2020 Has left us wanting.
I don’t think that we’ve ever been as ready for a new year as we collectively are now. 2020 seemed to take about five years to get through.
As we welcome the new year, new fashion trends are around the corner. What do we have to look forward to fashion-wise? If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that comfort will trump style if we’re given the choice. Most of us did go the comfort route in 2020, and we don’t want to give that up as the new year emerges (and as we emerge from our quarantines to live life again?). Expect to see comfort in the 2021 trends – in size and feel. Yes!
A nod to the 90s is also expected with bras as tops (I guess that started with Madonna in the 80s?), sheer fabrics, and pleated minis. Lug soled shoes are expected, too. Will they be as heavy as they were in the 90s? Break out those Doc Martens!
Hair trends seem like they’ll be all over the place, but the main words are retro and casual. I’m all for the curtain bangs and bobs. But the mullet? Good grief, let that one die! InStyle has the visual inspiration.
The two colors Pantone picked for 2021 are grey and bright yellow. Or more precisely “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating”. Comfort and freshness. Benjamin Moore also predicts soothing and comforting colors, but gives us a bigger palette to work with.
HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
For your portraits, it’s great to go with the colors and styles that are on trend and that you feel comfortable wearing! I would say though, that unless you’re going for an editorial look, stay away from the florals and the loose sizing on top. Tighter fitting clothes always photograph better if you’re looking to flatter yourself. If you’re having a photo session to create images that you’ll want to cherish for your lifetime and then pass down to your children, I would steer more towards classic looks that stand the test of time. Fashion is definitely fun to play with and express yourself, but we all have pictures of ourselves where we’re wearing “that” trend and we cringe every time we look at it. You and I will chat before your session to talk about what would be best for the type of session you want to have.