Fashion Trends We’re Leaving in 2021

It has always been difficult to keep up with trends, but in 2021 it was next to impossible. One minute, the diamond-patterned sweater vests were in, the next, they were basic. If you were to bet, the platform and calf-hugging boots are next on the block. While trends aren’t inherently bad, not developing a personal style and consuming too much fast fashion to keep up isn’t ideal. Here are five trends and habits we are giving up to cultivate healthy relationships with our closets.

I admit, when I first heard the definition of cheugy, my inner Holden Caulfield rejoiced. Finally, a derogatory word for the aesthetics of the girls who bullied me in middle school! But like everything on the Internet, from so-called life hacks to yassification, cheugy use has gotten out of control. I’m not just saying this as a bottle blonde who took offense at the recent claims that blonde hair is cheugy. Did you know that dogs are cheugy? The moon? Platters of cold cuts? And now, due to the nature of the word, to say that things are cheugy is cheugy.

Don’t run out of skin care products

This is more of a personal resolution than a trend, but I am particularly inclined to believe that I am just a product away from perfect skin and, therefore, from a perfect life. When I see a skincare routine video, I immediately begin to justify a potential purchase: I have a salicylic acid toner but not a glycolic acid toner, after all. My bathroom is full of three-quarters empty products. So, entering 2022, I swear to run out of every part of my bottle of ordinary niacinimide, no matter how much I want to try Niacinamide Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow dew drops.

Feud between Millennials and Generation Z

With the ever-increasing cadence of trend cycles, the generational side part / skinny jeans feud has already been made obsolete. According to meteorologists like Mandy Lee, we are in the dawn of the re-emergence of “indie sleaze”: think Cobra snake-style flash photography, early American Apparel, Tumblr and clean dancing with LCD sound systems. In other words, the tight-fitting denim of the golden age. I’m not necessarily advocating the return of skinny jeans (I, for example, have no shortage of seam prints on my legs), but I think this is a strong argument for abolishing generational fashion feuds. Eventually, Gen Z will deliver a new and improved version of each style era – the innovators and their source material should simply coexist.

One of the most terrifying trends on TikTok is the 50-piece video. Now, I like to see what people buy and how they would model certain garments, and I believe that the blame for the overproduction of fast fashion rests primarily on the shoulders of the manufacturer, not the consumer. However, not to be dramatic, but seeing the search results for “Shein Haul” on social media gives me the same sense of panic as looking at images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the disappearing, almost vanished Aral Sea. due to conventional cotton production.

How many of us have personally been victims of a certain avant-basic green dress? I went to brunch in Williamsburg in June and saw three different girls wearing it and thanked my lucky stars that I wasn’t the fourth that day. The key (at least what I’m telling myself) to avoid making such a purchase in the future is to pinpoint exactly what you like about an overexposed influencer item, then find those aspects in another garment. There are plenty of mid-length green dresses with a fun print that would make you look as jaunty as an afternoon in Tuscany, and they’re not on thousands of Instagram grids.

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