When I was in high school, I could dig through a Forever 21 for hours. Literally hours. I wouldn’t stop until I had seen every item of clothing they had on the sales floor.
Today is another story, on account of…
a. I’m no longer 21
b. I’m a mother of 2
c. I no longer have the patience of a teenager
Just because things have changed, doesn’t mean you can’t still find treasures at Forever 21. Read on for my tips for shopping the fast fashion superstore when you’re no longer 21…
Tips for Shopping Forever 21 When You’re No Longer 21
- Throw your plans out the window. Forever 21 is the store you make spontaneous purchases at, not the store you go into with something in mind.
- Don’t expect stellar customer service. This is not Nordstrom.
- Try it on. The sizes are not consistent – I’ve bought every size from XS-L.
- Leave the kids at home. There is so much stuff crammed into those stores, making them far from stroller accessible. (But if you must, it can be done ;)).
What to Buy at Forever 21
I very recently realized what a treasure trove Forever 21 is for undies. They’re cheap, cute, and to be honest, is there much of a difference between a $3 and $30 piece of lace?!
If there’s a trend you’re dying to try, but not committed to, Forever 21 is your store. I look to Forever 21 for dresses that I’m only going to wear once or twice (Think weddings, vacations, etc!).
Because you’re never too old for sushi socks.
No need to splurge on a trendy top. Save your hard-earned money for classic wardrobe pieces that you’ll hold onto forever.
What NOT To Buy at Forever 21
You’re a big girl now, mama. You can’t buy your entire wardrobe at Forever 21. These are the items you should splurge on and never buy at a fast-fashion store:
Shoes, denim, bras, basic tees and tanks, leggings, handbags, swimwear, sweaters
What’s the best thing you ever found at Forever 21?