How to Be Fashionable in College With Limited Clothing Options

Last Updated on May 26, 2023

How to Dress In College Without Breaking the Bank
In college, you can’t have the same storage space that you have at home, and this could lead to clothing problem if you’re not particularly vigilant about your wardrobe. Have a favourite color You may end up filling your closet with items of the same color and be known as “the kid who always wears the same clothes”. Never assume that no one is looking. If you wear the same thing over and over, people are bound to notice. Here are some tips on how to dress up for school and how to plan your outfits, even if you have a limited number of clothes.

Mix and Match What You Already Have

Many college girls and guys look so put-together no matter what they wear. It’s hard to believe you’re on a similar budget and have the same closet size when they always seem to be more fashionable than you. Here’s their secret they mix and match their clothing. If you have mostly black or denim bottoms, get several colored tops. Don’t be afraid to mix and match textiles, and layer them occasionally.

Have denim and leather jackets to match with your bottoms if you’re wearing something old and drab underneath. Don’t scrimp when it comes to your jackets because you’ll surely be wearing them all the time. Get quality pieces that have classic designs and safe colors so that no one notices that you’re wearing the same flamingo red, black-fringed jacket every single day.

Shop Intelligently

Tops with unique designs, or those that you just bought, should be worn without a jacket every once in a while, even when the weather is particularly cool. Warm up by wearing your old items underneath, so that the layers will provide the insulation you need. When it comes to clothing, you should invest wisely. Buy the best clothing you can afford so that you’re sure that you like the piece and that it can last for a long time. Sometimes, the cheaper clothes are the disposable ones, and you tend to take care of them less just because you know you bought them so cheap. More expensive but quality ones are worth it.

When you’re shopping for new items, always check your closet first. If you already have several dressy pieces, find something more casual. On the other hand, if all you have are clothes for casual occasions, get more refined pieces. Also, sort your clothing according to type and fabric. Sweatshirts tend to be the most convenient clothes, and you’re bound to use them all the time. When you’re in the store, don’t go buying sweats if you already have several pieces in your closet.

Mend and Fix those That Can Be Saved

If you throw out every piece of clothing that has a tear, a stain or any imperfection, you’ll end up broke or with nothing to wear by the end of the school year. Learn how to take care of your clothing, and keep a sewing kit handy just in case your favourite shirt is torn. Always mend all your clothing before you wash them. A minimally damaged shirt can end up torn into pieces after several spins in the dryer.

Photo credit: Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA

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