The excitement of back-to-school shopping clearly hasn’t faded since our elementary school days, and now thanks to simply having a college email, there are plenty of student discounts to keep our closets and wallets happy. Depending on who you are, the new semester might call for a dorm or apartment décor refresh. Nothing makes a place feel more cozy than strands of twinkling lights and an eclectic throw rug. Maybe you’re focusing more on taking care of yourself this term, which could mean staying hydrated and eating healthy or locking down a personalized skin care routine. If you’re looking for something bigger, maybe it’s time for a fall wardrobe haul. We all know how much better it feels to have a new slouchy sweater and sharp pair of boots to welcome both fall’s arrival and your arrival on campus.
So while it might not be a 72-pack of Crayola crayons that gets us stoked for this new school year, a new planter for your succulents or pair of vintage-cut jeans certainly will. We rounded up the best student discounts from all our favorite places so you don’t have to choose between your college budget and your killer style.
Slay leg day with student discounts from Outdoor Voices
We don’t lower our style standards just because we’re hiking or lifting. Our taste in clothes stays with us even through the most vigorous activities. Outdoor Voices gets it, which is why you’ll want to stuff your workout gear bin with their multi-toned leggings and cool, neutral-hued sports bras. Even on those days where you’d rather go grab a bagel, any of OV’s pieces will add a little something extra to your athleisure look.
We’re obsessed with the Slashback Crop Top ($55), and would pair it with the 7/8 Tri-Tone Leggings ($85) when we’re hitting the gym or a denim jacket if we’re lounging around campus. You can get a 20% student discount online with a valid .edu email address at OV.University. Or you can grab your valid student ID and head to a brick and mortar store to score this deal.
Perfect your fall outfits with Dynamite
There are quite a few staple pieces everyone should have when it comes to curating a trendy, multi-faceted fall wardrobe. As a college student, efficiency and simplicity is key. We’re also all about the items that can both be dressed up and down. Dynamite’s fall line has pieces that work for an internship interview at four and dinner with your girls at six. You’ll look polished and professional without sacrificing your style.
Kickstart your self-care routine with Paula’s Choice
We all know self-care is important. Unfortunately, this tends to sit on the back burner when you’re running from class to class or up late studying for midterms. Paula’s Choice products are healthy and simplify your skin care routine without minimizing the benefits. If you haven’t already locked down a morning and nightly ritual for cleansing your complexion, you’re at the perfect age to start.
Use the HYDRALIGHT One Step Face Cleanser ($15) for a super simple method to wash away impurities and makeup. Or treat yourself to the Rehydrating Moisture Mask ($26) to save your skin from the harsh weather that’s on its way. You can get up to 20% off your purchase with a valid .edu email through Student Beans.
Grab your back-to-school essentials with Tillys’ student discounts
School supplies and accessories don’t have to be boring. In fact, the bag that you’re toting all of your homework in can be the perfect finishing touch to your #OOTD. Tillys has the hip packs and backpacks that college closet dreams are made of. Bags aren’t the only thing you can snatch up on the site though. Sweaters, sneakers, and shirts are just a fraction of all the clothing and accessory options they have, too.
We’ll be rocking a classic pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top Shoes ($50) and a PUMA Mainline Pumagram Silver Fanny Pack ($22), what about you? Students get 10% off their purchase online with a valid .edu email.
Stay happy and hydrated with S’well
We’ll be the first to admit that drinking enough water is no easy feat. We forget and get busy or we’d rather sip on a latte than plain old H2O. Getting in your 64 fluid ounces each day is a lot easier when your water bottle is cute. S’well has enough designs, colors, and patterns to satisfy anyone’s personal taste. Your water will look just as cool as it feels! Not to mention, using a reusable water bottle is a step in the right direction when it comes to going green.
We can’t help but obsess over toting the Blue Granite Bottle ($35) around campus with us and using the Opal Marble Tumbler ($35) for our morning coffee. Save on your favorite bottles with their Goodbye Party Sale happening now.
Fulfill all your denim dreams with Garage
Who said a power suit can’t be made of denim? Starting the semester off with some well-tailored jeans is the ultimate confidence booster. Tackling a new internship or simply a new set of classes feels doable when you’re in an outfit you wouldn’t mind repeating every day of the week. Garage has every kind of cut, color, and style of denim. You’ll be all set with the ripped boyfriend jeans you need for a low-key night in and the dark-wash skinny jeans you need for a date night out.
If it’s not a new pair of blues you’re after, the brand has you covered with cozy Teddy Sherpa Jackets ($70) and vibrant Colourblock Crew Neck Sweaters ($35). You can take 10% off your first order with the code GARAGE10OFF.
Create an enviable wardrobe and dorm with Urban Outfitters
Making your place feel more like home only takes a few new accent pieces—and maybe a couple visits from mom. We all know and love the selection of clothes Urban Outfitters has (hello graphic T-shirts!). Fortunately, the living section is just as jam packed with Instagrammable dorm and apartment goods. Spice up your walls with intricate, hanging textiles and make your bed extra comfy with a bright, patterned comforter. Then take a peek at the clothing section to refresh and round out your autumn wardrobe. Your friends will definitely want to spend more time at your place. And you might get a few more requests to borrow that new sweater, too.