Bestie, I don’t want to be the one to tell you this, but it’s time to retire that neutral aesthetic you’ve been rocking since 2019. And toss that matching sweatsuit in the trash, too, while you’re at it. According to the top runway fashion trends of the season, going bold and bright is pretty much the only option—and TBH, I’m all for it.
The Top Fashion Trends To Try In 2021
Here’s a little pro tip from me to you: If you want to be a step ahead of the top trends, always look to next season’s biggest identifiers. No, that doesn’t mean you should be wearing wool trousers or heavy coats in spring and summer, but it does mean you can mimic next season’s top colors, patterns and silhouettes. This way, you’ll already be wearing what’s cool before your friends even realize they have to have it, too. For all they know, you’re the one that started the damn trend in the first place!
That said, I’m all about giving credit where credit is due, so let’s look to the designers actually starting this year’s top trends. After pouring over looks from Fashion Month and pulling the finest from New York, London, Paris and Milan, I’ve identified three must-try trends absolutely everyone should be rocking this season.
When neons are too bright to bear and neutrals feel too boring, pastels are the perfect creamy, dreamy hues to complement your wardrobe. Go all out in seafoam green and channel your inner Mark Fast mermaid, or take a cue from Ellery and Ninamounah and accent your pastel look with pops of darker colors like chocolate brown and cherry red.
Edina Pointelle Short Sleeve Cardigan
Green is especially in this season, so this pastel green cardi with dainty pearl buttons is the perfect pick for wearing as a top or unbuttoned over sweet sundresses.
Plenty of designers made a case for more tailored apparel in 2021, but the top looks of the season sported funky patterns, fresh materials and exciting silhouettes that give an old staple new life. Victor Li’s postcard-inspired set, Annakiki’s turquoise snakeskin explosion and C+plus’s watermelon sugar high moment are all great examples, motivating you to skip the neutral suit and go bold.