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From the Library to the Party: How to Dress Well at College

Students used to be known for their adventurous sense of style, but that’s no longer the case. Modern students just don’t have the time or the money to commit a lot of time to fashion. However, just because you're a hard up student, it doesn't mean you can't look chic and stylish on a budget.

In fact, by purchasing the right clothes you will not only look great at college but you can also enjoy the versatility of clothing that can be worn out and about, so you won't have to mess around with outfit changes or spend a fortune on separate clothes for college and socialising. For students, this not only means saving time but also saving money.

Considerations when shopping for your college clothes

As a student, you have to be careful about how much you spend. This is why you need to choose your clothing carefully. The more versatile your clothing is, the better. Look for outfits that’ll look great in the lecture hall and at the party. When shopping for clothes you should:

Choose simplicity: One of the best things about choosing simple clothes is that they are hugely versatile, so you can dress them up or down based on your needs. Clothes such as long skirts are really stylish and chic, and they look perfect for college. However, slip on a smart cropped cardigan or blazer and you are ready to head out on the town for an evening of fun.

Buy the right colours: By opting for a core selection of colours that suit you, you can mix and match your tops and bottoms to create a range of great new looks. This means that you will be able to look great when you dress for college but you can also quickly switch your look for a night out simply by swapping in different colours.

Opt for smart casual: Buying smart casual clothing is a great way to make use of your clothes both for college and for going out. Clothes such as cropped trousers can be teamed with pumps and a t-shirt for college, but slip on a dressy top and a pair of heels and they smarten up fabulously for a great night out.

When you take these tips into consideration you will be able to enjoy the benefits of buying clothes that will look perfect for both college and for a night out, which means that you save yourself the hassle and cost of buying loads of different items of clothing. By investing in a small selection of accessories – a pair each of casual and dressy shoes - going from the library to the party could be as simple as slipping on a different pair of shoes.

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