Fashion comes in all sorts of styles, sizes, and patterns. It is unique to each person, and is one thing that each individual can make his or her own. That being said having good style or any style quite frankly comes with a price tag.

And sometimes a pretty large price tag at that.

As a college student it is sometimes to achieve the look you are really going for, because the look you want to achieve cost a little more than what your wallet is willing to allow you to spend.

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That said there are ways that you can jump the system, and be able to purchase the items you really want.

First things first it is always important to utilize the fact that you are a college student. A lot of places give anywhere between 5,10,or 15% just for simply showing your student ID.

Another thing you could take into consideration is budgeting yourself. As college students we tend to either have very strict budgets or no budget at all. If you are one with a strict budget try to manage the way you spend your money. Figure out what you absolutely have to have and what you can wait to get so that you don’t run out of money.


Utilize loyalty programs.


It is important to do your research on what it is that you want to buy, and when the right time to buy it is. Many stores give extra perks to their rewards members so simply by signing up you could be saving yourself an additional 10/20 dollars off your purchase.

If you don’t want to sign up for any rewards programs or be on any email list make sure to keep up with the stores promotions.


It is easy to go into a store and impulse buy whatever you see that catches your eye BUT that isn’t always the smartest thing to do.

If you keep an eye out of whatever it is that you want there is an 80% chance that it will most likely go on sale.

Along with watching the stores for their promotions it is also important to use technology.


Since we live in such a tech savvy world there are many different coupons and codes surfing the web you just have to know where to find them.


For example the app “RetailMeNot”


RetailMeNot is an app strictly for coupons. Just about any store you can think of has a coupon on this app. Anywhere from free items to 15% off your entire purchase just by showing the app!


It is also very important when buying for your wardrobe that you don’t get what you don’t need. It is very easy to everything other than what we need, and unfortunately the little things add up.


My advice to you would be to write out the big things and the small things that you need and split them up into two different shopping trips that way you can still get everything you want, but you just wont be getting it all at the same time and spending all of your money.


For example:


As a girl it is easy to get distracted by all of the different types of accessories that stores have to offer, but if I let myself get distracted the majority of the time I will only end up getting accessories rather than clothes.


SO.. What I do is go on separate shopping trips.


One for clothes, sand one for accessories.


This makes trips easier, because I am setting guidelines for myself. It is hard to be strict on yourself when shopping, but it is well worth it in the end.


If you get in the habit of learning how to manage your money as a college student then buying clothes will be no problem for you. As you get older clothes become more of an investment, and if you are able to manage your money while spending it then you will be able to purchase all the clothes you want.


As kids we never really thought about the details that went into shopping because our parents bought it all for us, but as adults it is imperative to shop smart.


Shopping smart not only helps you with learning what you need and what you don’t need, but it also teaches you self discipline all while being able to still get the rockin’ clothes that you want and be the best dressed student at your college.


Best of luck, and shop smart!


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