Last week we brought you seven affordable H&M finds that look way more expensive than their price tags indicate. And, after further deal-hunting this past weekend, we realized the Swedish mecca isn’t the only mega retailer carrying luxe-feeling goods that could pass as heavy hitters.
After adjusting our high-concept-vision goggles, we set out on our next fashion mission: scoping the finds at cheap-o standby Forever 21 that look high-end. And, we succeeded. Sure, we had to dig through a lot of questionable graphics and festival gear. But, eventually, we uncovered the pieces that exude a posh vibe. The streamlined, refined silhouettes ahead — including structured bags, chic heels, and intricately detailed blouses — could warrant a primo spot in any designer's window front. And, all of it is under $40. Click through to shop the eight picks that’ll hold their own this season — even next to your fancy colleague’s Prada mules.