I’ve been shopping at Forever 21 for a loooong time now. Way back when they only had one store in Los Angeles. I still stick by my personal rules about how to shop at Forever 21. The company is following in the shoes of Zara as far as styling and photography. When you get into the store, it’s still inexpensive fast fashion. I usually go into the store alone when I can, but the last two times Mini G and I have been together. I went in anyway and we had a lot of fun dancing to the music and trying on accessories.
I noticed two things, in particular. One is that F21 has gotten into workout gear. I have tops and bottoms by C9 and Old Navy’s compression leggings (love these! sz M), so my workout wear standards are fairly basic. I didn’t even get a chance to touch the workoutwear at F21. Now that I’ve viewed a few pieces online and see that some are a cotton/spandex blend, I’d definitely try them on.
Another second thing I noticed is a very striking, electric blue shade they have going on. I saw a size S in a top I liked and wanted a M. I couldn’t find another one in any size in the store and don’t see it online. The embroidered paneled lace top is similar in style. That blue!
* Draped cap sleeve tee – I have this in white/S. It’s a little more stylish than J Crew’s prima jersey tank (review), which I didn’t buy in white because it was too sheer in that color. I’m happy w/the J Crew tank in black and navy (XS), but the more structured Forever 21 one is nice to have.
* Paisley fringe kimono – I find that I haven’t worn orange as much as I used to, but these colors are beautiful. I haven’t purchased this one because I went for the art deco chevron kimono. One in this style is enough for me.
* Sheer paneled woven top – The style is a little more modern than I prefer, but I love the clean lines. I look to Forever 21 to incorporate something into the wardrobe that I might only wear a handful of times. In this case, for $17.80.
* Woven plaid scarf – Buffalo check plaid style and only $6. I have the red.
Would you try workout gear from Forever 21? What’s your favorite fast fashion store if you have one?
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