--Forever 21 is cheap...great for blouses, party dresses, skirts, and accessories. The quality is kinda crappy though.
--H&M is a more expensive version of Forever 21, with slightly better quality clothing. Their stuff is more boho and more timeless rather than so trendy.
--For basics, just get them at Target or something like that...I mean socks, underwear, etc. No one knows, no one cares. :P
--TJ Maxx and Marshall's have discounted designer clothes. Check them out...sometimes you can find great stuff.
--I love A&F and Hollister, but it's expensive. However, they have AWESOME online sales with up to 50% discounts. Hollister is usually cheaper, too.
--Rue 21, Wet Seal, and Charlotte Russe are good.
--Payless has great shoes...get your trendy ones there, because they don't last too long. Get AEagle ballet flats, gladiator sandals, or cute wedges.
Good luck! (: