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How to Look Amazing for $20 or Less

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Bucknell chapter.

Labels, labels, labels.  We all love them (sometimes even worship them), but who says that we can only look amazing dressed head to toe in designer clothes?  Believe it or not, it is possible to look your best for less.  For all of those broke collegiettes out there (myself included), keep on scrolling, because if you have $20, you’ve got endless ways to score amazing clothes.   

For Class:

Forever 21 has hundreds of adorable blouses, sweaters, jeans, and skirts that are perfect for looking cute for class and ready for spring.  And with a variety of different styles, Forever 21 is sure to have something for whatever look you want to go for.   

For Going Out:

Once the books are put away and it’s time to go out, Forever 21 still has you covered with fun dresses, crop tops, and skirts.  Whether you are going to a party, on a date, or out to dinner with friends, there are plenty of options to choose from.  Also check out Charlotte Russe for similar styles. 



For An Interview:

Even when it comes to presenting yourself in the best way possible, you can still find great clothes for under $20.  Target stocks various types of blazers, pencil skirts, and blouses that will help you feel put together for your interview.  Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe also have a few professional styles that are acceptable to wear.  

For Super Saturday:

Every Bucknell collegiette knows that Super Saturday is the time to show off your best style. Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe have sundresses, skirts, jackets, and shirts that will have you more than prepared for all of the artsy photo opps.  


In addition to incredible clothes, Wilson Ross located on Market Street has plenty of killer accessories that can dress up any outfit.   Consignment and thrift stores are awesome places to snag great clothes and accessories for less.  

So no matter what your style is or what the occasion is, it is always possible to look amazing for less, no designer labels needed!  



What's up Collegiettes! I am so excited to be one half of the Campus Correspondent team for Bucknell's chapter of Her Campus along with the lovely Julia Shapiro.  I am currently a senior at Bucknell studying Creative Writing and Sociology.