Being young and at the prime of your young life, you want to look trendy and fashionable when you walk out of your dorm room/ apartment every day. However, nobody prepared you for how broke or busy you will be when you join college.
The majority of students in college today end up doing part-time jobs to keep up with the high cost of living. Added to the hours spent in class, studying, and doing extracurricular activities, there’s barely time left for anything else. So, how can you ensure you are always looking sassy and trendy even with these hurdles? Here are some excellent tips you could try.
H2: Invest in Wardrobe Basics
The most important part of being stylish and staying that way from season to season is to have some wardrobe essentials. These are usually the basics that help you to build daily outfits. If you’re a girl, it could, for example, be things like:
- A little black dress;
- Neutral-colored heels and ballet flats;
- A crisp white t-shirt;
- A jacket;
- A trench coat;
- Dark skinny jeans;
- Short boots, etc.
These essentials can help you look trendy on a budget as you’ll only need to add fashionable accessories, like a stylish top to your jeans, or a cute dress with your jean jacket. They also save you time when putting together your daily outfits. Remember, wardrobe basics never go out of trend.
H2: Know What Works for You
There’s no better way to look and feel good about what you wear than knowing your personal style. For one, knowing what style works for you will save you from buying items that you will probably never wear just because they were trendy. Second, this knowledge will save you time when you go shopping as you won’t waste time figuring out what you like.
Identifying whether you are girly, playful, classic, etc., will help pick up trends that work for you and not just buying things because everyone is wearing them. Remember, lots of trends come up each season, and it’s almost impossible to keep up with each one.
H2: Take Advantage of Bargain Stores in Your Locale
Believe it or not, you don’t need to spend your entire week’s budget to buy a trendy item. Instead of spending several bucks on something you’ll wear for a short while, why not visit discount outlets, like Target and H&M, to look for your trendy items.
Granted, you’ll need to invest quite a bit of time in this kind of shopping. However, with some patience and a good eye, you can get yourself lovely items without hurting your pocket. Be sure to take advantage of sales too in stores within your area.
H2: Subscribe to Your Favorite Fashion Magazines
You don’t need to spend hours researching what’s in style so that you can buy it. Subscribing for email newsletters or e-magazines from top fashion magazines can help you stay on top of the latest trends. You can also follow fashionable personalities on your social media.
By exposing yourself to this wealth of information on fashion, you can stay on track on the newest trends in the market. And you will know just what to buy the next time you go shopping.
H2: Put Your Study & Assignment Sessions Back-to-Back to Get Free Time
Can’t find enough time for shopping? Are you always in a rush when you go out to buy something? Well, one way to get adequate hours for shopping for your clothes would be to put a couple of tasks back-to-back. That way, you’ll have time later in the day.
You could, for instance, study and then work on a college paper assignment for three or four hours continuously. That is instead of doing the tasks as separate times of the day. It is also good to focus on grasping as much as you can in class. That way you’ll need less time to study and have more hours to do other things that you love.
H2: Create Some DIY Pieces
You can save loads of money by using your creativity (and tutorials) to make trendy outfits by yourself. You don’t need special skills to make your own clothing items- just time and zeal.
You can even modify the clothes you already have that aren’t stylish anymore to unique and fashionable items that look new. There are plenty of resources online to help you get started.
Education, especially at the tertiary level, can be overwhelming. If you don’t make a conscious effort to look and feel good, you can easily neglect yourself. The result is often low self-esteem. Use these tips to help you keep up with trends and remain fashionable even as you train for your future career.