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If you have fully converted to live-in sweats, you’ll be happy to know that matching sweatpants are still in style. But, slouchy-style denim helped carry some of us through the latter part of 2020. Many people are reluctant to swap their loungewear for denim, thanks to the pandemic. Still, it’s undeniable that denim is easy to style and baggy silhouettes are favored over skinny jeans in 2021, thus providing more options for maximum comfort.
Some of this year’s trendiest styles are delivering looks that are as cool as they are comfortable, and we’re here for it. You can skip the body conscious blouses and wear your baggy bottoms with loose fitting but polished blazers and menswear inspired shirts. Puff sleeved tops, oversized pants, joggers, and chunky flats also usher in this brave new fashion season.
This year’s color story is saturated tones that can be mixed and matched. In fact, the whole color wheel is invited to the party this summer and fall season, welcoming attractive color-coordinated shades.
For interesting color blocking, couple soft buttercup yellow with lovely lilac or peony pink. Feminine florals and bright colors are leading the way forward.
Baggy Denim Jeans
A relaxed style looks good whether you’re dressing to impress or going for a casual look. Try a retro style with high-rise waist and flared leg to bring your denim game into 2021.
Shop the WARREN HIGH RISE DISTRESSED 90’S FLARE DENIM jeans, $52, shop here
Sweaters and dresses are showing off cutouts and exciting shapes, like the Celle Reversible Knit Midi Dress. Wear attractive cutout dresses and tops on their own, or layer with an ultra-thin top. You can pair cutout jeans over tights for an edgy aesthetic.
Shop the Celle Reversible Knit Midi Dress By Sir, $420, shop here
Ruffled and Smocked
A tiered ruffled skirt and smocked top can transform even the most ordinary pattern into an eye-catching summer essential. For an inspired look, wear exaggerated bishop sleeves with cascading ruffles or go subtle with ruffle accents on tank top straps. A smocked-waist mini with flippy layers is flirty and pairs perfectly with a button shirt or smocked top.
Shop the Aerie Ruffle Mini Skirt, $19.97, shop here
Pretty Floral Prints
Floral prints are big this summer. Pastel hues are taking over. Floral prints and denim shorts are suitable for a picnic in the park or an outdoor brunch!
Shop the J.Crew smocked tie-shoulder dress in retro floral, $114.99, shop here
Retro is the statement to make with sunglasses this summer with brighter days ahead. Wayfarers, aviators, and cat-eyes are going strong. Oversize frames are favored, particularly in a perfectly neutral tortoiseshell.
Shop the Mosanana Oversize Cat Eye Tortoise glasses set, $17.99, shop here
Relaxed tailoring is the force behind the return of menswear-inspired essentials. Loose and oversize feels like the perfect fit for blazers and coats as we ease back into dressing up after a year of sweats and loungewear. A slightly oversized blazer can be a versatile piece that quickly moves from work to weekend, especially in a pastel lavender perfect for spring and summer.
Shop the Sugar Lips Women’s Double Button Blazer, $31, shop here