College living….isn’t it great? Freedom from the parents, new friends, and always something to do. This may be the case, but not everything about living on your own is great. You start off the year by going to class everyday looking great.
As the year goes on, you eventually role out of bed and go to class in whatever you happen to be wearing. It’s hard trying to be fashionable when you’re on a limited income.
Once in college, there are no more days of mom taking you shopping. Your parents want you to experience the real world, so they don’t help out too much in the financial department.
You do have money, but it ends up getting spent on late night food runs and partying. Eventually you gain that freshman fifteen, and now you don’t even want to go shopping because you don’t want to see yourself in the mirror. Sweatshirts and pajama pants become your best friend.
It doesn’t have to be this way. There are many things that you can do to still look great on a limited budget. Thrift stores are a great way to find stylish clothes with little money. They offer a variety of unique apparel.
Fashion is constantly changing, and we seem to always go back to styles that were popular in the past. You may find something at a cheap price that was in style long ago, and is now is the latest trend.
There are also stores that buy gently used clothing and then sell it for reasonable prices. Most of the time these stores only take merchandise that is in very good shape and still in style, so you can find many things for your wardrobe at fair prices.
Just because you don’t have money doesn’t mean you can’t look great. You don’t even have to buy anything new to pull off trendy styles. Using what you already have in your wardrobe is one way to save money.
Mixing and matching layers and turning shirts into dresses by adding belts are different ways to make whole new outfits.
Hopefully you see that you can look great in college, and still have money left to have fun. Being stylish doesn’t require you to be rich; you just have to get creative.
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