WELCOME, 2021, another year that promises to be anything but ordinary. Still, as we arrive at the first days of a new year and leave the old one behind, inquiring minds (ours) are thinking about what’s in and trendy and to what we can say bye, bye.
Fashion-wise speaking, there wasn’t a lot of excitement. Instead of something you changed into after work, loungewear (sweat pants and the like) was the clothing we worked and stayed in all day. But outdoorsy fleece gave pullovers and hoodies a new stylish look and a quarter-zip added a fresh detail. Pink’s popularity dimmed, overtaken by a ready-for-anything army green. The most eye-catching and frankly fun item we’ve been liking during these pandemic times has been statement outerwear. Thumbs-up to designer-y faux fur coats. Some of the best fashion we’ve seen in the past few months has been on Netflix. Anya Taylor Joy’s (Beth Harmon’s) wardrobe on The Queen’s Gambit has inspired a raft of retro styles on Anthropologie, while Bridgerton’s 7,500 Regency-era costumes make delicious eye candy.
We expect Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris to be an influential force in fashion. Her wardrobe staples—comfortable sneakers (Converse Chuck Taylors, in particular) and pearls—are already desirable buys.
And, we’ve got more picks on our in-and-out list below. So, without further ado, our popularity predictions for 2021. Please note that this reckoning is a compilation of our own opinions and completely random.