There’s being on a budget, and then there’s being on a budget. You know what I mean? And when you’re trying to keep up with the latest trends without dipping into that savings account you’ve been dutifully contributing to (I see you over there with that spreadsheet!), sometimes the usual high-street retailers just won’t cut it. For steeper discounts and sartorial steals, I turn to Forever 21. Sure, their selection can be a bit overwhelming, but with a bit of careful digging (which I have done for you today, so no excuses), you can walk away with some surprisingly capital-F Fashion finds. Keep reading for the 21 under-$40 Forever 21 picks I’ve rounded up, from ’90s-style tortoiseshell sunglasses to naked shoes you’ve gotta see to believe.
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