My Cart Is Full of Forever 21 Sandals, and It's Only $84
Of all of the "things" one can love most in the fashion world, shoes have always been my thing. I live for cute shoes and am constantly looking for ways to add fresh, on-trend styles to my footwear wardrobe without breaking the bank. Enter Forever 21. We all know the fast-fashion retailer makes budget-friendly pieces, but its shoe game in particular has been mind-bogglingly good lately. What's more, they're not just inexpensive; they're the two things that most inexpensive shoes are not: They look expensive (their appearance in person does not belie their price) and are truly comfortable.
Though I'd been a fan of F21's footwear department since Who What Wear's market editor, Nicole Akhtarzad, turned me onto a pair of amazing mules back in 2015, my interest was reawakened recently when I met up with someone for drinks and noticed the outrageously cute frayed denim crossover slides on her feet. When I exclaimed at their cuteness and asked her where she got them, I was fully expecting to hear that they were $300 Loeffler Randalls or something along those lines. When she said she got them for $20 at Forever 21, I hit the site immediately and found them along with a host of other slides that look easily 10 times their price and are so of the moment. In total, I bought two of the satin slides below (both pink and marigold), the denim cross-over slides, and the three-strap mules—four pairs, for $84; and included a few other gems that I'm eyeing.
Keep scrolling to see what I mean, and shop the shoes yourself.
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Forever 21 Metallic Mesh Sandals ($17)
These sold out before I could get them in my size, but I'm patiently waiting (aka stalking the site) for a restock. "Metallic" and "mesh" are two of my favorite things to see together in shoes, and this pair's easy slip-on status with walkable block heels make it a huge win.
Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Mules ($25)
If there's one shoe style that's going to be the workhorse in this mix, it's these black three-strap mules. They look so much more expensive than they are and will be my new going-out heels. Let the outfits commence.
Which shoes will you be buying? Share your picks below!