Although many of us are in school online right now and travelling is discouraged, it won’t always be so! If you’re a student, you probably don’t have a big budget for travel or clothing. However there is no reason why have to choose one over the other, if you budget carefully you can absolutely have a stylish wardrobe and do some shoestring travelling. I’ll show you how you can achieve this with the help of Shein coupon codes and being clever about your clothing choices.
Use Shein coupons to buy clothing online
Step one is to keep our clothing budget as low as possible while still having enough clothes that you only need to do laundry once a week, and you always have something comfortable and cute to wear. I suggest shopping at Shein as they have a wide selection of clothing and accessories. You can get everything in one place which means that you won’t need to pay for shipping from multiple stores, and in fact you may even qualify for free shipping. Shein also has outstandingly low prices, and using a promo code just makes it even more affordable.
When you are shopping online make sure to pay extra attention to sizing charts. The last thing you want is to end up with a bunch of clothing that doesn’t fit and needs to be returned at your expense. I suggest investing in a dressmakers tape measure, you can find one on Amazon for a few dollars and it’s definitely worth it to have accurate measurements.
Buy pieces that will go with many outfits
One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was to buy clothing items that can ‘transform’ into new looks. I like to buy solid color main pieces of clothing such as pants, dresses, shirts, and skirts and then do my patterns & prints with the accessories. For example tights that can be worn under a dress, skirt, or pair of shorts are usually pretty inexpensive. If you have a selection of 4 fun tights that go with a solid print dress, then that’s 4 different outfits right there. You could change things up and accessorize further by adding a sweater, a scarf, or other accessory.
For the main pieces I try to keep the colours fairly neutral or dark, and then add pops of colours and patterns with the accessories. For shoes I again try to stick with basic colours that go with everything. With some creativity & good accessories you could easily turn 10 or so basic items into 30 or more different outfits.
Buy clothes that are lightweight & easy to pack
This is good advice for both school and travel. If you go home on the weekends or for holidays you want to be able to pack quickly, and you definitely don’t want to be schlepping heavy luggage around while on vacation. If you need to take an airplane and you’re looking to keep costs down then you definitely want to try and avoid having a checked bag and stick with a carry-on.
Now, it’s tough to check the weight of clothing before you buy it online, but we know that certain fabrics like jeans and wool are heavier than others. Not to say you shouldn’t buy clothing made from those fabrics at all, but try to limit them. It’s not the early 2000s anymore so I highly doubt any of you are sporting all-jean ensembles anyways. Cotton tends to be both lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Know what the climate is like before you go
This might seem like a no-brainer, but let me tell you about the time I went to the UK in July and August. I’m from Canada which is not know as an especially warm place and I figured the UK summers would be like ours. On your average July or August day at home I’m quite comfortable in a sundress or shorts and t-shirts. No so in the UK! Luckily I was able to pick up a few inexpensive pairs of tights at a department store which turned all of my dresses and shorts weather appropriate along with a sweater or light jacket which I had fortunately brought along. By that same token you don’t want to go somewhere really warm with only long pants and sweaters, so make sure you look into it ahead of time so that you don’t find yourself with completely the wrong wardrobe.
So that’s it, with some planning and thrifty online shopping you can easily have both a full wardrobe and wallet for school and your trips abroad! Where are you planning on visiting once the pandemic is over?