I’m a compulsive under packer, I just hate lugging around bags of stuff… Okay, who am I kidding? I do it on purpose because I love shopping while traveling. It’s always fun coming home with new clothes and cute outfits planned for the following weeks. This past weekend, I hung out in sunny San Diego and spent some time shopping at Horton Plaza Forever 21 Summer Style
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For stylish summertime attire, I head to Forever 21 where the clothes and accessories are always effortlessly on-trend and budget friendly (and the retailer is pretty much available in every city I travel to!). Once inside, I kept the vibe of the city in mind: think airy, light, a mix of classic and modern. Forever 21 Summer Style
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I picked up the Cage Belted Dress because it’s so versatile. This crinkled woven shift dress is great for summer weather and works on any figure. The caged front detail keeps it modern, while the classic cut means swapping accessories or adding a jacket drastically changes the outfit altogether. A crisp blazer and wide belt makes it work appropriate; a denim jacket (like this one) and sandals make it perfect for a day of shopping; while a cardigan and heels make it an adorable dinner date outfit. This is one of those wardrobe pieces that seem tailor-made for travel because it’s so easily transformed from one day to the next, and it’s lightweight. (It’s a great piece to transition from summer to autumn, too, because it can even be worn with the right leggings or tights.) Forever 21 Summer Style
I could have gone with practically any style of shoe with this dress, but I went with the Faux Suede Lace-Up Sandals in nude because they’re super cute for summer (I mean check out the tassels!) and can be both casual and dressy. Forever 21 Summer Style
I grabbed the last nude pair at this Forever 21 location, but they had it in a few other colors as well. Me being the shoe lover that I am, I also bough them in black. Everyone needs another black sandal, right?
I like my sandals to have a little more personality than a basic flip flop, especially on vacation. In this case, I bought the outfit for a night out and knew I’d be doing a lot of walking, so I wanted shoes that wouldn’t make me sacrifice style for comfort.
Anytime you can make sandals work for multiple outfits on vacation is a win, because who wants to take up precious suitcase real estate with bulky shoes?
The easiest way to glam up an outfit is with shiny accessories, so going with the High-Polish Gold Ring Set was a no brainer! Pairing the rings with a single gold cuff bracelet and statement gold earrings tied it all together. The look is clean, elegant and classic. While the color palette and general look are simple, overpowering it with loud, colorful jewelry would have been obnoxious. wear
The combination of the light colors, strappy details and gold accessories is very Grecian goddess! The look is fresh and screams summer. While everyone else at the bars wears wearing black, I was the one turning heads without worrying about being able to wear a comfortable bra with my dress or balancing in heels after one too many cocktails. If you can be comfortable, you’ll be confident, but that doesn’t mean you have to play it safe. Forever 21 Summer Style
Take the look from night to day (while keeping the chic vibe going) with the Gradient Aviator Sunglasses. And if you buy a little too much while on vacay, pick up this timeless Faux-Leather Duffle Bag, perfect for hauling your treasures back home and for future weekend trips! Forever 21 Summer Style
What are your favorite Forever 21 Summer Style finds?