2021 Fashion Trends: is old school cool?

Naya Gasper, Staff Writer

An abundance of new fashion trends is emerging for 2021. Anywhere from sweater vests to flare jeans, trends from the 80’s and 90’s are being recycled. New high-end fashion trends are also coming into play and becoming very popular. 

This year, sweater vests made a comeback. With the help of influencers like Emma Chamberlain, this trend has become very popular as a versatile and gender-neutral outfit choice. A pair of flare yoga pants paired with sweater vests can make an outfit. This recycled trend reentered the fashion world at the beginning of 2020 and is something that will definitely be continuing as we move forward into 2021. 

Small shoulder purses have been all the rave recently. You can find these anywhere from the local thrift store to high-end stores like Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. Not only are they practical and easy to hold small things like money, but shoulder purses are also a cute way to accessorize a basic outfit. Bucket hats have also been another accessory in style. Bucket hats are great to add to an outfit because of the variation in fabric. You can find them in animal print, faux fur, and even patchwork which makes them great to spice up any outfit.  

Tennis skirts and collared shirts underneath crew necks have grown in popularity this year. The collar allows for the outfit to look more put together while putting little effort into an outfit. Layering has been an extremely popular style for 2020 and 2021. Especially during the winter months, this is the perfect way to stay warm and look cute while doing it. 

Flannels and jackets are a great thing to throw on over any outfit on a chilly day. They are warm, comfortable, and stylish. Shackets have been increasing in popularity throughout 2021 and are a great transition piece as we enter the warmer months. 

Biker shorts really emerged in 2020 thanks to Kim Kardashian and are a trend that we will continue to see in 2021 once the weather gets warmer. Paired with a chunky dad sneaker, hightop converse, or even boots, this outfit is comfortable, stylish, and easy to throw on. 

No matter what 2021 brings the fashion icons are fully prepared to continue to strive and so should you.