As a student, you probably don’t have unlimited funds to buy all the great and fashionable clothing that you would like to have. This doesn’t mean that you can’t look good on a budget. It just sometimes takes a bit of imagination and great shopping to be able to afford what you want and need.
Sometimes, less is more. If you have a lot of items in your closet that you barely wear, then they are just taking up space. If something doesn’t fit or doesn’t flatter your figure, then get rid of it.
Clean the closet as fundraising. If you have gently used clothing that you don’t want to keep, you can sell them online or at local consignment shops. Then you can use the proceeds of that sale to buy clothing that looks good on you.
Get the basics first. Have some good, comfortable jeans, tshirts and business casual clothing. Make an emphasis on solid colored clothing that will be able to be used with multiple outfits. For example, you may absolutely love those 5 inch red heels, but the 2 inch black heels could be worn with almost anything, from jeans to class appropriate clothing to a night out on the town.
Make use of accessories to dress up plain outfits. Items like jewelry or scarves can give nearly unlimited different looks. For example, check the web for how many different ways you can wear a beautiful silk scarf.
Always be sure to shop around and check lots of online sources for the best prices. You can even get a student discount at ASOS online and other stores. If you shop with credit cards, find a card that gives you cashback on your purchases. Over time, that can really add up to real savings. It might be enough to buy a new outfit or two a year, just for paying your credit card bill on time.
Be yourself and enjoy expressing yourself with fashion. Your imagination is the limit.