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4 Ways College Students Can Buy Clothing While Living Sustainably
Posted By: Anica Oaks on June 04, 2020

College students typically know that their learning experiences comes with a number of costs, including tuition, books and on-campus food. However, they may not realize that when the time comes to go on interviews or class, they’ll need to invest in some professional and sustainable attire to wear on and off campus. Following some advice can help you to save money on these expenses.

Check On-Campus Resources


Some colleges and universities will actually provide you with clothing to wear to interviews. In other words, these institutions have set up programs that allow students to obtain garb without the tremendous cost. Schools tackle such programs in different ways, so you’ll want to find out the specifics of your school. For example, your school may allow you to permanently have the items, or you may need to return them after a short period of time to be washed and sent off to another student.

Share with Friends


Chances are that you’ve invaded your roommate’s closet at least once over the duration of your college years. Now, you can think about setting up a communal closet of clothes in your dorm or off-campus house. Stocking up on some basic items such as blazers, dress pants and variations of a men’s ultra soft flowy tee can provide you and your friends with plenty of options. Just make sure that you don’t all plan to need the clothes on the same day.

Consider Rental Programs


Maybe you’ve had your eye on a desirable pantsuit online, or perhaps you keep going back to the same blazer and shoes on your favorite website. However, the price tags attached to these items may be keeping you from making the purchase. Check to see if the stores or if comparable online shopping platforms offer rental options. In other words, you could rent the item for a lower price. Then, you can return it in the event that you decide not to keep the item after the interview.

Ask Your Relatives


When you were little, you probably inherited some clothes from your older siblings. If they’ve already gone through the college process, they may have some outfits that they wouldn’t mind giving to you. Also, if you’re looking for an excuse to head home and visit your parents for the weekend, see if they’ll let you poke around their closets for some garb.
Saving money while on the hunt for a job is important. However, you don’t have to pass up professionalism and style to keep the extra funds in your pocket. Follow these tips to dress sustainably and cheaply as a college student.
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