Stylists Lana Blanc, Patrick Kenger, and Brittany Diego reveal the fashion trends we’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021. From chunky shoes to wide legs, check out what’s in this year!
*Scroll to the bottom to see how I put together some of 2021’s biggest trends!
As a fan of bold balloon sleeves, I am definitely excited. I have a good amount of balloon sleeve pieces in my closet.
Fashion stylist Lana Blanc told Insider that statement sleeves are about to have their moment. “We’re expecting to see big-shouldered, 1980s-style sleeves and sleeves adorned with oversized ruffles,” she said. “Styles on the rise include bell and balloon sleeves, which can add visual interest to a top without sacrificing warmth.”
Chunkier soles and heels aren’t going away in 2021! Thank goodness because I have many chunky heels.
Chunky sneakers were popular in 2020, and now the trend is spreading to dress shoes. “Chunkier heels will start to pop up on loafers and dress shoes in 2021,” personal stylist Patrick Kenger says. “The look adds a bit of flair and moves away from the streamlined style prevalent at the beginning of the decade.”
Wider & Looser Cuts
Wider and looser fits are set to take over the runways.
…And not just pants — tops and dresses too! Kenger says: “We’re starting to see retailers move from older, tight-fitting styles to a more loose and relaxed fit.” Bring on the oversized sweaters, boxy blouses, and flowing dresses!
Earth tones are the new neutrals! “Warm, earthy colors are working their way into fashion at a very fast pace,” Kenger says.
“They’re replacing the sleek blacks and grays we’ve been seeing for a long time.”
Rust reds, mustard yellows, and deep browns will also be included.
Love them or hate them, but bra tops will only rise in popularity in 2021!
A sheer top can elevate the look and give it even more flair, and add a touch of modesty. Blanc says: “This trend may not thrill everyone, but you can get creative with it. Pair a bra top with a sheer blouse or layer one over a crisp white button-down.”
Bra tops range from sporty to luxe when made from materials like velvet or silk.
Pink! My personal favorite color may be the color of the new year.
That’s great for me because my closet is mostly pink. Pink shades from bubblegum to fuchsia are starting to trend. “I predict that pink will be a really popular color in 2021,” Blanc says. “The spring 2021 runways were full of pink silk, pink pants, pink accessories, and even pink details in tweed.” Bubblegum and pastel pink will be easier to incorporate into everyday wear, but more saturated and neon shades are gaining popularity, too.
Knits and ribbed fabrics make the perfect winter to spring transition pieces!
Upgrade your loungewear to cozy knits and ribbed fabrics. “We hopefully won’t be living in sweatpants anymore, but comfortable fabrics will still be in,” stylist Brittany Diego says. “Expect to see a lot of ribbed knits and knit co-ords.”
Diego also said sweaters and cardigans will dominate winter fashion, and lighter ribbed pieces will carry the trend into summer 2021.
“Flatforms” might be the heel choice of 2021!
Flat platforms are usually a more comfortable option without sacrificing style. “Flatforms” are stacked platform heels that have an even rise from back to front. Diego adds that other comfortable shoe styles, like mules and slip-ons, will also continue to be popular this year.
Here is how I styled some of 2021's top trends!
Black skirt and white chunky sneakers: Dolls Kill