I'm on a Student Budget—Here Are the Best Under-$40 Cyber Monday Buys

As a full-time student, it’s imperative that I keep track of my spending and make sure that I have enough for my everyday expenses (#unilife). But summer is now ramping up, and a quick peek into my wardrobe tells me that I need some serious stock replenishment.

For students like myself, this year has been filled with early morning lectures, pesky group assignments and stressful exams. The semester is over now (finally) and what better way to celebrate and de-stress than with a good shopping spree courtesy of Cyber Monday sales

At this point in my life, anything in big, shiny letters screaming sale, discounted, or bargain is music to my cash-strapped ears. So, if you’re on a budget and looking to spend on only the most valuable pieces, I've rounded up the best under $40 sale items from The Iconic, ReformationCotton On and more. Keep reading to see what I’ll be adding to cart as a post-exam treat.

A ribbed black tee will go with everything from jeans to skirts. 

Pretty Woman, anyone? This dress is so timeless.

As a university student, you can never go wrong with reliable white sneakers.

A must-have for those who want to kickstart their New Year’s fitness resolutions.

This cute little cami is perfect for a day at the beach.

I can't wait to wear this to a festival this summer.

Chunky gold jewellery is just starting to trend, so jump on it while it's on sale.

Now's the time to stock up on everyday t-shirts.

Words: Izabella Cuyuca

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