You'll Want to Add Forever 21's Sophisticated New Looks to Your Closet ASAP

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ICYMI, Forever 21 isn't just for tweens anymore: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the retailer is starting to change its game and focus on targeting an older audience (read: all you college girls out there) with "more forgiving fits and more sophisticated looks," the retailer told WSJ. Not only has F21 been majorly upping its own styles, but the store has also been adding pricier indie labels to the stock on their website, like Happy Socks and BOY London. We're loving the polished makeover - especially since some of the new looks would look totally at home on any stylish collegiate fashionista. Read on to see some of the looks we're lusting after!

1. Off to class

The easiest piece for creating a class outfit that strikes the perfect balance between polished and effortless? The denim shirtdress ($27.90, Forever 21). Oh, and it looks even chicer paired with a budget-friendly faux leather jacket ($37.90, Forever 21) that looks way more expensive than it actually is. A minimalist grid scarf ($10.90, Forever 21) and peep-toe booties ($32.90, Forever 21) add to the trendy model-off-duty vibes here. Upgrade your basic backpack for a chic faux leather tote ($24.90, Forever 21) with zipper details.

2. Off-duty Saturday

Forever 21's sophisticated new styles are going to LOVE your weekend go-to boyfriend jeans ($34.90, Forever 21). Case in point: a bow-collared blouse ($22.90, Forever 21) and genuine suede jacket ($69.90, Forever 21) will give your denim an on-trend update for fall. Timeless ankle booties ($69.90, Forever 21) are the perfect autumn investment - and ponyhair stands out in a sea of typical black leather boots. A luxe looking crossbody ($27.90, Forever 21) keeps you hands-free while running Saturday errands, and a classic wool fedora ($14.90, Forever 21) is the perfect weekend bed-head hider.

3. Night out

For your next night out, exchange your typical crop top for the more sophisticated look of a sleeveless turtleneck ($24.90, Forever 21) and pair it with a statement-making moto skirt ($15.99, Forever 21). Metallic flats ($24.90, Forever 21) look super glam for a party, but are comfy enough to let you dance the night away. An edgy crossbody ($22.90, Forever 21) keeps your phone, wallet and keys right at your fingertips - oh, and that edgy turnlock cuff ($7.90, Forever 21) is totally giving us Hermes vibes. Does it get any more sophisticated than that?

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