Your gig in the registrar’s office may be your first, but you don’t have to look like a career novice. This wool-blend, flannel plaid number can take you from dorm room to classroom, from office to off-campus dinner without a fuss. It’s time to move out of your everyday denim and into versatile pieces like this short-sleeved, pocketed dress that will save you a trip home to change between activities. This one looks scholastically hip with bright tights in saffron, emerald, or amethyst, a pair of Oxfords, and a leather messenger bag. This is the time to start building lifelong connections, so make a good impression around campus in this grey-and-black dress that can take you from work to play, and everything in between, without so much as a change of footwear. Now that’s one well-educated garment!