By Nellie Nakitende
This year has been one hell of a rollercoaster; from the pandemics to the lockdown and the economic meltdown, to locusts and floods, name it.
However, despite the hurdles of 2020, the fashion and design industry is still thriving, whereby designers have unleashed new trends in the market that have since made a huge statement this year despite the challenges in the economy. Let’s get to it.
In previous years these were known to be undergarments but no in this dot com era as most of y’all prefer to call it. The hype will surely still be alive and well through August 2021 and women will undoubtedly be swapping out their leggings for the cooler alternative. But that’s not all, biker shorts are the perfect pieces to wear with all your sporty sandals.
These are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise but they are now also widely used for everyday casual wear. Sneakers have been an important part of hip hop and rock n’ roll cultures since the 1970s.
Passion Twists, Goddess braids and Knotless braids
These are actually very light on the head, they don’t cost an arm and a leg and come in quite different colours, styles and designs. The ladies couldn’t resist from looking good despite the lockdown challenges the country has been facing and the rising number of Covid 19 cases.
These have been around for decades but they’ve had a resurgence in recent years thanks to a combination of a few celebs. They are a combination of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer that form a paste which is bonded to a natural nail. For those who studied Advanced chemistry this should settled down well with you. They are great for those looking to add length and strength to their nails. Acrylics can also create a larger more evenly shaped canvas for those who love intricate nail designs.
Over-sized Victorian Sleeves
Take it back to the 19th century with the Victorian inspired sleeves. Its’s oversized shape create the illusion of a slimmer waist and adds on instant feminine touch to your ensemble. Opt for soft colours during this period or unleash your inner gothic princess in black or grey. It’s also a great time to pull out your vintage 80’s puff sleeves. It’s certainly a style that keeps coming back.
Put a twist on the traditional heel with a square-toe style. While it still lengthens your legs, it adds a special touch to your ensemble in a unique way. Its’s a funky and fresh way to complete an outfit any time of the year.
Bucket Stylish bags
These originated from Luis Vuitton in 1932 to keep Champagne fresh, now they’re the hottest accessory trend. With a long body and round shape, these handbags offer a lot of room and they’re incredibly cute. Secure your products in style with a bucket bag.
Cross body bags
Keep your belongings safe and sound with a super stylish cross body bag. If the strap is too long for your liking, tie a small knot in it and you will have a unique addition to your collection.
Cuban Collar shirts
With a distinctive collar and short sleeves, they’re an easy way to jazz up and outfit and make a real statement. You can choose to wear them with a bold print or keep it plain in a solid colour.
Protecting your eyes from the sun in the coolest way possible with these shield sunnies. Not only are they a fresh alternative to the traditional eye wear but they look like they’ve been take straight outta Blade Runner. Futuristic and sleek these are the best accessories of the season. Whether you choose bright ones or something subtle these sunnies will be your fav way to complete any outfit.
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