I often find it difficult to find stylish, affordable clothes that won’t break the bank. What can I say? I have Chanel taste on a Forever 21 budget. More times than I’d like to admit do I fill my online shopping cart up with clothing, shoes, and accessories, only to get to that final check out page and in the famous words of every white girl out there, ‘literally die’. Some day I’ll be able to shop freely without looking at the price tag, but for now this girl is ballin’ on a budget. I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorite stores/online boutiques that are trendy AND reasonably priced:
With pieces for sale as low as $5 – yes, you read that right – it’s nearly impossible to say no. You’re basically losing money if you don’t purchase at least one thing (realistically, five things) with that kind of deal going on. Named after a delicious fruit found in most of our kitchens, Papaya offers fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories at extremely affordable prices. They also give you a ton of different categories to search through, making it even easier to put together the perfect outfit.
2. Lauren Nicole
An online boutique based out of my hometown, Orlando, FL, Lauren Nicole offers stylish and sophisticated pieces at a low price. I love supporting local businesses, and so I always try to stop in when I’m in the area. All of the pieces sold by the boutique are truly unique and I guarantee you will fall in love with everything.
3. Bella Ella Boutique
Bella Ella Boutique offers an array of trendy fashions at a low price. From casual wear, to fancy, to boho, there is a style for everyone. In addition to a huge selection of clothing, they also offer an abundance of jewelry and accessories to help compliment the specific look you are going for. Currently they are offering free shipping on orders over $75, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on that!
H&M is hands down one of my favorite places to shop, and my go-to store when I need something stylish, cheap, and of good quality. Offering clothes for men, woman, and kids, you can dress the whole family in one fell swoop. They also have an incredible selection of business clothes – anytime I score a super important job interview, I immediately know where I’ll be going to find an outfit.
Have an upcoming event that you need to look extra fierce for? You will undoubtedly steal the spotlight in one of these color pieces! Lulu’s offers fun, fearless fashion for the diva on a budget. With an endless (and I literally mean endless, you could spend days going through all of them) inventory of dresses, I guarantee you will find exactly what you are looking for.
6. Forever 21
Forever 21 is the mother of affordable fashion. It was the first store that really helped me figure out what my style was, and I still shop there to this day. One feature about the website that I love is the ‘Shop by Outfit’ tab, which allows you to browse through already put together outfits and order it all together, rather than endlessly searching to try and find the pieces. Although sometimes the quality of the clothing is not totally up to par, the cheap prices make up for this.
7. Sophie & Trey
Another fabulous boutique located out of Orlando, Florida, Sophie & Trey offers chic clothing, shoes, and accessories. If you are a local, they actually have four separate stores to cater to all of your fashion needs: Sophie & Trey, 4th & Ocean, Tria, and Statements (which sells primarily shoes and accessories). As I’m writing this, they are currently having their semi-annual sale, meaning that select styles are 90% off.