When you’re a student on a budget, it can be challenging to stay up-to-date with the latest trends.
We’ve put together a few of the must-have items you need in your wardrobe which will allow you to look chic without blowing your budget.
A tote bag
Just because you are running to and from lectures or spending hours at the library doesn’t mean you have to carry around an unsightly backpack.
A black jacket
A wardrobe is not a wardrobe unless you have a black jacket. It’s great for those cooler spring evenings and black goes with practically anything.
A button-up white blouse
If you’re wearing black, white is a good way to break the black up with contrast. Add a printed scarf to dress it up.
A printed scarf
Animal print or any other style print scarf is an effortless way to add a little class to whatever you are wearing. Prints are in this spring.
Basic black pants
You can wear them on weekends, to lectures or dress them up. Pick a durable fabric so they withstand a lot of washing. You don’t want to get a pair you have to dry-clean so check the label carefully.
If you’re going to spend money on high heels, get a pair of nude pumps. They will match whatever you’re wearing, whether it’s a pair of dark denim jeans or brightly coloured trousers.
Dark wash jeans
Dark blue jeans with straight legs are extremely flattering and can be casual or dressed up.
A plain white t-shirt
A simple tee is essential in every college student’s wardrobe. Accessorise to dress it up.
A black clutch
Pump up the dress code with a black clutch bag.
Pair a blazer with pants, jeans or a skirt for a more tailored look.
Never leave the house without your favourite pair of oversized sunnies.
A little black dress
A must-have for any girl — when all else fails you can turn to your LBD.
When you are shopping for staple pieces that you will wear season after season, it’s worth splurging a little bit extra. For trendy pieces that you might only wear a few times, don’t overspend.