7 Fashion Trends We’re Predicting for 2021

New year, new trends.

patchwork dress fashion trend 2021

Yes, 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.

01 of 07


Simon Miller Blackout Platform
Simon Miller Blackout Platform $525.00

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, but if blue's not your color, there are plenty of other hues to choose from.

02 of 07

Crocheted Berets

ganni crochet beret
Ganni Lambswool Crochet Beret $195.00

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.

03 of 07

Bigger Sunglasses

RetroSuperFuture Zed Glasses
RetroSuperFuture Zed Glasses $250.00

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, which although sold out in black, comes in bright neon colors as well.

04 of 07

Patterned Tights

Maison Soksi Zan Tights
Maison Soksi Zan Tights $159.00

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.

05 of 07

Bustiers and Corsets

Gentle Spring Springtime Tapestry Corset
Gentle Spring Springtime Tapestry Corset $245.00

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.

06 of 07

Wide Leg Pants

Matin Wide Leg Pant
Matin Wide Leg Pant $202.00

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.

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Padded Leather Sandals

padded leather sandals
Proenza Schouler Padded Leather Sandals $715.00

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.

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