If the runways are any indication, there are so many cool trends coming down the pike for fall 2021. After studying all of the cool F/W 21 collections, I’m already excited to start wearing a number of them and don’t see why we should wait. If you’re an early adopter and want to add some of the biggest emerging fashion trends to your closet stat, we’re on the same page, and you’ll want to keep reading.
Ahead, I’m highlighting some of the key fall 2021 trends that make sense to start wearing now. I’m leaving out weather-specific pieces, such as moon boots and cloud coats, and instead focusing on others that can really be added into your outfit rotation year-round. Whether you’re looking for the cool new color trend to adopt, the pieces to start getting dressed up in again, or the shoe trend that’s about to be everywhere, there are plenty of fresh trends you’ll want to know about. Here, shop my favorite fall 2021 trends to start test-driving now.
Yep, saturated shades are about to take over in every possible color. You'll want to wear one hue head-to-toe for maximum impact.
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Each season, suiting seems to get reworked, and I'm especially loving the cropped jackets that were spotted everywhere on the F/W 21 runways and styled with everything from trousers to skirts. The key trick is to have a midriff-baring look.
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Ready for a denim refresh? You'll want to get your hands on the dark-indigo denim that will be replacing the lighter vintage washes that have been popular over the last several years.
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Lots of designers debuted party-inspired pieces, including the flashy minidresses that are getting this editor excited to start getting dressed up again.
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Arm warmers are one of the freshest trends in recent memory. Look out for items like the dress from Isa Boulder, where arm warmers are built into the actual piece.
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Cutout pieces are getting a refresh this year. Instead of the majorly skin-baring pieces we've seen on the market, designers are reimagining the trend with looser silhouettes and subtler open backs.
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Vests have been on the rise recently, but for fall, we'll be seeing them worn as standalone tops rather than something you style beneath a blazer. While knit versions have been popular this season, expect to see them in more tailored silhouettes and interesting materials.
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Photo:Courtesy of Calvin Luo