Before we ring in the new year, let’s recap on some of the shocking, risky, yet viral fashion choices of 2021.
- Small Handbags
Sparked by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian, these little, geometrically-defined tote bags started popping up in everyone’s hands. There is no doubt in my mind that this trend would never have started on its own because the practicality of these bags does not exist. There is hardly room to carry the things we have in the giant suitcase-sized purses. However, they were all about the look, not the usefulness. Thankfully, they stayed somewhat reasonable. People weren’t walking around with the Lizzo two-finger purse.
2. Little Vests
I think it’s safe to say vests are never really in, nor out of style. The people that wear them are going to do so regardless of what everyone is wearing, but what was up with these tiny, cropped vests? There is no way they are able to keep you warm with the small surface area. I have seen them in leather, twill, and even the typical sweater vest material. It seems to have been sparked by Kendall Jenner and Rosalía, who have been seen wearing vests just like this. This may have been a high-stakes trend, but I cannot help supporting it. Maybe not for warmth, but they look good.
3. Marshmallow Coats
This one is probably the most surprising to me. Puffy snow jackets have always been the best way to get teased by your friends at school. I have not known many people to wear them past the elementary school age, but suddenly, celebrities start wearing them, and they’re cool. Rihanna and Bad Bunny were just two of many that tried out this trend, and I don’t think anyone made fun of them. If I tried it before them, I do not think it would have gone over so well.
These trends do worry me about what to expect for next year.