If you spent much of 2020 in your comfy pants and cotton T-shirts working from home, current fashion might have gone by the wayside, much like the toilet paper supply in stores.
But as you get into 2021 and things are beginning to open up, you may be returning to the office, school, and a general sense of normalcy in the near future, as well as a renewed interest in stylish duds.
At the same time, you probably are not swimming in cash right now. Your boss may have had to cut your hours or you went on furlough for part of 2020.
Top Fashion Trends for 2021 That Are Also Budget-Friendly
Fortunately, it is more than possible to update your wardrobe with some trendy fashions in a way that won’t break your budget:
Bright Blue Accessories
One current fashion trend involves a color rather than a specific item: adding a pop of blue is definitely in right now. Though Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021 are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, last year’s Classic Blue is still going strong.
As a bonus, you don’t have to limit yourself to navy or sky blue, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give this trend a try—pretty much any shade of blue that you love and any budget-friendly accessory will work.
Think of a new inexpensive handbag in robin’s egg blue or a billowy scarf in shades of light and medium cerulean. Since blues go together quite well, you can wear a chunky royal blue beaded bracelet along with a navy hat and aqua headband with confidence, all for less than a new pair of blue jeans.
Sometimes fashion trends involve what you (usually) cannot see. With so many people spending weeks at home with their sweeties, you may have found that you have more time than ever for romantic gestures and special moments.
To add some spice to these moments, sexy lingerie has become a fashion must-have. If you want to add some special teddies, rompers, or bra and panty sets to your wardrobe but don’t have a ton of money to spend, no worries. Online retailers like 3 Wishes have a great selection of sexy lingerie at prices that will make you smile.
Black and White
This classic color combo is definitely in style in 2021. And here’s some really great news: chances are good that you already have black and white items in your closet that you can use to up your fashion ante.
In addition to a white shirt and black pants, add some other black and white accents to the outfit or do some layering. For instance, wear a fave white T-shirt under a black dress, or wear a crisp white button-down over a black T-shirt paired with black jeans and black Chucks. Go shopping in your closet and drawers — pull out everything black and white and see what fun combos you can come up with.
And to Go With It, a Black Face Mask
Things may be opening up a bit now, but mask mandates are still in place in most of the country. Add some safe pizazz to your outfit with some new black face masks. You can go with a plain cotton version or find one with some sparkly bling.
Either way, masks are budget-friendly, and black goes with pretty much everything—including the aforementioned black and white outfit trend.
Embrace a Stylish 2021
After a year of ignoring fashion, it will be nice to buy some new items for your wardrobe in a financially smart way. Happily, the current fashion trends for 2021 do not require a lot of money; you can treat yourself to a new blue bracelet, lingerie, and a sparkling face mask while finding fashion in your bedroom closet. Now that’s a great way to embrace 2021!