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Keeping up with the latest trends can be a real pain, especially for a poor college student.

 

Designer labels are simply out of the question, but students can still be fashionable on virtually any budget. Here are some tips on how to be chic at a low cost so you step out in full confidence for class.

 

Faux Fur is big this season. It keeps you cozy and looking like a million bucks.

 

Black Faux Fur Vest $12.00 Plato’s Closet.

 

Polka dots have come full circle and give you a dainty yet eye catching look. Do this in moderation maybe as a scarf or bracelet. Be subtle.

 

Polka dot scarf $8.80 Forever21.

 

I know we remember how popular choker necklaces were in the ’90s. Well they are back. This accessory adds just the right amount of edge to your wardrobe.

 

Choker necklace $12.50 Hot Topic.

 

Blocks of color is also high fashion and gives you plenty of room to play with. A red blazer, black bottoms, and a solid top will give you the sophistication of a celebrity for a small fraction of the price.

 

Blazer $27.80 Forever 21

 

Black Bottoms $10.00 Plato’s closet.

 

Colors that are “in” this season

 

Red is very big because of its bold flare and tendency to accent aspects of your wardrobe. This color is an attention grabber.

 

Mustard is also big this season. It may seem rather an odd choice but it helps in bringing the ‘60s vibe up to the fore front and it mellows out colors that may clash.

 

Neutrals such as gray and black are always safe and chic. You will never go wrong with these basic tones.

 

Style do’s and don’ts

 

Make sure you do not over accessorize, as they are simply icing on the cake.

 

For ladies, a simple pump can help elevate your look by changing your posture, and they add definition to your figure. If you want a fierce look, try out the platform pumps to give you a street couture vibe.

 

For guys, slim fit jeans never fail. Baggy pants are out, but for the conservative guy that would rather steer clear of skinny jeans, these will work. Paired with a simple shirt you will be sure to snag some attention.

 

Now all that’s left is to grab a nice pair of sunglasses, backpack and you are ready to hit the books in style.

 

Most of these looks can be pieced together from things that are probably already in your closet. Also be sure to check local thrift stores for most of these pieces because you will most likely find them priced close to nothing.

 

For more fashion tips or information, visit www.style.com, or www.fashionising.com.

 

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