These are the fashion trends experts predict we’ll all be buying in 2021

From premium loungewear sets to fluffy slippers and Netflix-inspired trends, the pandemic sure has impacted our wardrobes. It’s been an interesting year that’s brought about many unexpected trends that not even those most in touch with the zeitgeist could have predicted a year ago, so shopping app LIKEtoKNOW.it has pulled together a list of the top fashion searches the platform has seen throughout 2020, with a month-by-month breakdown of what we were loving when. (Hint: our at-home TV-bingeing lifestyles have heavily affected our sartorial choices this year).

2020 top search trends

January

The start of a new year causes a 500 per cent increase in fitness leggings.

fitness leggings
Tala

Reve Legging – Chilli, £45, Tala

February

Searches for split hem trousers rise by 1000 per cent.

split hem trousers
NA-KD

Slim-fit Super Stretch Slit Pants, £28.95, NA-KD

March

Coronavirus, lockdown and pandemic are only just entering common parlance, so white boots trend with a 3000 per cent increase in searches.

white boots
Zara

Wide Heel Ankle Boot TRF, £29.99, Zara

April

The start of the UK’s first lockdown saw searches for jogging bottoms rise by 2000 per cent, following Anna Wintour wearing them.

jogging bottoms
Weekday

Corinna Sweatpants, £30, Weekday

May

We all sit down and watch Normal People; chain necklace searches increase by 500 per cent, following the ‘Connell’s chain’ phenomenon.

chain necklace
Astrid & Miyu

Rope Chain Necklace in Gold, £79, Astrid & Miyu

June

Summertime and the lockdown’s lifting… Straw hats see a 2000 per cent increase in searches.

straw hat
& Other Stories

Straw Bucket Hat, £29, & Other Stories

July

White floral maxi dresses see an increase of 1150 per cent in searches.

white floral maxi dress
ASOS

Essentiel Antwerp Vemale Floral Maxi Dress in Off white, £183.20, ASOS

August

Our Instagram feeds are flooded with influencers in quilted heels; searches for them increase by 7000 per cent.

quilted mules
Nasty Gal

Shake Quilt Up Faux Leather Kitten Heel Mules, £18.40, Nasty Gal

September

Shackets – the ultimate in autumnal outerwear – see a 1000 per cent increase in searches.

shacket
Reserved

Oversized Shacket, £54.99, Reserved

October

Houndstooth clothing searches spike by 2900 per cent following the launch of Netflix’s Emily in Paris.

houndstooth blazer
La Redoute

Houndstooth Check Boyfriend Blazer, £58, La Redoute

November

The start of a second lockdown sparks a 1000 per cent increase in searches for loungewear sets.

pink loungewear set
Next

Pink Ribbed Knit Lounge Top, £28 and Pink Ribbed Knit Lounge Joggers, £28, Next

December

The bucket hat trend takes on a winter edition as the borg bucket hat sees a 1000 per cent rise in searches.

borg bucket hat
Urban Outfitters

UO Borg Bucket Hat, £22, Urban Outfitters

With all this in mind, LIKEtoKNOW.it has used this information to forecast some 2021 trend predictions of what we’ll all be wearing next year.

2021 trend predictions

Further rise in casual/loungewear clothing

Our year of working from home will likely spark a continued flexible approach to office working next year, which will see our love affair with loungewear continue.

zip up sweater
KITRI

Lorna Green Alpaca Blend Zip Collar Sweater, £95, KITRI

Light delicate florals

Spring always brings with it florals, but after such a rocky year, light delicate buds will dominate.

White Stuff floral blouse
John Lewis

White Stuff Della Floral Blouse, £36, John Lewis

Sheer fabrics

As we head out and about more, we’ll look to shed the heavy layers (or heaviness of 2020?) and adopt lightweight, sheer fabrics.

organza blouse
Topshop

Pink Organza Floral Print Blouse, £39.99, Topshop

Ruffles

2021 will be all about accepting playfulness into our wardrobes – ruffle detailing has already been a big part of the ultra feminine trend of 2020, and it will continue to reign supreme next year, too.

ruffel blouse
& Other Stories

Linen Ruffle Top, £27, & Other Stories

Bright colour blocking

Again, after a year of grey joggers, next year will see us embracing fashion in all its frivolous glory – bright colours being an essential part of this.

colour block jumper
Wyse

Molly Block Stripe, £129.50, Wyse

Relaxed tailoring

A slow return to office life will see tailoring enter our wardrobes once again – but a more flexible approach to office life will see a relaxed take on the trend take hold.

slouchy blazer
Zara

Pinstripe Double-Breasted Blazer, £59.99, Zara

Slouchy jeans

Rounding up the 2021 trend predictions, we’re doing away with restrictive skinny jeans and are making way for wide-leg and slouchy jeans.

slouchy jeans
Pull & Bear

Blue Wide-Leg Slouchy Jeans, £29.99, Pull & Bear