5 Best Sites for Stylish Steals: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

5 sites for stylish steals

Sometimes a girl just needs a dose of fast, frugal fashion. That’s why I¬†love Marshall’s. Today, I stopped in for a quick look around and left with Kate Spade wedges, a darling dress for Lola, and slip-on shoes for my husband from retro chic label Penguin. And still I showed a considerable amount of restraint, reluctantly passing on Kate Spade wedding sandals and Coach pumps and a black Juicy bikini and zillions of cute maxis. I mean zillions. I know. I am proud of myself, too.

But Marshall’s isn’t the only source for cheap chic. As a stylist, I do a lot of shopping. It’s an occupational hazard. ūüėČ And so I’ve discovered some of the best sources to get a fast, frugal fashion fix. These sites are my go-to sources for cheap chic, and they also boast great quality and good service. So today’s task¬†–¬†browse one of¬†my 5 best sites for stylish steals, or check out a local sale, and pick¬†a couple of pieces that just make you smile. Because nothing puts a spring in your step like a pretty new dress. Or 12.

Here, 5 fabulous cheap chic dresses from the 5 best sites.

(As always, pictures are linked for easy shopping. You’re welcome.)

5 sites for stylish steals

1. Downeast Basics

Fresh, feminine pieces with a slightly retro vibe, Downeast Basics offers cute, affordable¬†chic swim, women’s and girl’s clothing. Merchandise is updated regularly, so you’ll always find something new!

Center of Attention dress, $46.99, Downeast Basics

Center of Attention dress, $46.99, Downeast Basics

2. Shop Ruche

Like Anthropologie on a budget, this site features cheap chic finds for the home, office, and kids as well as oodles of lovely styles for you. This watercolor shift dress, $52.99, is perfect for a summer party, or pair it with jeans or leggings for a more casual outing.

Garden Quilted Dress, $48.99, ShopRuche.com

Garden Quilted Dress, $48.99, ShopRuche.com

3. Uniqlo

This Japanese brand offers amazing basics at equally amazing prices. Think of it as your insider answer to Old Navy. Their designer collaborations are also inspired. I’m a huge fan of the Ines De La Fressange collab, which produced this classic striped dress.

IDLF striped 3/4 sleeve dress, $19.90, Uniqlo

IDLF striped 3/4 sleeve dress, $19.90, Uniqlo

4. JCPenney

Don’t be surprised to find this familiar name on a list of fashion-insider faves. JCPenney has completely reinvented itself in a way that its former competitor, Sears, has failed to do. Today you’ll find a freshly designed selection of top names, like Jonathan Adler, Terence Conran, Bodum, and Michael Graves for home, and Mango,¬†L’Amour by Nanette Lepore (geared towards juniors, but features some great separates), Nicole by Nicole Miller, and Joe Fresh. Not to mention Sephora outposts. It’s one-stop cheap chic!

Bisou Bisou two piece dress featuring printed scuba top, $38, and pencil skirt, $38, JCPenney

Bisou Bisou two piece dress featuring printed scuba top, $38, and pencil skirt, $38, JCPenney

5. ModCloth:

Sixties-inspired style for a song, this site features fun, flirty dresses, accessories, and gifts for men and women, and offers plus sizes as well! The retro styling is fun to browse. Cheap chic and cheeky – can’t beat that.

Exquisitely Effervescent dress, $76.99, ModCloth

Exquisitely Effervescent dress, $76.99, ModCloth

I hope you’ve discovered some new fun new sources for fabulous style, at prices that will make taking a fashion risk seem a little less, well, risky. Happy shopping!

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