Fashion forecast for spring

Inspired by styles from the 1960s to the early 2000s

Although 2021 assails us daily with explosive news stories, the media is not the only aspect of society full of surprises. A new year brings new fashion trends, some repeated and some fresh.

“History repeats itself” is a saying that sometimes rings true for clothing and accessories. However, with every new year, contemporary trends push those boundaries. Inspired by styles from the 1960s to the early 2000s, Spring 2021 fashion repeats many old fads, but with a modern twist. 

Fuzzy Bucket Hats

Bucket hats gained popularity in the 1980s, with various rappers such as LL Cool J sporting them frequently. While many consider the bucket hat to be a timeless accessory, in 2020 their popularity grew and many claim the trend will continue. 

The fashion forecast predicts that different styles of bucket hats, such as hats made of fuzzy material will be highly sought after. 

Resin Rings

In 2021, the streets and runways will supply us with resin rings, the newest jewelry fad. In contrast to many of 2020’s jewelry trends, which consist of minimalistic accessories, resin rings add pops of color to any outfit. The rings are translucent, so they allow for light to reflect through them. This fun and quirky jewelry style is the perfect way to spice up an outfit. 

Kitten Heels

Another trend that will dominate 2021 is the kitten heel. This heel was a staple in any fashionista’s closet during the early 1950s and 1960s. During the early 2000s, the trend resurfaced and many celebrities, such as actress Paris Hilton, regularly wore this shoe. Throughout the 2010s, platform heels held a spotlight. This spring, however, will note the return of smaller, dainty heels. Repeatedly worn on the red carpet by musicians and actors alike, kitten heels are the perfect shoe to dress up or dress down. 

Platform Boots

We saw Doc Martens become an iconic shoe, popularized by Emma Chamberlain, in late 2018. They are still worn today, but now we’re transitioning to the chunky platform boot in 2021. 

Platform shoes gained popularity in places like Europe and the UK in the 1930s and 1950s, the trend eventually migrating to the US. The iconic thick soles became a disco staple in the 1970s and shoes reminiscent of those intense shoes remain in style today

In 2021, platform boots ranging from black and white to crazy patterns, most with chunky rubber lug soles, will come into style. Platform boots are such a staple in everyone’s closet and can be worn with almost any outfit. 


Keeping with the 1960s and 1970s fashion trends, we predict that fringe clothing will come full circle in 2021.

The iconic flapper dress from the 1920s to the suede fringe jackets from the 1960s and 1970s, fringe clothing in 2021 will take inspiration from both Though this trend will be sticking to some traditional fringe, the upcoming year will expand fringe to cardigans and blazers. Expect to see your favorite fashion icons wearing this trend in all sorts of ways.

Sparkly Pants 

The sparkly pant trend originated in the 1990s, when things sparkled for no reason (although it could be argued that everything has a reason to be blingy.) Kendall Jenner marked the return of these pants when she donned them in an all green ensemble last year. This style has no parameters on color, so sparkly pants are a great vehicle to be flashy and flamboyant while still on trend. 


As we mark the end of a neon era, pastels will make their way into the 2021 catalogues. Each spring typically marks an increase in pastel colors, but this wave is here to stay. The same colors once loved in blazing hues will be toned down and emerge in pastel shades. Fashion influencers will mix and match pastel greens, pinks, blues and purples. This color palette has already begun to grow, and it’s popularity will skyrocket in the spring season.  


It’s not just for grandmas anymore! Popularized on secondhand shopping apps like Depop, this style is commonly seen in tops and cardigans. Beyoncé often wore crochet in the 2000s, making crochet “cool” again. In between then and now, crochet was generally regarded as a style for old ladies, but today, it’s back and better than ever. Crochet is especially interesting because it can be done at home with yarn and crochet hooks. Teens will have artistic license to create whatever they like using crochet, leaving lots of room to grow and be creative with this style.