Yes, Adults Can Shop At Teens Stores, Too — and Here's How to Do It

The race home for curfew. The AP exams. The long hours spent at the mall loitering in dEliA*s and Forever 21, because what else are you supposed to do when you can't even drive? Alright, so, most of us probably wouldn't trade in freedom and maturity for a shot at being 15 again. Still, don't you miss shopping in the juniors' department with all those trends at low, low prices? Fret not. You can still stock your wardrobe with plenty of junior section gems — there are just some rules you need to read up on first.

Oh, to be a teen again

The race home for curfew. The AP exams. The long hours spent at the mall loitering in dEliA*s and Forever 21, because what else are you supposed to do when you can't even drive? Alright, so, most of us probably wouldn't trade in freedom and maturity for a shot at being 15 again. Still, don't you miss shopping in the juniors' department with all those trends at low, low prices? Fret not. You can still stock your wardrobe with plenty of junior section gems — there are just some rules you need to read up on first.

Don't Wear Shirts With Advice Intended For Teens

Just dream? Oh, really? Can dreams pay rent? Can dreams apply for jobs? Can dreams cook? Leave the terrible advice for the teenagers. They'll realize soon enough that their so-called "dreams" won't get them very far.

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Do Get Shoes Intended For Sophomores In High School

Why must adult shoes be so expensive? I wouldn't suggest heading to the juniors' department if your'e looking for sturdy winter boots (you'll want something higher quality), but for trendy, going out shoes, it's perfect..

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Don't Wear Namebrands

Come on. You don't want anyone to know you're channeling your inner teen.

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Do Stock Up On Wardrobe Staples

Teen stores are a great place to pick up tank tops, basic tees, and sweaters for a great deal. Be on the lookout for two -for-one packages.

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Do Get Workout Wear For a Steal

Alright, so, yeah, you're an adult, but does being an adult really have to mean that you have to spend $90 on a sportsbra? No. No, it does not. Teen stores carry stylish workout wear for practically pennies.

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Do Test Drive Age Appropriate Trends

Not every trend should be worn by adults (keep clicking to see what we mean), but if there's a trend you've been dying to try (like high-low skirts), teen shops can provide an affordable way to do so.

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Don't Get Too Crazy With The Trends

Teens can pull off the craziest stuff, but you, you my dear adult, cannot. If you're on the fence about it, it's best that you don't try to jump aforementioned fence. Leave the trendier than trendy pieces and fence hopping into the neighbor's yard for those 18 and younger.

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Do Buy Evening Wear

Because teens, jerks that they are, are always headed to some sort of formal event, the juniors department consistently has loads of affordable party ready dresses. I'm not saying you should crash a high school homecoming, but I am saying you could. Or, you know, be normal and wear this to your friend's wedding.

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Don't Wear a Crop Top That Says 'Free' Across Your Chest

Pease don't do this if you're a teenager, either. Actually, you should especially not do this if you're a teenager. Seriously. Put on a sweater. Did you study for your math test? Where do you think you're going on a school night?

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