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Dressing Room Review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21


Foolproof fall outfit ideas

Today I did a little fall shopping at Forever 21 and wanted to share some easy casual outfit ideas based on items that I tried on in store. The formula is simple: Start with a white t-shirt (short or long sleeve), dark skinny jeans (blue, black or gray) and boots (ankle or tall), then add a layer, whether it's a cozy sweater, moto jacket or cardigan. Couldn't be easier! Accessorize with scarves, your favorite jewelry, even makeup. Here are some examples of my foolproof fall outfit and what I bought (find similar items at FOREVER21.COM):
Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

First up is this oversized sweater in a beautiful Bordeaux color that reminded me of the one we featured in this post . It has a sort of open knit weave so we'll see how warm it is but it looks great for the price - just $19.80! I knew I wanted something in this color so I did not hesitate to buy it. It'll look great with jeans or a black skirt, statement necklace and heels. (Baby is entertaining himself by pulling the travel-size Kleenex out of my purse and tossing it around the dressing room.)


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

My second purchase is this dark olive green cardigan with roomy pockets and a shawl neckline. Again, I love the color on this sweater and it feels really soft and warm. It's like wearing a blanket - but more stylish!


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

Another piece I loved but didn't buy was this light brown moto jacket. I'm kinda regretting not buying it but it was $44.90 and I already own quite a few jackets. It's a great alternative to black but just as chic and versatile.


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

I was so in love with this sweater - it's so cozy yet dramatic because of the long, coat-like length. Unfortunately I left it behind because I imagined the long length would get in the way when I'm maneuvering around with a toddler. But you should get it!


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

I wanted to love this sweater because it looked well-made and I liked the print but the shape was awkward - it's really short in the front and then long in back. Not the most flattering silhouette on me.


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

Here's the shawl cardigan in Bordeaux - love! I was tempted to get this one in addition to the green but my practical side decided on one red, one green. For now.


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

This floral denim moto jacket feels more spring/summer to me than fall/winter but I had to share it anyways because it's one of those pieces that looks much more expensive than it actually is.


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21



Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

Random goodness: This bag!


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

Try the kimono trend for less.


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21

A luxe-looking pleather peplum top.


Dressing room review: Fall Outfit Ideas at Forever 21


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Comments
love the outfits! I really like your shoes!

Mel
http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/
#1 Mel (Homepage) on 2014-10-02 22:21 (Reply)
Thanks Mel, past season Target (Think they were $7?!)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-10-03 10:47 (Reply)
Love the simple yet chic looks. Ahh, the dressing room review idea. I may borrow. Thx for sharing.
#2 Chelle on 2014-10-03 02:31 (Reply)
I loved reading this post. Yes, because the clothes are nice and casual, which is what I live in, but because you had your toddler with you at Forecer 21. I'm always hesitant to enter this store because of my kids. Some of my friends love this store, but I've always thought of it as a teeny bopper store. You've given me the courage to try it out. Yahoo!
#3 Valerie cerny on 2014-10-03 05:55 (Reply)
I ventured in because he fell asleep in the stroller (we had just come from a toddler gym and he was exhausted!) which gave me time to scour the racks. It takes some digging, don't get demotivated by all the crop tops and crazy trends, just put your grown-up goggles on and you'll find lots of great pieces! Penny Pincher Fashion (http://www.pennypincherfashion.com/) wears a lot of Forever 21, too, and you'd never guess. And she's a mom of two! Good luck!
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-10-03 10:46 (Reply)
i LOVE that floral denim jacket !

wish it came in plus sizes .
#4 nicole o. (Homepage) on 2014-10-03 06:39 (Reply)
I didn't see it in plus size but I did see a lot of other great pieces including a faux reddish leather moto jacket and a bodycon floral dress with cap sleeves. Wish I had snapped a photo. Next time! :-)
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-10-03 10:43 (Reply)
I agree: ankle boots are must have for the autumn!

www.stylesprinter.com
#5 StyleSprinter (Homepage) on 2014-10-03 09:26 (Reply)
I love these photos! I need the burgundy sweater and floral printed jacket. Such great finds!

Heidi Daoud
www.wishesandreality.com
#6 Heidi D. (Homepage) on 2014-10-03 11:16 (Reply)
I passed on the light brown moto jacket too! I loved the fit, but not the price. If it were on sale, maybe I would have bought it, but not at $44 when I have other jackets at home already.
#7 Taylor on 2014-10-03 12:05 (Reply)
Where was the moto jacket? I'd love to get that for my daughter for Christmas...
#8 Lesle on 2014-10-04 08:28 (Reply)
Each store is laid out differently but I found this jacket right by the front entrance in a display that had lots of tan, burgundy and other earth tones - it kinda looked like a Free People display. You might try showing the photo to a store associate and see if they can help you track it down. Good luck!
#8.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-10-05 22:06 (Reply)
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