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is forever 21 closing? | answering this burning question + a try on haul!

so, if you are reading this then you probably, like me, have been wondering, is forever 21 closing?

well today we are going investigate the question “is forever 21 closing?” & after we figure out the answer to is forever 21 closing, do a try on of some of the best forever 21 fashion finds!


is forever 21 closing? | why so many people are asking this question?

so, basically people started asking “is forever 21 closing?” because forever 21 decided to file for bankruptcy

& to make matters worse, after creating a campaign around ariana grande with a look alike model & similar clothing from her “thank you next” albums music videos, she filed a $10 million lawsuit

this lead to even more people asking, “is forever 21 closing” since they seemed to be out of money!

i found this video that explains the lawsuit in more depth


so, is forever 21 closing for real?

so, with this all happening in september, most of us expected them to be going out of business in the following months & that the answer to “is forever 21 closing for real?” to be yes.

instead, it has now been almost a year with no signs of them closing their business down

in fact, they actually have made a statement talking about these rumors that have been circulating like crazy about the question “is forever 21 closing”

forever 21 stated the following to reply to these questions asking is forever 21 closing?, “We … expect a significant number of these stores will remain open and operate as usual, and we do not expect to exit any major markets in the U.S.”


is forever 21 closing? | the conclusion

from what i can tell (at this point in time) it seems as though forever 21 is holding on for who knows how much longer.

it also seems that they may be closing a few stores, but, you can always shop online if the store you typically go to gets shut down!

personally, i am quite glad that the answer to “is forever 21 closing?” is a no right now since they have such affordable, high quality, & cute clothing for seemingly every style imaginable!


now that we’ve answered the question “is forever 21 closing?” let’s get on to the more fun part, the try on haul!

in this try on portion i am sharing with you my all time favorites from forever 21 that make me so glad the company is still in business!

i will let you know how everything fits but just for reference on all the outfits, i am 5″4 & a quarter (got to include that extra 1/4 😂)

i also typically wear a extra small or small / 0 or 2 / 25 or 26 (haha, so many different ways of sizing clothes, can’t they just stick to one!)


first up in my “is forever 21 closing?” + haul post is this gray ruffled dress!

answering the question, "is forever 21 closing" + a try on haul, first outfit, gray marled, ruffle hem, peplum, dress with long sleeves styled with a leopard and gold belt, a taupe shoulder bag, pink quilted slip on sneakers, and pearl heart earrings
“is forever 21 closing?” + haul outfit #1
  • this dress is such a cute & girly style with the mini length, marled design, & ruffled/peplum hem!
  • the fit is true to size, i am wearing the size small
  • i would suggest you size up if you are any taller than me since it is pretty short
  • it is also a super comfortable fabric & is so easy to wear with sneakers or even with some over the knee boots in the fall & winter time!
  • i also linked the details to this outfit as well as some similar ruffled dresses below as well!

is forever 21 closing? + haul | outfit details:

gray ruffle dress here | wearing size small, fit is tts | this dress is so girly, cute, & comfy! | here is a short sleeve version that comes in more color choices!

  • this dress is also perfect for really any time of the year (i guess maybe not summer unless it’s a chilly day) since it is not thick of fabric & is a mini style!
  • check this out to see one way you could style this dress for the fall or winter time!
  • you could wear this so many different ways & easily dress it up or wear it casually (like i did here), i also linked some other ruffled & peplum dresses from forever 21 below:


pink slip on sneakers here | fit is tts | these shoes are an amazing steve madden dupe that i have mentioned so many times on here! they are easy to slide on & go with basically any outfit!

  • they are also only $25 & come in multiple color options
  • (they are currently out of stock in the pink 😖 so i linked some similar choices below)


leopard belt here | this belt is a bit big even on the tightest loop so i will probably order this belt loop maker to add an extra notch | this belt is just under $5 & is super high quality!

  • you could add this cutie to any basic outfit to give it that pop of pattern!
  • i linked some other patterned belts below that you could also wear with a basic look


taupe purse here | if you have read any other posts on here, you will know that i am obsessed with this bag | it comes in a ton of color options (you can see how i styled the pink one here) & is only $18!

  • the bag is my favorite since it goes with any outfit, it can be worn crossbody or on the shoulder, & it is such high quality (especially for the price)
  • i also found another designer dupe which is the pink “YSL”, envelope style, bag that i linked here & below for you along with some other cute bag options!


pearl heart earrings here (similar) | these earrings are currently out of stock 😖 but i linked a bunch of other heart earring options below that are super similar!

  • these earring are all so affordable & perfect to throw on with any outfit to make it a bit more girly!


if the answer to “is forever 21 closing?” were to be yes, then this next outfit wouldn’t be an option, & that would really be a bummer!

“is forever 21 closing?” + haul outfit #2
  • we have another amazing basic dress find from forever 21!
  • this dress comes in 4 color options, pink, white, light gray, & obviously, black
  • this dress fits true to size, i am wearing the size small
  • it is however also short just like the last dress so definitely size up if you are over 5″4 or it is going to be way too short
  • the mock neck design is perfect for fall or winter & this fabric is just absolutely amazing!
  • this dress is a great material to keep you comfy while still looking cute 😉

is forever 21 closing? + haul | outfit details:

mini sweater dress here | fit is true to size, wearing a small | size up if taller than 5″4

  • this dress is an amazing basic that everyone needs in their closet since you could wear this in TONS of different ways!
  • this dress is also only $15 which is absolutely insane for the quality & softness of this material!
  • this would look adorable with a beanie & a long jacket in the winter time or styled with a scarf & some ankle booties for the fall!
  • btw the dresses below where the model is wearing a thick black belt is the exact one i am wearing, the other choices are just more similar options from forever 21:


over the knee boots here | these boots are so comfortable & fit true to size | they are also super affordable at just $ & comes in a ton of different color options

  • these boots could be worn with so many fall & winter outfits + you can wear them more slouchy or leave them as a tighter style!
  • the heel height on these is not too high so they are easy to walk around in & the over the knee style definitely makes your legs look longer!
  • also, in the color option i am wearing (which is the “khaki” shade), can be worn with basically any color clothing! they also look pretty similar to the stuart weitzman boots which are crazy expensive!
  • i also linked some similar options in different heel heights & styles below:


gucci belt dupe here | i actually got this on amazon but i am 99% sure that this is the same one | it is also only $15 & is amazing quality + it looks just like the real thing!

  • this belt is great if you want to test out this belt style before you make the investment in a real gucci belt or if you just like the style but aren’t willing to pay the insanely high price for a single belt.
  • this belt, since it is a luxury dupe, can also easily make an outfit look way more expensive than it really is!
  • i also linked a ton more gucci belt dupes below in different styles:


leopard knotted headband set here | this set of 3 knotted headbands is only $3.50 & comes with a leopard, satin pink, & satin black headband!

  • these headbands are great dupes for the lele sadoughi knot headbands!
  • if you have read any other posts on here (especially this one about affordable hair accessories) than you already know all about these headbands!
  • they are so easy to add to any outfit & are perfect if your looking to do your hair in less than 5 seconds while still having it look stylish!
  • i linked some other options below including my favorite floral set & some other cute choices!


is forever 21 closing? + haul, onto the 3rd outfit!

“is forever 21 closing?” + haul outfit #3
  • the third outfit in my “is forever 21 closing?” + haul post is this adorable workout look!
  • if you are a girly girl who loves to workout but also likes looking cute than this whole look is absolutely perfect for you! 😉
  • the leggings & top are both from forever 21 & pair so well together for an effortless, sporty, look!
  • the leggings are high waisted & the top is cropped so they hit at the perfect spot to give you waist some definition!
  • also these shoes are just to die for! the glitter is stunning & sparkles in the light ✨

is forever 21 closing? + haul | outfit details:

basic tee here | the fit is tts, i am wearing the small | this top comes in multiple colors, is super comfortable, & is an excellent basic to pair with just about any bottoms!

  • this top is amazing quality, i have had it for a few years now & it is still in amazing condition with no pilling or other flaws!
  • just a quick note: this top is pretty cropped so if you do not like that style make sure to size up
  • i linked this top in multiple colors as well as another one of my fave basic tops from forever 21 down below:


mesh side leggings here | fit is somewhat tts, i am wearing a small but i feel like it would be a good idea to size up since they do fit a little tight

  • these leggings are so girly & cute + they would look great for a cute gym outfit or just a casual everyday look!
  • the mesh detailing makes these leggings so much more interesting than just your average leggings. they are also super affordable at just $25!
  • since they are no longer available in these mauve color, i linked some other pink leggings from forever 21 & some cute activewear sets!


rose gold tennis shoes here | SIZE DOWN, these shoes are definitely too big so you should size down at least 1/2 size (i actually sized down 1 whole size)

  • these adorable shoes are just $20 & come in a ton of different color options!
  • i am wearing the “rose gold” color & the glitter is so pretty! so far, the glitter doesn’t seem to be falling off like lots of other glittery items!
  • i will say, in my opinion, these aren’t really workout shoes & are more just for looks so i wouldn’t suggest these if you are looking for running shoes.


leopard headband set here | this headband set is the same as the last outfit

  • i absolutely love knot headbands! they can make any outfit look way more put together & they come in tons of color/style options
  • i linked even more options below that are super cute!


mini hoop earring set here | this 3 pair earring set comes with 3 different sizes (all very small) & has a pair of rose gold, silver, & gold earrings

  • this set is just $6 which is amazing for the quality, that also means that each earring pair is only $2!
  • you could easily add these to any outfit & they always seem to make it just a bit more stylish!
  • they are from one of the best target brands as well which is wild fable!
  • i linked some other target earrings below since they are such high quality for the price:


the 4th outfit in this is forever 21 closing? + haul post!

“is forever 21 closing?” + haul outfit #4
  • can you tell from this “is forever 21 closing?” + haul post that i am obsessed with dresses yet? 😂
  • anyways, we have another adorable dress that is definitely more fancy!
  • the cowl neck design is adorable & for sure gives me party vibes!
  • this belt is removable so you could also wear it with other outfits.
  • this dress is easy to wear since you can just throw it on with some heels & be good to go!
  • if it is chillier you could also wear this with a pink “leather” jacket & some white lace tights!

is forever 21 closing? + haul | outfit details:

rose gold dress here | this dress fits tts, i am wearing the small | the cowl neck design also works well if you have a large bust since there is more room than a typical dress

  • although this dress is definitely a more dressy option, you could also dress it down by styling a long sleeve tee underneath (or a sweater overtop) & some sneakers!
  • if you get this dress you also get the removable belt so then you will have a cute rose gold belt to add on to any outfit to give some extra shine!
  • i also linked some other, dressier, options from forever 21 below:


the best nude heels here | if you have read some of my other posts you probably know about these heels already | SIZE down, i sized down an entire size & they fit perfect!

  • these heels come in multiple colors, they are only $13 & can be worn with basically any outfit!
  • the heels on these shoes are not very tall so they’re easy to walk around in & don’t hurt your feet!
  • i linked a bunch of other adorable nude heels below:


pearl headband set here | this set of 2 headbands is just $2.50 & is amazing quality, especially for that price!

  • you can wear these headbands with both casual & dressy outfits & you could even wear both at the same time to make it look like a thicker style headband
  • the gold & pearl design is so pretty & looks amazing with pink tops & dresses but also tons of other colors since it is such a basic color combo!
  • i linked some other cute pearl headbands below!


the final outfit in this is forever 21 closing? + haul post!

“is forever 21 closing?” + haul outfit #5
  • this leopard print top is from forever 21 & just so adorable!
  • this top could easily be worn any time of year & also comes with a waist tie that can be taken off to wear with other outfits
  • this top has such cute button detailing & a peplum style!
  • the shadow print style is also perfect if you are not too sure about animal print but want to subtly try it out
  • this top looks very expensive just because of the satin fabric & luxury looking design but, in reality, it is just $19!

is forever 21 closing? + haul | outfit details:

leopard print peplum top here | wearing a size small, i suggest you size up, the top fits a bit tighter than i would expect a small to fit.

  • this top could easily be worn with some sneakers & jeans or it could be dressed up with a skirt & some cute heels or over the knee boots!
  • for some reason this top is only available in a small right now so i linked some super similar options below for you as well with more sizing options:


denim shorts here | these shorts are from forever 21 (i don’t think this exact option is available anymore) & are one of my go to’s for the summer & spring time!

  • you could easily style these denim shorts super casual with a tee shirt or dress them up like i (sort of) did here with a blouse
  • i usually get a size small or 25 in forever 21 shorts & i would say they fit tts
  • i linked a bunch of cute shorts from forever 21 below:


camisole underneath the top here | this thick camisole is perfect to wear underneath low cut tops! | the fit is tts | it also is super high quality!

  • this top is such a nice material! since it is from express, it is amazing quality & holds up very well
  • it also comes in multiple color options, all of which are super pretty, & a few different style options that are linked below:


purple handbag here | this handbag is only $26 & comes in over 30 different color options!

  • this bag is the perfect size to hold your essentials + a little more! It also comes in a blush pink color among many others!
  • mine is in the shade “C Purple”. the bag also comes with a strap so you could wear it on your shoulder as well!
  • i didn’t even realize this when purchasing it, but this bag is actually a great dupe for the kate spade margaux bag


pink slip on sneakers here | same as the first outfit shown in this “is forever 21 closing?” + haul post

headband set here | this is the pink satin option in the headband set from the 2nd & 3rd outfits

pearl heart earrings here | wearing the $1.45, shashi amore dupes that i talked about in the 1st outfit


i hope this post was helpful in answering your question “is forever 21 closing” & in helping you to find some cute & affordable new pieces!

looking for some new, affordable pieces to add to your wardrobe? check these out! : swimsuits under $30 | amazon finds | target faves | what’s trending in fashion?

if you liked this “is forever 21 closing” + try on haul, i think you will love these as well! : HUGE thredUP review | how to style mom jeans | summer fashion essentials you NEED! | summer sandals from target under $35


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