Back To School Clothes – But Like, For Adults?

Back to school clothes shopping but like, for adults? Listing my fav affordable work clothes retailers plus all of the back to school sales for adults! #backtoschool #workstyle #workoutfits #ootd #shopping #sales #workfashion #officestyle #workclothes
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Channeling my inner Romy and Michele: “Do you have some sort of business women special?”. Raise your hand if you read that in her deep voice?! Back to school clothes shopping doesn’t just have to be for the kiddos. This time of year signifies so many different things: the end of summer, beginning of fall, weather change, holidays only a few months away, school meetings, school events, back to work for teachers, etc. And I think women and young adults deserve a back to school clothes shopping spree also, but like, for adults you know? 

If you’re graduating college and starting out in the real-life working world, you’ll have to trade in your XL sorority t-shirts and denim cutoffs for nice, business casual tops and dress pants. Or if you’ve already been involved in the working world for quite some time now, you might just want to update your work wardrobe with some fresh new pieces. So, I’m here to share the best places to find affordable work clothes and all of the sales happening this week!


Their sizes can be kind of wonky sometimes, but H&M is always my go-to for affordable work clothes. I always try to order one or two sizes up and they usually work out perfectly! I also buy a lot of pieces in bulk from H&M like solid t-shirts, v-necks, or tanks and I’ll order them in every color because they are such a good staple! Here are some of my top back to school clothes but like, for adults picks:

Shein (pronounced she-in)

This online store is very underrated, in my opinion. I have ordered a lot of great clothes from Shein and they are always ridiculously affordable! You can get an entirely new wardrobe without breaking $200. And they have a great selection of work attire as well! I currently have a huge shopping cart full of new work clothes from Shein and it is staying WELL within my budget limits! Here are some of my favorite back to school clothes for adults picks:

Forever 21

I know, Forever 21 is probably the last place you would think to look for work clothes… But trust me, they have a pretty good selection! My advice is to shop for your new back to school work clothes online and not in the store. The store always reminds me of what my suitcase looks like on my last day of vacation when everything is crumpled up and scattered around everywhere. So if you look online it is a lot more organized and you can filter down to exactly what you are looking for to make it a lot easier! Here are my top picks:


Amazon also has a great selection of affordable back to school clothes, not just for kids going to school but also for adults going to work or just looking to upgrade their professional wardrobe. A lot of my favorite work tops actually come from Amazon and most of them have free two-day shipping with Prime! Here are my top picks:


Loft is having a sale today where all pants and jeans are only $49.50. So if you need new work pants or work jeans, check out Loft today!

Kohl’s is also having a huge sale with 15% off site wide with code ‘SAVE15’. This sale is valid through 8/11!

ALDO is having a huge back to school sale right now also with up to 70% off select items. Not sure when this sale is actually ending so if you’re looking for new shoes or a new bag, then I would scoot on over to ALDO asap to check it out.

Neiman Marcus – they’re having a “buy more save more” sale where you get 25% off one item, 30% off two items, and 35% off three or more items. This sale is for today only.

American Eagle – I think American Eagle has a lot of great work fashion finds plus they have really great jeans and button downs! They’re having a sale today and tomorrow (8/8) for 25-50% off.

Urban Outfitters is also having a sale specifically on BDG Jeans for 30% off. this sale lasts until 8/26.

Happy back to school clothes shopping, for adults! I hope you’re going into the Fall season with a stacked Fall wardrobe. Fall is my favorite season so I’m definitely preparing myself and my wardrobe!


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