PRACTICAL AND COMFORTABLE STYLES WILL DOMINATE THE MARKET
“Because of the pandemic, casual and useful accessories dominated the fashion industry in 2020, and 2021 trends will likely follow suit.”. Throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, designers utilized casual items with multiple uses to accommodate a chaotic and socially-distanced world.
- Casual footwear
Slipper-esque shoes were found in the prestigious collections of Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton. Cozier accessories are growing in popularity and will continue to achieve further prominence 2021. For example, Demna Gvasalia added kitten heels to her slippers, providing an easy-to-wear alternative to higher-heeled stilettos and platforms. Balenciaga paired red sandals with a navy blue dress, Molly Goddard and Givenchy paired soft and casual slippers with high fashion dresses as well. In the following year, this comfortable shoe trend will trickle down from designer fashion to budget clothes.
2. Phone cases
Between binging Netflix, joining Zoom calls and signing petitions, 2020 has turned phones into necessities. Coach and Armando featured phone cases in their runway looks for 2021. The small accessory is useful and adds an interesting element to any outfit.
We have had to carry a lot around with us lately. Hand sanitizer, face masks, disinfectant and gloves are carried everywhere nowadays, and medium-sized purses serve as trendy transportation tools for these many items. Peter Do and Louis Vuitton both included medium-sized purses in their collection, which are spacious and practical option.
Accessories in 2021 will be utilitarian and basic, and designers will continue to implement style choices that have practical uses. Over time, the modern and functional aspects of accessories will trickle down from influencers to the public so that fresh trends grow and thrive.