Where I Shop For Inexpensive Clothes

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For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it! For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it! Velvet over the knee boots are the perfect way to make the popular OTK boot trend a little more edgy and unique. This affordable pair of over the knee boots was less than $50 and they're super comfortable! Click through to see the rest of the look and find out where to shop the boots. For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it! For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it! For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it! Velvet over the knee boots are the perfect way to make the popular OTK boot trend a little more edgy and unique. This affordable pair of over the knee boots was less than $50 and they're super comfortable! Click through to see the rest of the look and find out where to shop the boots. For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it! For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it! For an edgy outfit, pair a concert tee with cutoff denim shorts, over the knee boots and top it with a faux fur coat or a moto jacket. Click through for more details on this (super affordable) look and how you can recreate it!

Photos by Taylor Gardner of Dallastyle

Over the Knee Boots: Boohoo (on sale for $37 and available in sizes 5-10) | Shirt: Hot Topic (available here) | Coat: Thrifted | Bag: Target (old) | Shorts: American Eagle (available here)

This look can best be described as Courtney Love meets Rihanna and I am FEELING IT. Sometimes “effortless” looks like this can be insanely expensive, especially when celebrities wear them. It hurts me to see how much people pay for a dang t shirt. So for this look I wanted to go ahead and break it down so you know exactly how much I spent and how you can recreate it yourself!

The coat – You’ve probably seen this coat before, but I seriously love this coat so hard. It is vintage (isn’t it weird and sad that the 90s are vintage?) and I could not love it more. Gonna try to make this thing last foreverrrrr. It was actually thrifted for my by Dionne Dean – if I remember correctly, it was around the $50 range. Obviously way more than I would normally spend on a thrift purchase but this one was worth every dollar. The month or two before and after winter are a great time to thrift coats because people are either clearing out to get ready for the winter or clearing out the stuff they didn’t wear all winter!

The t shirt – Sadly, not vintage. I actually grabbed this shirt at Hot Topic on Black Friday for $10. I originally bought it to make it into a cold shoulder top but since it’s chilly I am wearing it as-is for now. I rarely pay more than $10 for a t shirt because you can almost always find them on sale as long as you’re not being too picky. Of course the best deals will come from thrifting but I haven’t really run into too many band shirts while thrifting so keep your eyes peeled! I like buying t shirts from Threadless (when they’re on clearance), Hot Topic and thrift stores if I get lucky.

The bag – This is an old Target find, I got it on sale for around $20. As a general rule, I try not to pay more than $20 for a bag unless it’s designer (and even then I only buy them on clearance or at discount stores like TJ Maxx). My favorite places to buy inexpensive bags are Target, thrift stores, DSW (their clearance bags are bomb), TJ Maxx and Marshall’s.

The shorts – I bought these shorts at American Eagle last year, another sale find. Honestly I can’t remember exactly how much these were but I think they were in the $15 range. I bought these shorts in the middle of summer – if you shop sales you know that often times, sales happen in the middle of the season (not just the end). That means you can buy something and still get plenty of wear out of them before the season ends! Honestly I haven’t had great luck with shorts for my body type anywhere besides American Eagle, but theirs are really great and go on sale often.

The boots – OH, THE BOOTS. I bought these over the knee boots from Boohoo on Black Friday (when I bought these black OTK boots), assuming one of the pairs wouldn’t fit and would have to be returned. I was very wrong and ended up keeping both because shipping them back them would’ve been pricey and…come on. These boots are AMAZING. This is another one of those items where I can’t really recommend anywhere else unless you get lucky thrifting. I’ve purchased great boots at DSW and Target that were budget friendly, but no OTK boots. Boohoo is my fave when it comes to OTK boots and most of the time you can find them for less than $30.

And in case you didn’t want to read all that, here are some great places to shop budget friendly items:

  • thrift stores (duh) – consignment shops, Plato’s Closet and Buffalo Exchange are a little less overwhelming since they sort items and choose what to accept but regular thrift stores will have lower prices
  • Boohoo
  • Target
  • DSW (mainly the clearance section)
  • Hot Topic (for t shirts)
  • American Eagle for shorts (I like buying jeans there too!)
  • Threadless (shop the sales)
  • Forever 21
  • Asos (especially for basic tees and tanks)
  • Charlotte Russe (I buy lots of shoes and skirts there)

 

9 thoughts on “Where I Shop For Inexpensive Clothes

  1. Your deal hunting skills are unmatched! I love following you to see what affordable store you’ll find next. Also, I follow you for your fab style. This outfit is insane and your description of it as Courtney Love/Rhianna is so spot on! haha

    Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

    1. You’re so sweet, Hannah! I feel the exact same way about you – your thrifting skills are RIDICULOUSLY amazing and you’re so great at styling your finds!

    1. Thank you so much, Molly! I was so happy they ended up fitting – the bronze heel is like my favorite part. So prettyyyyyy.

  2. Those boots are everything, Valery! EVERYTHING and I am so jealous that they only go up to a size 10!!!!

    I know your shopping prowess and respect it. I hate buying expensive clothes which is why I’m a $15-20 amazon prime shopper here!

    1. Ugh I know I HATE that they don’t have anything larger than 10!!! I need an Amazon Prime clothes tutorial from you because I always feel overwhelmed when I try lol

  3. This outfit is giving me life rn. You are rocking the hell out of it! I am so bad about getting in on trends like months after they peak but I’m crushing on some OTK boots. Off to check out Boohoo asap!

    1. hahaha I hate it when I’m late on the bandwagon for trends! I feel like I almost missed the boat on OTK boots. I hope you got some from Boohoo 🙂

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