Whether you realize it or not, almost every garment in your closet probably has a woven label.
Woven labels are a staple in the clothing industry—they’re stitched onto everything from your favorite shirt, to your silkiest camisole, down to your corduroy bottoms. Regardless of the style, the item, the size, the shape—woven labels are how one identifies the designer. From small businesses to giant name brands, the trend is everywhere.
Speaking of lasting trends—are there any eye-catching ones that stand out from 2021? Which have the power to stay, even as Christmas fades into the New Year and beyond?
Keep reading as we highlight some of 2021’s best designs. It’s not too late to jump on board!
- Get Comfy (While Looking Put-Together) in Matching Luxe Jogger Sets
If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that being comfortable is the way to go.
Of course, being “comfy” and looking disheveled are two sides of the same coin. There’s a thin line between looking cute and pulled together, or appearing frazzled—i.e., wearing your high school band tee over your dad’s old checkered sweatpants.
Instead, consider buying two pieces that match, instantly transforming your outfit from PJs to luxurious leisure. (Spoiler alert: you’ll find woven labels with this trend, too. Wanna see behind-the-scenes of how they’re made? Check them out here).
You can find this trend everywhere, so find something within budget and click “Add to Cart” immediately!
- Take a Walk in Chunky Shoes—Whether They’re Chelsea Boots, Loafers, or Dad Sneakers
If you thought chunky shoes were going anywhere, you’d be sorely mistaken. If you have yet to participate in this trend, it’s not too late.
Chunky shoes come in several types, allowing you to find something that works for your closet. If the thought of wearing beefy “dad sneakers” freaks you out, opt for some Chelsea boots instead, quite literally stepping into the shoes of Lara Croft à la Tomb Raider.
Finally, loafers are also making a name for themselves when it comes to stout but stylish shoes. Pair them with anything on this list.
- Wear Statement-Making Trousers Into the Office, Then for Happy Hour
Sorry, homebodies—not everything on this list involves cotton!
If you want to step it up a notch, consider wearing statement trousers, the perfect trend for transitioning from day to night without having to make a pit stop at home first.
For this trend, we encourage you to wear eye-catching trousers that act as the star of the show. You can choose solid or patterned, hemmed or flare. Regardless, let the pants take center stage, while you pair them with a simple top and some fantastic heels or sleek (read: not chunky) loafers.
- Keep It Bright and Patterned (Bonus Points for Extra Patterns)
Listen up, solids lovers. We’re imploring you to branch out a little (or a lot) with patterns.
Patterns are where it’s at this year, and in fact, the more the merrier. You won’t believe it, but we’re even encouraging you to clash your patterns a little bit. Pattern-clashing is doable, and on-trend, as long as you follow some basic guidelines:
- Let one pattern be front-and-center while the other acts as an accent
- Consider two different types of patterns—stripes with polka dots; plaid with floral
- Choose two items that share a main color or at least the same color family
- For two of the same pattern, make sure one is inverted
- Use a belt to tie two different patterns together in a cohesive, I-did-this-on-purpose way
- Anything With Puffy Sleeves
Puffy sleeves are having a moment—and, they’re attached to anything that has a sleeve, whether that’s a crop top, a prairie dress, or a winter coat.
Puffy sleeves are great because everything else stays the same. They’re a fantastic way to branch out if you’re a more traditional dresser, and they’re just another fun add-on for anyone who loves to go all-out.
If you think they’re “too much,” keep the rest of your outfit pretty neutral, and wait for the compliments to flood in.
- Boiler Suits Are Back, Baby
Boiler suits—not to be confused with their more stylish cousin, the jumpsuit—are a more industrial-looking one-piece that makes getting ready a breeze.
These guys are great for several reasons (one’s already been mentioned: the ease of dressing). For one, they’re a timeless piece that’s looked great since the industrial revolution. They’re also incredibly easy to dress up or down, depending on how you’re feeling.
So, as you head into work next, slip on a boiler suit with hoops that are snug to the ear and some slip-on shoes, like your best Vans. Then, when it’s time to join your coworkers for an after-hours beverage, slip into some stiletto heels and attach some dangling earrings to your ears, and voilà.
- Wide-Legged Pants (See Ya Never, Skinny Jeans)
Remember the days when skinny jeans were a trend? We were shoving our ankles through too-tight holes, jumping up and down to shimmy our way into clothing every single morning.
No, thank you.
Luckily for us, that trend is long gone, and in its stead is the wide-legged pant. This trend can be applied to anything from trousers to jeans. The look is often described as “mom jeans” or “boyfriend fit,” alluding to a laidback fit that looks stylish but leaves room to, well, breathe.
Weave Your Way Into Today’s Fashion Trends With Woven Labels and More
These are some of 2021’s top design trends—and they prove to have staying power.
So, if you’ve yet to slip your feet into chunky sneaks, or you haven’t invested in the perfect cozy sweatsuit, there’s still time to cash in on these trends. Keep your eye out for woven labels, which are sure to be on everything your fingers touch.
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