I like to shop a lot at stores like H&M, Forever 21 and Winners mostly because they have clothes that I love that are normally already pretty cheap. However, I am also on the emailing list for stores like Urban Outfitters and Madewell because they will actually send me notifications when they are having a sale, convenient, right? You can also add your favorite stores to your social media feeds like Facebook and Twitter in order to receive updates. Never forget to look at the sales rack in the back of the store and if you find something that you love that isn't in your size, don't be afraid to ask a salesperson if they have the right one in the back somewhere.
This is a great example of an outfit "on a budget". The brown, faux-leather moto jacket was purchased at Dynamite originally $65 on sale for $35. The off-white pashmina was inexpensive from the start, $10 form Le Château. The pale turquoise jersey style t-shirt was originally $30 on sale for $10 at Garage. The dark wash Volcom jeans were a great find from an independently owned skateboard shop in my hometown, on sale for $40 from $70. Finally, lace-up the boots were my investment piece of the season for $80 however, I did save $10 on the taxes because I have an SPC (student price card).