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Off the Rack: Finding the Perfect Kimono Under $60

Off the Rack: The Perfect Kimono Under $60
Kimonos are the spring and summer cardigan and we are all about them! Talk about an effortless way to add interest to an otherwise basic jeans & tee look. Their versatility is a huge bonus, for anything from dressing up with heels and trousers to a cover-up for the pool. Almost every fashion brand is making them…but who has the best prints, quality, and prices? Stay tuned to find out!

Serayah McNeill Rocks $30 Denim Overall Shorts

Serayah McNeill wears denim short overalls and a yellow sportsbra.
Serayah McNeill arrived at the CFDA Brunch Party looking ready for Coachella in her Forever 21 Distressed Denim Overall Shorts.

The Empire actress paired her shortalls with a yellow sportsbra and gray workboots for an edgy festival-chic look.

If you're a regular concert goer, denim overall shorts are a must-have, and can be styled so many ways for a fashion-forward look. Try the trend or pick up your new favorite pair with Serayah's exact shorts below!

Serayah McNeill wears denim short overalls and a yellow sportsbra.

Photo Credit: Dave L / AKM-GSI

Links of the Day:

Thimblepress launched a new collection at Target, just in time for Mother's Day. I bought the umbrella for a friend, I think their stuff is so cute!

Pilot Pen has teamed up with Target to offer an exclusive online coupon club for people who love Target, G2 pens and a great deal!

Abercrombie is having a sale with 40% off summer essentials. I have this mandarin top (just $35) in my cart - looks just like this $200 Joie top I'd been eying! It'll be perfect for pairing with shorts and sandals on hot days.

Celebrity Style Bargain: Victoria Justice's Neon Windbreaker

Victoria Justice wears a Forever 21 neon jacket at Coachella.
Actress Victoria Justice wore a Forever 21 Sheer Longline Windbreaker while attending (what else) the Neon Carnival at Coachella Music Festival. The bright topper was the perfect pop of color against her black crop top and black ripped jeans.

Festival season is the perfect time - and perhaps the only time - when you're going to want to reach for these types of statement pieces, so there's no need to spend a lot of cash on 'em. Get Victoria's exact jacket under $40 below...

Victoria Justice wears a Forever 21 neon jacket at Coachella.

Photo Credit: Dave L / AKM-GSI

Vanessa Hudgens Shares a Cheerful Message in a $10.90 T-Shirt

Vanessa Hudgens' cheerful slogan tee is under $11.
Vanessa Hudgens wished fans a golden day on her Instagram while wearing a t-shirt with the slogan paired with high-waist flare leg jeans (the cool girl alternative to skinny jeans) and platform sandals. Her exact tee boasts one of spring's top color trends in yellow, and is just $10.90 at Forever 21, which make it a golden purchase, too.

Get The Look: Golden Day Graphic Tee, $10.90

Off the Rack: New Spring Styles at Forever 21

Forever 21 fashions are in for spring.
Yesterday I went to Forever 21 to return this oversized denim jacket I had purchased online. It looked so cool on the model, but on me it looked like something my school bus driver might have worn in the '80s. Trends, amiright.

While we're on the subject of returns, you may not have known that Forever 21 recently updated their return policy! The new return policy offers customers a full refund to their original form of payment within 30 days from the date of purchase. If I'm not mistaken, previously you had 21 days and would receive store credit.

So back to the story at hand: I was able to return my online purchase and I picked out a new denim jacket (here) that's still oversized - which is the look right now - but a bit shorter and better for my frame. I also scooped up a leopard coat for $12.99 plus an extra 30% off. Thank you Daily Style Finds for making me suddenly crave more leopard!

Ok, so here's what to look for this spring: As I touched on briefly in this post, sweet & sporty looks are huge - think pastel hoodies, sweatpants, crop tops, bodysuits, and denim.

Bomber jackets are still huge as are fit and flare skirts but now they're being styled with a modern rockabilly vibe (thank you 3.1 Phillip Lim for that).

I also saw lots of peasant tops and floral prints for that boho life, as well as camo print jackets (I own and love this one) and patchwork denim for that squad life.

If you make a trip to Forever 21, I recommend checking out the accessories and lightweight jackets for spring, as well as these must-have mules...yellow is my favorite! They come in 5 great colors and for just $24.90, these need to be in your closet.

Check out more pics below and let me know what you're loving in the comments!