Even though fall doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, I have always felt like Labor Day weekend was my unofficial start of the fall season! I remember having a love-hate relationship with the holiday growing up because it meant it was time to go back to school (we always started the week after Labor Day in Michigan) but it was a big shopping weekend too! There are always SO many good sales going on for Labor Day but one of my favorites this year is the Forever 21 sale! It’s no secret that I love Forever 21 (they have been a fav of mine since HS and one of my go tos for blogging) but this time of the year is the best time of year to shop F21 – there’s so many amazing deals whether you are looking to freshen up your closet with some fall transitional pieces or snap some summer pieces at a major, MAJOR discount!
Now through September 3rd you can shop everything on sale for an extra 60% off with code “ADD2CART”. If you are ready to ditch your summer wardrobe and shop for fall, there will also be a 30% off sitewide sale starting on Sunday and running through Labor Day!
I did a little pre-sale shopping and just picked up this super cute sweetheart neckline top – it has everything from puff sleeves with pleated details at the shoulders to shoulder pads and a lace-up front with a cagey design. At just $25 (a steal but also even more affordable if your pick it up this weekend), it is one of the really cool transitional, trendy pieces that F21 has to offer for the fall. The top comes in ivory (the one I’m wearing ) and in black if you don’t like to wear whites after Labor Day.
Do I think you should wear white after labor day? Absolutely! I’ve never been one to follow “fashion rules” and I think it is kind of silly to limit yourself to only being able to wear certain styles or colors during specific times of the year. White is classy, modern, fresh, and more than appropriate to wear 365 days of the year. When the seasons change, the colors of your wardrobe should be modified to some degree but for me, the type of fabric and style of the item comes more into play when deciding if it’s suitable to wear! For my look specifically, I loved the idea of mixing the textured knit top with these distressed jeans.
The ruffled hem top goes so well with these jeans since they are high waisted and it is the perfect look for those days where it is too cool for summer dresses but still too warm for sweaters. These jeans are also the perfect girlfriend fit and look like a designer pair for WAY more affordable!
To finish the look off I added these super cute, square toe, scrappy black kitten heels. These heels are so trendy right now and I’m pretty sure my mom had something similar back in the early 2000’s. I grabbed the black but I am considering the nude color as well because they go with everything! They’re originally $22 (another super steal) but if you grab them during the sale they will be even more affordable!
I hope you girls are having an amazing start to your Labor Day weekend and I hope you find some equally amazing sale finds! Shop all of my entire look + all of my current Forever 21 picks below!