Thursday, April 22

Tag: Trend

It's Here: The #1 Swimsuit Trend of the Year
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It's Here: The #1 Swimsuit Trend of the Year

Summer holidays might not look how we'd like them to this year, but it doesn't mean we can't dust off our swimsuits and get ready for the warmer weather that lies ahead. Now, before you get too excited and end up spending all your money on the first cute swimsuit you see, let me share with you one of the only swimsuit trends I think you need to know this season: retro florals. I am officially convinced that if you're going to be seen in one swimsuit trend this summer, make it retro florals.Retro florals entail any floral print that looks like it came straight out of the '60s, '70s, or '80s. The nostalgia these funky prints bring is what makes this swim trend feel fresh and different compared to your average floral-printed suit. To further sell you on this trend (in case my championing o...
These 20 Pairs of Chunky Sandals Changed My Mind About the Trend
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These 20 Pairs of Chunky Sandals Changed My Mind About the Trend

I'm going to be completely honest: I never thought I would like "ugly" sandals. In fact, the whole sporty shoe trend—including "dad" trainers—hasn't ever interested me, even after seeing that almost all of my favourite influencers on Instagram were complete devotees.Anyone who knows me will know that I've only really just come to terms with trainers as something you'd wear outside of the gym. Yes I know, I'm in my late 20s and only got my first pair of kicks (Stan Smiths, shocker) a couple of years ago, going on to invest in a pair of Converse earlier this year. But as someone who is obsessed with heels, mules, strappy sandals and basically any other type of shoe, chunky sandals just haven't been on my shopping list. Until Prada dropped its rubber-soled, retro-looking, Velcro-strapped o...
The 2021 Co-Ord Trend That I'm 100% Here For
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The 2021 Co-Ord Trend That I'm 100% Here For

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of a co-ord, or any outfit that takes less than a minute to style, for that matter. When time is of the essence or, you know, you just don't have the brain capacity to make any decisions (same), a matchy-matchy pairing is a godsend. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, it's my happy duty to tell you that one of this summer's key trends falls neatly into the low-maintenance co-ord category. Perhaps it's the lockdown-dressing effect, but we've been seeing more and more comfy shorts co-ords making the rounds on Instagram over the last 12 months. Initially, they came in cosy jersey fabrics via brands like The Frankie Shop, but as we head into summer 2021, we're seeing more refined iterations come to the fore that look a little more Sunday-brunch-in-th...
The Essential Sandal Trend Every Fashion Person Will Wear This Year
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The Essential Sandal Trend Every Fashion Person Will Wear This Year

We may have only had, like, three days of a heatwave recently, but as soon as the sun came out all we could think about was shedding our boots and trainers for bare ankles. Anyone else? Sandal season is finally upon us and we couldn’t be happier about it. A great pair can be the perfect gateway into spring/summer dressing— even swapping them into your favourite jeans and jumper look now can make your existing wardrobe feel instantly refreshed. We don’t discriminate on sandal styles here (classic tan, lace-up, mules... we’ll take them all) but it is fast becoming clear that one trend is going to rule them all for 2021, and that’s chunky ones. From velcro dad sandals, to fisherman caged styles and flatform flip-flops, we still can’t get enough of them (this is the third year running they’...
The Throwback Bag Trend You Really Don't Need to Spend a Lot On
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The Throwback Bag Trend You Really Don't Need to Spend a Lot On

If there's one accessory that epitomises the '90s, it's surely the baguette bag. Just one glimpse at its teeny proportions and dainty shoulder strap will take you thundering down memory lane to a time when jeans were low-slung and crop-tops were in plentiful supply. For me, the trend has connotations of chick-flick heroines, glamazon girl-band members and, well, Regina George. As an accessory, it certainly had a particular 'look' attached to it.As someone who prefers low-key silhouettes and practical handbags, it's fair to say that I was initially dubious about the baguette's return to fame. But, before you dismiss it like I did, let me assure you that the 2021 iteration has a different flavour to the '90s original. Along with many other spring/summer trends, the baguette 2.0 has taken ...
Dark Academia Is the Latest Trend You’re Going to Hear a Lot About
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Dark Academia Is the Latest Trend You’re Going to Hear a Lot About

Remember last year's Cottagecore trend? Well, here comes fashion, ready to give us yet another trend with a questionable moniker. This time, it's Dark Academia. While it absolutely sounds like a class that would be taught at Hogwarts, it's actually much more about fashion than it sounds. The Dark Academia aesthetic takes its origins from Donna Tart's novel The Secret History, and is, in essence, about wearing blazers and looking like you love reading. In recent years, and especially in 2021, it's picked up speed thanks to Tik Tok. Over the past few months, the trend has been spiking on Google Trends with searches starting to go up in October 2020 and hitting a high in February this year. From what I can gather, this look is all about a particular style. The New York Times describes it a...
Trust Us, Backless Dresses Are Summer 2021's Biggest Trend
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Trust Us, Backless Dresses Are Summer 2021's Biggest Trend

It may be time to turn your back to the world, because backless dresses are one of the biggest trends of the summer. There are countless reasons why we love the trend, but the top reason has to be that it's just an effortless way to show off some skin. You don't have to be skeptical about giving this trend a try because of the countless iterations there are to shop. If you're looking for a sexier option, try an open-back dress that dips low. Looking for a tamer version to rock this season? Why not try one that has delicate straps going across as a subtle detail? You can even opt for one with an asymmetrical cutout, because this silhouette will instantly modernize your favorite frock. As for styling, if you're confused about how to wear the look, don't worry because we've turned to some ...