I love Amazon.com. It’s seriously amazing and anyone that knows me knows that I shop the website a lot. It’s been such a great place to shop for my business that it has carried over into my personal life as well. I can honestly say that whenever I need anything, I almost always search Amazon before buying anywhere else. Amazon isn’t always the best price or the best for timing, but it’s almost always where I start my search for whatever it is that I need.
For anyone that has spent any time on Amazon it’s impossible to have failed to notice that in addition to nearly everything else under the sun, Amazon also has an almost bizarre mix of fashion available. I often find myself scrolling through all the fashion options late at night when I can’t sleep and I’ve often been sucked in by the low prices so I thought I’d share some of my great finds, some of the not-so good ones and everything in between.
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When it comes to casual basics there are things that are worth making an investment in and then there are others where it’s maybe ok to be a little less particular. I’ve learned that when it comes to denim, going with quality and fit rules over price every time. When it comes to basic tops and tees however, I don’t necessarily need the best quality all the time so going a bit more “disposable” is ok. That’s where Amazon can be fun.
This is also where the fashion on Amazon get weird and ugly. If there is one thing I say as a word of caution it would be to always read through the sizing charts, know your dimensions and read reviews! I have made sizing choices based on the sizing chart alone and ended up with items 3 sizes too big and 3 sizes too small. Always read reviews, look at pictures and make your best choice from all the information together.
Striped Navy and White Top | Grey Joggers | Blue Henley Top | Hoodie Dress | Cowl Neck Dress | Grey Top
You can read more about the casual maxi dresses I’ve checked out Here.
When it comes to athletic wear, it’s easy to find brand name options but when it comes to less expensive options, choose wisely. I will be going into more detail on athletic gear in the near future but wanted to include a few good options I have recently found that aren’t as great as more expensive brands but are pretty good for the money.
I’ve definitely reached the point in my life where shoes are worth the investment. I firmly believe that when it comes to shoes, you get what you pay for. I tried a “cheap” pair of black flats a couple years ago and at $10 they felt and fit like $10 shoes.
My most recent find on Amazon is the formal wear. A few weeks ago, B informed me that we’d been invited to two formal gala’s and knowing we’d see many of the same people at both, I knew I needed to find two dresses appropriate for two black-tie optional events.
I went to Nordstrom, BHLN and the usual spots I’d go and while I was fully prepared to spend a couple hundred on a dress, it just wasn’t possible to spend that much on two dresses. I decided to look at Amazon just to see what was available and just like with other fashion on Amazon the options felt like they never ended. My biggest fear was quality and fit. I didn’t want to show up to an important even for my Husband’s job looking like I was too cheap to go out and buy a real dress.
I found some of the prettiest lace gowns that surprisingly had pretty good reviews so after looking at what felt like a million dresses, I settled on these two that I felt had the most classic feel to them. To my surprise, the dresses really aren’t bad for under $40. The material is heavy with just the right amount of stretch and after carefully looking at the sizing charts and reading all the reviews, the size choice fits perfectly. With the right shoes and accessories, both of these dresses will be perfect for our upcoming events.
Of course Amazon also carries higher end brand names as well. Amazon may not always have the best prices so I’ve found it’s best to do a little homework before ordering but in the end, who doesn’t love the ease of Amazon.
Whether you are looking for some inexpensive basics to more formal attire for a special event, Amazon has a lot of options available in a range of price points. If you are willing to put in some time to do your research, be prepared for potentially returning items that don’t live up to your expectations or simply living with a lower quality standard on some items, you may find that you also love Amazon not just for all the other stuff but for some fashion as well!
Disclaimer: While I am an affiliate of Amazon.com, all descriptions of the items listed in this post are fully my own based on my own personal experience.