Are you a woman in your 30s who wants to wear cute and trendy clothes, but are having trouble finding clothes that are age appropriate? I’m here to help! Last week, I found myself walking around the mall going from store to store with no such luck of finding a new outfit for my birthday. It seemed as if my only choices were the Juniors department (I’m too old for tight clothes and crop tops) or the Women’s department (which seems to be for 60 and up). Therefore, I decided to enlist my fellow lady followers on Instagram and Facebook for help! I simply asked:
Where do women in their 30s shop for trendy, yet age appropriate clothes?
Next thing I knew, I started getting messages left and right with suggestions, while other ladies were asking what responses I got, because they too were having trouble finding places to shop. In less than 24 hours, I ended up with a list of 20 of the most suggested stores for both brick & mortar and online shopping. These stores have cute clothes for teaching, date night, or a girl’s night out. Some of these stores even offer a teacher discount!
Brick and Mortar Stores
- The Loft – This was one of the most suggested places to shop. I have a few shirts from here, but have found it to be more hit or miss. Perhaps I need to give it another chance and keep checking back for new styles. You can also sign up for their 15% off teacher discount!
- Old Navy – Old Navy was the 2nd most mentioned store, with many teachers saying their pants fit great!
- Kohls – Kohls always has coupons, but doesn’t offer a specific discount to teachers
- Target – Personally, I get a lot of basics from Target that I can mix/match such as tanks, cover-ups,
- New York & Company – I can’t confirm that they still offer this, but NY & Co. used to offer 15% off in store when you showed your Teacher ID card. It’s worth a try!
- TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Ross – These stores are another hit or miss for me, but they can have some really great deals and you can find name brand clothes for a lot less!
- Banana Republic – 15% off in store when you show your Teacher ID card
- Francesca’s – This is more of a boutique type store.
- Lularoe – Lularoe was mentioned over and over by teachers. They commented how comfortable these clothes are! The only hang up about shopping Lularoe is you have to join a Facebook group where an individual sells the products or find someone that is having a pop-up shop. Besides these clothes being comfortable, they have a TON of different styles and patterns to choose from.
- Stitch Fix – This was suggested by many teachers as well. Stitch Fix is like having a personal shopper that looks at styles you like from a Pinterest board, then learns your style, favorite colors, size, and then send you a few pieces to try. I was told these clothes are a bit pricier than some other stores, but they fit better and take the hassle out of shopping!
- Jane – This is a daily deal site that has clothes and other items discounted, but limited quantities.
- Amazon – I do shop on Amazon for other items, but I never really thought to look here for clothes.
- Mint Julep Boutique
- The Pink Lily Boutique
- Simple Addition – This is similar to Jane.com where they have daily deals on boutique style clothes
I personally still like to go try on my clothes in a store, see the fit/color/size, etc., and get in some people watching. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong though, I do occasionally order online because I find some adorable clothes that I just can’t find in stores. It is frustrating though to pay for shipping and returns, when the color isn’t as pictured or the size doesn’t fit right.
Hopefully, the next time you’re in need of a new outfit, you’ll have a few new places to go! If you don’t see a store on this list that you absolutely love, leave me a comment, so I can check it out!