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Off the Rack: March Highlights at Forever 21

After my trip to Payless, I paid a visit to Forever 21 to see what was new for spring. The clothes were organized to highlight some of spring's key trends, including tribal, florals, and nautical. You couldn't miss the eye-catching colors and bold prints, from geometric to animal print, in the tribal section; silhouettes included ponchos, linen shorts and daring crop-tops. Next to that, ditsy print dresses and bohemian blouses in pretty pastels created a feminine, garden party oasis. The nautical/Americana section was marked by stripes in navy, white and red, plus plaid, gingham and lightwash denim. I bought a navy and red sweater (which you'll see after the jump) and I'll probably go back for more. Other highlights included a day-to-night Chanel inspired jacket, lightweight chunky knits in spring colors like nude and pink, and lots of maxi-skirts, which honestly aren't my style but I can see lots of fashion bloggers scooping them up! I purchased a tan trench (see me wearing it on Facebook) to test-drive this classic look which has been called a wardrobe essential by just about every style expert on the planet. All I can say is, what took me so long?

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I saw that "suede" skirt at my F21 but they only had a large left :-( I think it's darling! Good finds!
#1 Meagan (Homepage) on 2011-03-11 19:46 (Reply)
Love F21! I'm a print girl so I've been sucking up a lot of their new stuff, both tribal and abstract prints. But recently I bought a blue and white striped blazer from them and I must say Im in love. So versatile and comfy and for the price ya cant beat the construction either.
#2 Coco on 2011-03-11 20:18 (Reply)
I rarely come out empty handed out of F21, always such great finds in there. That last jacket reminds me of the one Clemence Poesy wore to the Chanel show. Love it!
#3 Tatiana (Homepage) on 2011-03-11 23:47 (Reply)
I have to say, a lot of these look promising.
#4 K (Homepage) on 2011-03-12 02:23 (Reply)
I am so in love with tribal print at the moment.
#5 thisizkim on 2011-03-12 03:38 (Reply)
The faux Chanel bags are cute-ish. But the first pair of shoes on the page are some of the cheapest looking things I've ever seen - haaaate them! - not to mention they look very difficult to walk in. One mis-step between cobble stones on a city street, and you're down!
#6 arden on 2011-03-14 10:01 (Reply)
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