Heidi Klum said it best, “in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.” Well, unfortunately, Ms. Klum’s statement does not just apply to designers, but to accessories as well. No one should shell out hundreds, or (gah) thousands of dollars on accessories that could one day be cast-off as “last season” or “out of style.” So what’s a girl with a budget tighter than her Converse shoelaces supposed to do when she wants to try out the latest accessory trends? Well, if she’s a savvy shopper, she will hit up the fast-fashion powerhouse–Forever 21–before any decisions involving a certain little piece of plastic (yeah, Visa, that’s right). Experimenting with the mercurial trends that inhabit the accessories world doesn’t always have to mean sobbing hysterically into the bleak screen of your bank app. From ultrachic (faux) leather backpacks, to expensive-looking booties, let Forever 21 teach you a lesson in chic style—and smart shopping.
Buckled Open-Toe Booties: These booties, with their stacked heel and cut-out design, are trendy, yes, but also quite classic. Couple the black pair with some distressed boyfriend jeans and a classic white button-down for a trend-transcending ensemble. Or, for something more current, pair them with cut-off overalls and an eye-catching graphic tee.
Cylinder Bar Necklace: The simplicity of this necklace makes it a fresh finishing touch to any basic outfit. Wear iy alone for an elegant, minimalist look—or layer them with other delicate, geometric pieces for a cool-girl vibe.
Mini Faux Leather Backpack: The unfussy, contemporary aesthetic of this backpack rivals that of ones almost ten times its (very forgiving) price of $27.80. This bag can be paired with any outfit, and any situation. Work, school, travel (even just running around town), can all be accomplished with this sleek backpack in tow.