How To Shop On a Budget As a Student

We all know the struggle when we want something so badly but can’t afford it. If this is you every single time you enter the mall, then you are at the right place! Click so we lecture you with some tips.

Save some coins from the tips we are about to share with you and thank us later. Grab a pen and notebook and start noting!

When you can’t afford something popular AKA expensive.


  • Plan Ahead

Always plan ahead. Draw up a budget plan to figure out your income(s) and how much you are willing to spend. Avoid impulse buying.

  • Shop Your Budget, Not Your Taste

This one’s the hardest. Don’t chase trends and if you can’t afford to buy it twice, leave it on the shelf babe.

  • Say NO to Designer

Popular designer clothes look cheap nowadays because no one can tell or spot the difference between something fake or original. If you want a designer garment that you can’t afford, look for a garment in a similar shape, silhouette or colour scheme and make it your own.

  • Pay CASH

Say NO to Debit/Credit cards. Statistics show that people tend to spend more when using Debit/Credit cards to purchase clothes/ food.

  • SALES! SALES! SALES!

Sales are a great opportunity. When stores have a SALE, make use of this as it is not an everyday thing. You can get basic wardrobe staples for even 75% off.

  • Sell, Trade or Toss

This is self-explanatory. If you unwanted clothes, sell them to earn some money! Now that you cleaned your wardrobe, you can see what you need.

You can be a good Samaritan and donate to the unfortunate.


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