I am a college student, and I know how it is to experience hard knocks! Some helpful tips I can suggest when it comes to saving money is really being fully aware of how much you are spending. For example:
1) when indulging in shopping try to purchase items on your list that are deem necessary; consider your needs rather than your wants
it is more important to buy toothpaste instead of front row tickets to a Rihanna concert
2) when you have extra change to build up your wardrobe, when it comes to online shopping or in the stores, try to look at items that are on SALE.. chances are they can be a steal of a deal
3) Try not to spend your last dime in your account..especially when it comes to something important you may need; always save wisely just in case of an emergency
HOPE THIS HELPS!