An Adult Shops the Junior Section, Part Deux

18 Oct

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.

I personally am itching to try a fur vest. (Vest: H&M)

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).

This baby is only $8 (Belt: Dots)

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.

I’ve been oscillating over the sneaker wedge trend…do or don’t? do or don’t? (sneaker wedges: Steve Madden)

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.

Pretty sophisticated, non? (Wool asymmetrical coat: Guess @ Macy’s)

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).

Jeans: Rag & Bone, Slug Tee: Madewell, Bag: Michael Kors

(Boyfriend Jeans: Rag & Bone, Slug Tee: Madewell, Shoulder Bag: Michael Kors)

Stay tuned for some real-life examples!

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