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8 Under $20: Macy’s

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So I know you’re thinking: “How can you get anything for under $20 at a department store like Macy’s?”

I get it – sometimes I feel like I can’t even afford to breathe the air in that store and I am doomed to spend my life lusting for everything on the over-stuffed racks. But I’m here to tell you it’s not impossible.  Macy’s is all about the discounts and they always have a giant selection in the clearance racks. Most of the stuff is under $50 and a giant chunk of that is under $20! You just need to know where to look for ’em.

Here are a few of my personal favorites right now. And, yes, a lot of this stuff can take you right into fall:

flat front pants

Linen pants are perfect for the late summer/early fall, and the wide leg and tie-front of these make ’em extra stlyish. Tuck something into these pants and you’ll look perfect for a class presentation, job interview, or meeting with the boyfriend’s parents.

grommet skirt

You gotta love the fun color, Indian-inspired details and fullness of this skirt. It’s ideal  for one of those last summer picnics, but will also look great over a pair of tights when you head back to class.

ruffle top

This ruffle shirt can be worn belted, with a cardigan, under a jacket, over leggings, with a pair of jeans, tucked into a high-waisted skirt…. The possibilities are truly endless.

ikat top

Ikat is still a great print and this cami will not only work great for the end of summer, but come fall you can easily pair it with a cute cardigan or even a boyfriend blazer.

banded bottom top

This shirt gives the basic tee a simple twist and a little extra oomph. Wear it to class with a pair of jeans and flip flops, or pair it with some skinnies and a hot wedge for your evening endeavors.

print dress

I’m a sucker for a cute sundress and this one is right on target with its cut, print and feminine details.  Bonus: the color scheme totally works for fall. Double Bonus: Throw on a wide belt and you’ve instantly made this your own.

black dress

You can never have too many basic black dresses and this is the perfect style for those cooler autumn temps.  Add some fun & funky jewelry and boots and you’ll be lookin’ fab.

boat shoe

I’m a personal fan of boat shoes and these have a preppy chic look that’s perfect for back-to-school. These shoes + jeans + a button down = the ultimate first-day-of-class ensemble. I get giddy just thinking about it.

COLLEGECANDY Writer
I'm a 30-something gal navigating life, love and now, a battle with breast cancer in New York City. Friends & family would describe me as a lover, a nurturer, a dork, a goofball, bright, headstrong, blunt and ridiculous in the best kind of way. Among my favorite things are food, laughter, shoes, working with little ones, devoting time to organizations where I can positively effect others lives, the San Diego Chargers, travel and my phenomenal network of friends and family across the globe. I might make you laugh, I might make you cry, but I certainly hope, if nothing else, I can touch your life with my tales of triumph & tribulation, the good, the bad and the ugly.