Now that the weather is getting better many of us savvy ladies will head out shopping to look for new and exciting spring and summer outfits. This time of the year is perfect to embark on spring-cleaning not only our houses but also our wardrobes. It’s only natural if you want to clean out your closet, get rid of clothes you haven’t worn in a while and make room for those great new finds. I’m here to let you in on my secret to finding amazing affordable fashions.
Where To Find Amazing Affordable Fashions?
What’s my secret to finding amazing affordable fashions? Drum-roll … get out of town!!! Yes, you heard me right! Forget shopping in the big overcrowded city. Go outside the box, literally! I mean outside the big box retail stores. You need to venture out outside of your city to find great little shops that have many unique items. That way you’ll find things that are different and you won’t run into somebody wearing the same exact outfit. How annoying is that? I remember once I saw a girl wearing the same exact dress at a club I was at. I was mortified and I had to hide the whole night for fear of running into her. That was not an enjoyable night.
These days when I shop I always try to find things that are as unique as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I like to shop at places like H&M and Zara too after all they’re very convenient and also affordable. But the clothes there are mass produced therefore a lot of people shop there and after a while everybody ends up wearing the same exact thing. If you’re like me and want to stand out you need to head out off the beaten path to find something amazing.
Favorite Place For Amazing Affordable Fashions
My absolute favorite place to shop is ‘The Patch‘ in Sauble Beach, Ontario. I discovered The Patch when my boyfriend took me there on our first trip to Sauble and boy am I glad he did. He probably regrets that decision now because whenever we go back to Sauble I always have to check out The Patch!!! Actually, he doesn’t mind because we have fun browsing stuff there together. What I love about this place is that it has a great variety of clothes and the prices are killer. I’ve never bought anything there for more than $25. They even have designer clothes you can get for a fraction of the cost. It’s definitely a treasure of a place.
If Sauble is not convenient for you there are also 3 other locations: Guelph, Cambridge and Peterborough. I’ve never been to these other locations but if they’re as good as the Sauble one then they’re definitely worth visiting too. And if you’ve never been to Sauble Beach check out my article about it and find more cool stuff to do there. It’s a great chill beach vacation destination. Just make sure you don’t tell too many people about it because it’s really the hidden gem in Ontario!
Amazing Affordable Fashions At The Patch
Look # 1
I’m not a huge fan of orange but I fell in love with this cute orange bag I found a few summers ago and when I saw this rue21 orange/gray blouse I knew I had to have it. It’s just so unusual, airy and simply lovely. It’s a great top to wear to the office if you’re looking for that punch of bright color. This top was $25. I paired it with my Bluenotes skinny jeans and my Italian Shoemakers sandals. In Ontario you can find them at SoftMoc.
Look # 2
Can you believe this Tommy Hilfiger sweater was only $5? I kid you not. I was so psyched to find it. It’s super cute and warm for those cozy colder nights. It’s a great top to wear with your favorite jeans like these great Levi’s.
Look # 3
These dark wash Levi’s jeans were only $20. Seriously, I don’t remember the last time I found jeans for under $40 bucks. And forget about getting these at the Levi’s store for this price. Impossible. They’re stretchy, super comfy and soft to the touch. I paired them with my favorite gray tank top and my wicked Converse slip-on sneakers for that awesome casual look! They were available at SoftMoc a few years ago so not sure if they still have them. I adore them so much I bought two pairs and people still ask me about them so that was a great buy!
Look # 4
I just love this sheer brown multicolored top. It almost has that tie-dye look and it’s really cute with a tank top underneath. I like how unique this top looks. And it was under $15. I paired it with my Bluenotes skinny jeans and my Taos gladiator sandals, which I got at SoftMoc. Ready to hit the town.
Look # 5
If you know me you know that I’m a bit obsessed with skulls so I’m always on the lookout for a great skull top. This top definitely had my name on it. It’s a perfect casual with an edge kind of top and it goes great with jeans or military style shorts such as these. You’ll most likely find me running around the town sporting this look often.
Look # 6
I found this really soft white and gray animal print feminine top, which goes perfect with a cute skirt. It was only $7. I paired it with one of my comfy casual skirts and a small metallic purse. And the Italian Shoemakers sandals have the same color hues so that’s a perfect way to finish off the outfit.
As you can see there are many great outfits you can find at stores such as The Patch. You just need to get out there and go for a drive. Now that the weather is great it’s the perfect excuse to go for a road trip. So pack up some yummy lunch, grab your honey and hit the road.
What’s your favorite store to shop at? Let me know what awesome looks you’ve found on your out of town travels in the comments below. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to never miss a great post and to have a chance to win some great prizes in the future.
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Great post! I’m always on the hunt for affordable yet stylish clothing
Thanks Kimberly. Glad you enjoyed. Happy bargain shopping!
I love your style! Tommy Hilfiger is a great product and rue21 is one of my favorite stores. There are so many deals there!
Thank you Pam. Oh yeah I’ve never actually shopped at rue21 before I got this top so I have to check it out more.
I can’t believe that Tommy Hilfiger sweater was only $5!!! Who doesn’t love those prices?! One of my favorite shops is Boca Gifts, a small store but with all the things I like at great prices 🙂
Yeah right? What a bargain. That sounds like a cute little shop! Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂
I so want that skull shirt, it is all me!!!
Yay, I know what you mean. I love it too!
Great post. I find a ton of cool stuff on Amazon!
Hi Carrie. Yes, Amazon is definitely a great place to find unique items.
Great Post! Love your look!
Thank you so much 🙂
You are totally rockin all of those looks! I’m cleaning out my closet this week, pairing down to a minimalist type wardrobe–it’s gonna be HARD. LOL
Thank you so much. You’re so kind. Yes purging can be sooo hard! Good luck 🙂
These looks were absolutely amazing. I love to find my looks at thrift stores most often. I love your style though. Gave me some ideas for this spring!
Thank you Gloria. Glad you enjoyed the looks.
I love affordable clothes, they are hard to find sometime and with a family of five I need affordability. Thank you for some cute outfit choices too.
I agree Cassandra. Fashion can get so expensive that’s why we need to be on the lookout of good bargains 🙂
Cool post. I wish I had more time to look for those unique items! I love those blue strapped sandals!
Thank you Sarah. Glad you enjoyed the post.
So many cute looks! I love affordable fashion! I wish this place was closer to me 🙁
Oh yes it would be great if you lived hear here but you can go out of town near where you live and I’m sure you can find cool places to shop there too 🙂
I am in love with the top in look #5! Great tips too!!
Thank you Tina. Glad you enjoyed the looks!
I love a good fashion steal! My favorite steals are when abercrombie has a sale! Good workout gear.
xoxo Elizabeth | fromskinny2strong.com
Yes Elizabeth. I always look out for a sale. I hate to pay full price for anything 🙂
So many great casual styles. Love it! I’m always on the look out for affordable fashion choices!
Absolutely! Me too.
Looks like you found some good finds that fit your style. There are so many great places to shop today and find bargains. Now I feel like going shoppping!
Ha ha ha yes. I feel like going shopping now too!
I love that orange striped shirt! You found some way cute looks at that store – definitely makes me want to go shopping now!
Thanks Malissa. Yes The Patch is definitely a great find. I can’t wait to go back, hopefully this summer!
I love the skull tank! So cute! I typically shop online, I hate trying on clothes for whatever reason. 🙂
Thank you Karen. Trying on clothes esp. in stores can be a pain.
I like the skull tank top. Love find a bargain place to go clothes shopping. xx
Thanks Anna Lisa. Have a good day 🙂
Love the tank with the skull! Super cute! And those converse-like peep toes you have are really unique. I have not seen those before. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Bethany. Yes the skull is my favorite and those converse sneakers were a great find.
Great stylish finds and budget friendly too. We don’t have a Patch shop where I live but you ladies are lucky to find some good brands for less.
Thanks Chastity for checking out the article. I’m sure you can find some cool shops around where you live 🙂
Nice post, I’ve learnt that buying from expensive places doesn’t mean you are unique. Cheap can still be Unique.
Thank you so much. Yes even thought something is affordable it doesn’t mean it can’t stand out.
I think that’s the trouble with big retailers – you might have a lookalike close to you! It’s nice that you’re able to find affordable clothing that’s also unique!
Yes we’re totally on the same page. Thanks for checking out the article.
What stylish outfits and WOW, what great prices! I don’t like to go to the same old stores that everyone goes to, same reason as you, everyone ends up dressing alike. LOL
Thanks Martha. Yes, I agree with you. I’m always on the hunt for shops with unique items.
Great post! You’re right, we can definitely find affordable clothes in our local boutiques.
Absolutely. I can’t wait to go shopping again. Thanks for checking out the article 🙂
I love your advice to go off the beaten path! There are so many amazing thrift and vintage stores out there, and you never know what you might find!
Yes that’s exactly what I was trying to point out. Glad you enjoyed the article 🙂
I try to buy my clothes at local boutiques and thrift stores as much as I can. Thank you for sharing this excellent post!
That’s great Laura. Happy you enjoyed the article. Take care.
Affordability is the name of the game… Some of the products were just a steal, some good choices and tips there. The skull top is actually wow…
Yes indeed Abhinav. Glad you enjoyed the article.
Thank you for very informative tips! Always on the look out for affordable fashions!
Glad to be of help.
It’s important to stay stylish and on a budget;)
Absolutely. I agree Lisa 🙂
I loved that skull ganji .. looks so cool
Oh thank you Kirti. That’s one of my favorites too. Glad you enjoyed the post.
I love ur sense of style and fashion… and ur glares… fantabulous!!! ??
Thank you so much. I really appreciate that 🙂
Nice post, great looks and great tips.
You KNOW how to dress for less! Gorgeous babe
Ah thanks love ❤️