If you told me in January 2020 that I, a fashion editor, would spend the majority of this year wearing leggings and/or sweatpants while clocking into work from my couch (or my bed, depending on the day), I would’ve laughed in your face. Alas, here I am, rocking cozy pants with an elastic waistband—topped off with an oversized sweatshirt, no less.
So, does it feel weird to be predicting fashion trends when the most exciting event on my current calendar is a festive holiday dinner...cooked by me...at home...with only a bottle of champagne to keep me company? Of course. But I’m nothing if not an optimist and I have high hopes for 2021. My visions for the future don’t exactly include wearing buttoned-up suits and metallic frocks the second the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s, but I do think we’ll start getting even more creative with the cozy garb we wrap ourselves in as we trudge through life in these uncertain times.
So, without further ado, here are the seven trends I predict to take off in 2021—from the cheerful shade of blue we’ll all embrace to the throwback handbag style that’s already gaining traction.