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5 Back-To-School College Fashion Trends

03/19/2019 by Imri Merritt aka M

It’s almost time to head back to campus—and we’re here to help you gear up for the new school year with fashionable custom apparel! Here, we’ve rounded up this year’s top 5 custom college clothing and apparel trends so you can head back to class with A+ style.

Greek Life Fashion & Gear

From rush week to homecoming and fundraisers hosted by your sorority or fraternity, the opportunities to sport your Greek letters on custom apparel are endless! Sororities are stocking up on flowy tanks, wide-neck t-shirts, and crop tops to show pride in their houses; fraternities are bringing back pocket t-shirts, plus crew neck t-shirts and tackle twill college sweatshirts. Customize Greek apparel with your letters, motto, crest, school name, and even the name of the event. And don’t forget to order in bulk to save your chapter on costs.

Oversized Apparel

When it comes to relaxing in fashion, go big or go home! Oversized apparel is making a comeback this year, just in time for the Fall temps to drop. Cozy up to oversized college shirts, hoodies, and sweatpants that feature your school colors; to get even more on-trend, personalize your gear with your school’s mascot or intramural team name.

Comfort Colors & Hanes ComfortWash Collections

With their super-soft cotton fabrics and pigmented colors, Comfort Colors & ComfortWash make a vintage, lived-in statement that college students love. From fashionable t-shirts to long-sleeve pocket tees, customize your look with shoulder-to-shoulder printing across the back or embroidering your school name on the left chest for an elevated look. To place an order for Comfort Colors or Hanes ComfortWash, give our experts a call directly at (800) 620-1233.


The athleisure trend is here to stay! From men’s joggers to women’s styles, it’s a flawless combination of comfort and style—so whether you’re heading to class or studying at the coffee shop, pair your jogger sweatpants with a tee and an extra shot of espresso. To customize your joggers, add your favorite logo or design to the front of one pant leg, or print your team name down the side using your school colors. To place an order for custom jogger pants, give our experts a call directly at (800) 620-1233.

Embroidered Polo Shirts

If you’re a member of student government, a business fraternity, or the football team heading to an away game, sometimes you’re after that clean-cut look. Embroidered polo shirts offer a classic style that always gets the job done. Want to unite your organization or team in a professional way? Embroider each member’s name on the left chest or sleeve, then the school’s logo on the other.

Before hitting the books, don’t forget to check out our ultimate back-to-school buying guides for college students and K-12 faculty for even more great custom apparel tips.


About the Author

Imri Merritt aka M Imri (pronounced em-rye), also known as “M”, joined RushOrderTees in the spring of 2015, bringing over 10 years of graphic design and color separations experience in the screen printing industry. Over the next three years, he helped transform the Art Department, improving the overall quality, efficiency, and customer service of the team, while making some beautiful T-shirts along the way. A graduate of the Multimedia program at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he has explored various creative pursuits, including art and design, marketing, DJing, and even producing comedy shows. He brings his well-rounded skill set and forward-thinking approach to every project he's involved with at Printfly / Rush Order Tees. He is a contributing writer for Impressions Magazine, Printwear Magazine, and ASI Central. He loves roller coasters, music, and fried pickles.