Summer isn't quite over yet, but we are already feasting our eyes on some of the most talked about 2021 fall fashion trends. Last fall, most of us kept it cozy and rocked sweatpants while working from home. With most preparing to get back to the office and classroom, this is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe. This year's runways have been filled with garments ranging from bold, saturated colors with early-2000s vibes to new and improved utility aesthetics. Let's get into five of 2021's top fall trends.
1. Loose-fitting Jeans
Loose fitting, straight-leg, and mom jeans are fashion necessities this upcoming fall season. The wider leg cuts create a fashion-forward silhouette that also allows you to be comfortable. These vintage-inspired styles will have a strong hold on the fashion world this season, so you can put away your favorite skinny jeans for a while. A few items to pair with your loose-fitting jeans are slim fitting tops, cropped knitwear, or a tailored blazer.
Shop the trend: Free People Tapered Baggy Boyfriend Jeans ($98)
2. Bold, Saturated Colors and Patterns
Toss those pastel colors from spring to the side and replace them with bright and eye-catching hues. Bold and highly-saturated colors coordinated with prints will definitely help you make a fashion statement this fall without speaking. The simplest way to rock this trend is to grab an abstract patterned two-piece set. Tip: It’s best to match colors, not prints.
3. Utilitarian Aesthetic
Want to make a fashion statement that also offers convenience and a sense of preparedness? Then look no further, than the utilitarian trend. Pants, jackets, and vests with multiple pockets eliminate the need to carry a bag. (That's why they're also called cargo.) Yet you'll still look pulled together whether you keep the look casual or more formal. Tip: One utilitarian piece is enough for one look.
Shop the trend: Lionne Alex Jean Cargo ($388)
4. Cowgirl Boots
With Beyoncé’s new rodeo-themed Ivy Park collection dropping recently, the girls are talking about the western look making a comeback. While we don't recommend bringing the entire prairie to the streets, we can vouch for cowgirl boots being very versatile. You can wear your new pair with just about anything ranging from dresses to skirts, shorts, jeans, and overalls.
Shop the trend: Free People We the Free Montage Tall Boots ($298)
5. Oversized Puffy Bags
Yes, I know we have all just figured out how to stuff our phone, lip gloss, and keys into our mini bags, but just that quickly a new bag trend is upon us. This fall is all about the puffy, oversized totes, clutches, and almost everything anti-micro. (Bonus points if your purse also has a chunky chain strap.) You know what they say, go big or go home.
Shop the trend: Maison Margiela Large Glam Slam Bag ($1,995)