Welcome to Your 2021 Aesthetic—7 Epic Trends I Found For Under $96

It’s a brand new year, which means I’m thinking all about what cool fashion trends are ahead of us. Yep, the pieces from the S/S 21 runways are about to drop but if you want to get an early start wearing them like I do, now is the time to start updating your closet.

From the second-skin tops Who What Wear editors can’t stop talking about to the anti-neutral color that’s about to take over to the ‘90s-inspired jeans I can’t get enough of, there are plenty of cool ways to update your 2021 aesthetic right now. If you’re sticking to a budget you’re in luck because I hunted the internet for the best finds that ring in under $96 but look just as cool as more expensive buys. Ready to try out some of the coolest pieces for the new year? Here, discover 7 affordable fashion trends to wear in 2021.

Fun checkerboard prints instantly bring an element of cool punk into any outfit you’re wearing. In past seasons, we’ve seen plaids everywhere, so this feels like a fresh take on checks.

Neutrals have reigned supreme for many seasons now. While they’ll still be sticking around, expect to see bold pops of bubblegum pink everywhere in 2021.

I love a versatile basic and for the season ahead the #1 closet staple is anything but boring. Second-skin tops with cool patterns will be the piece to own.

Those cool baguettes that were a defining silhouette in the ’90s are back in a major way, thanks to brands like Prada who have reissued the originals. Consider this to be the bag you can wear with just about anything.

Buh-bye skinny jeans. In 2021, it will be all about the looser, baggier silhouette. Good news to someone like me who lives for pieces that are comfortable.

One of the biggest shoe trends in the S/S 21 collections? Cool, cozy house shoes. These reinvented slippers are finished with everything from plush shearling to buckled straps.

The knit polo is a trend I’m very behind. A bit preppy but with a dose of cool, it’s a great alternative to your basic T-shirt or button-down top.

Next, shop 25 cool fashion finds I’m obsessing over right now.