Stayin' Stylish On A 'College Girl Budget'

Stayin' Stylish On A 'College Girl Budget'

Trust me you'll put away those leggings and t-shirts!


Before you say anything, yes it is possible to afford cute clothing while in college. Even though the sale section is calling your name, here are 7 ways for you to be stylish on a budget

1. Gift Cards

Even though it might not be Christmas or your birthday, ask for gift cards. If you get gift cards for Christmas or your birthday save them until you really need to use them. The fun thing about gift cards is that they never expire AND it's money that you didn't spend from your bank account.

2. Become A Rep

There are plenty of cute companies you follow on Instagram or pop up in your inbox that want representatives for their company. Take it from me, you WANT to do this! I'm currently a rep for a company and not only do I get a discount code to share on social media, but I get a personal discount code that makes it seem like I work for the company full time.

3. Thrift Shopping

Believe it or not a thrift store can actually have cute things. Whatever you get, you can keep it as it is or them that bad boy. The limits are endless and the prices are cheap.

4. Working In Retail

If you work retail you will get a NICE discount. I'm currently working my second retail job and I'm loving the discounts. Yes sometimes you might spend your whole paycheck, but you have to treat yourself sometimes. But, if you're not in the mood to treat yourself, then set a limit.

5. Poshmark Is A Girl’s BFF

Now I have not actually used Poshmark, but my friends have and they love it! Talk about brand name clothes at a discount! AND with Poshmark you can sell your old clothes to get some new ones!!

6. Take A Second Look At Your Closet

My mom always gets on me about this, but take a second look at your closet. I still have things with the tag on it that I have never worn. Even though you might think you have nothing to wear and nothing is "in-style" anymore, check again. Take your favorite "nice" shirt, throw on a necklace, hoop earrings, a cute jacket, and boots. BOOM! New outfit brought to you by your closet!

7. Student Discounts!!

This is a HUGE way that I save money. When you go to checkout at a store ask if they offer a student discount. More than likely they have a student discount that's 15% off!! Yes that's right 15%!! It really does take a lot off of your total!

To all the college girls out there, I hope this helps!! And I hope your parents will visit you soon to get that spring wardrobe started!!

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5 Inexpensive Websites For Summer Clothes

If you are looking to online shop for your summer closet, check out these stores.


Summer is here and so is a whole new category of fashion; high waisted swimsuits, mom jeans, graphic tees, chunky sneakers, and many more styles that have become popularized in 2019. If you are trying to save some money while keeping up with the latest fashion trends, online shopping on the right platforms is a great way to get the most bang for your buck!

Listed are the five most cost-effective online stores that each have their advantages and disadvantages so you can spruce up your summer lookbook. The best way to get the most clothing items on these online stores for the cheapest is to search for promotion codes online and take advantage of any email sign up deals, student discounts, and general sales they are currently promoting.

1. Zaful

If you are looking for a very cheap option so you can put the most in your cart, Zaful is your best bet. This store is stocked with everything under the sun including swimsuits, tops, bottoms, jewelry, shoes, hats, and more starting at 4.99. Zaful offers 15% off of your first order as well as free shipping for orders over $49, so you can fill your cart with more items than you think you are paying for.

2. Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is a great store for quality items that will live a very long life in your closet. Although the prices seem high at first glance, the online platform has constant deals occurring such as their current 50% off everything sale as well as their 60% off everything for students sale. Nasty Gal is a great brand to build your closet essentials due to the great condition and material of their clothing items.

3. Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Thing is a great online store to shop for summer events because of their beautiful dresses and tops. I recommend purchasing occasion wear from this brand because a lot of their loungewear and regular items are overpriced for what they are worth. In the sale section of Pretty Little Thing, you can find many dresses and dress pants for over 55% off. If you are looking for a few fancier outfits for summer occasions, check out the sale section of Pretty Little Thing to get some nice looks for cheap.

4. Misguided

Misguided is an online store that has a unique vibe in the clothing they sell that is worth a browse because of their eccentric and fun styles. The platform has recurring sales that range from 25 to 50 percent off, which allows you to get twice the amount that you pay for. If your style includes graphic t-shirts, oversized t-shirt dresses, and good quality loungewear, Misguided offers great quality items with low prices to spruce up your summer outfit aesthetic.

5. Boohoo

If you love rocking matching sets and co-ords, look no further that Boohoo for the best patterns, styles, and prices. Boohoo usually has a 50% off sale going on, which goes a long way when you can purchase a matching two-piece set for as low as $20. Although Boohoo sells beauty products and accessories, their sets and outfits are the best items to get your money's worth in quality and quantity.

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