Words by Hannah Miller

Hey everyone! Welcome to Hannah’s Corner. This blog is going to be me, Hannah, giving you tips and tricks dealing with college and our everyday young adult lives. I know, we think we know everything. We think we are so mature and grown, but let’s be real, we all need a little help and comfort in knowing we aren’t alone.

College is a place where we come to further our education and prepare ourselves for life after graduation. Although things come at a great cost, reality begins kicking in our bedroom doors before we know it.

College is when many people start having financial independence whether they like it or not. From paying for tuition, books, school supplies, dorm room essentials and accessories along with everything else that comes along with coming to college, it’s hard to imagine ever having some extra cash.

One way that you can save money while pursuing a higher education is with thrifting. Thrifting is becoming trendy with the direction fashion is headed. A lot of styles from the 90s and early 2000s are coming back, which drags us fashionistas to thrift stores or our older relatives’ closets to find something to wear.

Instead of spending $20 on a top, $50 on bottoms and more for accessories, head to your local thrift store and pick out a few items that fit your style and feel free to customize your purchases. Cutting a shirt to make it a crop top is one thing I did in this look.

Fall is approaching faster than some of us may like, so it’s only appropriate that there’s a fall look included in this blog post. This gray top can be paired with anything from jeans, leggings, a cute scarf, flannel or a cargo jacket.

Thrifting is always an adventure, and there’s always gems waiting to be added to your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to be creative and step outside of your comfort zone; who knows, the outfit might be a nice addition to your Instagram feed.

Since you’ve found a new, cheaper way to look poppin’ on campus, how about learning how to get through your first year (or any year, we all have our struggles) of college? Stay tuned for next week’s blog post!