So, what is the next fashion trend in 2021? If we travel a year back, we'd discover an intriguing surprise. You can find people not leaving without a printed mask or wearing gloves with the same flair. Similarly, this fashion will continue to evolve, and today, I am going to tell you what the trend will look like in 2021.
Before I dive into the stream of emerging trends, I will first answer this question, "What factors shape fashion trends?" to help you better understand the 2021 fashion predictions.
What Factors Actually Shape Fashion Trends?
The straightforward answer is "many." In fact, fashion trends are influenced by various factors, including the climate and technological changes, new explorations, media, famous figures, and most importantly, the work world.
In the 21st century, we are exploring the glory of the virtual business world that, indeed, has impacted the fashion world to a greater extent. Therefore,
- Dress codes for formal attires are disappearing.
- Work from home has triggered the need for more relaxing and versatile clothing.
- Simplicity is taking over luxury in clothing. As a result, we now see many bureaucrats, politicians, and presidents wearing polo t-shirts, jeans, and blazers on talk-shows.
- COVID has completely changed the way people think & believe. Authority, responsibility, and personality that were supposed to be explained by the word "Well-Dressed" is now replaced by "How many skills do you have?"
- 2020 didn't give a chance for any catwalk events or celebrity wear to become popular in 2021!
- Over usage of technological gadgets are now demanding high physical fitness.
Now, you have understood the context behind fashion transformation. So let's move ahead to see what would be trending in 2021!
Yes, you guessed it correct! Face mask is a trending staple in everyone's wardrobe nowadays, especially because of the ongoing pandemic situation. Having one and wearing it all the time is an indispensable necessity.
Gladly, the vaccination is now available, but still, it is out of reach of the significant proportion of the world's population. So, it's evident that masks' use will be extended, and with the leniency in the SOPs, people will resume back to work wearing attractive designer face masks.
This would reduce the oddness associated with this garment, and the fashion world would give it a boom by continuously adding beautiful handmade designer masks. Matching to dress color masks would become common, and nice designer masks would become a signature style for fashionistas.
Tracksuits are not familiar with the word chic, but they would surely be the popular outfit in 2021. Many style experts argue that the velour tracksuits will make a great hype this year, but my predictions stand contrary to that. Velour tracksuits are certainly back, but they are trending more among celebrities than folks.
The general public would try every single style, especially the nylon and polyester tracksuits. So yes, they would be seen more than the velour ones. Though I do not totally disagree about the velour trend, it would capture the attention but mostly by the baby boomers.
Café Racer Leather Jackets:
The lightweight, sturdy and versatile café racer jacket is not just a biker's style. It's highly versatile outerwear, and therefore it has been trending for decades.
These jackets are commonly regarded as masculine wear that encourages all types of men to have one regardless of their body type. We discussed the importance of leather jackets with the CEO of Angel Jackets, he said leather jacket is a style staple and a must have item. Similarly, café racer is gradually grabbing the attention of many biker and non-bikers. And surprisingly, in 2021, it would become a go-to style for women as well.
These student wear vintage outerwear has been trending for over 150 years. Now they have become an iconic style in American culture. Even many fashionistas call it American heritage that still alive as it is born today.
A wide variety of cotton, suede, leather, and wool letterman jackets would walk into the market this year. Irrespective of the season, this style would be worn by all in different fabrics, round the year.
Did you notice anyone wearing high heels in 2020? I hope your answer would be, "No" or "Yes, but in the mirror." In either answer, it is vivid that the pandemic didn't allow anyone to experiment something new with their footwear. Instead, folks were encouraged throughout the year to eat well and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The effects of that healthy lifestyle would continue to appear in the shape of flatform shoes. The 70s & 90s inspired flatform heels will replace the typically pointed heels for the time being until everything normalizes as it used to be before 2020.
In a nutshell, this New Year, comfort would be the root for new trends. Loose fit outfits would take over the slim silhouettes. Keeping it simple would be the new style moto using which the fashionistas would explore light yet appealing ensembles.