The Trends We are Ditching and Adopting in 2021

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It’s a new year, a new vibe, and hopefully a new you, babe. What does this mean? It means the time has come to elevate your wardrobe and think about saying goodbye to some of the trends that may elicit PTSD from the godforsaken memories of one of the most uncertain years to date, 2020. May we also remind you that retiring some of the trusty loungewear that always had your back last year may be challenging, but trust us, babe, the trends we are about to share with you will have you saying later tie-dye don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

If you’re like us, then your seasonal trend-based fashion desires are slowly resurfacing. From Paris to Milan and other major fashion capitals around the world, the style inspiration that graced the catwalks during the SS21 shows left us feeling hopeful and ready to ditch the following trends and adopt these trends spotted on the runways in 2021:

  1. Trend to Ditch: Tie-dye

 The tie-dye craze started as the cute DIY project you wanted to try during lockdown last year that eventually flooded our IG feeds with many colors and fun patterns. Even if you aren’t an artistic person, you may have given this creative endeavor a try or turned to online shopping to get your fix (enter this two-piece loungewear short set from Garage that our editor-in-chief wore religiously) instead. Don’t get us wrong, we love tie-dye, and it will always have a special place in our hearts, but once these beloved works of art started triggering old fearful emotions, it was time for us to wish it well and then kick it to the curb.

Trend to Adopt: Pin Stripes

Pinstripes have officially won us over! Maybe it’s our longing for returning to a corporate office space or the fact that we want to give off those girl boss vibes via our next zoom meeting; whatever the case may be, you can expect to see us rocking this classic pattern in 2021. From neutral hues to two-tone combinations, pinstripes are back, and you can expect to see fashionable queens rocking these stripes in a major way this year.

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2. Trend to Ditch: Chunky Dad Sneakers

 We are gearing up to have a proper funeral for a trend that even some of the most stunning queens, including ourselves, have fallen victim to wearing in the past, the ‘dad shoe.’ That’s right, folks, the 90s nostalgia you may have experienced by wearing these ridiculous sneakers probably brought you momentary happiness that will hopefully be a distant memory for you soon.

You might feel confused about why you ever participated in this trend and may be asking yourself questions like what the hell was I thinking when I bought these sneakers? Sure, they were probably comfortable and who knows you may have even bought one of the highly sought after high fashion versions- hello Louis Vuitton’s The Archlight and Balenciaga’s Triple S versions, but trust us no matter what type of dad shoe you own its time to bid farewell to their lifeless rubber soles (pun intended). We’re all about the chunkiness, but only this time in a link form around our necks.


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Trend to Adopt: High Top Sneakers

There’s something about wearing a pair of high top sneakers that adds that effortless sense of cool to any look. That’s why we weren’t surprised to see high top sneakers make an appearance in some of the SS21 runway shows, especially after the reassurance of classics like Nike Air Force 1’s took over our social feeds last year. Yes, low-top sneakers may have influenced most of us last year, and we may have even had our’s Nike Air Force 1 checkmarks customized with a designer print logo, but hey, we are open to moving on and trying new styles like the gorgeous Celine options seen below this year. These practical yet stylish sneakers are comfortable, provide generous support, and can even be mixed and matched with many outfits.

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3. Trend to Ditch: Bicycle Shorts

Kim Kardashian has dominated this trend over the years, and if we’re honest she may even be the reason we purchased our first pair back in 2018. Like Kim’s alleged soon-to-be ex-husband Kanye raps in the song Runaway, let’s have a toast for the douchebags, let’s have a toast for the assholes, let us now have a toast for axing bicycle shorts in 2021. The only acceptable way we can foresee wearing bicycle shorts is if you’re riding a bike. And let’s face it, with the athleisure wear trend showing no signs of slowing down, this might be the one trend that we cannot bid farewell to just yet.

 Trend to Adopt: Bermuda Shorts

Okay, babes, it’s time to level up, and no, we don’t mean dance to Ciara’s song Level Up and make a new TikTok video. What we are referring to is introducing another category of shorts into your wardrobe. Meet the Bermuda short; she is a more refined version of the bicycle short, almost like a distant relative, if you will. So what’s so special about these long shorts anyway? Well, my darlings, they have the same knee-grazing length as a bicycle short; however, they are breathable and aren’t highlighting your camel toe in any way. Bermuda shorts will give you that tailored look we’re all craving after a year spent in sweatpants.

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4. Trend to Ditch: High Waisted Jeans

Do these jeans hide our love handles and undeniably contour our bodies to perfection? The answer is yes. Then why fix what isn’t broken, you ask? Could it be that our complacent sense of style needs a refresher- hint hint. We all know denim trends come and go, but for some reason, we don’t have the guts to say bye-bye to this denim trend. I don’t know about you guys, but the older I get, the more I gravitate towards comfortable clothes, and these mid-section hugging jeans just aren’t it anymore.


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Trend to Adopt: Low Rise Jeans

It’s the early 2000’s nostalgia for us with this trend, and we know the queens (not personally, but we wish) who rocked them best. Ahem, hello Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, these women will likely celebrate the fact that they can dust off some of those fantastic hip-bone flaunting denim pieces very soon. We are super pumped that this trend is on the rise again and can’t wait to give our belly buttons a breather. Brands like Balmain and Versace have reintroduced low-rise jeans into their SS21 collections, and we are definitely here for this denim comeback. This trend received the stamp of approval from the fashion queen herself, Donatella Versace- brava!

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5. Trend to Ditch: Neutrals

Neutrals were all the rage in 2020 and influenced fashion and other industries like interior design. Don’t get us wrong, we love a neutral color palette and think that it’s essential to have a few neutral pieces in your wardrobe at all times to piece together outfits flawlessly. May w suggest switching things up a bit this year. So instead of rocking a monochromatic look from head-to-toe, try introducing a splash of color to update your neutral wardrobe this year.



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Trend to Adopt: Bubblegum Pink

Our inner divas and Elle Wood’s alter egos are squealing over this new color trend. Bubblegum pink people- yes! While we know that neutrals dominated the scene in 2020, bubblegum pink will be everywhere this year, and we love this for our wardrobes. Not only has our life been lacking a sense of fun, but we can’t have our clothes be a reflection of last year’s bleak mood. It’s time to add a statement color to our wardrobes like bubblegum pink and bring back that oomph to spice things up a bit.

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  • Angelica
    January 7, 2021

    Bubblegum pink is definitely not a color in my wardrobe but Im starting to think it should be! nice round up!

    XX Angelica

    • Pretty Little Hangers
      January 20, 2021

      We definitely agree, Angelica! There’s always room to add a little pop of pink to our wardrobes. Thank you for reading!

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