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2020 was full of curveballs—and we’re not just talking about fashion. Right when we thought we were served enough surprises; something else would happen. And while we wish we could say the madness won't continue into 2021, we can’t be so sure.
2021’s fashion trends are looking… unexpected, to say the least. Luckily, after this year, we're ready for anything. After such a tumultuous 2020, we can’t say we’re surprised to see some borderline-wacky trends for 2021—from strappy, cutout tops and dresses to super-super-cropped sweaters and ruffle collars as the new it-accessory. Next year, things are slated to look a bit disjointed but in a fresh, interesting way. It’s a welcome change after the stark minimalism we’ve been seeing for years now.
The good news? All you need to get a head start on next year’s trends is an open mind. Here are the ones we’re betting on below.
Simon Miller Blackout Platform
It may not be a color you’re used to seeing on your feed, but it surely makes a statement. We’re predicting this color picks up major steam into next year.
Ganni Cotton Knit Beret
We’ll go ahead and blame Emily in Paris for this one because the beret is coming back full-force for 2021. Rather than your typical wool or felt berets, try a crochet style like this one from Ganni, with grommet accents.
RetroSuperFuture Zed Glasses
Get ready for sunglasses to get bolder, bigger, and sportier. The more they look like the glasses they give you at the dentist, the better. Bottega’s leading the charge with this borderline-goggle style.
Maison Oksi Zan Tights
Tights are already fun and all, but they’re about to get more fun. A bold, patterned pair adds major impact to any skirt or dress, not to mention the Instagram-worthiness of it all.
Gentle Spring Springtime Tapestry Corset
The bustier very well may be the top of choice come 2021. Pair it with baggy jeans or even sweatpants (we're here for you) for maximum contrast. Gentle Spring’s special, made-to-order corsets will stay in your wardrobe forever.
Matin Wide Leg Pant
If you follow Sandra H. Sauceda on Instagram, you may have considered sizing up a size or two in all your clothing. Turns out, she’s ahead of the trend, because we’re seeing trousers get baggier and baggier into next year—and we don’t hate it. Look for a wide leg and consider sizing up to get the look.
Proenza Schouler Leather Sandals
It started with Bottega Veneta, and now designers like Ugo Paulon are creating pillow-shoes out of upcycled materials. Finally—a heels trend that actually looks comfortable. These thick, pillowy straps and details are about to be everywhere in the footwear department. These Proenzas look so comfortable, you may as well be walking on clouds.