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College fashion: 7 tips to help you shop smartly

Being in college, you have to look cool but managing budget can be a pain. We tell you how to be smart and shop without burning a hole in your pocket.

education Updated: Jul 10, 2015 14:48 IST
Abhinav Verma
Abhinav Verma
Hindustan Times
College Fashion,Fashion,Budget Shopping
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.

1Create 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.

3You 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.

4Shop online

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

5Always 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.

6Buying 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.

7Want 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