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Here’s what I’ve learned from a lifetime of fashion reporting: Trends come and go, but certain pieces are forever. Fall 2021 fashion trends, presented at mostly virtual collections as COVID vaccinations were made available around the world, are about these timeless, spirited pieces that encourage dressing up, going out, and feeling joy. And for us shopaholics, there is no greater joy than walking into our favorite stores and feeling the rush of a new collection on the shelves.
The vibrancy of fall’s best pieces, like Prada’s patterned bodysuit, Alexander McQueen’s blooming biker jacket, and Versace’s itty-bitty minis, have a worldwide appeal, too, as evidenced by Vogue’s first global spread. That means your new Wales Bonner knit dress and Celine shearling jacket will look as good from Paris to Shanghai to New York. If that’s not reason enough to invest in a happy new wardrobe, what is?!
Below, Vogue’s ultimate guide to the fall 2021 fashion trends.PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON
Try A Sweater That Makes You Smile
Yes, classic neutral knits are essential, but as Raf Simons, Miu Miu, and Loewe prove: The brighter the color, the better the sweater. Victor Glemaud, a knitwear expert, has even injected his with clever color-blocking and a retro collar to make wintry days all the brighter.