3 women’s fashion trends for autumn/winter 2021
Article posted: March 18, 2021
It was impossible to go through a year like 2020 and not have it leave its mark on our 2021 planning – and that includes fashion.
We may have dragged ourselves off the couch and out of lockdown, but our newfound love of effortless comfort isn’t going to disappear.
Accordingly, fashion designers and stylists have embraced the casual look while ensuring we’re not just living in our trackies and PJs.
Autumn and winter fashion looks are set to be comfy but oh so stylish, a little oversized, and a lot luxe.
Here are the three key trends to look out for in Camberwell stores to ensure you capture the autumn/winter 2021 zeitgeist.
Style trend #1: Romantic ruffles
COVID-19 lockdowns and working from home introduced sweatpants and tees to all aspects of life, even the office (albeit a home-based one).
Now, all that comfortable clothing is getting a luxe makeover. After a year of living loungefully, we need a dash of romance and flair.
This season, that takes the form of voluminous sleeves and skirts in light, flowy fabrics. The cut is relaxed but the overall look is feminine.
Tiered ruffle designs in skirts and dresses add a dreamy quality to easy-to-wear cuts that can see out the cooler months.
Seek out flowy pants and casual jumpsuits too, in slick fabrics or with cashmere or silk edgings.
Style trend #2: Bold colour blocking
Bright and bold are key aspects of this season’s trends and just what we need to inject some life into dreary wintery days.
What autumn or winter wardrobe is complete without a woollen item or two? This year, knitwear is not just an added extra – it’s front and centre and comes in sensational block colours.
Shirts, whether puff-sleeved or oversized, look fabulous in bold fruity hues or strong statement colours like emerald green.
A bright knit or shirt can be teamed with jeans for instant casual-chic style or with wide leg linen pants to create a more sophisticated look.
The colours and fabrics on offer will make wardrobe updates easy this season.
Style trend #3: Oversized
We’ve been here before but when comfort lingers as a key trend, big is best. An oversized look ties into the ‘ath-flow’ trend, creating a classic and simple outfit that transitions effortlessly from weekend to work.
Billowing shirts look just as good at brunch as on that critical Zoom meeting, and it’s a style that will last through autumn and winter, as you can use it to add a fashionable layer to any outfit.
Loose and long, wide-leg pants can be worn casually with sneakers or dressed up with a heeled boot or shoe.
The classic blazer is also slightly oversized this season and comes in natural fabrics such as linen, a versatile wardrobe staple well worth the investment.
As summer fades, head to the fashion boutiques in Camberwell shopping precinct and rework your wardrobe with a more luxurious take on comfort.