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Advantages Of University Apparel


Go to any university campus and the first thing you notice is how proudly students wear their collegiate apparel. Getting into the college of your dreams is a milestone and big deal for many teens, and they like to show off their success by wearing something to show how far they have come. For the majority of them, their university sweatshirts will follow them around the rest of their lives, becoming a prized possession. But that is just one of the advantage of university apparel, read on to find more.


A tradition founded in Europe, mainly in British and Irish colleges, wearing university apparel, such as a scarf, was a way of identifying which school you attend. Throughout time, this tradition has spread to other college and university apparel to include sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, and other clothing items. Today, every university around the world uses apparel in their school colors to identify who they are easily.


One of the main advantages to university apparel is to show your pride. Students are proud of the school they attend, they want to show support to their sports team and let everyone know it. The simplest way to do that is to throw on a scarf, jacket, or other apparel with the university’s name or logo on it.

It is tradition that when you attend a university sports game, whether it is football, basketball or baseball, you show up in school colors. This can be with something as simple as a scarf or going all out with sweatshirts, sweatpants and other university apparel associated with the team.

Another reason many university students like university apparel is how comfortable it is and easy to wear. University life is busy, and students do not have time to fool around with clothing on a daily basis. It is so much easier to grab your university sweatshirt and head out the door than poke around in a closet for an hour deciding what to wear.

That brings up another advantage to university apparel; it is fashionable. University sweatshirts, t-shirts and other apparel is not longer restricted to just students and family members. Now fans of the university wear the colors as a fashion statement. Even people who have no knowledge of the school itself will wear college and university apparel as part of their wardrobe because designers have made it trendy.

Tips and Comments

Wearing university apparel in a chic, fashionable way can be a challenge on a daily basis. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, and sweatpants can look a bit frumpy and unstylish if not worn correctly.

Think retro and vintage with the university apparel you purchase. Instead of wearing a sweatshirt to keep warm, pick up a vintage style 1950’s collegiate v-neck button down sweater. Everyone looks good in this style and it can be worn with your favorite jeans or a skirt.

Mix retro and modern looks, such as faded t-shirts with a modern varsity jacket. You can show your pride in the university and look chic and trendy at the same time.

By Lucy Beam, published at 02/26/2012
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