Staying sharp without cutting a hole in your pocket #1 Final piece of the puzzle

If your in college and not broke are you really a student??Two years into a business degree with two years to go and although the dust has been gathering on the debit card life is not all that bad in terms of still being able to live and buy nice things.

It’s just a matter of being smarter with the cash and spending on what you need rather out of excess and more importantly what same items you can recycle to make a new outfit.

I love new clothes, mostly because they make me feel good and I like to dress nice for special occasions.

However, like many others I do not have the luxury of new threads on a regular basis because of the financial situation (of being a student).

So, in order to keep the reading short and snappy I will compile a list of different outfits and where to buy them etc. rather than one big entire list.

The main thing I try to stay consistent on is the basics with a split of about 80/20. In other words, 80% of what I buy is relatively cheap and in large quantities most of the time, with 20% being more high end and in smaller quantities less frequently.

The outfit about cost just over €50. Yes, that is a good amount to spend but I didn’t buy it all at once and I can rotate each piece of clothing with another and wear them again at a later stage.

The shoes and the shirt I bought for a recent holiday, the top I have from 2 or 3 years ago and the jeans being the most recent purchase completed the look.

The occasion – outdoor family BBQ/Birthday party in mid July in the Irish country side can be unpredictable in terms of rainfall. So I put this outfit together that looks like there was some effort put into it but is still comes across as being effortless and chilled out. 

More importantly it is light enough to be comfortable for a day of eating and drinks and because of the the layers I stayed warm as the night went on and became cooler.

I finished the outfit with a watch from Daniel Wellington (Christmas present) that has a gold exterior, brown strap and white face along with a brown belt in order to bring it all together. 

The shirt does not have a traditional collar (which I love in terms of fit and comfort) so it just peaks out above the top, the same goes for the cuffs just sticking out and rolled back and pulled up to quarter arm length. Rolling up the jeans to the ankle to give off a more summer vibe.

Shoes €10 – Penneys

Shirt €22 – H&M

Top €11 – Penneys

Jeans €13 – Penneys

[Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post, all of the clothes I purchased myself with my own earnings. I do not have any endorsements or affiliations with any of the brands, this is just my own twist on how style for less].

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