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Unexpected trends that will revamp your closet in 2021

The expression, fashion is ephemeral, is gradually becoming a cliché. This, however, does not take away the certainty it presents: It fades. Fashion gains recognition through trends and these trends, in turn, gain popularity through general usage and acceptance-which is not durable. Most times, the discontinuity of trends is caused by seasonal transitions while other times, they just mysteriously go out of style.

However, these styles seem to crawl back into existence in an attempt to change this assertion. Fashion should not be defined by style, if you ask me, but by acceptance. To keep your style game exceptional, fashion trends should be your search priority as a fashion enthusiast.

Here are some of the unexpected trends that will revamp your closet in 2021. Grab your check-list!


Big Coats

Wait! Did somebody just take me through a time travel? Why are over-sized coats hitting the streets now? This is clearly a resurrection. I remember laughing at my baby pictures where I had these on. Well, I’m about to swallow back my laughter. Biggish coats have gained so much love and they are everywhere in the market. Pair them with leather pants, pair them with jeans, or pair them with plain pants, they just seem to give you an exceptional stylish essence.

COVID Inspiration

Following the enforcement of the protect-yourself rules, stylists have proven their creative worthiness with inspirations drawn from the experience and this has attained so much acceptance in the streets. I’m referring to the black face mask trend. With the knowledge that black has a siamese blended with every other colour, it has been adopted as the official colour of face masks.

Over-sized Shirts

I didn’t think this trend would survive for this long but, to my surprise, it has.  I’m not referring to vintage shirts. Over-sized button-down shirts are stealing shows now. You could rock it with a belly belt or alone. It could be a shirt-gown or you may pair it with leather pants or denim.

Yellow follows

You know that feeling when you just want to pop differently instead of the usual casual office colours? Yellow bags have gained that space. They give you that unconventional garnishing presence. Don’t forget to add this to your checklist.

The boot-cut

Oh! I have missed this. It’s like waiting at the school entrance for my kids to come out of their classrooms. I just look past other kids and wait for mine to come running to hug me. That’s how I have waited for these to re-appear. Yes, we had the flared jeans but it’s not the same feeling- to be honest. I hope you’re coming with me to get them into our closets.

Embroidered kimonos

This is what I would call chic and they are just exceptional. It’s also retro-style and there’s no better era to rock this. It is preferably worn with plain colours- to make the embroidery more pronounced.

I love head scarf

Head scarfs protect your hair from harmful weather conditions. There’s also this finality it gives to your outfit that does it for me. Apply it as an accessory to cool colour outfits and you’d be outstanding. This brings me to the next one.

Let u rap this up. Unexpected trends are just exciting. They keep you fashionably up to date and they give you a sense of outstanding presence in the crowd. Trends are like standards and it’s your choice to meet or exceed them.

Ifunanya Mbakogu

Ifunanya Mbakogu is a professional editor and proofreader with a bachelor's degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin. Drawing from a solid level of interpersonal and analytic skills, she is able to present societal issues and matters arising in engaging ways. She is an Editor at Talku Talku.

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