Are you starting college and not sure what to wear? Check out these 25 first day of college outfits for guys to look sharp!
It’s important to make a good first impression, but college is still a place for casual clothing.
With that being said, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for you to wear on your first day that won’t look like you’re overdoing it.
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Let’s dive in!
Tee + Nike Dunks
One of our favorite stylish and casual first day of college outfits for guys is a simple and clean t-shirt paired with matching shorts and Nike Dunks.
This look is effortlessly cool while still being trendy and easy to throw on.
Fall Corduroy Fit
Look cool and stylish on your first day of college with a fall outfit that immediately elevates your overall look.
This corduroy button-up jacket paired with a matching hat and high-top converse is easily one of the best outfits to wear to college.
College Crewneck & New Balances
Don’t be fooled by a graphic crewneck.
Although they’re simple, they can easily be elevated into a stylish outfit when paired with the right items.
This crewneck paired with trousers and trendy New Balance sneakers makes for the perfect first day of college outfit for men.
Plain Hoodie & Denim Jeans
Create the perfect streetwear outfit for your first day of college with a plain sweatshirt layered on top of denim blue jeans and stylish sneakers.
Not only is this a fit that will immediately set you apart from the other guys at college, but it’s comfortable and can be worn all throughout fall and winter.
Depending on where you go to school, your first day of college can be pretty cold. Don’t let the weather ruin your perfect outfit.
This layered jacket approach is stylish, cool, and super easy to recreate. Just layer a plain white t-shirt, button up lightweight jacket, and heavier zip-up jacket.
All White Outfit
You really want an outfit that will set you apart from the other college guys. To be the “stylish” one on your first day, then you have to go with an all white fit.
The cream sweater add an elevated look to this outfit. Once paired with coordinating pants, socks, and shoes, this look will easily show everyone that you know fashion.
Cargo pants are a must-have item in every college guy’s closet.
They’re easy to wear, easy to style, and are so comfortable.
Pair these with a simple graphic t-shirt and white Nikes and you’ve got yourself one of the most stylish first day of college outfits for guys.
This layered Carhartt jacket and cargo pants outfit is one of our absolute favorite looks for 2023.
Especially in the colder fall and winter months.
If you haven’t heard, puffer vests are the “in” clothing item right now. So you know you’ll be needing one ASAP.
This black puffer vest layered on top of a simple hoodie, cargo pants, and Nike Dunks, is easily one of the best first day of college outfits we’ve ever seen.
Olive & Neutral Outfit
There’s no better clothing color palette than a simple, neutral, and earth-toned look.
This olive, khaki, and white outfit combination makes the perfect first day of college outfits for any guys looking to step up their style game without trying too hard.
Oversized Sherpa Flannel
Stay warm while looking cool on the first day of college with an outfit that’s stylish and ready for those cold fall and winter months.
This sherpa lined flannel is a great layering piece on top of a color coordinating outfit and the fan-favorite Nike Blazers.
Oversized Hoodie & Shorts
If it’s still warm when you go back to school, but you still want a cool first day of college outfit, try this simple but stylish outfit.
Layer your favorite oversized hoodie on top of a coordinating shirt, shorts, and Nikes for a super comfortable outfit you’ll want to wear all semester long.
All Blue Outfit
An all blue outfit is always a good idea, especially as an outfit for the first day of college.
All you have to do is pair a blue hoodie or sweater on top of denim blue jeans and coordinating blue shoes.
We know you most likely have some, or all of these, in your closet right now.
If you’re wondering what to wear on your first day of college, we’ve got you covered.
Head to amazon or your local thrift store and stock up on simple and cool vintage quarter-zips to build this simple and stylish outfit around.
All you need is coordinating pants and Nikes and you’ve got yourself a pretty cool outfit.
All Gray Everything
We are loving the look of an all gray monochromatic outfit. Especially when you can find the right items to go into that outfit.
This gray sweater and slack combination is easily one of the best outfit pairings you can make on your first day of college.
Cargo Shorts & Sweater
Cargo pants might have been the trend in 2022, but in 2023, we’ve added in cargo shorts, and they’re here to stay.
Pair simple cargo shorts on top of a sweater and high-top converse for one of the coolest first day of college outfits for guys.
Shorts & T-Shirt
Keep things simple on the first day of college, especially in those warmer states, with a casual t-shirt and shorts outfit.
This look is easy to put together and comfortable to wear all day long. Make it stylish by pairing fresh white sneakers and matching socks.
Pop of Color
Add a pop of color into your neutral outfit for that extra hint of style on your first day of college.
By adding in a pop of color, you’re immediately elevating your otherwise simple and basic look in seconds.
Black Puffer Jacket
If a black puffer jacket isn’t already in your closet, what are you doing?
This stylish puffer jacket is the perfect layering piece for any fall or winter outfit, especially on your first day of college.
Black & White
You can never go wrong with a black and white outfit, especially on such a big day like your first day of college.
A black outfit paired with white accessories is fresh, clean, and so stylish. It’s all super easy to put together from items you already have in your closet.
Whether you’re an athlete, or just love a comfortable fit, we love the look of coordinating athletic fit for college.
The best part about this is that you can either have fun and get a matching set in a cool color, or keep it simple and stick with a black or white set.
Fall was made for knit sweaters, so you know you can’t go wrong with one on your first day of college.
This stylish, cool, and simple neutral knit sweater is a great addition on top of any outfit. You can get one from H&M, Target, or Abercrombie.
Black Denim Jacket
If you’re looking for the perfect fall and winter layering piece, then look no further.
Any list of outfits for the first day of college would be wrong if it didn’t include a black denim jacket.
All Black Outfit
If you’re wondering, “what should I wear on my first day of college as a guy,” then we have the answer for you. It’s one word… black.
You can never go wrong with an all black outfit, especially because it’s easy to put together from items you already own!
If you’re a Birkenstock kind of guy, then you should definitely try this streetwear inspired outfit for your first day of college.
Pair your Birkenstocks with simple olive trousers, a plain gray hoodie, and a matching hat.
Hopefully you found the outfit you’re going to wear on your first day!
Good luck this semester!
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