The winter lockdown is slowly coming to an end and stylist to the superstars, Karen Williams is itching to offer advice on how to embrace the 2021s onslaught of newness. With new trends to grapple with, please see below for Karen’s forecasts and suggestions for how to tackle fashion in the months to come.
There are, of course, many, many new trends – fashion is constantly evolving and adapting – below are the 2021 trends that are the most accessible and worth investing in, according to Karen.
1. Dreamy Ice-Cream Colours
Pastels are everywhere this season, and luckily for us, it’s an uplifting and enjoyable spectrum, ideal for improving the new 2021 mood. Yellow can be famously hard to wear, but lemon is far more forgiving and looks better on warmer skin tones. And don’t believe you need a suntan to make these colours pop – the soft pinks and baby blues look stunning against paler skin too. They also fit brilliantly with some of the classic colours you may have in your closet already, including light and dark blue denim, or camel and grey, and are super fresh when paired with white jeans or a simple round neck white t-shirt.
2. Ugly Trainers – Beautiful!
Ever since Balenciaga dropped theirs, the hideous trainer trend has stuck around. This season, ugly trainers are here for the mainstream. This style fits pretty brilliantly with the over-sized leisurewear that’s all over the High Street right now – the dimensions of a more compact or traditional sneaker like the Nike internationalist don’t work as well. Adidas Ozweegas, Chunky New Balance and Hi-Tec are your go-to brands.
3. Big Collar Energy!
Copenhagen cool-girl brand GANNI kicked off the over-sized collar trend a few years ago and it has now really taken off in High Street collections. Shirts and cardigans are finally interesting again! Teamed with anything from jeans to tailored wide leg trousers, it’s super versatile. And if you just feel like dipping your toe into this trend, there are loads of detachable collars available that you can simply pop on with an existing wardrobe classic.
4. Bigger the Better
Think big, big, bigger this season. Whether its a blazer, a wide leg cropped jean, a jogger, a hoodie or a trench – the trend is oversized. Really cool, and unapologetically baggy. If the cut doesn’t come oversized then don’ be scared to go a few sizes bigger. Be warned this trend is for the brave and the bold, but compared to what we’ve been through this last year, it’s a walk in the park. Don’t worry though, you can scale the look back by balancing out with slim silhouettes if it gets a bit much.
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