One shirt, four outfits: Getting the most out of your clothes

Similar to any other cheap college student, I’m a big fan of getting the most bang for my buck. Whether it’s Tijuana Flats’ Taco Tuesday special or Starbucks’ Frappuccino Happy Hour, I’m all about the bargains. My dad, an avid Groupon-er and the man who taught me my bargain-hunting ways, will undoubtedly be proud of this post when he reads it! I usually go into my shopping expeditions with a thrifty mindset, asking myself various questions while in the dressing room, including:

  1. Will I ever actually wear this?
  2. Is this really worth the money?
  3. What else do I have in my wardrobe that will go with this?

I like to put a big emphasis on the last question because I like to get a lot of use of my clothes to reassure myself that it was money well spent. I do a mental run-through of my wardrobe, and if I think I have a sufficient amount of items to pair with it, I usually go in for the kill—I check to see if I have any gift cards and grudgingly swipe the plastic card of death I like to call MC (a.k.a. Master Card) because I’m just that cheap. After I get over my initial case of buyer’s remorse, I happily skip home with shopping bags in hand, excited to raid my closet and plan new outfits for the future.

To demonstrate how easy it is to get the most of your clothes, I put my Polyvore obsession to good use and styled four different outfits centered on one graphic shirt.

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Outfit of the Day: Rockin’ Out

Greetings, blogosphere! Long time no see. This past semester was one of my busiest thus far. I took Reporting (a.k.a. the second most failed class at the University of Florida), which required extensive time and effort every week. I probably could have half-assed it like some of my classmates and gotten by with the minimum grade of a C, but that’s just not my style. I worked my little journalism booty off every week to pump out quality stories, and I ended up getting a B+ in the class! On top of Reporting, I had to deal with transitioning to prepare taking over my school’s chapter of Her Campus. Let’s just say I truly started to understand the diagram below. But in my case, I only had one choice, and that was schoolwork.

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But enough of this mini pity party. After one of my busiest semesters thus far, I’m stoked to have this summer to get my blog back on track! Though I’ve been MIA, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been ~stylin’~ in the meantime. This past semester especially, I noticed that I took more time to plan out my outfits every morning to choose something comfortable and fashionable for running around campus all day. As I’ve mentioned in former blog posts, I’m a firm believer in the adage “Look good; feel good.” When I showed up to my 8:30 a.m. three-hour Reporting lab wearing something cute, I can honestly say that those three hours were a lot more bearable because I felt more put-together and awake. Don’t get me wrong—I also relied on my fair share of caffeinated tea before dashing out the door and nearly sprinting to make it on time to my lab. But wearing cute clothes definitely helped along the way!

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