Being on a college budget can be challenging at times, especially when you follow all your favorite diva fashion bloggers and live in one of the largest cities in the country with fabulous shopping all around you. If you did not pick up on this already, yes, I am having trouble coping with this whole “budget” thing. Turns out, I can’t spend my entire paycheck on the new spring collections. It’s a shame.
Being a college student has allowed me to figure out many ways to create new looks while using daily essentials around the apartment, dorm room or house. For example, I use a real sock for my sock bun instead of buying the official sock bun tool. I have also turned a long sleeve dress or shirt into a skirt with a bow in the front as seen here.
Lastly, I have actually cut up an old sweater and made it into a knit infinity scarf. Check out this great tutorial by PS: I Made This. However, an idea that was just introduced to me from this Fashionista, one of Kembrel.com’s buyers, was one that is completely new to me yet extremely simple and handy when creating your own headband.
This Fashionista takes a simple thick black rubber band that could easily be found lying around your house or in your desk drawer. She turns this rubber band into a fully functional and adorable head wrap to finish off her casual daytime attire. Not only are rubber bands perfect for head wraps, but, if you feel like getting crafty, using plain elastic and the trim or ribbon of your choice is an easy and affordable way to make your own headbands. Check out this DIY video by Lauren Conrad to get the step-by-step tutorial!
So, just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t revamp your look. Use daily essentials that can simply be found around the house or old pieces of clothing to spice up your wardrobe!