8 Trendy Stores Forever 21 Junkies Will Love
When it comes to trendy fashion on the cheap, Forever 21 is pretty much the OG destination. If you're commitment-phobic about spending big bucks on a piece you might not wear next season, chances are you'll likely hit up the fast-fashion giant. And who can blame you? Where else can you shop of-the-moment options at seriously budget-friendly prices? Well, as it turns out, quite a few places. If you're in the market for quick closet refresh but want to branch out beyond Forever, here are eight stores you can go to for fun, affordable fashion.
With over 150 new products hitting their shelves each week, this Brit brand has the fast-fashion thing down. Bold and trend-forward with eyes on street style and pop culture (it is currently featuring a collaboration with Jourdan Dunn), Missguided carries a huge assortment at ultra-wallet-friendly prices. That includes this Blue Raw Hem Denim Jacket ($64).
Mixing supercheapie basics with more out-there offerings, ASOS carries a ton of brands in addition to its own house labels. You'll find pretty much any category you're looking for here, from swimwear to wedding dresses or non-wedding dresses like this Cutout Sundress in Tropical Print with Gingham Contrast Ties ($40). There's also a healthy selection of petite, tall, and maternity options, as well as a plus-size section that has a devoted following.
Elevated and on-trend pieces with budget-friendly price tags abound at British brand Warehouse, where you can find MVP items like poplin blouses, sleek bucket bags, and this Gingham Ruffle Skirt ($69) for under a hundo. If you've seen it on your favorite contemporary/designer etailer, odds are you'll find something like it here, at a fraction of the price.
If you're devoted to Forever 21's sexy, edgy styles, meet your new go-to: Boohoo. This is where Rihanna-inspired slides sit next to sheer party dresses and embellished denim. Not much on the site retails over $100, so you can pick up pieces like this Lisa All Over Embroidered Denim Clutch ($36) totally guilt-free.
Founded by fashion blogger Simonett Pereira, this Miami-based brand is geared toward the super fashion-conscious. If you dig Forever 21's most notice-me styles but are willing to pay a bit more (up to and around $200), Style Mafia offers fashion-forward silhouettes that play with volume and proportion. The selection is mostly solids (with some prints) in a more muted palette and ranges from poplin ruffle-sleeved tops, like this Bricks Top ($95), to frayed wide-leg culottes.
Bookmark Pixie Market for when you want something ultra-forward that looks like you spent more money on it than you did. The price point is higher than Forever 21, but from Ruffled Sailor Button Culotte Jeans ($124) to Caroline Constas-style tops and dresses, these pieces bring the drama and the compliments.
Another label from across the pond, Oasis is the spot for wearable wardrobe additions at a super-reasonable price. If you're into the pretty-polished thing and looking for the type of pieces you can wear to work, brunch, date night, and parties, you'll find plenty to choose from here, which includes this Stripe Flippy Skirt ($58).
This High Street hot spot has over 350 stores internationally and a website booming with affordable trends (nothing retails over $200). Here, you can pick up everything from statement tees to ornate shoes, like these Yellow Rhinestone Embellished Block Heel Mules ($100), without breaking the bank. River Island also boasts extensive petite and plus assortments, the latter of which includes wide-fit shoes and jewelry.