For the second installation in our series, let’s focus on…..
WHAT to shop for in the Junior Department
Very trendy items – a great way to experiment with a look for less if you’re worried it might look odd on you or go out next season.
Formal wear – because it tends to be cheaper, and admit it: you’re probably only going to wear it the one time.
Accessories – for example, hats, scarves, costume jewelry, funky sunglasses or belts (but not bags; those are worth investing in since you carry it every day).
Ridiculous shoes – again, trendy or special event shoes that you’ll only wear a few times are the name of the game, since inexpensive shoes are not known for their comfort or durability.
Jackets and blazers – I find they fit me better than adult sizes.
Coats – some people will disagree with me here, but I think that if you like to get a new one every winter, or like funky colors and cuts, it’s a good bet. I got a beautiful–(and warm!–teal coat from Modcloth last winter) but again, pay attention to the fabric, fit, and lining.
And a few items to avoid purchasing from the junior section: Aside from the evrrday bag that I already mentioned: jeans, underpinnings, basics that you’ll wear over and over like fitted tees (those are better off very well made and perfectly fitted).
Stay tuned for some real-life examples!