College Wardrobe Essentials

Written by Kylee Harrell, Kildea McMahon, and Charley Piercy

Throughout their childhood and adolescent years, kids are often asked what they would like to be when they grow up. As years pass, students change their perspective. Seniors were asked what they wanted to be when younger and how that might have changed as they dive into their first chapter of adulthood.

Woodgrove 2020 graduate Hazel Clinard says, “I feel like my style is all over the place, but I would say I like wearing a lot of different pastel colors and funky patterns. I usually wear jeans or a skirt and a fun shirt.”


Woodgrove 2020 graduate Katherin Gomez says, “My daily outfits are usually basic and comfy. On rare occasions I’ll dress up and wear jeans or a dress. I’ve been told I have a soccer mom style, but I like to think it’s a comfortable style. It’s college and everyone has a million things going on, so who cares what you’re wearing?”


Woodgrove 2019 graduate Sam Payne says, “My daily outfit is usually shorts and a polo when it’s warm, and pants with a flannel button up when it’s cold. I mostly shop at Amazon. I like to keep it pretty low cost and only shop for nice pieces when I have enough money saved. You can find barely used stuff for half the market price on eBay and other online shops.”


Aimee Cox, Woodgrove 2020 graduate who now attends James Madison University, wears “sweatpants and sweatshirts during the winter and then running shorts and a t-shirt/crew neck when it is warmer out. I have at least 10 different themed outfits.” Aimee typically shops at Pacsun, Urban Outfitters, American Eagle, and thrift stores. Aimee keeps her style soft and vintage throughout the seasons.


Woodgrove 2020 graduate Seth Drenning describes his fashion choices by saying, “My style is very colorful, thrifty, and vintage. I’m usually not the first owner of the clothes I have. I like to wear graphic shirts and sweaters, especially ones that show off the things I like. Most days I’m wearing a hat in an attempt to tame the beast that is my hair. I usually shop at an awesome vintage clothing store near me called Global Threadz. They have some really cool and rare clothes.”


Madi Davis, 2019 graduate, says, “My daily outfit is definitely the comfort clothes vibe, which is typically a pair of leggings and a hoodie since I study and do work all day. I have several theme outfits since I am in a sorority and we do socials with other groups of Greek life. Having themed events is definitely a popular thing. I love to shop at Urban Outfitters along with a cute little boutique that we have at Penn State called Connections.”



Andy Feijoo, Woodgrove 2020 graduate who now attends George Mason University, describes his daily outfit as “either sweats and a T-shirt or sweatshirt. When going out I’ll wear jeans and I am always rocking a hat.” Although he doesn’t have many themed outfits, he likes to wear clothing that show off his school’s colors.