If you've been shelling out for designer clothing in the hopes that it will be more durable than cheaper options, you might want to reconsider.
If you love shopping for new clothes but hate looking at your bank account balance after, I have news for you: There are so many websites out there with affordable €€ but still fashionable €€ styles that will save you money and leave you looking cute as hell. Here, 14 inexpensive retailers that will make shopping a win-win for youandyour wallet.
1优衣库/Uniqlo高腰雪纺褶子裙/High-Waist Chiffon Pleated Skirt
A new study from The University of Leeds suggests that low-cost clothing might actually outlast pricier pieces.
The study was led by Dr. Mark Sumner, a lecturer in fashion and sustainability. Using samples of T-shirts and jeans from a variety of brands and price points, researchers measured factors such as seam strength, colorfastness, and how long it took for the fabric of each piece to develop rips or tears.
Uniqlo is THEplace to go for low-priced basics likerelaxedt-shirts, cardigans, and boyfriend jeans. Thebrand also keeps up-to-dateby providing trendieroptions likebreezyculottes, high-waisted, cut-off shorts, and striped maxi dresses, while the price point on any given item is rarely above $50. Uniqlo also offers maternity wear and has cool collabs with designers likeTomas Maier and J.W. Anderson, which can helpelevate your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
Despite the popular notion that designer clothes are more sturdily constructed than off-the-rack items, the study found that fast-fashion shirts and jeans usually out-performed their luxury counterparts.
剪裁版喇叭牛仔裤Cropped Flare Ankle Jeans
"Some of the garments performed very well across a wide range of tests — more often than not, the best products were 'fast-fashion' products," Dr. Sumner told?The Telegraph.
Old Navy has inclusiveoptionswithoutexpensive price tags, includingspecific categories for tall, petite, and plus sizes, as well as maternity clothing.Itsjeans, like these cropped flares,will become your new fave denim staple. The brand alsohas cuteactivewear, so you can cover all your bases atjust one site.
"Jeans from one fashion brand lasted twice as long as a designer label jeans, but cost one-tenth of the price of the designer jeans," he said.
纽约条纹T恤/New York Stripe T-Shirt
According to Dr. Sumner's interview with?The Telegraph, designer label T-shirts were "the worst performing" in all of the tests. Surprisingly, T-shirts from an online fast-fashion brand held up the best.
Missguided is a great brand for those who have an edgier stylebut don't likespending a ton€€ take this graphic tee and acid-washed denim skirt combination, for example. Although it mostly targets fashion risk-takers, the brand alsohas classic options for both curvyand straight sizes, likewrap dresses, bodysuits, and off-the-shoulder silhouettes.And, if you're looking for pajamas, lingerie, or swimwear, Missguided has you covered theretoo.
Of course, price isn't the only thing to consider when shopping for new threads. The fashion industry is a huge source of environmental pollution, with low-cost clothing contributing heavily to landfill waste and carbon gas emissions.
上衣与裙装Contrast Top and Skirt Co-ord
According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year. With trends appearing and vanishing in the blink of an eye, the average number of times a garment is worn before it is disposed of has decreased 36% over the past 15 years, according to a 2017 report.
Although some clothing items are estimated to be trashed after just seven wears, less than 1% of clothing is recycled to create new clothing. Plus, fast-fashion can come with ethical concerns depending on the company.
Boohoo has the perfect mix of clothes,whether you're looking for aparty outfit for a nightwith your girlfriends or astriped maxi skirtto wear on your next seaside vacation. You can snag yourself a$12 tropical skirtor a$16 fiery red bodycon dressand still have money left to addaccessories to your cart. Boohoo also carries a diverse range ofmaternity, plus, petite, and tall stylesthat are superaffordable.
5Pretty Little Thing
But it's not just fast-fashion brands that are guilty of wasteful practices. Earlier this year, high-end design label Burberry acknowledged burning almost $40 million of unsold clothes, accessories, and perfume. According to the BBC, the company opted to destroy the items rather than sell them more cheaply in order to protect the brand's value.
白色心形裹裙/White Heart Wrap Dress
All in all, there's a lot to consider when purchasing new clothing. But, keeping those bargain jeans in your wardrobe rotation could be good for your budget and the environment — and chances are they can last just as long as the designer pair you've been eyeing.
Pretty Little Thing有各种各样的漂亮小玩意儿，从像这样的糖果图案的连衣裙，到简单的露脐上衣和有剪裁的OTT连衣裙，但是比各种款式更好的是出奇的低的价格。如果你无法抗拒一个好的交易，这个网站还包括7美元的服装和8美元的裙子。
Pretty Little Thinghaseverything from sweet patterned wrap dresses like this one, tosimplecrop tops andOTTdresses with cutouts,but what's even better than the range of styles is the ridiculously low prices. If you can't resist a good deal, the site also includes sections withtops $7 and underand$8 dresses.
迷你桃色迷笛裙/Minipeach Midi Dress
Amazon fashion isso underrated!The sitehas tons oftrendy and affordable clothes, like this sweetfloral midi dress with a keyhole cutout, for instance. And,if you have Amazon Prime, the free shipping will save you even more money that you could spend on €€you guessed it€€more clothes.
Gingham Cami Romper
Odds are you've heard of/have already shopped at Forever 21, but if you're one of the few who haven't, it's filled withinexpensive styles, like gingham rompers, flowy maxis, and matching sets that would make great additions to anysummer wardrobe. Your money will go a LONG way atthis store because everything is so dang cheap, which makesitthe perfect place to searchfor trendybright colors, '90s vibes, and streetstyle fashion.
迷你洋装/Shirred Mini Sundress
If you're in a pinch and need an outfit for a hot date/engagement party/music festival stat, but don't want to spend your entire savings account, ASOSis the place to go. They have plenty of styles to choose from, whether you want acasual red minidress for just$24or a fancyfloralmidiunder $60.
波点衬衫/Patterned Viscose Shirt
ThisSwedish company is known for itsinsanely-low prices andtrendy styles€€ it's basically the clothing store version of IKEA. If you need something new to wear to work or to a fancy dinner party,you can easilyfind a variety of tops, like thepolka-dot collared shirt here, for under $20.
刺绣上装/Embroidered Bell Sleeve Top
号召所有的Target爱好者！除了极其别致的家居装饰，这家店还有非常可爱的衣服，你会想尽快穿上它们。就拿这件红色的刺绣露肩上衣为例。Target旗下的服装品牌，比如“A New Day”、“Universal Thread”和“Xhilaration”，都以极低的价格提供时尚的款式，这是选择Target最棒的原因。
Calling all Target lovers! In addition to itsincredibly chic home decor, the storealso has very cuteclothes that you'll want to wear ASAP. Take thisred, embroidered off-the-shoulder top, for instance. Target's clothing brands, like A New Day, Universal Thread, andXhilaration offer trendy styles at a fraction of the price, and thatjust adds to the list of reasons why Target is actually the best.
浅蓝色上装/Light Blue Gingham Tube Top
While thissite does offer some items at a higher price point, it also has affordable styles, like this $23gingham crop top. If you sort the categories from thelowest to the highest price , there's plenty of amazing steals including$15 skater dressesand$19 tank topsyou'll want to wear with everything.
上海褶裙/Shanghai Ruched Dress
A favorite brandofCardi BandKylie Jenner, Fashion Novahas the sexiest bodycon dresses for, like, $20. It's also known for the amazing fit of its jeans, which are typically under $45. Fashion Nova has plus and straight size options too,and also features activewear, swim, and lingerie, all at the same low prices.
棉布裙/Tassels Cotton T-Shirt
Similar to Zara, Mango is a Spanish fast-fashion retailer with trendy, low-priced styles that puts a twist on staplesin your wardrobe. Take thisclassic white t-shirt with pompom details at the sleeves, for example. The store hasplaiddresses THAT AREperfect forthe officeandtropical-printed shifts that would work well atthe beach, butno matter what you buy, your wallet won't regret it.
紧身夏裙/POOF-Slinky Sun Dress
好吧，你可能不会把沃尔玛和超级时尚的衣服联系在一起，但是这件刺绣的露肩礼服可能会改变你的想法。该公司推出了新的服装品牌，比如Time、Tru和Terra & Sky，以紧跟潮流、价格低廉的服装来加强他们的时尚品味。谁知道呢?沃尔玛可能会成为你的新店之选呢。
OK, so you might not associate Walmart with *super*fashionable clothes, but thisembroidered off-the-shoulder dress might change your mind. The company introduced new apparel brands, likeTime and Tru andTerra & Sky to up their stylegame with on-trend €€ and inexpensive €€ clothes. Who knows?Walmart might just become your new go-to store.