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Plato's Closet Back To School Mini Haul!

*Thank you to Plato's Closet for sponsoring today's post! All opinions are my own.*


It's that time of year again... Back to school shopping begins! August always seems to creep right up on me each and every year, and once August 1st hits, I completely stop shopping shop for summer, and completely transition over to Fall.

You guys love when I share looks from Plato's Closet, so I was happy to go shopping there, and see what I could find for those going back to college, or even high school on only a $50 budget!


Back to school shopping, or just shopping for Fall in general doesn't have to break the bank. At Plato's Closet you'll find you'll find a huge selection of trendy and designer items at a fraction of the price! Brands like American Eagle, VS PINK, Free People, Nike, Kate Spade, etc are always found there. Whenever I head into my local Plato's Closet, I am always looking for amazing deals such as items still with tags, no use of wear, or major brands like Free People and URBN.



Each and every time I walk into the store I am always greeted by an employee near the front with a smile, and happy to see me. With Covid right now, I wasn't sure how inventory was going to look... I was pleased to see they had more inventory than I thought! The selection of jeans, shoes, and sweaters for back to school shopping was so fabulous my cart filled up very quickly. 

There was a lovely girl right around the fitting rooms very accessible to let me in. From there I had a ton of decisions to make. Not kidding when I took at least 12 items in! I ended up going home with 5 total so that I could stay under budget :)

One of thing items, I found and loved were these I really loved these Abercrombie and Fitch mom jeans. They are so trendy, and were barely worn! Don't they look so cute with this URBN thermal?! Obsessed!


All in all, it was hard to narrow everything down... But below are the 5 items I ended up going home with for $50!

First, I came across some Universal Thread booties from Target. These were marked down to only $12! Smaller ankle boots like these are the perfect transition and back to school bootie. Darker brown tones give me all the fall vibes, and it's a great idea to look for a lower heel like these for walking across campus, or through the halls. You are sure to be comfortable all day!


The second item I absolutely love and brought home with me was this Universal Thread t-shirt dress! It is currently still being sold in stores for $15, and I snagged it for $8! You can never go wrong with a basic t-shirt dress, and I love that there are so many ways to style them to transition into Fall. Pair them with sneakers, or sandals... A jean jacket, or a hat, and you're ready to head back to school, comfortably and in style. A dress is always an easy outfit to create.



Item #3 is this adorable eyelet babydoll top and some light wash distressed jeggings to go with it. When I first saw the top, I instantly pictured something like this as a great first day back top. Something like this is dressy, girly, chic, but can easily be dressed down with jeans and sandals for an adorable first day photo-op to send to mom! :) I found this top for $8. 


When browsing through the denim section these light wash distressed jeans stuck out to me. They are American Eagle jeggings from 2018 and were only $16! I loved that they had a slight acid wash tone to them. Acid wash is extremely trendy, and is sure to give any look an instant 90's vibe. They were barely worn, the distressing was still perfect, and they fit like glove! Roll up your jeans and pair them with sandals for a simple back to school look.


Next up, I came across this boxy tie dye thermal. Thermals make such a great piece for those days when the AC in your classroom is just a little bit too cold, yet it's still a bit warm outside. This makes the perfect little outfit with some shorts! I've always loved the long sleeves and shorts look together. Plus, tie dye has been one of the biggest trends of 2020 so far, so you can't go wrong with adding some to your wardrobe! It always comes back in style.


Overall, I personally love shopping at Plato's Closet because you can find some extremely trendy pieces at very low prices; Sometimes brand new with tags for WAY less than half the cost! I love being able to also sell my gently used items and get cash when I need it too! Every time I walk into Plato's Closet I always leave happy with my purchases, or happy with the amount of cash I receive for my no longer loved clothing. If you're looking to head back to school in style and on a budget, check out Plato's Closet for some similar finds! 

Let me know in the comments which look is your fave!



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