My 5 Favorite Online Shopping Spots for College Girls

Because your college town Wal-Mart is lacking in style.
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Because your college town Wal-Mart is lacking in style.
Photo Credit: Elle 

Photo Credit: Elle 

It's that time of the year again: homecoming, fraternity parties, and parents weekend are all coming up. You don't need to leave your house to find the perfect outfit! Just charge your laptop, grab a hot cup of joe, and embrace all of the perks of online shopping

Without further ado, I give you my five favorite online shopping destinations for college girls..

Happy spending! 

If you're looking for something down-to-earth and chic...

1. Effin Shop

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This is one of my go-to online shops for anything, whether it's an outfit for date night or day-to-day basics. 

Effin Shop is fun for many reasons. Based in Hollywood, it's owned by BFFs Vanessa Bisetti and Danielle Torriero. They started the shop from the ground up, pulling clothes from brands like Lush, Knot Sisters, and Rails. Instead of using professional models, they model the clothes themselves. The best part? When you order from Effin Shop, you get a handwritten note from the founders. Too cute!

"It's really important to us that people understand why we're so involved with the company and the photoshoots..." explains Danielle, "If we don't like a piece when we have it on and feel uncomfortable, it doesn't even make it to the shop for customers to see, that's how important it is for us."

Perks

  • New additions every Tuesday
  • Free return shipping anytime
  • Free shipping on orders over $100
  • An amazing sale section...

If you're looking for something bold and edgy...

2. Missguided

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If I want something that will make me stand out, I turn to Missguided. It's an online shopping destination for those that want to feel empowered and just a little bit edgy. They carry tons of pieces, and the prices truly aren't bad for the quality you get.

Go visit this website if you want to take a fashion risk or go against the grain.

Perks

  • Free standard shipping on most orders
  • 30% off of selected items in their sale section
  • 20% discount for students (excluding sale items)

If you're looking for something flirty and young...

3. Tobi

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Tobi is a fashion label based in Los Angeles that uses the city itself as inspiration for the clothing. (You can see it in the pictures above.) Even cooler, they're hyper local: Everything from the design to the shipping is done inside of the Tobi headquarters in LA.

The clothes are whimsical, full of attitude, and totally adorable!

Perks

  • You're supporting a small business with local ties.
  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Free returns

If you're looking for something trendy and glam...

4. Lulu's 

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Want to look like you're a celebrity walking around the streets of Los Angeles (even if you're just walking from your lecture hall to the library)? Go to Lulu's

I love this store because they sell crazy fabulous clothes for outstanding prices. And the best part about their clothing is that it looks like it costs three times what it actually does. You'll fall in love with their shoes and accessories, too!

Perks

  • Sign up for their email list and you'll and receive 10% off
  • Free shipping on orders over $50 in the US

If you're looking for something eclectic and fashion-forward...

5. River Island

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River Island is awesome because most of their pieces are staple items. They carry pieces that are simple, unique, timeless, and of high quality

In essence, River Island's pieces are wearable. You won't shop here and just wear something once. These are the pieces you'll keep forever.

Perks

  • Free delivery on orders of $50
  • Subscribe to their newsletter and get 10% off

What are your favorite online stores?

What do you think? What are your favorite online shopping spots? Have you bought anything from my favorite places? How do you like them? Let me know in the comments below!