When you’re a student, you don’t typically have a large budget to spend on fashion. The cost of keeping up with the latest trends can quickly add up. However, did you know there are ways to dress fashionably for less?
If you want to stay fashionable without breaking the bank, below you’ll discover some great tips you can follow.
Invest in a few key pieces
If you save and invest in a few key fashion pieces, you’ll easily be able to stay fashionable on a budget. The main items of clothing to splurge on include a good pair of jeans, a little black dress and a couple of well-fitting t-shirts.
Once you have these key pieces, you can use accessories and cheaper clothing to complement the look. Don’t forget you can also save money on key pieces by shopping during end of season sales. When thinking about student fashion, it is important to fill your wardrobe with basics and staples as they can be jazzed up with accessories.
Spruce up your look with accessories
Accessories have the power to make or break an outfit and the great news is they can be really affordable. Again, you can also choose to invest in 1-2 pieces of expensive jewellery which can be used to give any outfit a more luxurious look. A beautiful ring or stand-out necklace are two great pieces you can invest in that will help to create a fashionable look.
Other accessories to invest in include scarves, a bag and a belt which can be used to decorate shirts, cardigans and trousers. With a few bits and bobs to style your outfit, you can get hundreds of different looks from a very minimal wardrobe.
Utilise the power of makeup
Don’t underestimate the power of makeup to help keep you fashionable. Making sure you always wear a good lipstick is one easy tip you can follow or a stand-out eyeshadow look.
The right lipstick can make you look polished. Red tends to be the best colour option if you want to stand out from the crowd, but always stick to something that complements your natural colouring. If you have the time, you can also pull off that classic Smokey eye look, again adding a fashionable feel to your overall look. Makeup can also be expensive so don’t forget to keep an eye out for online sales or big events like Black Friday where you grab a real bargain in terms of styling student fashion.
These are just some of the way’s students can look fashionable on a budget. Investing in just a few expensive pieces of clothing and then utilising makeup and accessories can help you look and feel a million dollars. Don’t forget to compare prices online too. You’ll often find the same items at differing prices so make sure you’re getting the best deal.
***Disclaimer: this post is in collaboration.
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