They say changes in women’s fashion are so fast that by the time you get back home after shopping for the trendiest outfits, they will be outdated. As funny as that exaggeration is, the truth remains that new trends pop up so fast that it takes some effort to stay à la mode. But we have done the footwork for you. Here are the top women’s fashion trends you should follow to stay chic and fashionable this year.
The business world was slowly moving to casuals years ago. But the pandemic has expedited this change. As the entire world adapted to working from home, they were fast to ditch suits, skirts, and other corporate staples for more comfortable alternatives. Many even found the farewell to suits and formal wear liberating. But as the world returns to normalcy, many office goers are worried that they will have to go back to spending entire work days dressed up in formal attire.
If you are in the same boat, embrace work leisure. Workleisure is like athleisure – but for work dresses. You could even describe it as the good old business casual with a twist. It includes various ways of bringing a semi-formal touch to casual outfits while focusing on keeping yourself comfortable. Yes, this means your favorite Zoom t-shirt, pullovers, and sweatpants are on their way to your office wardrobe.
Cottagecore is an aesthetic women’s fashion trend that is inspired by countryside dressings. It’s a step back from the fast-paced modern life of the past and leans toward an uncomplicated path to fashion while adding a tinge of romanticism to it. This vintage-ish style has been trending on Ticktock and Instagram for the past few months with fashionistas posing on rural landscapes as if they walked right out of a Victorian novel.
This aesthetically pleasing fashion trend takes its cue from the Victorian age and is often characterized by corsets, puff-sleeve dresses, and other fashion elements of the era. You will also notice a prominent use of handmade pieces made through quilting, knitting, embroidering, and so on. Embrace this trend if you want a minimalistic style that flawlessly balances elegance
Fringe is making quite a comeback to the women’s fashion world this year. The swaying strips accentuating jacket sleeves and skirt hems are cropping up everywhere from weekend parties to high-fashion events.
Fringed outfits are very easy to style and can be highly flattering. Pick garments where the fringes conveniently fall over any part that you are a bit self-conscious of, and this will elevate your look to a whole new level. If you want to try this style without overdoing it, keep the fringes to a minimum. Ideally, just one piece from your entire outfit should be fringed and it will be your statement piece.
Bold Prints and Patterns
This year has been one of bold and brave fashion filled with life, energy, and vigor. It is a time when repressed fashion cravings from the lockdown finally found an outlet. And a lot of people have welcomed the year with bold daring styles.
Bold floral prints have been the most popular variation. The style is characterized by impactful prints of flowers to establish an expressive character and elegance. You can adapt this fashion for anything from everyday clothing to party looks.
If flowers don’t tickle your fancy, go for bold stripe patterns. You can don the top and bottom together for a complete look, or wear them apiece for added versatility. And don’t be afraid to play around with different types of stripes – the horizontal, vertical, and diagonal to create unique visual effects.
Y2K fashion is the revival of the biggest trends of the late 90s and even from the early 2000s. It stands apart by blending the pop culture elements from the millennium with bright colors and daring aesthetics to create an unapologetically bold appeal. You can consider it the antithesis of the minimalism trend that has been dominating the decade.
If you are shooting for a sleek fashion with a retro vibe, this is the one for you. The thing with Y2K-inspired fashion is that there is plenty of room for experimentation. You are guaranteed to have lots of fun finding vivid ways to express yourself. However, keep in mind that it is easy to go overboard with what looks chic and what looks over-the-top.
Whether you’re an ardent fashion lover or newly exploring the women’s fashion world, staying updated on the latest trends can be challenging. Hopefully, at least a couple of ideas from this post have stuck your interest and have given you a few great ideas to stay au courant for the rest of the year.