No, I am not ageist. I just love feeling good in clothes of all kinds. But, sometimes, it’s good to feel like you’re 21. I'm a decade-ish ahead, and it's all about getting the right fit, hopping on the trend and feeling good right? After all, style doesn't have a cut off age! So if you’re somewhere between 18 and 100, but feel young, wild and free, then check out these brands. Yes, I’ll start with Forever21.
7 Best Brands To Shop To Keep You Looking Forever 21
So what if Kendall Jenner herself isn’t 21 anymore! You’re allowed to look it no matter what your birthdate is. I love that F21 is not only into mini dresses and super tight bandage dresses. They really have evolved into being a more inclusive brand. Their athleisure deserves a special mention - especially their track pants, sports bras and joggers. You can also look trendy in crop tops and Mom jeans. And of course, the shoes. Shoes REALLY have no age attached to them. With prices that suit most pockets easily, Forever 21 is really a brand to stay forever young.
This one is all about being awesome not matter you age, size or any restriction that society may have ingrained in you. XOXO Cherry is not only a woman-run brand, but is all about body positivity too. It’s easy, breezy and versatile to style. Pick from shirts, comfy dresses, beach-ready tops and even funky outfits that are on trend. Strappy dresses and off shoulder tops are recommended to add sass to your wardrobe.
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For that party look that is not OTT, but is also very runway, check out Dracht. From batwing tops to crop one with flouncy lace sleeves, all you need to do is throw on some jeans, shorts or a skirt, up you Gen Z attitude, and you’re good to go. Prices start at about INR 600, so try it, you’ll like it! Especially since no two pieces are the same.
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Look, you cannot go wrong with denim. You will always look stunning in it because it never goes out of fashion. So, pick Miss Chase for tunics, mini dresses and jackets. But they don’t only do denim. They also do jumpsuits and sporty dresses. And depending on what you pair them with, you can slay in the boardroom before getting ID'd at the next bar. I'd also recommend their shirts - crop shirts, to look edgy without looking like you tried too hard. I also really like that the prices start at INR 500, bt the material for the apparel is durable.
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Funky and fresh, this clothing label is ideal to add that hint of carefree fun to your otherwise aging wardrobe! It’ll give you intense urges to go on holiday, ideally by the beach, bit it’s perfect. So, check out B’Infinite for that forever young look of floral skater dresses, printed skirts, crop tops and more.
Over at ISU, it isn’t about the age, at all. It’s about the sass! Cold shoulder tops, slit dresses, ruffled tops, crops tops, half and half coloured skirts, there are so many bold options, and I love it! You can also pick from graphic t-shirts and tunics to shirts and co-ords. One thing to be a bit wary of is the material of the outfits. It's not the best quality so if you're a sweaty one, then careful. The fabric for most of the dresses I have bought are not very breathable.
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For something a bit like Zara, but without the price points of Zara, check out Urban Suburban. They're also an ethical brand which wins then at least 20 brownie points! From pastels to floral prints, the brand, started by three sisters, specialises in all things different. Sure it's a blazer, but it's also a slouch fit. Shirts are oversized to be paired with belts, trousers have ruffles, and all round it's your usuals with a fashionista twist! Check out the jumpsuits, skort sets and playsuits too. While I have not worn the outfits myself, a few colleagues have vouched for the style and trends, though the prices are slightly on the higher side. T-shirts are reasonable at about INR 500 upwards.
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Once you pick your outfit, then accessorise like there’s no tomorrow. Love Zara’s accessory aesthetic? Then check out these brands that will do you and Zara proud! Need shoes? Trust me on this, I hoard shoes as if it's my part time job. Check out my favourites here.