When living on a college budget, it’s essential to figure out different ways to save money. One easy way to do so is by saving money you would normally spend on clothes. Don’t get me wrong, you can still be just as fashionable as you used to be, but without breaking your bank.
My favorite place to shop has never been local stores at the mall, but rather thrift stores. You never know what types of pieces you will find, and you can always transform an item from one thing to another.
When I ran across this Fashionisto, I immediately noticed his make-shift chino shorts. He explained to me that he purchased a pair of corduroy pants from a local thrift store, and turned them into cutoffs to save money. The idea seems like one that everyone would do, but many times we get caught up in the chaos of our lives that we don’t look for simple solutions to our budget problems. The frays at the bottom of his shorts give the outfit somewhat of an edge, while the corduroy fabric balances it with its softness.
To complement his DIY shorts, this Fashionisto sports a pink button-down shirt. To break up the two pieces, he threw on a brown leather belt that would work with any casual outfit. Belts are one of the easiest ways to add something more to an outfit that you may feel doesn’t have enough going on.
Hint: To add even more interest to your outfit, check out all of the different shoe options Vans offers. I’m obsessed with this Fashionisto’s boat shoes because of their palm tree print. The pattern isn’t overwhelmingly busy, but just visible enough for anyone to enjoy it.