The only thing constant in fashion is a change in the year 2021. With the pandemic wreaking havoc and changing life as we know it, sustainability or ethical fashion turns out to be the new norm. The best part of fashion is it combines fun with innovation in equal measure.
Nothing like good-looking clothes to boost your flagging spirits. Don’t you feel elated by wearing floral prints when spring weather comes beckoning? Or leather, or should we say pleather, when the dry cold and bleary wintery weather comes knocking on the door. But when the world is turning out to be more eco-conscious, can fashion be far behind? So, here are the best fashion trends that promise chic and stylish clothes this year.
Vintage Fashion Trend
Vintage shopping is planning a big return on the fashion scene, and we are not complaining. Right from the floor-sweeping boot-cut or flared pants to blouses with exaggerated sleeves are some of the most iconic looks we would want to wear and feel like our favorite cine stars.
It is not always necessary to buy expensive clothes from branded shops, you know. You can very well take a look at your nearby vintage shop and uncover some of the hidden gems. If you don’t want to venture out of your home, you can go shopping on some online portals. This may allow the consumers to find out various products and even opt for second-hand or other vintage stuff. The best part you may find these ‘priceless clothes’ at a much-reduced price. You can also try to shop at a local place and this way you may also need to shop at local businesses. These local shops may produce goods more sustainably than some of the online retailers.
The most sustainable fashion you can ever try is repeating your outfits. Instead of always buying new stuff you can give a makeover to your old clothes. And, this may turn out to be one of the biggest learning experiences, if the celebrities can do it, rehashing their old clothes in high profile events, we can do it too.
The capsule wardrobe trend is growing popular over the past few years. This is because people may want to reduce their carbon footprint and give a sustainable spin to everything they own. So you can create a completely new outfit by combining various existing items that are classic and cannot go out of fashion anytime soon.
Hemp is the latest buzzword in the world of sustainable fashion. It offers multiple benefits, such as its moisture-wicking properties and temperature management properties. As we write here, more and more denim mills are using this eco-friendly fabric in their production.
It might become a popular trend for jeans brands to start offering hemp in blends, weights, and constructions in the years ahead.
Consumers’ vegan lifestyles are impacting all aspects of fashion. Retail market intelligence reports an increase in vegan arrivals in 2020. And it is helping the growth of 8 percent year-over-year, and with more consumers than ever getting overly concerned about their surroundings and the world health in general. So, it is no wonder that more and more vegan products are flooding the markets.
And we are watching a lot of denim brands joining the bandwagon. AMO, Boyish, Nudie Jeans, and Mother are just some of the denim brands swimming with the tide and are a stylish way to make an environment-conscious statement.
Vegan leathers may be animal-friendly, but they are not environmentally friendly. They are sometimes made up of plastics and sometimes combine natural fibers with plastic. But cactus leather is a far more sustainable option. These fibers are strong and may not need any polymers. And the cactus grown for this type of leather is always organic, grows without ample water, and is sun-dried. Many products, including belts, trainers, heels, and handbags, use it.
Cactus leather is very strong, so accessories made from this fabric can survive the harshest weather conditions. Naturally, this is one of the sought-after leather you will find now.
These are some of the most promising trends that are supposed to loom large in your fashion horizon. Give them a try to put your best fashion foot forward and embrace the world of ethical fashion today!