This year as we all started to journey outside of our homes into the world once more, certain fashion trends have taken over. With a major 90’s revival, the shape, color and material of our clothing has shifted. This article will give a brief overview of the top 10 fashion trends that marked 2021.
The oversized blazer
As we start to return to work and school, fashion incorporates a lot of the comfort that people preferred during the past year while remaining stylish. The oversized blazer, also known as the boyfriend blazer, is similar to the 90s blazer that sported wide shoulder pads. These blazers are usually cotton, woolen, or linen, giving you a ‘boxy’ shape. These blazers are paired with many kinds of pants. Some choose to wear straight leg pants as a matching set with a blazer, while some opt for a more casual look with jeans. The versatility of the oversized blazer is endless! For more tips on styling an oversized blazer, click here.
Continuing with the 90s revival, baggy jeans are back in trend. The styles that hit the fashion runways in April of 2021 called for a major jean revamp for many people. Skinny jeans have been forgotten as people opt for a looser fit. For everyone who loves comfy clothes, wide leg jeans are the way to go as they provide you with ample leg room to sit and walk comfortably all day. You can pair these pants with platform, chunky sneakers, or even boots.
A top that is once again versatile for all weathers and styles, the sweater vest is a knit sleeveless top that is worn either by itself or on top of a t-shirt. Many designs of these vests are in the market as some have diamonds while some have stripes. The vest comes in different lengths as well as some people prefer a cropped vest to pair with high waisted jeans, while some wear a long vest with slim-fit pants. The vest gives more dimension to one’s outfit with the additional layer and can instantly make any outfit appear more professional and put-together.
The crop top era has been large due to the desire for a more casual and comfortable style. Cropped tank tops with a pair of plain jeans have become a staple outfit for many youth. As wide-leg pants are often high waisted, a top/blouse that is cropped flows well with the outfit.
This style of shoes have actually been in style since 2020, ever since designers released their spring/summer collection. Shoes and boots that have a platform not only provide height but are also a comfortable option when walking a lot. Sneakers like Vans and Converse have also upgraded their soles, adding more height to their shoes. This style of shoe works well with the minimalist aesthetic and can virtually be paired with any style.
Sticking to the baggy trend of 2021, jackets are also on the looser side. With fall upon us, many people are sporting a puffer jacket which typically ends at the waist and, as the name gives away, has a puffy body and sleeves. Many popular clothing stores, like Aritzia and Zara, have been selling puffer jackets to their customers this season as the trends stray away from tight fitting jackets.
From models on the runway, to Michelle Obama, many people have been spotted wearing monochromatic outfits this year. This style is widely popularized by the minimalist trend where wearing less is more. People sporting the same-colored shirt and pants has now become a fashion statement that attracts people’s attention.
Plain canvas tote bags are a popular choice for many youth. They provide an easy packing up and unpacking, they are lightweight, and can last very long. With the concern about plastic garbage increasing and polluting our environment, many people have taken towards using reusable bags. A good canvas tote bag can last someone a long time if used properly, and can be stitched if it were to rip.
Dainty jewelry refers to thin and delicate looking jewelry as opposed to thick chunky jewelry that is clunky and loud. Thin, plain necklaces that are made of tiny links are gaining popularity, as well as double layered necklaces that have a small pendant. Smaller, pearl earrings are also gaining popularity as they give off a more professional look.
The last item in the list is based off of a famous Historic figure – Princess Diana. Princess Diana was known for her amazing style and clothing choices as the 90s revival brought forth a whole stream of people copying her outfit of hers in an oversized crew neck along with biker shorts. The oversized crew neck provides one with a good way to dress up for a casual event or to even go to school.