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College fashion: 7 tips to help you shop smartly

education Updated: Jul 10, 2015 14:48 IST
Abhinav Verma
Abhinav Verma
Hindustan Times
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Shopping could be tricky when you are in college as you have to manage the budget and still look fab. (Images Bazaar)

If you are in college, chances are your shopping mantra is: look stylish, spend minimal. And that can be quite a challenge, especially if you don’t know where to buy and what to buy. But don’t worry — we’ve got some pointers that will help you shop without making your wallet lighter.

1 Create your own style

Go for clothes that suit your personality and body type. Looking stylish is one thing but being comfortable is also important. And who says you have to choose between the two?

2 Make your own fashion budget

You’re in college, you can’t splash the cash at your own will. Your fashion purchase should be like an investment. Go for quality rather than quantity.

3 You don’t need brands to look good

So forget about the labels when you go street shopping. What you need is an eye to pick up an outfit that looks and feels good.

4 Shop online

E-coupons and online discounts are a great way to get trendy clothes at affordable prices.

5 Always go for low-maintenance clothes

You don’t want to waste time hand-washing or ironing your clothes if you’re running late for class, right? So go for clothes that are easy to maintain.

6 Buying shoewear can be quite a tricky affair

Make sure you opt for semi-casual footwear which goes with any kind of outfit, and is durable.

7 Want to buy formal wear?

Get it tailored rather than buying from showrooms, for a long-lasting, good quality outfit.

With inputs from Sheena Agarwaal, Image consultant

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