Sometimes the reality of being able to get out to your local shopping mall or neighborhood stores to buy a new spring wardrobe is pretty bleak. With busy schedules (or a lack of patience!), it's tough to skim through racks of picked-over clothes and large crowds just to come away with one or two things you may or may not wear. Enter: online shopping. While you don't have the convenience of being able to try on the items in-store, you do have the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your own home, in your pajamas, with a cup of coffee in hand. Ah, the simple things. Another great benefit of online shopping? You have access to so many products that you otherwise couldn't find at home, freshly wrapped and delivered to your doorstep. In the spirit of the season, take a look at some of our favorite online shops that will have you spring-ready in no time.
This UK-based site is the ultimate fashion destination for twenty-somethings. From accessories, to shoes, to killer dresses, ASOS sells over 80,000 branded pieces as well as own-brand items. It's also super easy to return to for non-UK residents, as they provide free return labels and process everything in a cinch.
2. Miss Selfridge
Another UK-based site, Miss Selfridge offers adorable and affordable pieces for just about every occasion. From pumps, to handbags, to dresses for every occasion, you're bound to find something you'll love.
While not exactly a direct site you can purchase clothing from, this site is absolutely amazing for finding just about any piece or product. Search the keywords "white lace-trimmed tank top" and a ton of different stores that carry such an item will come up. Even the pickiest of shoppers are sure to find what they're looking for with Polyvore's detective skills. They also have a great fashion blog where they put together outfits, feature celebrity style, as well as beauty and home products too! Polyvore is sure to be your (stylish) new best friend.
Tobi is a great shop for simple basics and fun, flirty pieces, too. The best part: your first order is 50% off. How cool is that?
Ever wonder what other people are buying from the sites you shop on? With Net-a-Porter's watch-as-they-buy feature, you can real-time keep track of the hottest items flying off the virtual shelves.
Similar to Polyvore, Shopbop features some pretty chic editorial-like sections that feature trend reports, with a link to each featured piece. Forget having to think up your next outfit--Shopbop's got you covered head to toe (literally).
For our vintage-loving readers, ModCloth offers era-specific (mid-century, grunge, etc.) pieces for every type of look imaginable. You can also search by color, occasion, and even decade (!) for amazingly easy shopping.
Online shopping is an absolute godsend. To be able to make a couple of clicks and have a new item be on its way is dangerously easy and so much easier than tackling a strip mall. These sites make the process even better since they're inexpensive, on-trend, and uber cute. What's your favorite site to shop online at? Let us know in the comments!