January 15, 2021
As the new year begins, many are looking for what’s next in the fashion world. Though many might not think about it, COVID-19 has actually impacted the fashion community in many ways. Plenty of brands couldn’t have their annual seasonal fashions shows to reveal their newest collections, and multiple fashion weeks were cancelled. However, that hasn’t stopped the world from expressing its style, even if it may be at home.
Trends are always changing, especially in the fashion world. Basically, each season has a whole new set of rules that the fashion industry wants you to follow. So, let’s break down the top trends for this coming year and some we should leave behind in 2020.
Brown. Although brown has never really been seen in the fashion world as a dominating colour, brown is slowly becoming one of the favourite colours to wear. Brown was used a lot this past fall, some example being brown jeans or corduroys and the north face brown puffer jacket. Just these two articles of clothing had an immense impact and had raised brown in the eye of the fashion world. This colour is not going away anytime soon, especially during the colder seasons and its use may even trickle down to early spring.
Vests. 2020 was a year full of people wearing sweater vests. Sweater vests are a great way to change up a look and even layer, as you actually won’t get too hot wearing one. It’s a very versatile piece of clothing as you can wear basically anything under it like a turtleneck, collared shirt, button up or just a plain tee. Bringing vests into 2021 is a whole new playing field though. Why not expand and try a new style of vest? There’s utility vests, puffer vests, and denim vests, just to name a few. Vests are such an amazing way to add some spice to your outfit, and you can use other styles to elevate your outfit even more.
Funky Oversized Coats/Blazers. Suits, blazers and coats have always been fashion staples for men and women alike, but instead of a super tailored silhouette in a neutral colour, why not have some fun with it? Big oversized coats, blazers and suits are a great and fashionable way to add an extra layer to your outfit, especially with how cold it is right now. Plus, adding a fun pattern or print will definitely make your look stand out. All these styles of coats are so timeless that changing up their fits or patterns isn’t actually that radical.
Chunky Sunglasses. Even though tiny glasses were all the rage the past few years, big chunky glasses are definitely making a comeback! We saw bigger glasses a lot this past year and they aren’t going anywhere. This is obviously a great way to keep your eyes shaded from the sun, but are also such a fashionable accessory to add to any outfit. Maybe even try ones with a cool thick frame or some weirdly shaped ones. The possibilities are endless!
Leave behind: biker shorts, super shredded jeans, neon. Despite the fact that bike shorts, shredded jeans and neon were once considered a huge part of the fashion community, this next year it seems that they will be fading away. Personally, I think one of the reasons for this is that people want to start elevating their style. They want to start wearing silhouettes that are timeless and will never go out of style (think of trench coats for example). Even if their patterns are a little out there, trench coats will always be a staple in the fashion world. On the other hand, however, bike shorts, shredded jeans and neon were just popular in the moment.
But remember, fashion is subjective! We should be wearing what we want, rather than what’s in vogue at the moment. So take this article with a grain of salt and just wear what makes you feel the most comfortable and confident!