The leaves are on the edge of turning, signaling not only the end of summer, but also Back To School! If you’re like most girls, a budget friendly wardrobe is definitely on the priority list! But how do you get big style out of a student budget? Here’s how!
The old rhyme about weddings can be applied to your wardrobe! Check it out:
Something old can refer to last season. Just because it’s a few seasons old doesn’t mean it can’t work today! For example, last year’s fancy peplum top that you wore with a pencil skirt and high heels to your older brother’s graduation can now be paired with jeans, a casual backpack and scarf!
Something new is what you are buying today to prepare for the upcoming school year. What you want are some new shoes, a few statement jewelry pieces, and a new clutch bag to dress up your already existing wardrobe!
Something borrowed can also help spruce up what you already own. Just make sure you return it! Hell hath no fury like a woman who doesn’t get her stuff back! Collaborate with your best friend or older sister. That’s the easiest way to double, triple, and even quadruple your clothing budget! Trading jewelry, accessories or handbags for a week can be fun, and keep each other in check. And because they belong to someone else, you are sure to take care of it.
Something blue doesn’t have to be “blue” – it can refer to something unique. Vintage style pieces can add a whole new level to your outfit. A cuff bracelet in an antiqued finish worn with a neon scarf and bright heels is one idea. A formal crystal clutch can work fabulously with a casual top and denim jeans look as long as you tie in another formal element like a fancy statement necklace.
So you see, adding to your back to school wardrobe doesn’t have to be pricey. Keep your options open, take care of what you already own, and you’ll be able to stretch your budget far and wide!