5 Fashion Trends for the New Year
5 Fashion Trends for the New Year
The start of this year is interesting as far as fashion is concerned. Most of us are wearing a mixture of professional clothing, formal outfits, and more loungewear than usual. Since we're not going to social events as much, many people are not investing as much in fine fashion pieces. However, it is important to look polished for work and school, even if you're attending virtually. Whether you're into bold colors, standout accessories, or oversized clothing that is cozy and comfortable, here are five fashion trends you can expect to see as the year progresses.
Catsuits are making an unexpected comeback this year. While many people think these suits are reserved for the catwalk, several celebrities have been seen wearing catsuits. This may inspire you to rock this bold fashion trend as well. Whether you choose a solid color or a pattern like stripes or snakeskin, you can find a catsuit that hugs your curves in all the right places. You can even find catsuits that are comfortable to work out in if you love 1980s fashion and want to complete your workouts in a vintage piece. Catsuits can also be paired with distressed denim jackets and fanny packs to make your 1980s look complete.
Boho dresses will likely never go out of style. They especially come in handy these days, when everyone is looking for clothing that is both stylish and comfortable. A boho dress is comfortable enough to wear around the house and can give you a carefree yet professional look if you have to report to work virtually or attend meetings online. These dresses come in a variety of colors and patterns so you're sure to find a few that match your style.
Chain Belts and Shiny Clothing
If you're still inspired by the style of the 1990s and early 2000s, try adding a chain belt to your outfit. These belts are on trend for the new year and look great with jeans and graphic t-shirts for a vintage look. You can also make sweater dresses and skirt suits more sophisticated with a chain belt. If you prefer a more demure look, an understated chain is best. Larger chain-link designs and belts with charms are ideal if you have a more outgoing sense of style.
Chain belts are usually shiny since they're made from metal, and they go great with other shiny clothing to make your wardrobe sparkle. Shiny blazers and crop tops are back in fashion this year, and these clothing pieces instantly make you feel upbeat and fancy. You'll likely find a variety of sparkly formal dresses at your favorite retail location or boutique since these are on-trend for cocktail parties and formal celebrations. You can also try shiny or sparkly pants if you want to take more fashion risks this new year.
Micro jackets are smaller than your average blazer but work as a "cherry on top" for your outfit to add color and texture. You can throw one of these jackets on to dress up a tank top or fitted shirt if you have to hop on a quick video call or wear one with jeans or slacks to create a more slender silhouette. Micro jackets also look great with mini skirts and are a nod to the style of the 1990s. These tiny jackets can show off your fun side or be paired with neutral colors to make your professional clothing stand out.
If you're not into tiny blazers, you'll still be on trend if you wear a large, boxy jacket this year. These jackets have been pretty popular for years and they're here to stay, whether you pair them with knit dresses, skirts, or jeans. Since you can wear oversized jackets with just about anything, you can use these accessories to show off your sense of style and keep you warm whether you're dressed up or down.
If you're looking for a change from sweatpants and t-shirts this year, these fashion choices can instantly update your wardrobe. Whether you need to look your best during a virtual meeting or you're heading to a small gathering with friends and family members, these trendy pieces will add a little more visual interest to any outfit.