Spend Like a Teenager, Dress Like a Lady

Forever 21Go in any Forever 21 and you'll generally see as many 30-something women shopping there as teenagers.

That's because junior departments and stores often have the same clothing as women's retailers -- at a fraction of the price.

I love stores like Forever 21 for here-today, gone-tomorrow trends.

This leopard print cardigan (Forever 21, $19.80), for example, would look great on lots of women, but you probably won't be wearing it for more than a year or two.

For this kind of thing, I'm willing to go CHEAP!

Want to see some more great teen store finds that women can rock, too?

Read on -- and tell me your favorite secret junior store after the jump!

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Forever 21Speaking of animal print, this Cheetah Knit Sweater (Forever 21, $19.80) could be chic and stylish with skinny jeans or black pants.

 

Forever 21This fringed knit cardigan (Forever 21, $22.80) is a total knockoff of a Design History cardigan that will set you back $150.

 

Charlotte RuseeWhen I want a trendy shoe that I won't wear much and don't think will last longer than a season or two, I always shop Charlotte Russe. This red velvet bootie (Charlotte Russe, $25) is already a great deal, but right now if you buy one pair of shoes, you get your second for just $15.50!

 

Charlotte RusseThis cozy fair isle trim poncho (Charlotte Russe, $24.99) would cost at least twice this in other stores. Plus, if you buy it, you can get another sweater at Charlotte Russe for 50 percent off!

 

DeliasDelias is a slightly more modest juniors' website, which means you can find swimsuits and coats there that work for all ages. I love this Cocoon Maxi Sweater (Delias, $39.50).


Macy'sI always stop by the juniors' department when I'm at Macy's. This Cable Knit Cardigan (Macy's, $26.99) is a great price for a hot look.

An important tip to note -- juniors' sizes are smaller than women's sizes, so don't be afraid to go up a size or two from your normal size in order to wear them. I wear a size medium, but when I order from Forever 21, I almost always opt for the large -- Forever 21's clothes are so form fitting that going one size up is probably just a good idea in general!

What's your favorite juniors' clothing secret?


Images (top to bottom): Forever 21, Forever 21, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Charlotte RusseDelias, Macy's

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