I can’t help but scratch my head when I hear that people spend upwards of $30 on a layering tank top or socks – it just doesn’t make sense. If you’re one of those people, keep doing you, I’m just not at a place in my life where I can justify spending tons of money on items of clothing that are for layering. Here are the stores I shop at to save serious cash on non-exciting clothing items.
> Tahhh-get (aka Target) This might seem like a no-brainer to many of you. Target is my go-to for most things when I’m in a pinch or feel like spending tons of time meandering around a giant store. I solely shop at Target for my plain t-shirts. The basic, solid-colored t-shirts are great quality for the price and last for months and months. The best part: they’re often on sale for $5 a piece. You read that right, five-FREAKING-dollars. On another note, Target has great socks. The Champion socks are super comfortable, airy and are incredibly affordable (like 10 pairs for $7). Seriously, socks are one of the most un-fun things to have to buy so getting them for a great price makes it a little more fun.
> Forever 21 Ever since I first learned of Forever 21 and they began popping up on every corner, I’ve had a very deep love/hate relationship with this store. As a curvy, tall teenager, I found it really hard to find clothing pieces that were flattering and comfortable. That is until I discovered their layering camis. Okay, before you roll your eyes, hear me out. First of all, their layering camis are $1.90 a piece. Right, less than $2.00 so… right. Second of all, the quality of these tank tops over the years has drastically improved. I bought three of these tanks in store a few weeks ago and the softness (?) of these tanks is incredible. Lastly, these tank tops last a long-ass time, like years. Case and point.
> Costco Yes, you read that right. Costco is so much more than their blocks of cheese and bags of pretzels buns (pause: if y’all haven’t had these, you need to… right now…). I have had some INSANE luck with clothing pieces at Costco. The biggest clothing highlights: Keds for $20, fantastic quality leggings and yoga pants and the coziest flannels EVER. If you or your family have a Costco membership, don’t breeze on past the clothing section. Trust me, you’ll pick up some great finds.
Don’t feel like you need to spend a gazillion dollars on some less-than-fun clothing purchases. Chances are that if you live in the States, you probably have at least one of the above stores near you – go get some clothes!
Where do you shop to save on basic clothing essentials?