By Ewelina Szybinska
Style like Selena Gomez on a budget! Cold weather is fast approaching and what better way to welcome it than to take some style cues from Selena’s comfy closet? You’d be surprised with how many of these pieces you might already have in your wardrobe. The cute–but–warm look might be hard to achieve, as layering clothes is not that easy, but we’ve picked out three Selena outfits that can be recreated effortlessly and on a budget. Yes, this singer’s clothing is most likely high-fashion, expensive and maybe even custom made just for her, but we’ve got you covered. Here are some similar fits and fabrics that won’t upset your bank account!
The ‘Flawless Friday’ Look
It’s Friday! You want to keep it classy but comfortable, right? Use your black leggings or black jeans for absolutely everything. This basic figure-hugging piece of clothing is a safe starting point for any cosy, cute outfit. New Look would be a great place to shop. The online SALE is currently on and the prices range between €5-€15! Selena effortlessly turns basic into eye catching, with all of her streetwear looks. Pop into Penneys on your way home and grab a €4 white shirt to continue with the look.
Finally, add something that will give a statement to your outfit such as a fab winter coat. Long collar coats are currently in trend and similarly can be picked up from high-street heroes such as Penneys or New Look. The coat is usually the most expensive item on the list, but it will serve you for a long while. Next time you’re braving the chill, pair your jacket with some white jeans and a grey top. It will be your Autumn/Winter favourite. Selena finished off the outfit with some white sneakers and a nude bag.
‘Simply Stylish Saturday’ Look
Long days of lectures and work are finally over and you’re ready to go out! Selena chose an accessible outfit that is ideal for all of our student budgets! We can all trust a good old denim jacket. The cropped, light-washed blue denim is complemented by the frays hanging from the bottom. If you’re tired of the same old denim and don’t necessary want to buy a new jacket, why don’t you DIY (do it yourself)? Take a pair of fabric scissors and cut along the bottom. Pull on the fabric to create edgy frays and there you go! Your very own customised cropped denim jacket. We can all agree that denim jackets can be put over almost everything. Let it be a shirt, a sweater or a hoodie. Style the denim like Selena, with a cute black turtleneck and bottom-frayed black pants. Complete the look with some black, shiny boots and walk the runway. This is a chic yet simple sophisticated look that you might find yourself wearing on the regular.
The ‘Chill Sunday’ Look
This look screams Sunday! Keep it casual but layered. For this outfit, Selena opted for a white turtleneck and layered a cute sweater on top. Animal-print sweaters can be easily found online for reasonable, student preferred prices. Zaful is great for unique sweaters that you won’t come across elsewhere. So, if you’re searching for something rare and on the cheap side, it’s the place to start. Try thrift shopping for some mom jeans! You’ll find some great eccentric, vintage clothes in Galway that will not disappoint. Not only you will save some cash, but you’ll also help the charity and contribute to saving the environment. So, take a break from tight-fitting fabric and feel comfortable while you conquer the day. If you’re feeling more creative, copy the nude heels to add a dressy feel. If heels are not your cup of tea, try a pair of short boots. Grab any white/nude bag that will fit every little thing you need and step out the door.
Selena Gomez can be a great fashion inspiration for students. Most of her casual daily outfits can be easily replicated. Her sense of fashion describes her fun personality. The star is casual and well put-together, while keeping the term ‘comfort’ in mind.