In this feature, InStyle's senior style editor, Ali Pew, combs through our favorite fashion sites and picks out key pieces that will elevate your wardrobe. The best part? Everything clocks in at $250 or less---total! Read on to shop Pew's finds from Forever 21. Warning: You'll be clicking "add to cart" with abandon.
Shop the look (left to right):
Belted classic shirtdress, $22.90; forever21.com
You can never go wrong with a classic white shirtdress. This one's brown skinny belt ties the look together into one chic package.
Navy drawstring waist trench coat, $39.90; forever21.com
A soft trench is easy to throw on---and great for layering. The navy hue makes this particular one seasonless.
Mustard miniature crossbody saddle bag, $10.90; forever21.com
Saddle bags are a huge spring (as well as fall 2015) trend. This mustard color is a perfect complement to a neutral outfit.
Black faux suede lace-up sandals, $29.90; forever21.com
Perfect for day to night, these black lace up heels are a sexier alternative to basic pumps.
Butterfly print scuba skirt, $14.90; forever21.com
A structured scuba fabric is so flattering. The edgy raw hem on this skirt counterbalances its playful butterfly print.
Midi ring set, $6.90; forever21.com
Mix and match all your rings: Play with midi and classic styles for a modern feel.
Mustard linen blend shorts, $17.90; forever21.com
A clean silhouette is great way to add a retro color like mustard to your wardrobe. These crisp shorts are perfect for a creative workplace.
Scalloped cut-out drop earrings, $3.90; forever21.com
Earrings can be an outfit changer, and this scalloped hoop style will make any look feel fashion-forward.
Charcoal slit midi skirt, $9.90; forever21.com
This pencil skirt in a long and slim silhouette is super flattering, and the slit it almost unrecognizable, a great basic piece to own in a neutral hue.
Black and white pointed faux leather loafers, $24.90; forever21.com
An easy flat loafer works great for the weekends, but this two-tone slip-on style is equally perfect with a classic office trouser or skirt.
Abstract mixed print scarf, $8.90; forever21.com
For spring days when the temperature drops, bundle up in a brightly colored scarf. The fringe here adds just enough cool factor.
Nude gold metallic colorblock sandals, $15.90; forever21.com
Nude sandals can be worn with just about anything. This delicate style is perfect for heading into summer.
Blush faux leather backpack, $32.90; forever21.com
A backpack is such a functional (and hands free!) bag. Soft blush faux leather gives this one just enough girliness.
Combined Total Cost: $239.70