The coming of a brand new year always calls for exciting new resolutions and goals. But with the fashion industry, they’re already coming up with the best trends that will take the world by storm for the next twelve months — or maybe more.
From colour-tinted retro sunglasses that took over the 70s to halter tops from the 90s Versace era, we’ve seen many old trends make a comeback last year along with new ones like chunky boots worn with dresses and bucket-style bags. But now that 2021 is here, it’s time to unravel this year’s top fashion trends!
Here are our best picks:
Signifying new beginnings, florals seem to be making an appearance in this year’s top fashion trends. When we say ’floral’, we don’t mean the era of printed dresses in 2012 where it was all cute, dainty, and fun.
This year, we mean business — we’re talking bold and vibrant prints. Some designers like Erdem and Rodarte have even taken this trend to the next level on their runway shows and mixed florals from head-to-toe.
Floral prints are especially loved during the Spring and Summer seasons as they are incredibly versatile and look like wearable pieces of art that are an absolute breath of fresh air. But even as the seasons change, this trend will transcend the test of time.
Check out Anna Sui’s Spring 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection, featuring an impressive line-up of whimsical printed floral maxi dresses.
Just like last year, 2021 is still going to be all about loose-fitting jeans. Whether it’s a vintage jacket that looks straight out of the 90s or a good ‘ol pair of bell-bottoms, oversized is in. We’re finally at a place in time where we’ve moved past the need for skinny jeans (thank god).
With COVID-19 putting the entire world in the greatest work-from-home experiment, we’re sure that everyone’s probably lived in something oversized at least once during this time.
What makes oversized denim great is that you can stay comfortable and stylish all at the same time. Pair an oversized jacket with a printed maxi dress, or throw on a sheer blouse with your denim jeans along with some classic pumps for a chic brunch look.
All things knitted
Loved for their ribbed texture and pointelle details, knits are here to stay in 2021. Over the past few months, comfort has been key for many when it comes to styling and deciding what to wear. Naturally, knits are the go-to option for this.
In more recent months, designers have been paying closer attention to the level of craftsmanship that goes behind a piece of knitwear. Italian designer Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana describes that knitting is “not like cutting fabric with scissors” and takes a different level of skill to perfect.
We are currently obsessed over the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2020/2021 Collection, from their classic cable knit cardigans to modern trench coats with a knitted twist.
Keeping to the theme of comfort, athleisure wear has been predicted to take over 2021 as well.
In the past few years, the lines between daywear and sportswear have been blurring, giving way for the rise of athleisure and a new realm of street fashion. Modern consumers are constantly looking for comfortable and chic fashion choices, and athleisure hits all the marks.
Whether you’re looking for zero-pressure loungewear for a night in or high compression wear for an intense morning yoga flow, this trend is extremely versatile and suitable for all.
Check out the highly-anticipated The North Face x Gucci Collection that will definitely go down as one of the best fashion collaborations of the year.
Vintage head scarfs
Moving over to accessories, head scarfs will be all the rage in 2021. In 2020, we’ve seen a resurgence in this trend but it is this year where we’ll be seeing more of it. Popularised in the 60s era, this sleek trend is making a comeback in the 21st century and can be seen everywhere from runway shows to the streets.
Not only do head scarfs protect your hair, but they can also add a nice touch to your outfit without overdoing it. Choose a silk headscarf with intricate patterns and vibrant colours and simply wrap it under your chin in a loose knot.
For those are more experimental, transform your headscarf from an accessory to a tube top! If you want to go for something slightly more subtle, wrap it around the handle of your bag for a little pop of colour to complete your look.