This weekend, I headed over to Lancaster for some much-needed clothes shopping.
It’s not one of my favorite activities, so it’s been a while since I’ve padded my closet. I’ve coveted plenty of other people’s clothes, of course — Pinterest is a hotbed for clothes inspiration, and I’ve gotten sucked into browsing through more times than I’d like to admit.
But actual clothes shopping? No thanks. For me, it’s become a frustrating experience of not finding what I want, not finding what fits, and not finding what I can afford.
So Sunday was troublesome. And, to top it all off, I found a new dilemma: What store sells appropriate clothes for a girl in her early 20s?
While I used to shop at Forever 21 and H&M, I’m trying to invest in better quality pieces that will last longer. But as I wandered through the Park City Mall, I was struck by a strange mix of crazy-bright ribbed tank tops, floral-pattern blouses that buttoned to the neck, and shorts with a 2-inch inseam.
I’m not interested in showing off my undies when I crouch down in a dress — or shorts. But I’m also not interested in dressing like my grandmother — she was classy, sure, but she was also 70. So what are my options between Forever 21 and Coldwater Creek?
I ended up finding a few dresses at a boutique and a pair of shorts at Express.
But I’m curious as to where you other 20-somethings shop. Have you struggled to find a balance between overly revealing clothes made for clubbing and straight-laced blazers made for your mom?