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    20 Under-$25 Things From Forever 21 That Are Perfect For Summer

    Beat the heat with dresses, bike shorts, and more summer-ready duds.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A ruched leopard-print tee that'll go ~purrfectly~ with bike shorts or distressed jeans.

    Model wears ruched leopard-print tee with black bike shorts and sandals

    2. A knotted tank dress, so you can show off your arms while you soak up the sun.

    Orange sleeveless knotted tank dress

    3. A pair of cotton-blend bike shorts to help keep you cool and complete your #OOTD when it's really hot outside.

    Model wears bright red bike shorts with a white crop sweatshirt

    4. High-rise denim shorts so you'll finally have cute bottoms to wear with your fave bodysuits and camis.

    Model wears light blue high-rise denim shorts with a flower cami

    5. A lettuce-edge ribbed cami so stylish and beach-friendly, you'll want to wear it all summer long.

    Periwinkle blue lettuce-ribbed cami

    6. An acid wash denim skirt you'll want to pair with a crop top when it's a little too warm for jeans.

    Model wears acid wash denim skirt with white long sleeve crop top

    7. A V-cutout tee to add to your summer basics inventory: Style it with high-rise shorts or a skirt for an effortless warm weather look.

    model wears the shirt

    8. A tiered ruffle dress, so you can have a summer-ready wardrobe staple that'll look amazing with gold necklaces, colorful scarves, and sunglasses.

    Model wears a rust-colored sleeveless tiered dress with ruffles

    9. An off-the-shoulder bodysuit that you can slip into whenever you don't feel like wearing a T-shirt, tank, or cami.

    Model wears black flounce off-the-shoulder bodysuit with floral skirt

    10. A skater mini skirt so you can take your summer dressing to the next level without compromising comfort.

    Model wears black skater mini skirt with a black lace cami and kitten heels

    11. A cropped cami and joggers set that takes the guesswork out of what to wear on breezy, warm days.

    a maroon rouched spaghetti string crop top and matching joggers

    12. A pair of knotted sandals, because you need cute footwear to go with all your dresses, shorts, and rompers.

    Model wears black knotted sandals

    13. Tie-dye shorts that are anything but basic and add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe.

    White and black tie-dye shorts with a drawstring

    14. A Gingham-printed scrunchie set, so you can put your hair up in a ponytail or bun when the sun's out.

    Blue, orange, pink, and green gingham-print scrunchies

    15. A floral flounce-hem top with a gorgeous neckline and colorful flower print that'll make any outfit ~bloom.~

    Model wears floral flounce-hem top with white pants

    16. A tie-dye "Love" graphic tee you'll want to wear for Pride and warm weather activities.

    Model wears rainbow tie-dye T-shirt that says "Love" on the front

    17. A clip-dot crop top with ruffle detailing, a sweetheart neckline, and a bodice-style design. This beauty will be a great top option for days when the temperature isn't too cold or hot.

    Model wears light blue clip dot crop top with high-rise jeans

    18. Threaded geo-drop earrings that'll remind you of a tropical getaway and brighten up your summer uniform.

    Threaded geo drop earrings in a rainbow shade

    19. A cropped drawstring tube top you'll want to wear while you're lounging on the beach or by the pool.

    Model wears black cropped drawstring tube top with white biker shorts

    20. A pair of distressed shorts to pair with your fave band T-shirt, cropped tee, or warm weather top.

    Model wears Rolling Stone tee shirt with blue distressed denim shorts

    You, after giving your closet a summer refresh:

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