It’s hard to believe summer is fading away and within a couple days, I’ll be back in my University’s hometown. However, I am more than ready to move back and reunite with all my friends.
When it comes to shopping and fashion, my favourite season has always been Fall and with the arrival of the autumn air, comes back to school shopping. There’s no better excuse for a new wardrobe, than a brand new school year.
The excitement of buying new fall clothes always out weighed the realities of the work and the stress involved with school. There is something to be said about that first day back. It’s a chance to show off the new you, the more mature you and your personal style, whether it’s following trends or making your own.
Recently, I did a little back to school shopping with one of my besties. We had a lovely girls day in the city, shopping and eating, making a big dent in our bank accounts (oops).
That being said, I’m going to share with you some tips for a budget friendly fall wardrobe so this wont happen to you, along with my favourite Fall fashion trends for 2014 🙂
Tips for not breaking your bank
It’s obvious you’re a student, and being a student means your budget is never as big as you think and would like. Know what works for you and stick to it. Simple as that.
2. Face the facts
Yes that BCBG dress is to die for. No, you will not wear it as much as you think. Don’t buy things you’re going to get one wear out of for it to just sit in misery at the back of your closest. Be reasonable with what you’re investing your money in.
3. Try it on
This is a no brainer. There’s a wise tale saying “what looks good on the rack, doesn’t always look good on.” There is a reason someone came up with that you know.
4. Don’t be shy
The night before you go shopping, check out the store’s websites. Maybe they have better online deals than in store. Or perhaps you can scan out the sale items you like, so when you go into the store, you know exactly what you’re looking for. This way you can get in and out without getting side tracked and buying things you don’t really need.
FALL FASHION INSPIRATION
Over the knee socks, paired with a loose fitted dress
Oversized sweater, paired with a loose skirt and wedged boots
Oversized sweater dress with button detail
Blazer paired with baggy hat and leather leggings
Have fun with your back to school shopping by staying on budget and up to date with these current trends and you’ll be sure to impress.
Until next time,