By Wallis Rogin
Art by Sarah Moon
Some former trends are here to stay, but some have been replaced by new styles from 2021. The most popular 2020 trends among teenagers, such as bucket hats, tie-dye, and even Crocs have fallen out of many people’s rotation. But some different 2021 trends are on the rise for the upcoming fall season.
During 2020’s fall season, many people at home needed something to occupy their time, so they resorted to fashion. People began to tie-dye in their free time and go thrifting for vintage sweater vests to pair with their pleated skirts.
Amalia Shapiro (9) said, “The pleated skirts and sweater vest trend was more of people wanting to be in school and taking inspiration from school uniforms in books and movies.”
Here are some of the most popular 2020 and 2021 fall trends:
Crocs with Jibbitz
Crocs are good for wearing around the house and are great to slip on to help unload groceries, but I wouldn’t wear them in public. They were a huge 2020 trend, especially wearing them with socks, but it is unlikely that they would be incorporated into the 2021 fall season. Instead, I would consider wearing some Birkenstocks® or Chacos®.
Kyra Jalenak (9) said, “I bought a pair of Crocs, but I only ended up wearing them a few times because I don’t like them anymore. In my opinion, they are out of style.”
Tie-dye was a 2020 thing since people had lots of time to create their own tie-dye attire. Now, subtle hints of tie-dye add to an outfit, but full rainbow tie-dye attire is not that popular anymore. I would try some different patterns and designs this fall.
Maggie Rosenblum (12) said, “Tie-dye will stay for a bit longer, but then it will ‘dye’ out in a couple of seasons.”
Cowgirl boots peaked in the late 1980s and early 90s since Princess Diana was seen wearing them, but now they are coming back, and I can see them as the next big trend in fashion this fall. Recently, many celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Beiber have started to wear them, so the public will soon copy this style. They would be really cute with fall dresses or even with some jeans. I definitely recommend buying a pair of these.
Jalenak said, “I think cow girl boots are so cute, and I would definitely wear them. I bought a pair last week.”
Originally, low-rise jeans became popular in the early 2000s because of stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Paris Hilton. Recently, big brands like Gucci® and Saint Laurent® are selling items like these again.
Just because they are coming back, however, doesn’t mean they are the cutest. Personally, I am not a big fan, and in my opinion, I think we should stick with more high-waisted, straight-legged jeans.
Now that the chaos of different fashion trends from 2020 have slowly come to an end, there is a whole new realm of possibilities for fashion this fall.
Rosenblum said, “I think everyone should have a good leather skirt or jacket, a jean jacket, and a solid pair of straight-leg jeans for this fall. These are basics you can style up or down for almost any outing. Go be stylish queens this fall!”
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