Five Fashion Trends for 2021

January 07, 2021

Erin Whitcomb, redhead founder of She's Red Haute fashion blog wearing green faux leather pants, blue shirt, and tan coat.

I’m sorry 2020, I’ve been cheating on you with 2021.  It’s just happier, healthier, and far more stylish.  After living in comfy attire for a year with nowhere to go, it’s time to look ahead for what the new year has to offer in the style department.   Here are 5 fashion trends for 2021 that are straight off the runway:

FAUX LEATHER FEELS

Four Faux Leather outfits by Givenchy, Fendi, Lanvin, and Ferragamo, featured on Five Fashion Trends of 2021 blog on She's Red Haute
From Left to Right: Givenchy F/W 2020, Fendi F/W 2020, Lanvin Spring 2021, Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2021

Some call it pleather, some go for faux, some prefer vegan.  Whichever you choose, this trend is a staple from the Fall/Winter 2020/2021 season that was highly underutilized due to stay at home orders.  Thankfully, this trend is still going strong through the rest of the winter months.  Pairing paperboy pleather pants with a light top or Vegan leather leggings with a chunky sweater is always a win!

LINE UP

Four striped outfits by Duro Olowu, Bottega Veneta, Ulla Johnson, and Jason Wu, featured on Five Fashion Trends of 2021 blog on She's Red Haute
From Left to Right: Duro Olowu S/S 2021, Bottega Veneta S/S 2021, Ulla Johnson S/S 2021, Jason Wu S/S 2021

Designers, such as Duro Olowu, Bottega Veneta, Ulla Johnson, and Jason Wu are making it known that in Spring 2021, stripes and lines are going to be all the rage.  This trend can make such a statement if worn head to toe. Vertical lines elongate the body and create a slimming effect.

ALL IN BLACK & WHITE

Four black and white outfits by Dolce & Gabanna, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, and Saint Laurent, featured on Five Fashion Trends of 2021 blog on She's Red Haute
From Left to Right: Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2021, Chanel S/S 2021, Carolina Herrera S/S 2021, Saint Laurent S/S 2021

Chanel legend, Karl Lagerfeld, said, “Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.”  Thankfully, this trend is making a comeback on the Spring 2021 runways, as seen in the Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, and Saint Laurent shows. The good news, we all have these colors in our closet, so we can ALL be effortlessly chic this season!

CUT IT OUT

Four cutout outfits by Fendi, Johanna Ortiz, Valentino, and Akris, featured on Five Fashion Trends of 2021 blog on She's Red Haute
From Left to Right: Fendi S/S 2021, Johanna Ortiz S/S 2021, Valentino S/S 2021, Akris S/S 2021

Cutouts are a hit, making even conservative looks more alluring this year.  These peekaboo breaks in material are throwing edgy vibes this season. Check out this 2021 trend on the runway from designers such as Fendi, Johanna Ortiz, Valentino, and Akris

WIDE LEG COMFORT

Four wide leg outfits by Schiaparelli, Fendi, Proenza Schouler, and Saint Laurent, featured on Five Fashion Trends of 2021 blog on She's Red Haute
From Left to Right: Schiaparelli S/S 2021, Fendi S/S 2021, Proenza Schouler S/S 2021, Saint Laurent S/S 2021

The last of the 5 fashion trends for 2021 may catch you by surprise. While you may not feel the same slimming of skinny jeans, wide leg pants give a comfortable streamline to the body. This less constricting trend, which blossomed out of stay-at-home life, will continue to be alive and well in 2021.

For more looks to finish out the Winter 2021 season, check out my NYFW F/W 2020 RECAP.