I'm a Fashion Director, and I Think You'll Want to Wear These 5 Trends Next Year


(Image credit: Arielle Siboni, Bloomingdale's)

We recently highlighted some of the key trends that will enter the sartorial spotlight in the coming months. Well, we thought it could be fun to expand on the list with insights from another fashion person as well. That's right—we tapped Bloomingdale's Women's RTW Fashion Director, Arielle Siboni, to share the trends she thinks we'll all want to wear next year. Her point of view is particularly intriguing to us given that it's her literal job to identify trends and guide fashion direction for one of the largest department stores out there.

The trends she's into run the gamut, but all share similar qualities in that they're all extremely wearable and could be mixed and matched to work within a range of wardrobes. We're talking about everything from cozy pieces to wear at home to chic footwear styles that could become go-to's. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the looks Siboni is loving, complete with visual inspiration from various fashion people. And don't worry—you don't have to wait until 2021 to shop the trends. We're also highlighting inspired picks throughout that are available right now.

1. Knit Sportswear


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"I could go on and on about knit sportswear. It has been a huge trend at Bloomingdale's this fall and we don't see any signs of it slowing down in 2021. Personally, I love a matching knit set, specifically wearing a tank, cardigan, and knit pants together. What's great about knit pieces is that they work just as well in a set as they do on their own." — Siboni 

2. Light-Wash Denim 


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"​For someone who has been wearing mostly sweatpants, there are a lot of denim trends I'll be trying out for spring. Lighter washes, looser fits, and elastic waists will be popular as we all want denim we can easily move in."

3. Slides


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"As people continue to spend more time in their homes, we'll see new styles of slides that are fitting for our work-from-home lifestyles. Right now, slipper-inspired slides and shearling detailing are big for fall and winter. Next year, pool slides and platform slides will rise to the top of our shopping lists."

4. Nap Dresses


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"Another must-have trend to add to your closet next year is the nap dress. This nightgown-inspired day dress ticks the box when you want to throw something on that's easy to wear and stylish. We'll see great pieces next year at Bloomingdale's in ditsy florals, ginghams, and eyelet."

5. Woven Handbags and Shoes


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"Woven shoes and handbags ruled the spring 2021 runways. There was a lot of emphasis on craft, and designers wove natural materials such as raffia, rope, and leather into beautiful shoes and handbags." 

Next, check out more trends that will be popular next year.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.