2020 saw us shift the way that we shop, with the focus moving from fast fashion brands and shoppers taking to digital spaces to purchase their next clothing haul. While the world of fashion was rocked and changed throughout the year, it’s still an industry that continues to flourish into 2021. With our new shopping habits in mind, we have some predictions on the best fashion purchases for this year.
1. Soft knitwear
With the lens shifting from fast fashion to higher quality pieces, soft knitwear will be a high priority on everyone’s lists. From cashmere cardigans to handmade jumpers, we predict that premium knitwear will be a hit throughout the year. These pieces can carry you from spring, right through til winter, so they would be a great fashion purchase to make in 2021.
Sales of loungewear sets skyrocketed in 2020, thanks to many people working from home or using the furlough scheme. We predict that it will remain popular throughout this year, with no sign of a big office return just yet, and many businesses going remote on a permanent basis. There will be a particular focus on matching sets to create a cohesive look, but also designer loungewear for premium materials that last.
3. Anything With Ruffles
Ruffles have been a big deal since they were first spotted on the Molly Goddard, Erdem and Roksanda AW19 runways, and we predict that they will still be a hot topic in 2021. Whether it’s a dress, a top or a bikini, as long as it has ruffles, it’s bang on trend. Ruffles come in all sizes and can really accentuate some of your best features, such as the shoulders and hips, so whatever the size and whatever the season, they should be on your shopping list.
4. Boyfriend Jeans
In 2021, the slouchy, baggy jeans look is in, and this can be achieved with boyfriend jeans. Aim to create a balance with something cropped or slim-fitting on top to keep your boyfriend jeans from coming across as lazy. These are also pieces that be dressed up with heels and a leather jacket for an edgy look, or dressed down with trainers and a fitted jumper for a more casual look.
5. Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are some of the most versatile pieces that you could own. They are perfect for a beach holiday, wearing on a summer night out, for a casual weekend outfit, or for dressing up for the work day. Maxi dresses are a style staple that never go out of fashion, so we are expecting to see some gorgeous pieces dropping in 2021. They should be high up on everyone’s wishlist for this year.
2021 is set to be another interesting and exciting year in fashion, so we can’t wait to see which trends emerge on top. However, these items will have you covered all year round, no matter the trends, and keep you looking fashionable and confident.