Whenever a new year starts I always get excited about the new fashion trends that are coming our way. When it comes to fashion trends I always stress that your wardrobe must have the basics first! It’s important to build a practical wardrobe with quality items that will last for years to come before investing in trendy pieces. That being said I do find incorporating new trendy pieces into my wardrobe is one of the most fun things about fashion. It’s always so much fun to try out new pieces and figure out how to put your twist on the trend. So I’ve dug through the fashion blogs, websites, and runway images to bring you the fashion trend forecast 2021!
Fashion Trend Forcast 2021
Elevated Knit Sets
I thought I would start with the elevated knit set since it seems as though comfy pieces aren’t going anywhere this year. I love the idea of a knit set because not only is it cozy but it looks so much chicer than your typical jogger set. You could even fancy it up a bit and skip the joggers in lieu of a knitted skirt and top. I love Asos for these sets as they often have sizes for petite women. The best part is you could dress it up for a date night or dress it down for lounging around at home.
Strong Shoulder (Puff Sleeve, Pads)
We started seeing strong shoulders at the end of 2019 and it’s safe to say that they are not going anywhere for 2021! You’ll see a lot of puff sleeves, subtle shoulder pads, and other trendy shoulder styles this year. What’s fun about this trend is that you could go super feminine with puff sleeves or go rock an edgy look with sharp shoulder pads. Either way an outfit with a strong shoulder is definitely a boss look. It says I’m here and you better listen to what I have to say!
I’m hesitant to even call second skin tops a trend because they are so versatile and could be worn for years to come. If the name second-skin has you scratching your head lemme explain. A second skin top is essentially any top that hugs you close to your body. Hence the name second skin. These tops are great for wearing on their own or as a layering piece during the colder months. IMO what makes them trendy is the that they often come in fun colors and prints. Although you can get them in sold colors too which makes them super practical.
House shoes are in babes! Need I say more? If you are still at home and prefer not to go barefoot then you’re going to want to check out the selection of comfortable house shoes. This is one fashion trend that I know is going to be around for a while!
Headscarves are a trend that I used to love in the early 00s and I’m not mad that they are finally coming back in style! Not only are they practical (anyone else on day four of not washing their hair?) but they look oh so effortlessly chic. If you want to see more ways to a hair scarf check out this guest post by Ana from Ana Treasure Box on Etsy. Don’t feel like reading the post? You can get $5 off one of her unique hand-painted scarves with the code TRACYC5OFF.
Wide Leg Trousers
Wide leg trousers have been trending for a few years now and will certainly be sticking around for 2021. If you’re a shortie like me (5’0) then you might be thinking that this isn’t the trend for you. I however love a pair of wide leg pants. You just have to make sure that your proportions are correct and maybe even add a little heel. There is something so chic about wide leg trousers not to mention that they are very comfortable!
More and more designers and clothing companies are starting to think about how they can make their pieces sustainable. Hopefully this is more of a change in the industry rather than a passing trend.
Feathers are in for 2021 and this may be an unpopular opinion but I am here for it. I’ve always loved feathers (I owned a feather boa as a child!) because they make any outfit feel instantly glam. And if you’re thinking that feathers are not wearable for everyday see the photo first two photos in this post. I scored that plain tee with fabulous feathered sleeves at a local thrift shop for only $7!
The bra top has been around for a while now but Who What Wear has it on their fashion trend forecast 2021. In fact, they stated that bra tops will be one of 2021’s defining looks. Why? I think it’s because of how versatile a bra top can be. You can wear it on its own with high waisted bottoms or under a cozy sweater. Or pair it with a blazer for a sexy date night look. Another bonus to the bra top. They usually do not have underwire. Making them oh so stylish and comfortable!
There you have it babes! Our fashion trend forcast 2021! What trends will you be trying out this year and what trends will you avoid? Tell me in the comments below!