Find a Fresher’s Outfit for £30 or Less!

Fresher’s week is perhaps the best and worst week of your life. It’s full of meeting new people, going through the crazy enrollment period, starting classes and of course – going out. So why not make the ultimate first impression with a new outfit without breaking the bank!

For the ladies: When it comes to shopping for an outfit on a budget (a word you’ll soon loathe) the key is to keep it simple. The staple black dress will become your best friend on a night out, as it never goes out of fashion and it can be accessorized in different ways to constantly recreate a new look. Take this black lace dress for under £15 at H&M for example, style it with some black high heels, a black zip edged clutch (£9.99 from New Look) and finish it off with some statement jewelry in either gold or silver.


Alternatively, if you fancy injecting some colour into your outfit, this floral cami top from River island (£16) is the perfect investment as it can be dressed up for nights out with a skater or midi skirt or dressed down with jeans for casual days at university.



For the guys: Over the past year the range of different styles to suit every guys fashion needs has grown. But to make sure you step out from the crowd and make a great first impression, a patterned shirt is the perfect option. This black and white marble shirt from Topman (£28 – 10% student discount) is the ideal statement piece to prove to your fellow students you’re a guy who knows how to dress. Style the shirt with black jeans and a pair of trainers or oxford shoes for a winning look.


Remember, fashion is an investment and though we can’t afford designer brands as students, we can invest in some staple pieces that we can wear over and over again!