Since you don’t often get the opportunity at Andover to go home or even to a nearby mall, online shopping is the perfect remedy for those days when you are in desperate need of some retail therapy… Or when you just want to admire fancy clothes and then end up placing 27 items into your online shopping cart with no intention of buying anything! Online shopping can provide hours of entertainment (trust me, along with Netflix, it can be an endless source of procrastination). It also allows you to treat yourself to something new every now and then, because after a few long weeks of classes, who wouldn’t want to look for a new pair of sunnies or a funny, graphic tee? Here are my favorite online shops, all totally worth a click.
BooHoo –Go here for basics with a modern twist. BooHoo has every season’s trending pieces, including one of the best selections of crop tops I’ve ever seen. Crop tops might not seem like a big deal but just last week, I came across one that looked almost identical to one from Alexander Wang’s runway show this season. But instead of costing several, hundreds of dollars like Wang’s shirt, BooHoo’s version was… wait for it… $16. Almost everything they sell comes in a variety of colors so go here for basics with a modern twist.
Choies – A blogger favourite for sure, Choies is known for their crazy prints and silhouettes. Picture comic book printed crop tops and eye printed turtleneck dresses. Many of their products have a photo gallery called “buyer features” where bloggers show how they wore that particular article of clothing. In that way, Choies can just be a great place to go for some quick fashion inspo’.
Runway Bandits – Unlike Choies, Runway Bandits does not go crazy with prints and colors. Instead, they keep it chic and simple, with a strong emphasis on shape and proportions. I’ve gotten a few things from here and it’s one of those brands that I think can look good on anyone. In addition to selling well-fitting garments, this store is for those days where you want to look really put-together (even if the other parts of your life are in shambles). Pulled an all-nighter? Well just throw on an off-the-shoulder crop with a pair of cigarette trousers and no one will ever guess you didn’t get any sleep. I promise!
Missguided – From cut-out tops and holographic sandals to fringe bralettes and asymmetrical midi skirts, this site has everything for the people that are daring with their daily looks. They also have lots of dressier pieces like flowy, off-the-shoulder dresses and orange, shirt and skirt two-pieces. The website itself has a layout that’s easy on the eyes, so I’d definitely nominate Missguided for “Most Easy to Spend Lots-of-Time-Browsing-On award.