Balling on a budget

This article was originally published on CollegeFashionista.com

After the holidays and with spring semester’s term bill coming up, students can agree that their bank accounts are not looking so nice. All the christmas gifts, holiday sales, and saving up for books for the new semester can take a toll on how much you spend in the new year.

With this in mind, minimal outfits may be be something you would want to try out when shopping. A simple coat, jeans, and some sneakers can come together when there is consistency and a bit of color.

As I was shopping, I ran into a Fashionista who was following this idea. She remains consistent with her choice of color in her top and sneakers, then adds a pop of color with her long trench coat.

Her choices of clothing are basic: black turtleneckblue jeans, black sneakers, and a coat. These pieces can be mixed and matched with other colored coats, or the outfit could be made with the same coat but perhaps with a grey top and shoes. Black goes with everything, so adding this turtleneck or pair of sneakers with other pants and coats can be pretty easy. With it being winter, wearing a scarf or hat that remains a consistent with the color scheme could add to the outfit as well. Here is a basic outfit for going to class or out with friends that is easy to put together and comfortable to wear around all day.

When you decide to do a bit of shopping while on a budget, keep neutral colors and basics pieces in mind and think about whether or not these pieces can go with a few other things in your closet.

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