TOP 10 FASHION TRENDS FROM SPRING/SUMMER 2021 FASHION WEEKS
While it’s been a quiet year in general for the fashion world, 2020 has nevertheless unveiled some seriously bold and stylish designs arriving next year. Large and in-charge blazers, bold blue bags, and sleek face masks dominated Fashion Weeks. Here’s what us girlies should be investing in during 2021.
1. Oversized Shoulder pad Boyfriend Jackets
Create a long line silhouette and play with shapes with an 80s-inspired oversized boyfriend blazer. With the help of shoulder pads, this outerwear cinches in your waist and elongates your legs. Rock this look with a pair of straight-leg trousers or leather shorts for an ultra-modern style – colours that suit this trend are powder blue, charcoal, and neutrals. You can easily dress this up or down for an effortlessly chic aesthetic.
2. Black Face Masks
When it comes to protecting yourself, you may as well do it beautifully. Sleek black face masks match almost any outfit you wear, and they offer great coverage for your nose and mouth. Opt for a silky fabric for easier breathing or choose something with embellishments if you’re feeling fancy. The beauty behind this face-covering is the limitless styling opportunities that come along with it. Wear anything from a red trench coat to a colour-blocking suit and look exceptionally stylish.
3. Head Scarves
Taking inspiration from the 50s and the 60s, this sleek fashion trend is coming back in a big way. Headscarves protect your hair and add a finishing touch to your outfit without overdoing it. Choose from a silky design with floral motifs or intricate patterns, or keep it simple with bold colours and block letters. When styling this accessory, you can wrap the fabric under your chin in a loose knot, or have it hanging off the back of your head – mix things up by wrapping it around your neck or let it dangle from your bag. Channelling your inner Grace Kelly has never been easier with this classic go-to item.
4. Sorbet Pastel Tones
Another trend that has continued to dominate has been pastel tones. These sorbet-inspired colours are the perfect option for summer and they suit a wide variety of skin tones. Choose from a boiler suit in cool mint green or an oversized trench coat in soft lavender – better yet, try them both simultaneously. Suits and separates in the soft and buttery hues elevate your overall aesthetic and will remain one of the chicest styles for seasons to come.
5. Yellow Bags
This season, yellow bags have taken over the runways and the streets. This trend is easy to replicate and it is timeless – choose a small clutch to spice up an outfit or find a mustard tote for your daily needs. There are so many shades to choose from that suit your taste, and they look incredible when paired with other vibrant hues or a monochromatic ensemble.
6. Folk Inspired Coats
Go all-out this season, with beautiful and intricate folk-inspired coats. When the temperature starts to drop, add some layers of delicate embroidery and lace to keep your outfit hot. The intricate tapestry on each piece of outerwear looks great with a monochrome black or brown ensemble, or choose it in a series of other colours for a bright and interesting choice. This trend is easy to style and looks fantastic on every body type. Think Ibiza’s Hippy markets.
7. White Knee-High Boots
Swing it back to the ’60s with this classic go-go dancer inspired item of footwear. Taking its inspiration from the Youth Revolution in the mid-century, this Nancy Sinatra-approved look is a chic way to elevate your outfit. Wear with a patterned mini dress or skirt, a roll neck, or a funky pair of leggings. In 2021, opt for a slouchy style for an effortless feel or keep it sleek and tight for a sexy touch.
8. Yellow and Camel Colour Styling
Keep it neutral with yellow and camel colour styling – the trend taken from the 70s has had a serious facelift. Mixing and matching these shades adds dimension and depth to your ensembles, no matter the clothes you prefer to wear. Try a light brown suit or coat with a mustard turtleneck for the cooler months or a sleek tan T-shirt and camel pair of flared trousers.
9. Pop Blue Accessories
BLUE IS HUGE FOR 2021. Add a pop of blue to your monochrome outfit to update your go-to outfits. The beauty behind this trend is the unlimited amount of options you can try throughout the season – from a duck egg blue handbag to a chic bucket hat, you can try it all. When styling these items, opt for all black or grey outfits. The bright hue will stand out amongst the deeper shades.
10. Fringing on Bags
When it’s time to make a statement, let your handbag do the talking. Next year, one of the biggest looks you’ll see is fringing on bags. Let the tassels dangle close to the fabric or watch them almost hit the floor for maximum impact – the over-the-top design is sure to turn some heads and keep you oozing chic. For a classic feel, choose dark hues like brown or black, but if you want to stand out from the others, take a dip into bold shades like red or green.