Believe it or not, I was never into fashion. Sure, I like to dress stylishly, but I’ve always hated shopping (I still do!) and spending over $150 for a clothing item seemed like a ridiculous idea. These days, being on Instagram isn’t helping as most girls tend to change their outfits for every photo and stories of unboxing and shopping trips seem to be praised. Where does everyone get money for it, one would ask?

As you might have noticed, most of the time I wear dresses when I travel. I’ve always found pants slightly less comfortable than dresses, and I somehow avoided the ‘elephant pants’ backpacker fashion. Some jeans are way heavier to carry in your suitcase than a few dresses. I get asked the question “Where are all of your dresses from?” very often through my Instagram and emails.

Where Do I Buy Stylish & Affordable Travel Clothes?

Travel clothes are usually more expensive than those without the word ‘travel’ in them. Clothes that I use for traveling need to be comfortable, wrinkle-free, lightweight and easy to wash. Plus, it would be nice if I use a dress, shirt or romper to dress up or dress down.

Over the last couple of years, I tested more and more clothing companies and quickly found a few favorites that combine feminity with practicality.



SheIn is my number one store these days. It’s very cheap, and they often have the same exact clothes that you can elsewhere, but for a small fraction of the price. Of course, some items are a complete fail, but returns are free and easy, so I usually order a lot of items and return at least half of them. I’ve never had the smallest issues with any returns.

I usually get the 95% Polyester & 5% Spandex clothing, occasionally Rayon. Cotton tends to wrinkle more, so even though it looks great I avoid it. At 5’7 and 120 lbs I order most items extra smalls, or small if that’s the smallest size available. For swimwears, I usually get size medium, according to measurements listed on the website.

I even compared the quality of SheIn clothes with other more expensive brands and I swear – it’s the same exact material with the same sewing. It looks like they came from the same exact factory.

Best for: dresses, tops, rompers, accessories.

Here are my favorite items:



Australian brands have cute & well-priced clothes. While HelloMolly tends to be the leader with their cute dresses (they have a great Instagram campaign), I personally prefer ShowPo as they often have the same items, but about 20% cheaper than Hello Molly.

I tend to order size 4 from both brands and they usually fit. However, I’m only 5’7 and a lot of dresses from Hello Molly are way too short in my opinion.

Best for: dresses, sweaters, shoes.

Here are my favorite items:




I started shopping at BooHoo back when I lived in London as they were always offering something slightly different than other brands on the market. Their clothes are lightweight and rarely get wrinkled.

Best for: shirts, dresses.

Here are my favorite items:



I have to admit I was quite hesitant to order anything from Yoins. The company had pretty bad reviews and clothes seemed way too cheap. However, so far Yoins has not disappointed.

Here are my favorite items:



Lulus has beautiful dresses that can be used for a formal settings or city exploring. After all, I even got my wedding dress from Lulus for just $89! They tend to ship within 2-3 business days so your clothes arrive in 7 to 10 business day.

I usually wear XS size. At 5’7 most of their dresses and pants have to be altered.

Best for: dresses, sweaters, shoes.

Here are my favorite items:



Amazon is a good place to buy affordable clothes for women and men. I like that returns are easy and you can usually rely on other people’s reviews.

Here are my favorite items:



 

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