When you start looking for your senior wardrobe, it can feel like quite a big task. Not only do you want to find trendy, quality pieces, you often have to stick to a budget. After all, most high school seniors don’t have a ton of extra money with all of the graduation and college expenses that are coming at you so quickly. We have rounded up our top stores for getting a great deal on the items you’ll feel proud to wear to your senior shoot (although, you may want to bookmark this page so that you can share it with everyone who will be asking where you snagged such great outfits!).
-Citrus and Lemon: This is an online boutique that has awesome prices and beautiful clothes. They stock all the trendy pieces like midi dresses and boho tops, and they offer all new email subscribers 10% off a purchase. Most items are under $50, like this jewel-toned cardigan in a pretty teal. Their ample sale section always has some goodies to be found, especially lightweight sweaters and rompers, although their sale items are nonrefundable. Find them HERE!
-JCrew Factory: This is the hidden jewel of the online shopping world. There is a treasure trove of affordable and classic pieces for the girl who loves the elegant look of JCrew, but can’t afford those hefty price tags. This is where you’ll find pretty pencil skirts, preppy cardigans, and basics like tee shirts and sweaters (think Blaire Waldorf of Gossip Girl fame). It’s also a great spot for inexpensive jewelry that are more of statement pieces, and their clearance is often an extra percentage off.
-H&M: If your wardrobe is both classic and trendy, H&M is a great place to start. You will be able to find statement pieces that aren’t too expensive, especially if you only plan to wear them a few times. You can also easily find things like skinny jeans, ankle boots, and plain jewelry that will fill any gaps you may have in your wardrobe. Other things you may need include: bras, slips, and basic tees, and you’ll be able to snag these for under $10 online and in-store.
–Shein: This Chinese-based website is for those who are willing to take a fashion risk, but it pays off in the end. It’s super affordable, with nearly all items under $25, and they have some surprisingly nice items. If you go ahead and place an order, remember to check the sizing charts thoroughly as their sizing is often way off. Also, try to steer clear of thin, polyester tops as they are particularly low-quality from this site. They have great sweaters, dresses, and regular tops, as long as you can wait for their somewhat lengthy shipping times.
We hope these great websites/stores will help you stretch your clothing budget, and prepare for your senior session with confidence…the only thing better than looking and feeling amazing is saving money while doing so!