Trends come and go in the world of fashion. Each year, some manage to stay for a long time while others make their exit even before the season is up.
The year 2021 is set to see some new fashion trends appearing and others spilling over from the previous year.
If your goal is to stay on top of the fashion game this year, you will do well to invest in these fashion pieces that are expected to trend in the coming months:
1. Eye-Catching Watches
Let’s start with a classic accessory that everyone should have: the watch.
This year, you will see timepieces with large, square, and simple dials all around. Watches with bicolor or marbled dials with deep blue, rose gold, and white-mother-of-pearl tones are also expected to trend in the summer.
These hues are reminiscent of summer and the dreamy and calm vibe that the warm season conveys.
Also, expect to see watches in Qatar with charms made of rhinestone, sea glass, silver, and other glittering materials. The small trinkets on the bracelet give the timepiece an elegant brilliance, making it the perfect bling that can elevate your outfit.
If you want to buy a versatile yet stylish timepiece, you won’t go wrong with buying a watch with interchangeable bracelets this year. Make sure to get a classic black or grey leather and silver bracelet to pair with business and work outfits.
If you are aiming for a fun, casual look, get fabric bracelets made of nylon in red, blue, or yellow.
2. Modern, Futuristic Eyewear
Another accessory that you shouldn’t hesitate to get this year is a pair of sunglasses.
This 2021, expect to see more oversized cat-eye frames. You will also see more futuristic, funky sunglasses in Qatar. Dark glasses with wavy tops and sides won’t fail to catch the attention of others and will let you express your fun side.
Gold-colored frames will also be trending this year. You will do well to get a pair of shades that stand out and pair well with your favorite golden hoops and chain-link necklaces.
Lastly, edgy sunglasses will also be a hit this year. Opt for structured and geometric lenses that can give you an unconventional, unique look.
3. Quirky Bags
A standout look is something that you want to achieve this year. A new, distinctive bag can help you put together OOTDs that meet this goal.
If you’re not ready to go over the top yet, add a baguette swipe leather shoulder bag to your wardrobe. This handbag, which has been trending on Instagram and other social media sites, has a distinctive, chic silhouette that makes it an instant head-turner.
An easy way to get started with the unique look is to add a chain to your favorite tiny purse and wear it as you like. Celebrities have been donning their micro bags around their neck, which is something that you can try if you’re feeling edgy.
Bags with unique shapes are going to be big as well. If you want to be at your trendiest, invest in a handbag with an unexpected silhouette, such as an asymmetrical or fan-shaped tote.
4. Chunky Soles and Heels
2020 was the year of chunky sneakers. This year, this trend is expected to spread to dress shoes.
Ladies will be happy to know that loafers and dress shoes with chunky heels will be in this year since they are more comfortable to wear than high heels. Additionally, although they are not too flashy, they add a bit of flair to your outfit.
If you prefer slimmer heels or don’t want to wear chunky shoes all the time, opt for kitten and block-shaped heels. They give you a bit of height and pair well with both casual and office attire. However, you can wear them for hours since they are comfy on the feet.
Another trend that you will love this year is the use of thick chains. The chain detailing gives your high heels, ankle boots, and elevator shoes an elegant, more fascinating look.
5. Elegant and Versatile Tops
Outfits this year are leaning towards elegance and versatility. Puff-sleeved tops, for instance, can elevate leggings, slacks, and jeans instantly.
Ribbed tanks are also here to stay. These classic wardrobe staples pair well with anything, including jeans, slacks, and skirts. Pair it with a jacket or blazer and you get an instant polished, casual office look.
Another classic top that will continue to stay on trend this year is the boyfriend shirt. But this year, these shirts are getting a feminine spin. Expect them to come in white and pink hues and floral prints. Cropped styles are going to be a hit, too.
Also, versatile leather jackets are going to be big this year. A good one improves with age, lasts for years, and makes you look cool instantly.
6. Loose Denim
Loose jeans have started edging out skinny ones in 2020. As such, expect to see more wide-legged pants this year.
Runways have been showcasing high-waist and wide-leg jeans. These pants pair well with any top, including puffed sleeves, ribbed tanks, and cropped boyfriend shirts.
The wide-leg style, however, is not confined only to jeans but to other types of pants, too. Expect to see more oversized slacks and even yoga pants this year.
7. Modern, Comfy Dresses
Lastly, the dresses you can expect to see more of this year are a combination of classic and modern.
Knit dresses are versatile and presentable enough to wear whether you work from home or at the office. They are also comfy and look great on you regardless of the season.
If you don’t have a black slip dress or want to get a new one, now is the year to invest in this piece. This outfit works for any occasion. If you’re going to wear it for the office, simply pair it with a sweater or blazer.
Finally, make sure you get a Modern Black Dress or MBD this year. The reinvented black dress, which has sporty cut-outs, peekaboo details, and contemporary proportions and silhouettes are guaranteed head turners.
You will definitely need one in your wardrobe for semi-formal events, a night out with your friends, or a romantic date.
Pair it with your favorite stilettos, kitty heels, or strappy gladiator flats and a statement clutch, and you’re good to go.
With these additional pieces, you can be sure you can stay on top of what’s likely to trend in the world of fashion this 2021.
Bianca Castro is the digital marketing executive at Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment, fashion, dining, and shopping destination in Qatar. The mall has more than 400 international and local brands, including some of the most anticipated names, many of which made their Qatar debut, such as Harvey Nichols, Charlotte Tilbury, Kiehl’s, Dior Beauty Boutique, ACE and IKEA.