Top 4 Websites for Cheap and Fashionable Clothing for Students

By Danielle Wirsansky on August 31, 2017

College is a time for fun and adventures, for freedom and independence, and for inventing and re-inventing yourself. As you go through college, you learn more about yourself than you ever thought you could. Just as quickly as you learn something about yourself it will change. College forces you to constantly grow, and as you grow, the way you want to represent yourself changes.

Your style evolves to better showcase who you are — but your wallet cannot always necessarily keep up with your changing styles and fashions. College is hard enough to afford, and it can be hard to find places to shop that carry the fashion styles that best represent you on top of that. However, sometimes it can be possible!

Read on to learn some of the top websites for cheap and fashionable clothing for students!

ModCloth is for people of all shapes, sizes, and styles. (

ModCloth speaks to college students because it was founded in 2002 by a pair of college students in their dorm room! Even a decade later, ModCloth successfully captures what it is college students want to wear and what they can afford.

According to their site, “ModCloth is the fun, friendly spot for style and decor that’s as expressive and unique as you are! Inspired by feedback from our dedicated community, our exclusive line of apparel is available in a full range of sizes because we believe fashion is for every body. We also carry a curated selection of styles from hundreds of independent designers.”

You can even enjoy 20 percent off your first order when you join their mailing list.

CottonOn knows that affordability is key for students looking for the hottest fashions. (

Founded in the ’80s, CottonOn has proved that it is a clothing company to be reckoned with. It has stood the test of time and remains a favorite among college students due to its in-style trends and affordable prices. The company has been aware of the importance of affordability since the beginning.

As explained by CottonOn:

 “The turning point came at age 18 when Nigel’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. Armed with a pile of denim acid wash sample jackets, he headed to the Beckley Market in Geelong and set up shop. Customers loved the jackets, however he left the market without making a sale. Disappointed but not deterred, Nigel chatted to his dad and returned the next week. He had an epiphany and dropped the price — the jackets sold out instantly. It was the start of something big.”

CottonOn has clothes for men women, children, and more so any can shop at affordable prices!

In addition to in-style fashions and low prices, YesStyle strives to bring customers and college students the best customer service possible! (

An Asia based online retailer, the mission of YesStyle is “to provide customers with an exciting shopping experience, superior service, and a fine selection of affordable, high-quality fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products.”

Since 2006, this company has been providing high fashion clothing, accessories, and beauty products at affordable prices across the globe. In their own words, “YesStyle offers quality brands and products at affordable prices, all carefully selected by our dedicated staff. From our wide range of products, customers should be able to find fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items that best fit their personal needs.”

What makes YesStyle even more unique is that their “… experienced and dedicated customer service team ensures that our customers enjoy a hassle-free shopping experience with YesStyle. Our team pledges to provide superior support before, during, and even after the shopping process, and to deliver the highest possible customer satisfaction.”

You can also get 10 percent off your first order if you sign up for their email newsletter!

Rue21 appeals to students with its affordability and commitment to fashion and self-discovery. (

Rue21 truly understands that college is a time for fashion revolution and celebrates it as well, saying the following:

“Fashion plays an important role in the journey to self-discovery. Choose a style, make it your own. You’re an individual, and you need fresh, feel-good pieces that let you totally own it. That’s why we work to make the latest trends affordable and available to anyone. Our mission is to make fashion everyone’s playground.

“We’re young, fun and fresh. We’re energetic and playful. We believe in changing things up while staying true to yourself. And we’re passionate about giving you a voice and the right to express yourself the way you want. It’s why we never stand still.

“The freedom to be you is rue.”

They cater to men and women’s fashion and accessories and carry a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes. With their demographic being young people, their prices match what their audience can afford so students do not have to worry about breaking the bank while shopping at Rue21.

Danielle Wirsansky graduated from FSU with a BA in Theatre, a BA in Creative Writing with a minor in History, and an MA in Modern European History with a minor in Public History. While a graduate student, she served as the Communications Officer for the History Graduate Student Association and President/Artistic Director of White Mouse Theatre Productions. She studied abroad in London, England for the Spring 2015 semester at FSU's study center for the Playwriting Program and interned for the English National Theatre of Israel in Summer of 2015. Her first musical, City of Light, opened as part of FSU's New Horizons Festival in Spring of 2016. She has also won the MRCE and URCAA Research grants from FSU. In the past, she served as the Marketing Director for the FSU Student Theatre Association, the intern for the Holocaust Education Resource Council, and the research assistant of Prof. Nathan Stoltzfus. She has previously written for Context Florida (Contributing Writer), USA Today College (Contributing Writer), Sheroes of History (Contributing Blogger), No(le)Reservations (Contributing Blogger), Female, Reloaded (Arts/Entertainment Editor) , I Want a Buzz Magazine (intern), Mandarin Newsline (youth arts update columnist), Distink Designs (Guest blogger), (associate editor), (associate editor), Spark TLH (Contributor), the Tallahassee Democrat (contributor), Elan Literary Magazine (Head of Marketing), and the Improviser Newspaper (Opinions Editor). Danielle has been lucky to be writing for Uloop since 2015 and to have served as the FSU Campus Editor since 2015.

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