Although 2020 has been a quiet year in the fashion world, 2021 unveiled a new season of bold and stylish designs for spring and summer dominating the fashion world. From Paris to Milan, you can find serious style inspiration with the top fashion trends taking over the start of the new decade.
That said, here are the top eight fashion trends in 2021, helping you look and feel fresh.
The year 2021 is all about expressing yourself, and what better way to do that than wearing vibrant colors? Go all out, and don’t hesitate to mix brightly colored t-shirts with screen prints or statement shirts that add custom artwork to your t-shirts, allowing you to make the most out of this trend while adding a personal touch.
Oversized Shoulder Pad Boyfriend Jackets
Sizeable outfits had been a popular base of trends for the last couple of years, and in 2021, shoulder pad ‘boyfriend’ jackets are taking over. Thanks to the oversized shoulder pads, this trend cinches in your wairs, elongating your legs, making you look stylish and sleek—making it perfect for business casual attire. The best colors for this trend are blue, charcoal, and other neutral colors.
Black Face Masks
Due to the ongoing pandemic, face masks became a necessity. So, why not take advantage of the moment and do it beautifully? The best face mask option is sleek black face coverings that work perfectly with any outfit while providing adequate protection and coverage for your mouth and nose. The greatness behind this trend is the endless styling opportunities that come with it.
This trend takes inspiration from the ’50s and ’60s, making a big comeback in the fashion scene. Not only do headscarves protect your hair, but it also adds a perfect finishing touch to any outfit without overdoing it. Because of its popularity, you can choose from plenty of varieties, ranging from silky designs with floral motifs to simple options consisting of bold colors and block letters.
When styling a headscarf, you can wrap it under your chin in loose knots or have it hanging off the back of your head.
Folk Inspired Coats
If you’re looking to go all out this season, going for gorgeous and intricate folk-inspired coats is the way to go. The best part is, during the temperature drops on particular days during spring, you can always have beautiful embroidery layers and lace to keep your outfit ‘hot’ and stylish. Each coat’s intricate design usually looks perfect with monochrome black or brown ensembles or choosing it in a series of other colors for a more vibrant look. Plus, this trend is so easy to style and looks great on any body type.
White Knee High Boots
The start of the new decade brings you trends that make you reminisce about the good times. A particular trend that stands out is white knee-high boots, bringing wearers back to the ’60s. You can wear them with patterned mini dresses, skirts, polo necks, or a unique pair of leggings, helping you look chic and sleek. However, if you’re looking to keep up with the new season, choose a ‘slouchy’ style, giving you a comfortable outfit while keeping it nice and tight for an alluring touch.
If you’re looking to make a statement regarding fashion this 2021, let your handbag do the job. That’s because this season is all about fringing on the bags. The trends allow the tassels to dangle close to the fabric while watching them almost hit the floor for maximum impact—boasting over-the-top designs that will make heads turn and help you feel chic.
You can choose from leather fringes or shearlings, allowing you to rock any piece during the warm seasons of spring and summer, making it work for nearly any event. For a classic vibe, go for darker hues or feel a little bold and choose vibrant colors like red.
Sneakers and boots are some of the most popular flat styles for the last couple of years. However, ‘chunky’ flats are taking over the scene in 2021. They can help you look and feel in-charge and stylish. You can add some longer socks to make this footwear fresh, nailing the ‘preppy’ school core trend that’s been going around since the start of the new decade.
If part of your New Year’s resolution is getting dressed and strutting your style, there’s still time to enjoy some of the latest fashion trends for spring and summer—and those mentioned are some of the best fashion trends in 2021 that won’t cost you a lot but will make you look and feel great.