Fad Fashion Examples for 2021

Who decides what’s stylish and what are the year’s fad fashion examples? The answer to this question is simple: we do. As consumers, we as an influencing large number of people identify whether a fashion trend is acceptable or if it’s about to be one of those fashion fads. If you wear a new outfit or accessory and it gains popularity, you may consider it fashionable in current fashion. If you leave it hanging in your closet for long and eventually throw it away, its life will come to an end.

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To better know how a new style eventually goes away or becomes accepted as fashion you should understand the terms fad, trendy and timeless.

A fad is a style that lasts only a small period, or one season (sometimes even less). It is mostly a novelty that is followed by a certain group of people — often young people, especially young girls, and early adopters (the younger demographic group) — for a short period of time as it gains attention through peers or media. If you remember the pet rock fad, you’ve got yourself a great and funny example (another one being the beanie babies). However, individuals quickly lose interest in it.

There are many fashion fads out there. In terms of clothing, parachute pants (or harem pants, sorry Fresh Prince and MC hammer..) were one of the biggest fads examples, so were the 80’s big hair (one of the worst trends in my opinion!), shoulder pads, the zoot suits, and leuco dye clothing. So many cringe-worthy fashion trends… And there are several fads going on at the moment and in the past year that may bring us laughs 10 years from now. Sometimes you ought to wonder what a fashion designer had in mind with some popular fad…

On the other hand, trendy fashion consists of styles that a lot of people wear on a regular basis, and they’re considered timeless when they last for several seasons, as the primary difference. They’re also accepted by a wide range of individuals. Trendy is a style that has grown – and will continue to grow – in market size. You just know it’s going to be accepted from one year to the next by the fashion world. Trendy and timeless fashion products represent a new way of life. Sadly the fashion industry banks of fads and the decline stage of a trend to be able to sell new collections at every change of season — but don’t be fooled. This is capitalism 101.


Fashion Trends & Examples of Fads for 2021

As 2021 approaches, here’s what’s trending and will have a good life span, and what are fad examples and is facing a rough patch in the fashion community. Where do you feel skinny jeans, leg warmers, and flannel shirts stand on the spectrum? 😉 Does your current popular style of choice stand a chance to live for a long time?

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Trending: Sustainable Fashion

Fair and ethical fashion goes hand in hand with everyone’s concern for the environment, and thankfully several brands are using recycled plastic in fashion as a way to repurpose trash. I am on board! Some of my favourite brands for sustainable classic pieces to check out for the year are Armed Angels, Reformation, Boden, and Eileen Fisher. For long-lastic classics like a trench coat, pick fashion choices in classic colors, like black, beige, grey, and white. Neutral is always a fashion classic and the sustainability trend (along everything going in the general direction of green consumerism) is one of the biggest style changes we’ve seen in the last few years. Please consider the high price as a long-term investment!


2021 Fads: Tall Heels

Here’s another example of a fad. Four to five-inch heels is a style that has rapidly decreased since last year and I ain’t complaining because ya girl don’t know how to walk in them. Besides, I’m tall enough already. Women now realize that practicality and comfort go hand in hand with visual appeal. Rather, they’re investing in shoes that are both comfortable enough to commute in and stylish, which is why there has been a rise in demand for low block heels and sneakers. As for heels, more inches are a thing of the past and the fashion sense of the moment is now modernized with easy-to-wear variants. I’m all over these Nike Space Hippies right now. Match with designer leisure suits or a great pair of pants and you’re good to go at any particular time!


Trendy & Timeless: Floral

The love for Mother Nature makes these classic patterns timeless. The flowers-as-adornment style is as old as the hills. However, in terms of being printed on clothes, blossoms were spotted on Genoese velvets back in the 1400s. The trend keeps coming back because it’s adored in the world of fashion. Flowers are considered a symbol for women. Also, there are several interpretations to cater to any taste – from full-on flower trends to soft petals. In 2021, floral is seen on accessories like scarfs that can be used to spruce up any classic cardigan. Here’s one I love. For this trend, always pick classic items that won’t go out of style, such as silk shirts, maxi skirts, or floral print dresses. And stay away from fad pattern or fad colors like fluorescent!

Daily, you want to look fashionable, without inviting criticism. Know what’s in and what classic fashion product to invest in, and what’s out, and match your style accordingly to instantly look more fashionable. Make sure the fashion color of the moment is not something you’ll regret in a year.


Fashion Fad: The Instagram makeup Look

Cutting crease in neon colors and drawing super sharp eyebrows was kind of a lewk for a short time but — thanks maybe to corona, we’ll be back to a more natural way of doing our makeup this year. Out with the fad item from some long-term influencers. Natural skin grain, bushy unkept eyebrows, a flush of pink blush and some mascara, and you’re good to go. This trend is very much encouraged by all the lash growth serums flying around, which actually do work and will leave you with Bambi-like eyes. Hopefully, no fad products as there’s a whole lot of beautiful stuff in that.


Trendy fashion look: Glass Skin

Skin care is the name of the game in 2021 thanks to all the skinfluencers (that’s a real thing, lol) and dermatologists surfing that wave on TikTok. If you haven’t got your Cerave and your retinol in your skin arsenal, what are you even doing? I’m personally a big fan of Differin. As someone who has suffered with acne, it has literally changed my life. Perfect skin + classic fashion = perfection.

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