TRENDS - Aug 31, 2021

15 Best Street Style Trends from Fashion Weeks in 2021

BY gemma prior

@thesartorialist

PHOTO: @THESARTORIALIST


Whether you’re eager to dress like a French woman or want to know what’s trending in fashion, we’ve collected 15 of the best street style shots from fashion weeks in 2021 to give you some extra inspiration.

And since street style has become synonymous with modern fashion we also thought we’d share a quick history on where it all began. 

WHERE STREET STYLE BEGAN


It was 2005 when Scott Schuman launched his blog, The Sartorialist, which has since become synonymous with street style. 

Schuman had left a position in fashion sales to care for his daughter and began carrying a camera when he was out on the streets. He captured images of New Yorkers heading to work or meeting with friends, wearing outfits that spoke to him, and posted them on his blog. 

Today, The Sartorialist has over 1 million followers on Instagram.

Schuman was not the first to engage with style on the streets. Bill Cunningham had been capturing fashion in this setting for decades, his images being published by The New York Times

What The Sartorialist offered was a modern take presenting Schuman’s images in a blog, a fledgeling concept at the time. 

The term street style refers to fashion that emerges on individuals, out on the streets, going about their daily lives.

In the past, style was offered to us, but held at arm's length; it appeared in magazines, on the catwalk, and on the rich and famous. We didn’t see it in a setting that resembled our circumstances, or one we connected with. 

This is where street style is different. The style that appears is not photoshopped or irrelevant to our lifestyle, it’s created to be worn, every day. And it certainly doesn’t appeal to a limited audience: there are styles to be found no matter what you’re looking for. 

It's a style conceived by personality, not by a stylist, and it speaks of individuality. In fact, quite often it shouts!

The photographers who bring us the images don’t head to the streets seeking to spot a celebrity ducking into a building, they head to the streets seeking to capture outfits that speak to us; they look for the human behind the fashion.

I’ll leave the last words to the revered Bill Cunningham: “I go out every day. When I get depressed at the office, I go out, and as soon as I’m on the street and see people, I feel better. But I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me.” 

So have a listen to what street style is saying to you. 

Here are the top 15 fashion trends from fashion weeks in 2021. 

1. Yellow

There are several vivid colours that are trending this season, and perhaps for some seasons to come, and yellow is one of the favourites.

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2. Pastel

Like wearing a bouquet of flowers, pastel colours add a gentle, feminine edge to any outfit. 

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3. Saturated Colours

You certainly won't be lost in the crowd with outfits built on these eye-catching colours. And you don't have to use them head-to-toe, you could just try a statement blazer with some basic jeans.

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4. DENIM SHORTS

A few trends of the past have eagerly re-emerged recently and shorts is one of them - including the denim version - both long and brief.

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5. CROP TOPS

It might not be a style high on everyone's agenda, but if you're feeling bold and willing to experiment it could be fun to play with. 

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6. MIXED BRIGHTS

We used to say 'blue and green should never be seen', and mixing bright colours might have come with similar warnings. But right now it's fabulous!

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7. HEAD-TO-TOE NEUTRAL 

A neutral look never needs to be boring. And you can try adding something extra by pairing with bold shoes, a crop top, or a statement bag.

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8. LUXURY ATHLEISURE WEAR

This one has really taken off during COVID as people, spending so much time at home, were looking for something comfortable but chic at the same time.

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9. BOLD SHOULDERS

It's been popular for some time now and it's not a trend that look like it will disappear anytime soon. 

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10. LONG BLAZERS

A wardrobe staple with a contemporary flair, long blazers are great for completing almost any look, be it paired with jeans, a midi dress or knee-length shorts.

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11. MAN STYLE

Androgynous style has always been around, but the modern man style is popular with almost everyone as pleated suit pants, vests and brogues are all trending.

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12. FLARED JEANS

Jeans will never lose their place as a permanent fixture in everyone's wardrobe, but each season new styles appear, and this season flared jeans are back on the scene.

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13. LOGO TEES

A great trending staple, logo and graphic tees are perfect for styling down a formal blazer, or pairing with a tailored pant or silk skirt. 

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14. Jumpsuits

Another popular androgynous trend, jumpsuits are showing up regularly, with both luxury fashion houses and affordable brands creating their own versions.

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15. WILD COATS

Animal prints appear in some for or another each season, but recently even coats are hosting this look.

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Let us all know in the comments below what styles and trends you've fallen for this season. And remember to sign-up for emails if you wan't to know what's happening at With Bogart.



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Sally Kidston wrote:
9 Sep 5:24am
This is so cool 💙 Can’t wait to see more 💙
Gemma Prior replied with:
9 Sep 4:21pm
Thanks, Sal. X