With the tumultuous year that was 2020, it’s been hard to make predictions on which fashion trends would emerge in 2021. However, many fashion designers and influencers have drawn inspiration from the events of the year and come up with head-turning trends that we can’t wait to see become the next big thing. From sustainable wear to androgynous suits, here are some trends you can look forward to in 2021.
- Bold Shoulders
Big and bold shoulders have made it to 2021. This trend first came about in mid-2019 where it caused quite a stir. We didn’t see much of it in 2020 because we were all rocking sweatpants for most of the year. However, we’re looking forward to its return and the trendy looks that our favourite fashion influencers will create.
- Androgynous Suits
This promises to be the biggest fashion trend of 2021. With many pushing the boundaries of formal wear as well as unisex clothes, androgynous suits are a great choice for them. They’re designed for people of all shapes and sizes who aren’t afraid to explore these lines without being unfeminine. Lots of designers such as Fendi have already showcased their androgynous suit designs during last year’s runway shows and they’ve started to hit the streets.
- Graffiti Jackets
Printed jackets are more vibrant and personalized and with the rise of self-expression, more people are choosing to pass their message through their clothes. From powerful statements to bold artwork, you can have anything you wish to express. The best part is you can get any of your jackets, whether denim or leather, customized without any damage.
- Luxury Sweatsuits
Athleisure wear is still one of the biggest fashion trends and has made its way to 2021. They became more mainstream during the COVID-19 period as more people ditched formal wear for loungewear. As such, designers have taken to the trend, creating more luxurious and fashionable designs that you can even rock to formal events. Celebrities like Kanye West and Beyonce have also teamed up with big-name brands to create their own lines of luxury sweatsuits and athletic wear.
- Gladiator Heels
The year was 2010 and Gladiator sandals were one of the hottest footwear of the time. A decade later, these ancient Roman-inspired shoes are making a comeback. Gladiators have gotten a modern facelift but still maintain the iconic knee-high straps. The modern version is more sophisticated and high-end with a low heel as opposed to the old version which was mainly flats.
Knit material feels like a warm hug which we all need right now especially since physical contact is still restricted due to COVID-19. The rise of the knit trend may attribute to the pandemic for more than one reason. Most designers are working from home and embraced more traditional styles of dressmaking. As such, knits were a huge hit during last year’s fashion shows and is set to be a big trend this year. Fashion: How To Stay Warm And Still Look Stylish
- Face Masks
Last but certainly not least, the face mask is here to stay. With the coronavirus still being a huge threat, face masks will be the accessory of the year. As such, you may want to ditch the basic masks for more fashion-forward ones and of better quality. Some of the popular ones include Ankara masks, designer masks, and floral masks.