In just a couple of weeks you’ll be returning to university, where a mixture of studying and partying will ensue. Rent might be high and your bank account may be empty, but it doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer. Here are six tips to ensure an awesome look on a shoestring budget.
INVEST IN A FOREVER JACKET
If your drawers are filled with eclectic fashion finds, it can be tough to find outerwear to match it. A longline coat in neutral shades could be your student saviour- try a camel colour, and make it oversized for a vintage feel.
JUST ADD A ROLL NECK
Looking to re-work your existing pieces for the colder months? Roll necks are a purse saviour, and provide the perfect snug layer when teamed with your summer dress. Keep it low key with black tights and trainers for that just-thrown-on look.
KEEP YOUR BAG SIMPLE
A no-fuss bag can go a long way when it comes to lasting the student year. Cut back on intricate embellishments and opt for a minimalist piece without too much hardware. Tan, satchel-like pieces are a classic choice and brilliant for storing your all-important books.
TRAINERS ARE A MUST-HAVE
Dressing down eveningwear and complimenting a laid back aesthetic, trainers are a given for campus life. A comfort shoe that’s never been so cool, they’re perfect for dashing to and from lectures.
WHEN IN DOUBT, GET IT IN BLACK
Sleek, timeless and always flattering, black is a failsafe shade. Not only does it mask old marks and the natural wear and tear of student life, but it’ll keep you looking on point, even on those off days.
PUMPS LOOK POSH IN FAUX SUEDE AND LEATHER
Pumps are back this season, but budget pieces can look dated very quickly, especially when made from patent or faux leather feels. Instead, invest in suedette looks or velvet touches- you’ll be on trend all season and they’ll have a better staying power when it comes to scuffs and scrapes.
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