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#StyleHacks: How to be college ready

By Tista Sengupta
Last updated on: June 03, 2016 10:19 IST
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Before picking up any of these styles for your college, don't forget to read your campus rulebook..;)

Girls, finally you are going to be in college!

Cheers to a new life, new friends and a new 'fashionable' you.

It's time to say goodbye to that boring school uniform, and experiment with your looks.

While most of you may be busy chasing admission deadlines, allow us to help you dress up.

Check out these trendy styling ideas that are apt for the campus.

Alia Bhatt, Prachi Desai

IMAGE: Nothing can be more comfy than a cool pair of denims for college -- Alia Bhatt (on the left) peps up her look in a neon shirt over ripped jeans, a pair of multi-colour pumps and cute braids, while Prachi Desai teams a white striped shirt with a black pair of jeans, strappy heels and a cute wavy bob haircut. Photograph: Kind Courtesy (for left image) Alia Bhatt, (for right image) Sanjana Batra/Instagram

Shraddha Kapoor

IMAGE: Shraddha Kapoor shows us how to have some fun with fashion in a military green shirt over a striped crop top and navy blue high-waist shorts. That half ponytail and white sneakers look good too! Photograph: Kind Courtesy Shraddha Kapoor/Instagram

IMAGE: Remember wearing this smart, playful trend when you were a child? Well, overalls have found their way back in the fashion circles. College gals, ditch the denim ones, and wear a cotton overall instead, just like the one above. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook

Model Ritu Chauhan, Jacqueline Fernandez

IMAGE: Play up the ladylike look in skirts! You can either give nod to model Ritu Chauhan's belted flared printed skirt with a sleeveless shirt and chunky neckpiece or Jacqueline Fernandez's blue crop top and mullet skirt by Kanika Goyal. Photograph: Kind Courtesy (for left image) Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook (for right image) Tanya Ghavri/Instagram

IMAGE: Want to add a sporty edge to your look? See how this model struts her stuff in number printed crop top paired with a high-waist straight fit midi skirt. Don't miss the neat hairdo and geeky glasses! Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook

Nargis Fakhri

IMAGE: Wondering how to bring prints-on-prints in action? Get inspired from Nargis Fakhri who wears the trend with unabashed confidence. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Tanya Ghavri/Instagram

Parineeti Chopra

IMAGE: Beautiful belles, you can also get dressy in a quirky printed mini with hair tied up in a messy bun, just like Parineeti ChopraPhotograph: Kind Courtesy Sanjana Batra/Instagram

IMAGE: If your college has a strict dress code, you can always throw on a gorgeous tailored kurta over a pair of churidars, just like the one above. Wear mojris and a long pair of earrings to finish the look. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook

IMAGE: Looking for the perfect bag? Take a sling, tote or a knapsack (from top left to right) -- make a choice. Photograph: Kind Courtesy (for top left image) treasureeverythingph, (for left bottom image) laura_puddy, (for image on right) taatbcomtr/Instagram

IMAGE: Make sure to accessorise well. From sunnies to interesting pieces of jewellery, throw in some interesting stuff to amp up your style quotient. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Accessorize/Instagram

IMAGE: And with monsoons to set in soon, keep a colourful umbrella, a pair of waterproof boots or flats handy! Photograph: Kind Courtesy Crocs/Instagram

IMAGE: Dear boys, we think you must try the denim-on-denim trend. Or take inspiration from Arjun Kapoor's racy look in a jacket over a tee, or a pair of cotton shorts teamed with a printed shirt and a neck scarf (from left to right) are apt for college. Photograph: Kind Courtesy (for extreme left image) Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook, (for image in middle) tantser24/Instagram, (for extreme right image) Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook

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