Social media make for endless inspiration within easy reach, contributing every season to the rise of fashion trends that become viral on all different kinds of platforms. We have identified the top five trends that have dominated the fashion industry in recent years.

  1. Y2K The trend was popularised by Gen Z. It features iconic designs from the start of the millennium combined with modern details. Cut-outs and ruched trims have been seen on tops, bottoms, and outfits that combine technology obsession and futuristic inspiration. Gen Zers are taking a look back at what was popular when they were young and reintroducing key styles and items. This trend is closely tied to the rise in vintage and preloved fashion. Customers can tap into this style without having to sacrifice their sustainability credentials or budget.woman wearing green top standing near Flatiron building
  2. The nap dress It was originally cut in a midi length and features a smocked bodice with ruffle sleeves, tiered skirt, and a tiered waist. This is a lightweight and easy option that you can throw on any time of day. The easy style is a big hit this summer. It comes in many colours, patterns, and lengths. It is suitable for all ages, and customers love its breezy style.
  3. Crocs Questlove was the musical director for this year’s Oscars. Justin Bieber and JadenSmith wore a pair of Crocs to the Academy Awards. Balenciaga also partnered with Crocs to create a special Crocs collection. What’s the latest success story? Nicki Minaj’s pink pair. Crocs were also a hit during lockdown, providing a simple and comfortable way to relax and do any necessary errands. They have stayed put this year and won’t be leaving anytime soon.
  4. Bright checks.  Retro-inspired checks have been spotted on the runway and at many brands, from Prada’s colourful midi skirt to Acne Studios’ plush scarf. Ganni’s rainbow-colored checks are a hit on social media, as well as Baum Und Pferdgarten’s patterned pieces. These modern plaid prints are a modern version of the classic plaid print. They can be found on large trousers and smocked tops brightening any clothing item they are attached to. This trend was most popular in the autumn, but has now seamlessly moved to spring with lightweight tops or camis.
  5. Co-ord sets They are still popular in 2021 because they offer comfort and a sleek silhouette that can be worn from the sofa to a night out. They can be dressed up with heels or a blazer and are versatile enough to be mixed and matched to make endless combinations.

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