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Forever 21 Mixes Street Style with WTF

You all know the poses. The familiar shoe gazing, thoughtful glances and “Oh, I didn’t notice you there. I was just lounging awkwardly in front of this brick wall” look many fashion bloggers have come to adopt.

But all navel gazing aside, many of us (myself included) have come to expect and enjoy the sometimes quirky, mostly fabulous street style of the individual girl with a budding blog or built from the ground-up personal brand. So when I saw everyone’s favorite and simultaneously not so favorite fashion retailer was getting in on the action, I didn’t really know what to think.

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Look familiar? Forever 21 recently rolled out a new lookbook of priced to move pieces, which they have dubbed their “Exclusive Designs” collection. Im assuming this means none of these items have been ripped off from anyone else. No, this cluster eff is ALL on them.

The WTF is all too familiar, with heavy favoritism paid to crochet, mesh, the ass cape trend and whatever the 9 lb baby Jesus this is:

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I can only assume that wide-eyed look is due to the approaching villagers with pitchforks and torches, just off camera.

But I digress. What’s really interesting about this new development in Forever 21′s online catalog is not the offensive levels of salmon colored, mismatched neon crochet. It’s the dilemma of whether of not this presentation tactic makes those WTFs more alluring.

I mean, does this photo make me more likely to purchase and wear a mini dress length fishing net?

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Or does this?

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Well, since it’s Friday and my brain only works at 33% power, maximum on Fridays, I’m asking YOU to BE THE JUDGE.

Let me know in the comments what you think of Forever 21′s more editorial online look.

Forever 21, Not Sure if WTF or Wonderful.

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