Wednesday 25 July 2012

Affordable Online Fashion Favourites!

This may come as a bit of a shock to some, but I actually don't like clothes shopping. The queues are always too long, everything is too expensive, crowds make me nervous and I usually spend the whole experience thinking about something I'd much rather be doing. Like having a bath or watching Sarah Silverman.

Unfortunately in this modern world, buying clothes is essential in avoiding a state of perpetual nudity and nobody wants to see that. So when my wardrobe needs updating what do I do?

 Me and my near-empty purse log onto my favourite cheap & cheerful online shopping sites, that's what.

Here I'm going to share a few of my go-to online destinations I visit from the comfort of my couch, clad in a onesie, with a cup of tea in hand and Sarah Silverman on the TV.
When I feel like treating myself to a little something and payday is but a tiny dot in the distance, Missguided is generally my go-to shop. Affordable and on trend, with the option to shop by celebrity style, this store has earned its place in my desktop favourites. They have a great selection of quality leggings too, and if you know me, you'd know I'm a bit of a leggings junkie ;)

I'm not going to lie, Boohoo is a pretty fantastic place to shop for an instant style update that won't drain your precious savings. They always seem to have an absolutely huge selection of seasonal and up to date pieces as well as an array of humble wardrobe staples like jersey basics
They stock an awesome selection of dresses at very nice prices too, such as this peplum dress for £20 and this scooped maxi for £10!

Fashion Vouchers is the holy grail for penny pinching fashion hunters! Here you can find discount codes, sales and special offers for your favourite high streets outlets such as Miss Selfridge and Urban Outfitters as well as high end brands and stores including All Saints and House of Fraser. My sister is borderline obsessed with Urban Outfitters, so she was over the moon when I referred her to the 15% off code!

This place always seems to have amazing sales featuring big brand names including Superdry and Fred Perry, so if you're into high quality pieces at up to 75% off, you should give this place a click. I actually bought my Motel Jordan Jeans from here for £30 as opposed to the rrp of £48. Edit: Ark seems to have been acquired by JD Sports

I've been interested in Very since I attended their Diana Vickers bloggers event and had the opportunity to thumb through the racks and have a good look at their pieces. I was actually surprised at the quality of the clothing I checked out and have ordered from them many times since. One of the great things about Very is that customers are able to pay off purchases in three installments, which means you can get your hands on something gorgeous without giving up the piggy bank. I used this option to buy my guitar - not exactly fashion, but you get the idea ;)

While Glamorous isn't particularly cheap and cheerful across the board, it deserves an honourable mention for its version of the much coveted Disco Pants.  At £29.99, these are a cheaper option for girls lusting after the £70 American Apparel Disco Pants.

Asos Marketplace 

This is my favourite online destination when I'm hunting for unique jewellery to complement an outfit  - there are so many independent jewellery designers and cute little online boutiques selling gorgeous original pieces for next to nothing.  My picks? Skellingtons Handmade Day of The Dead Skull Jewellery and Tessies for exceedingly cute and inexpensive pieces.

There are a lot of 'cheap' online stores out there, but I think many of them focus on the affordability of the pieces rather than the quality, which is really no fun for anyone. 
So those are my favourite places on the web for finding quality, cheap bits and pieces for my closet. If you've  found any gems and you'd like to share them, please let me know!

Thanks for reading :)


  1. Ebay is always good for a look, i found a jacket on it from topshop that i had wanted for ages but couldnt afford and grabbed it for £2!! :)


    1. oooh of course! I think I'm scared of ebay now because my paypal account was defrauded a few months ago. scarred for life! :)

  2. Great post. I'm a big online shopper, like you I HATE clothes shopping, so it's good to get some new ideas of where to shop. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Ah I've been avoiding buying the American Apparell disco pants because they're so expensive, so thanks for showing me where I can buy a cheaper pair! :) Great post!

    Kirsti xx

  4. Love the motel jeans - they look great on you!!

  5. i'm in love with jeans & leggings!!

  6. If only i had the figure to wear disco pants! Great find! One day i will own some, and look good in them! Ahaa! :) x

  7. yay!! I love finding new places to shop online.. thanks for sharing :) x

  8. Really good idea for a post! Your blog is amazing! I'm now following :) xo

  9. Interesting post :) I'm following you now :)

  10. Those disco pants remind me of Olivia Newton John in Grease! Love your blog!

  11. wow. the outfits looks very nice and amazing! find your blog very interesting and good <3


  12. Awww great suggestions!!!
    You have a cute blog, Would like to follow each other?