How-To: Forever 21 Colorblock Dress

Q. Hi Jordan,

Just to say that I love catching up with your blog and that your thoughts and opinions are a constant source of daily inspiration for me! So naturally, I thought of you as I pondered my latest wardrobe dilemma: Even though I’m closer to Forever 31 than Forever 21, I recently bought this cute, color-block shift dress there and cannot, for the life of me, decide what to accessorize it with. What do you think?

Thanks in advance!


A. Hey Jaime! I, too, am far closer to Forever 31 (actually about two weeks away from that particular number)…but that doesn’t stop me from being a total fangirl about the place. It’s all in how you wear it, right?

As you may have been able to tell from yesterday’s post, I (like the rest of the world, and every single mass-market designer) am very into neon right now. Especially neon yellow shoes – they look just perfect for spring, and affordable versions can be found everywhere (I spotted identical styles earlier this week at both Steve Madden and Aldo).

Mix in a few extra color splashes and a touch of white, ground the whole look with a perfect denim jacket, and you’ve got an outfit that goes everywhere from brunch-with-friends (add a lightweight scarf and swap in flats, if that’s your druthers) to out-at-night (lose the jacket and add a ton of mascara).

P.S. How amazing is that nailpolish and that lipstick? Straight to the must-list.

Product info after the jump.

Clockwise from far left: Forever 21 dress, Armani Beauty Rouge Sheer d’Armani Lipstick in Acid Tangerine, Essie polish in Navigate Her, Notify denim jacket, Jada rose gold neon bracelets, Proenza Schouler pouch, Fergie heels.

  • Jaime

    Jordan! I love it. Thank you so much! And the best thing is, I just scored myself a light colored, cropped denim jacket from eBay. Now all I have to add are the neon accessories … 🙂

  • Also closer to 31 than 21, but I think that’s the whole fun of it. It’s not called “Used to be 21”! 
    Love that orange polish!!