Refreshing your wardrobe every season can be expensive. More of us than ever are choosing to build capsule wardrobes and take a vow of minimalism. Unless you’ve got the budget of a Hadid or a Kardashian, it’s unlikely you can buy into every fashion trend. Thankfully, trends are like boomerangs that eventually come back around. You’ll often find that there are already pieces in your wardrobe that are back in vogue. Shopping your closet helps you save the extra pennies to put towards a splurge purchase, like designer sneakers and a weekend getaway. We’re rounding up four fashion trends for 2021 that you probably already have in your closet.
We all remember when the Gucci Marmont belt was the it accessory to have. Every fashion brand from Zara to Topshop released their own take on the silhouette, making it likely that you have a statement belt somewhere in your closet. It’s all about the statement buckle, whether you like to go oversized with a Valentino style or a tad more minimalistic. With 2021 trends pointing towards oversized silhouettes and relaxed fits, a statement belt can help you cinch in your waist for days when you want to accentuate your curves.
2020 was the year of loungewear. With most of us working from home and spending more time indoors, we all reverted to wearing out comfy clothes all day long. You might have chosen to swap your wired bra out for a soft cotton bralette. For the 2021 look, wear your bralette as a crop top under a cardigan or blazer for an athleisure-inspired look. Focus on neutral colours like black, grey, and white to help your bralette blend in with your look. This trend is one that allows you to look stylish without compromising on comfort.
After the grey year that was 2020, it’s no surprise that we’re all looking for a rainbow after the storm. Dig into the back of your closet and find the boldest colours you can. Whether it’s pastel pink or mint green, bring some life back to your clothing. 2021 trends are pointing to head-to-toe outfits, mixing and matching bright colours together. If you want a more elevated look, keep your outfit to one monochrome colour and mix different tones of the same shade to add depth to your look.
Add a touch of drama to your look with voluminous sleeves. Before the pandemic, we were all putting together closets of glamourous outfits, whether it was pearl-embroidered headbands or velvet dresses. 2021 trends are looking to the past for inspiration, with the 80s being seen everywhere you look. A puff sleeve will add an elegant touch to any outfit, including your favourite pair of go-to jeans. Whether you’re seeing your friends in person or over a Zoom call, your voluminous sleeves are sure to make a statement.
Which 2021 trend are you rediscovering from the back of your closet?