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Save Or Splurge? A College Girl’s Guide To The Perfect Wardrobe!

Srishti Sabharwal

Senior Fashion Writer

We’re here to help you figure out how to build the ultimate college wardrobe. Here’s how to know what to save on and what to splurge on while investing in wardrobe essentials for your college style. Read on to spend your money wisely and also to be the trendiest girl on campus!

1. Tank Top vs Lacy Crop Top


Save: Tank Top

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Tank tops are good for casual wear as well as for layering under tops, shirts and dresses. However, tank tops keep getting trend led modifications and spending too much money on them makes no sense!

POPxo Recommends: Chain Chic Top (Rs 499)

Splurge: Crop Top

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Invest in a lacy crop top instead, girls! These can be worn to college parties or for a special day in college. You can team a pretty crop top with culottes, high waist jeans or a skirt and wear it multiple times.

POPxo Recommends: Lace Crop Top (Rs 800)

2. Flip Flops vs Embellished Flats  


Save: Flip Flops

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A pair of flip flops in your closet will last only as long as summers do. They’re good for a casual day out with friends but spending a whole lot of money on them isn’t a good idea!

POPxo Recommends: Lips Print Flip Flops (Rs 395)

Splurge: Embellished Flats

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Embellished flats will add a polished look to any outfit you wear. They’re a better alternative to flip flops when it comes to wearing flats for a slightly formal occasion. Get one of these and you’ll definitely thank us later!   

POPxo Recommends: Embellished Flats (Rs 1,749)

3. Flimsy Shrug vs Denim Jacket


Save: Flimsy Shrug

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While flimsy shrugs might be your go-to when you’re unwaxed, you won’t use them once the summer months are over. Go for budget friendly shrugs that you won’t regret not using too much.  

POPxo Recommends: Navy Blue Shrug (Rs 450)

Splurge: Denim Jacket

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A denim jacket is a fashion essential every girl must invest in. This one piece will up your glam game instantly! Investing in a good quality denim jacket will definitely come in handy.

POPxo Recommends: Embroidered Denim Jacket (Rs 2,999)

4. Palazzo Pants vs Skinny Jeans


Save: Palazzo Pants

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Only one pair of palazzo pants will never truly satisfy desi girls like us. Since they can’t really be worn in winters and you’ll keep stocking up on these every season, buying really expensive palazzo pants isn’t the most sensible decision.

POPxo Recommends: Printed Palazzo Pants (Rs 550)

Splurge: Skinny Jeans

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Really flattering jeans are an absolute life saver! This is one thing in your closet you’ll be using the most. So it’ll be smart to invest in a slightly more expensive pair of jeans that last you a couple of years or more.

POPxo Recommends: Skinny Jeans (Rs 1,734)

5. Wedge Heels vs Basic Pumps  


Save: Wedge Heels

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Since wedges are arguably the most comfortable heels ever, you might want more than just one of these in your closet. If you’re going to stock up on a lot of them, buying really expensive ones is not the wisest decision.

POPxo Recommends: Textured Wedges (Rs 947)

Splurge: Black Pumps

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Classy black pumps can be worn to parties, work events and of course, interviews. Splurging on a pair of black pumps isn’t an expenditure, it’s an investment. They’ll always have your back!

POPxo Recommends: High Rise Pumps (Rs 2,499)

6. Coloured Leggings/Churidar vs Black Leggings


Save: Coloured Leggings

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While you might want to match your kurtas with leggings, how often are you really going to wear pink leggings but? Don’t go for coloured leggings that are too costly.

POPxo Recommends: Navy Blue Leggings (Rs 650)

Splurge: Basic Black Leggings

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It’s no secret that basic black leggings can be worn with just about any top you own. For the perfect college wardrobe, you will need one that’s durable and fits well. Buying a pair of slightly more expensive black leggings is money well spent.

POPxo Recommends: Black Leggings (Rs 1,299)

7. Funky Backpack vs Tan Tote Bag


Save: Funky Backpack

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A funky backpack that looks cute might go well with one or two outfits but you can’t possibly carry a funky backpack when you’re wearing a formal white shirt and trousers.

POPxo Recommends: Justice League Backpack (Rs 899)

Splurge: Tote Bag  

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A neutral coloured tote bag is one that’ll complement anything you decide to wear. You can carry this to college every single day. Why not spend well on a bag that you’re going to be using so often?

POPxo Recommends: Tan Coloured Tote (Rs 2,990)

8. Maxi Dress vs Classic Black Dress


Save: Maxi Dress

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Maxi dresses are a comfortable and a stylish option for the summers and you’ll want to wear them all the time. Since you’re going to be stocking up on a lot of these, don’t bother spending too much money on buying a printed maxi dress.  

POPxo Recommends: Printed Maxi Dress (Rs 666)

Splurge: Classic Black Dress

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It’s no secret that a little black dress will always be there for you. No matter what the occasion, you can accessorize it accordingly and make a statement. Buy a nice, expensive black dress that’ll always come in handy for all sorts of occasions.

POPxo Recommends: Fluted Hem Dress (Rs 1,599)

9. Slogan Tees vs White T-shirt


Save: Slogan Tees

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You might really believe in the statement your tee is making right now, but you might not want everyone to read it and judge your personality a few months later. Slogan tees should be kept for budget friendly impulsive buys only.

POPxo Recommends: Printed T-Shirt (Rs 299)

Splurge: White T-shirt

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A white t-shirt can be styled in SO many different ways. Which is why it’s essential to have one that is of good quality and fits well. Don’t hesitate while spending on a classic piece like this one.  

POPxo Recommends: Crew Neck T-Shirt (Rs 445)

10. Funky Sneakers vs Basic Sneakers


Save: Funky Sneakers

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As cute as pom-poms and tassels might look, they’re only going to look good on your shoes while the trend lasts. Soon after, you won’t know where to wear these colourful shoes!

POPxo Recommends: Applique Lace Up Trainers (Rs 1,495)

Splurge: Basic Sneakers

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Not necessarily white ones, but sneakers made of genuine leather that exude class are going to go well with anything you wear. They will never go out of style and you can wear them every single day for years together! Need we say more?

POPxo Recommends: Brown Casual Sneakers (Rs 3,900)

Go ahead and build the perfect college wardrobe!

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Published on Apr 10, 2017
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