Icy Winter Trends 2020-2021


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Another season, another trend! This winter has been filled with many surprises making it an unforgettable winter as we say goodbye to an unforgettable year, 2020. Despite the feeling that the world has been paused since March 2020, it has actually changed very much as new trends come and go. Today, I will be discussing fashion trends, as well as lifestyle trends. Hop on for the journey as we revisit trends from previous decades that have made a return and completely unique trends that future decades might experience!

Let’s start with some of our current fashion trends that are taking the world by storm.

A stylist blue puffer jacket. Photo courtesy of Revolve. (Ronan; Michael)

Our first current fashion trend is puffer jackets! Puffer jackets are perfect for winter, as they are comfy yet a highly functional jacket. They act as an insulator by working to maintain your body temperature, allowing you to stay warm, despite the chilly temperatures that surround you. They can act as a simple article of clothing or a statement piece depending on the hue of your jacket. It can be dressed up and down, making it perfect for every occasion. A puffer jacket is simply a staple in your closet!

Our second fashion trend is the use of statement pieces to add some spice to a regular outfit. Statement pieces can be everything and anything. Common ones consist of bags, shoes, jackets, jewelry, etc. They allow one to bring a sense of individuality to an outfit and let your personality shine. I highly encourage you to have fun and add a statement piece to your next outfit!

Our third fashion trend is fuzzy everything. And when I saw everything, I truly mean it. We have our common fuzzy sweaters, but now we can add fuzzy bags, hats, shoes, etc to that list. Comfort is strove for in every outfit and fuzzy articles of clothing help us reach that goal. By adding a fuzzy piece to your wardrobe, you can be cute and comfy like a teddy bear.

Our last fashion trend are Converse. Converse have remained a stable fashion staple since the 80s, but have recently received an even higher level of popularity. This could be a result of the brand’s new designs and colors offered, such as the brown Converse. Another reason could be the online feature to design your own converse on their website. As many of us remain at home, we might aspire to commit to a creative project, such as designing your own sneakers. Your newly designed Converse could also act as a statement piece! One thing is for sure: Converse will never go out of style.

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Now, let’s talk about the colors taken over the world. Neutral toned colors, such as browns and greens, are gaining popularity. Various clothing items are popping up with this color scheme. Converses have released brown converse and sage green clothes are making an appearance. The earthy tones provide comfort and calm in this time of uncertainty. I recommend using greens and browns to add a pop of color to your outfit or any aspect of your life.

Lastly, let’s discuss some food-related trends that will tickle your fancy.

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Our first food-related trend is actually a fun activity that you can do with your family or friends! It is a classic picnic! They have made a comeback recently with many individuals posting aesthetic videos of their picnics on the popular app, TikTok. One thing that many do at this gathering is a new and clever way to eat cake. They will bring a cake and glasses to the picnic then use the glasses to take a piece of the cake instead of cutting the cake with a knife and using plates. Picnics are also a safe way to interact with your loved ones as you can bring your own blankets and social distance. I know TikTok has made me want to go on a picnic with my loved ones and I’m sure it has done the same for you! If you do partake on a pleasant picnic soon, I wish you fun times with delicious food.

Our last trend was particularly popular this holiday season: hot chocolate bombs! The trend takes the beloved holiday drink, hot chocolate, and makes the process of making hot chocolate just as amazing as the drink itself. Hot chocolate bombs are chocolate spheres containing hot chocolate mix and any of your favorite toppings inside. By placing the bomb in hot milk, the chocolate will melt and the hot chocolate milk will pop out! After a simple mix, your delicious drink will be ready. Many variations of those bombs have been created with some even putting coffee inside, instead of hot chocolate. Whatever you choose to do, always remember to have fun with it!

I hope you enjoyed looking into the latest trends with me. You can incorporate them into your daily life or create your own trend; whichever it is, just remember to have fun. I hope you have an amazing day or night, Knights. Don’t forget to strive for the impossible and be extraordinary!