After a long relaxing, vacation-filled summer, a particular time of year is quickly approaching. When stores start displaying folders, backpacks, and deals on mini laptops, you know school will be starting soon! Going back to school has always had a different meaning for me. It isn’t about what I am going to learn in class or seeing all of my friends again. It was about doing those things in style. I see the beginning of the year as a opprotunity to reinvent myself; inside and out. For all of you fashionably conscience ladies, and guys! out there who already have a page worth of must have back to school items, you know that you can’t come back in just any old clothes, let alone be seen around campus wearing the same thing as someone else. 

Buying online can be scary, but there is a really good chance no one else will have it. AND, you can find exactly what you want without driving from store to store wasting gas and time.

To help with you B2S journey, I recommend trying a few of these ONLINE websites.

Bluenotes Stores – This site is primarily known for their jeans, but I happened to stumble upon it through WhoWhatWear after recommending a cute $10 romper. The selection isn’t too expansive, but they have great deals on casual items of clothing. Their jean selection is something worth checking out though!

Fred Flare – After seeing this name numerous times in Seventeen, I decided to check it out myself. The price range is slightly higher than Bluenotes, but they have a wider selection and nice quality of clothes. I also love that they have cute, quirky items for dorms or even fun gag gifts.

Avelle  – Previously Bag, Borrow, or Steal, this website has recently gone under a different name. Here is how the website works: You pay an annual fee, and each week, month, or season, you can rent as many top designer handbags(and other items) as you want! They have hundreds of bags to choose from, for all price ranges and you can select your rental time. However, on top of the annual fee, you pay for your rental time. Depending on what kind of bag it is, the price will vary. This is actually a great deal, trust! Right now, they are offering an awesome deal. For $60(one year fee), the site will give you an extra $60 in rewards money towards your first rental on the site. I have found bags for only $35 a month, so that is like getting two months of rental for free! You can also look into purchasing your rental. Another great deal they throw in? Shipping is absolutely free. :] You can show off a new designer handbag every month, without shelling out all the cash.

Zara – I discovered this site by reading Fierce Style, but I had seen it mentioned before in Extra Petite’s blog. The clothes are expensive looking, yet casual. The price range is a little high on some items, but others have really great deals on them. Currently, they do not have an online store until September 2nd. Check the store locator to find retailers near you.