress for fall. We love this look from We Wore What, and you can easily channel your inner '90s girl and layer this dress with a basic white tee.

Photo: @weworewhat

Leather Backpack

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Tired of the same old backpack year after year? It's time to upgrade your bag game with a gorgeous leather backpack. We love Emily June's casual black pebbled one, but be sure to treat your leather bag with care so it will last you for years to come.

Photo: @emilyjune_

Tote Bag

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If you're not a backpack person but you still need to drag all of your belongings on campus, buy a leather tote bag! Shea Marie's wine-colored tote is incredibly gorgeous, and you can get a bag in practically every color, texture and design. Tote-ally awesome!

Photo: @peaceloveshea

Denim Jacket

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Every woman needs a high quality denim jacket, especially for college. Whitney Port styles her denim with more denim, but with a piece this versatile, the options are endless.

Photo: @whitneyeveport

Leather Jacket

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Everyone needs a leather jacket–everyone. Whether you prefer vegan or real leather, you'll look like a badass in between classes if you style yours like Aleali May. Even if you're not daring enough to don an emerald green look like this, a black or brown version is a must-have.

Photo: @alealimay

Round Sunnies

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No matter what time of the year it is, you need to keep your eyes protected in style. Gina Ybarras' round sunglasses are so chic, and you can invest in a designer pair of your own or go for an inexpensive dupe.

Photo: @huntforstyles

Fresh Kicks

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A new semester means you absolutely must get new sneakers. Victoria Tornegren's classic black Chucks can be styled so many different ways, and you can pick any color you want.

Photo: @victoriatornegren

Thigh-High Boots

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You probably already have an assortment of booties in your closet, so now's the time to add some sky high thigh-highs to the mix. Daniela Ramirez of Nany's Klozet styles her black boots with a skirt a sweater, but feel free to rock jeans or even shorts with your pair!

Photo: @nanysklozet

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