Journalism student at the University of Sheffield
Topshop's Joni jeans are a worthy investment - They may be glaring at you with that £38 price tag, but trust me you won't regret buying them. They're ridiculous comfy and fit well on most body types, plus they're perfect for when you're running around campus all day. Simple, comfortable jeans are an ideal staple to pulling together any look with minimal effort.
Black will always be the new black - It will literally never go out of style. If you're ever stuck on what colour combo to wear, gear towards a monochrome look - white and black goes with everrrrrrrything.
The beloved student discount - This is often a thing that goes overlooked, but USE IT! It's not going to be there at your disposal forever and you may as well save those pennies now. Also, sign up to UNiDAYS to be in the know of all the sales and discounts exclusively for students.
The old style combo, shirt and jeans is a classic - It's literally the easier look to pull together for those days where you pulled an all nighter and you can't be asked with what to wear.
Dupe it - You may not be ballin' and rollin' in cash at the moment, but that's okay - that doesn't mean you can't be stylish. Simple basic items, like a white t-shirt you can pretty much find anywhere, get it from Primark and then for real, stand out pieces, splurge at the high end store.
Be wise and strategical - Opt for more investment pieces that you know you will wear again and again from high end high street shops like Topshop, Zara and River Island that you only need one of, and then spend buy general pieces from places such as H&M, Primark and Boohoo. Now you can feel guilt free when you walk into the lecture in that new outfit knowing you didn't break the bank to look that good.
Only shop in sales - This also makes you feel less guilty knowing you managed to snag that new item at it's lowest price without feeling regret. Plus, it makes you feel more like the responsible adult your parents wanted you to be.
Invest in staple pieces - Your winter coat, jeans and a blazer (for job interviews, internships, etc.) are never going to be things you'd regret buying and you're probably going to keep for a couple of years.
Go vintage - One trend that has risen in popularity in recent years is buying clothing from vintage stores. Plus, the 90s are making a comeback! There are some cool, unique pieces you can find in vintage stores that can individualise your personal style and comes as a cheaper price. The Vintage Kilo Sale takes place in multiple cities across the UK, charging £15 per kilo of vintage items.
Invest in a good pair of shoes - Unlike 90210 or Pretty Little Liars, you're probably not going to stroll into class with heels everyday. Let's be realistic, you're probably going to do a lot of walking around campus. Investing in one pair of decent shoes that you can style with many different items (like, a pair of black chelsea boots) can go a long way.