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Fashion trends for 2021

FOR some people, a new year means a clean slate, and a chance to start fresh and reinvent one’s self; that can include a change in personal style and revamping the wardrobe a little bit.

The latest in fashion is always tricky to nail down as even the hottest trends can be volatile, but there are trends that are practical enough to be worth investing in. If you’re planning to do some retail therapy to start the new year, here are five versatile trends we’ll definitely see more of in 2021.

Lounge out

It seems that not even the quarantine and stay-at-home mandate can stop fashion and fashion lovers. Over the lockdown, lounge sets became a hot commodity. Crewnecks with matching shorts or sweatpants are all over online shops now. Most designs come with sleek embroidery or a fun graphic, usually the brand name and logo. With a piece as simple as this, it all boils down to quality and fabric, so make sure to check material and composition before purchasing.

Color me camel

Nude, beige, cream, whatever you want to call it—this muted earthy hue is the color du jour. Being a neutral, it’s definitely more a classic than a trend. This can easily be incorporated into any part of your ensemble, from hats and bags to shirts and trousers. A fun way to wear this color is by wearing varying shades or textures of it to add visual interest to an otherwise tame color.

Widen your perspective

Skinny jeans have become the pariah of fashion. Truth be told, who wants skin-clinging bottoms during such stressful times anyway? It’s all about the relaxed fit now. The best part about this silhouette is that it can be dressed up or down (a classic tee if you’re going casual or a button down for something more sharp) and is flattering on most body types. If you also want to look taller, these do just the trick.

Slip and slide

Regardless of what it’s going to look like, summer is still approaching and there’s no better time to flaunt a cute pair of sandals. Not only are they fuss-free and practical for our weather, they are effortlessly stylish and come in a variety of designs. Leather sandals are always a smart choice, but should you prefer something more suitable for the beach, a rubber pair is great.

Bling it on

Do you remember when “excessorizing” was a thing? Well, it’s back (sort of) but with a sleeker, more streamlined approach. There are already layered jewelry sold as sets but you can buy individual pieces and build your own. The key is choosing pieces that complement and not compete. If you’re concerned about cost per wear, you don’t always have to wear them together. You can wear them separately too on days you feel like keeping it simple.


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