The start of a new school year is the perfect excuse for a shopping spree. After all, with endless events throughout the city, it can be tempting to get a completely new Insta-worthy outfit for every occasion. There’s nothing worse than looking around your class, only to discover you’re twinning with two other people in the Urban shirt you just bought, spending way too much on a Reformation dress you’ll wear to the Fly once, or getting a sticky pitcher dumped on your expensive new Revolve top at the Boot. Switch up your style — and don’t break the bank — with these seven online retailers for all your Nola needs.
Fly Ready Dresses from Princess Polly
With hundreds of summery styles to choose from all year long, Princess Polly will guarantee you get that perfectly Grammable Fly Day dress — and chances are, you’ll be the only one wearing it. On the Australian based online retailer’s new USA site, which includes free two day shipping on orders over 50 dollars, you’ll find floral slip dresses, neon minis, and ruffled sets for less than most other retailers. Princess Polly also has plenty of more casual, basic options for when you’re in the mood to sport a dress to class, but don’t want to overdo it. And make sure to sign up for Unidays for a ten percent off student discount!
Class Approved Sweats from Aviator Nation
Aviator Nation’s equally soft and stylish sweatpants, zip ups, and pullovers are available in every color under the sun. They are a must for those days where you’re rolling out of bed and already late for your 8 a.m., but still want to throw something on that’s a step up from your Tulane sweatgear or black Lulus. If you’re hoping to stand out in class, go for a hot pink or mustard velour pair of Aviator Nation’s signature rainbow five stripe sweats, or for something a little less eye catching, sport a pair of black or white sweats with a lightning bolt on one leg. I guarantee that you’ll never want to take them off.
Going Out Tops from Superdown
It’s no secret that Revolve — thanks to their exclusive brands’ flirty, fashionable styles and fast, free shipping — is a great place to shop for going out clothes, but things can add up quickly. Thanks to Revolve’s new little sister brand, Superdown, you can finally get similar trendy styles for a lower cost. Peruse Superdown’s endless pages of going out approved tops and you’ll find plenty of staples; think barely there black tanks, asymmetrical, strappy crop tops, and lacey, skin baring bodysuits, all perfect for a sweaty night at the Boot or on Broadway. Plus: animal print, neon, and sequined tops ideal for all the themed events and festivals in New Orleans.
Vintage Inspired Graphics from Anine Bing
Up your t-shirt and sweatshirt game with this Los Angeles based “it” brand. Although Annie Bing’s cool graphics may be priced a little higher than your average Urban tee, the vintage feel, perfect boxy fit, and 100% cotton content is worth the splurge. Throw on the iconic Tiger Tee with cutoffs and Docs for an easy class ensemble, or make a cheetah print midi skirt more casual with an oversized logo sweatshirt and Air Force 1s. Not into pants? Some of the graphics are also available as slouchy t-shirt dresses.
Go to Denim from Revice
While high rise Levi’s jeans and cutoffs never get old, switch up your fall wardrobe with Revice (creator of the Instagram-famous star-butt jeans). Revice’s high rise two-tone, reconstructed, and striped styles make a basic white tank and sneakers a complete outfit for class. Or, strip it down with pastel colored, star-butt, or perfectly worn-in cutoffs paired with a bikini top for the perfect darty attire. Plus, with a promo or discount code offered almost all the time, these Los Angeles made jeans won’t break the bank!
Uniform Jewelry from The M Jewelers
Thin layered necklaces are a college wardrobe must; they go with any outfit and are hassle free enough to wear all the time, but getting the full multilayered look can be expensive. For dainty chains, nameplate chokers, plus minimalist mini hoops and chic stud earrings for less, check out the M Jeweler’s selection. All of the pieces come in sterling silver and gold vermeil, plus more expensive 14 karat gold options, so they’re a better investment than plated or cheaper metals. The best part? The M Jewelers almost always has a 40 or 45 percent off discount code, so be sure to subscribe to their emails.
Hotel Rooftop and Darty-Worthy Bathing Suits from Topshop
Topshop has a huge selection of super affordable — made even cheaper with the ten percent student discount — bikinis and one pieces, ranging from classic triangle, bandeau, and fun colors ranging from daring leopard print to sequined styles. Even better, there is the option to buy bikinis as sets or individual pieces. Pair a neon green string bikini top with cutoffs for a darty or rock a classy scalloped set at the Ace hotel.
Whether you’re going out, exploring New Orleans, or just heading to class, don’t be afraid to shake up your style this semester!