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The Fall 2021 Trend Report

Aug 30, 2021

We made it to fall 2021! When the designers were designing their collections 6+ months ago, we all had such high hopes that fall 21 was going to be our big reentry into the world. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be the case, but at The Style That Binds Us, we try to always have a positive & optimistic attitude. So whether you’ll be showcasing the fall trends in person or through Zoom, we are giving you the low-down on what to wear this fall. For a couple of seasons now, it really seems like everything is a trend. Depending on your age group, where you live, your lifestyle, etc. different trends will relate more to you than others.

Since there are SO many trends, & we want to give you a curated shoppable assortment, all the trends for fall may not be represented below. One approach we are taking to dressing is to choose a couple of key pieces in your closet for fall that you’ll revolve your wardrobe around. As always, NYC Stylist, Alison Bruhn, is here to give you a more personalized approach to your wardrobe.

Love a trend for fall that doesn’t have many pieces below? Email, & we can send over a shoppable selection of items just for you! Below, you’ll get the full scoop on the fall 2021 trends and at the bottom, you’ll find a shoppable selection of items showcasing these trends! HAPPY FALL! Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Key Colors for Fall 2021

  • Moss, forest green
  • Lavender/lilac
  • Bright, saturated hues: jewel tones, deep magenta & mustard yellow
  • Earth tones
  • Lime green
  • Pink

Jewelry & Accessories

  • Fringe
  • Flowers
  • Headbands
  • Statement earrings
  • Logo jewelry
  • Crystals
  • Chain belts & belts in general 
  • Thick/metal chokers
  • Single earrings
  • Long chain necklaces lariat style
  • Textured metals
  • Charms
  • Animals
  • Neon
  • Keys
  • Rainbow
  • Enamel
  • Zodiac jewelry
  • Personalized – initials, etc. 
  • Layering
  • Mixing metals
  • Colored stones
  • Cocktail rings
  • Link chains
  • Hoops
  • Glitz/glam
  • Metals: both gold and silver
  • Pendant necklaces
  • Brooches


  • Chunky sweaters
  • Cutouts 
  • Fall florals 
  • Bridgerton: novelty stitching, beading, brocades, floral appliqué, square necks
  • Dressing up
  • 70s
  • Southwestern knits
  • Psychedelic prints 
  • Apres ski
  • Metallics 
  • 2000s/Y2K
    • Low-slung jeans, midriff-baring tops and furry collars
    • Over-the-top silhouettes, bold colors, kitschy prints and upbeat motifs
  • Tonal layering
  • Sequins and sparkles 
  • Tailoring
  • Knits
    • Cable knit 
    • Apres ski/fair isle sweaters
  • Roaring 20s
  • Retro western: cowboy boots, hats, fringe jackets and flared denim
  • Outdoors: Hiking boots, socks-sandals pairings, waterproof fabrics and modular items (reversible jackets or pieces with removable sleeves)
  • Puffer coats (“Cloud coats”)
  • Colorful leather
  • Outerwear in quilted textures
  • Preppy plaid skirt sets, schoolgirl, think Clueless (vests, pleated skirts, plaid, varsity lettering and chunky loafers)
  • Skirt sets
  • Quilted jackets
  • Logomania
  • Lace
  • Printed sets
  • Denim
    • Looser styles like mom jeans, flares, bootcuts and boyfriend jeans
    • Jeans will be slouchier, baggier, and feature low-rise silhouettes
    • Acid wash denim
  • Printed tights
  • Pleats
  • Sweater vests/Statement vests
  • Midriff baring sets
  • Printed pants
  • Maxi skirts/dresses
  • Vibrant prints
  • Short & super fitted LBD
  • Cozy/plush/fuzzy
  • Suit coat: instead of fitted jackets more showcased palazzo, paper-bag-waist, flared, or cropped trousers all with elongated toppers
  • 90s
    • Baguette bags
    • Sheath dresses
    • Cropped cardigan set over a miniskirt and sneakers with ankle socks
    • Layer white T-shirts and grungy boots under silk slip dresses
    • Plaid shacket on over skater jeans
    • Cute overalls with a polo tee
    • Crop tops/jackets
  • Cutouts
  • Fringe
  • Leopard coats


  • Boots
    • Slouch boot
      • Knee-high brown leather or suede
    • Sleek, knee high boots worn showing skin like with a mini
    • Lug sole boot (knee high ones as well)
    • Western
    • Badass boots
      • Combat boots
    • Lace up boots
    • Tall square-toe boots
  • Strappy sandals 
  • Shoe jewels 
  • Thick soles
  • Chunky
  • Pumps with a low-vamp look
  • Cozy slides
  • Metallics 
  • White sneaker with a twist
  • Clogs 
  • Platforms and flatforms: mules, boots, pumps
  • Countryside vibes: duck boots, rain boots
  • Loafers 
  • Oxfords/brogues
  • Furry slippers


  • Asymmetry
  • Fluffy/shearling/furry
  • Croissant clutch 
  • Green
  • Monochromatic look
  • Backpack
  • Camera strap
  • XXL
  • Metallic
  • Party – glitz/glam/rhinestones 
  • Animal prints 
  • Geometric designs 
  • Matching your outfit – same print
  • Embroidery 
  • Tote 
  • Link chain
  • Multitasking – useful, different pockets and pouches 
  • XXS
  • Locks 
  • Revisiting classics 
  • Slouchy clutch 
  • Messenger bags 
  • Puffy/cloud bags 
  • Denim

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