Several of you have asked me recently for tips when shopping at the mega-store Forever 21. I know how daunting it can be to walk into a store this size with tons of merchandise & try to figure out where to begin! My “rule” is that I only go when I am by myself (with no kids in tow) and when I have at least an hour or more to spend looking through racks. I also always ask for a shopping bag right when I walk in…because I undoubtedly will end up with two armfuls of clothes that I’m struggling to carry to the fitting room.
It’s no secret that some of their things are not the highest quality, but there are gems to be found if you take your time. Pay close attention to stitching at the seams & the lining. Obviously, fit is very important…but if you find something you love, you can have it altered or swap out the buttons to make it look more expensive. And you can always forgo the trip to the mall altogether & order online – purchases of $50 or more get free shipping + you can return items that don’t work through the mail for a full refund…which you cannot do in store. In addition to the picks below, I also love this dress & could probably do another entire post on their jewelry alone!