5 Fashion Trends That Should Be Resurrected In 2021
Fashion trends have been in existence since time immemorial. For Christians, it dates back to the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve had to cover up with leaves. As the name implies, trends -howbeit some last longer than others- are bound to eventually die out. Unfortunately, there’s no museum to preserve the memories that come with these trends and the only thing we tend to fall back on are images from said periods. Over the years however, we have seen some trends come back to mainstream acceptance as people who revel in them often do it because of nostalgia. We look back at some fashion trends and scoff like “what were we thinking?” Some of them, in contrast, get a softer reaction from us. Most people have no idea why this happens so they just chalk it up to the only constant thing in life; change.
For this year’s Easter celebration, we are looking at five fashion trends we hope would make a resurrection in 2021…
Made popular by Wizkid in the 2010s, carrot pants were on every young man’s waist. They were very comfortable pair of trousers tapered atthe bottom. They scream casual as all you need to rock them with are simple tee-shirts, fancy sneakers and a snapback to boot.
Founded in California by Angel Cabada in partnership with professional skateboarders, Supra was one of the biggest fashion items of the 2010s. Nigerian rapper Ice Prince was a big endorser of these shoes. As comical as they might look because of the size, Supra shoes were very light and comfortable.
The Timberland boots were probably the ‘hardest’ footwear a man could own in his collection at some point in history. The trademark design made sure it was identifiable and it sort of symbolized a tribe that included young boys and adult men alike. The weight and huge build is reminiscent of military boots and it subconsciously demands a level of respect from whomever it stood in front of. All of this however, would change due to the emergence of street wear and designer sneakers such as Nike and Adidas.
Originally called bell-bottoms, bootcuts are perhaps the most significant fashion trend of the Baby Boomers as they were in all our parents’ photographs from back in the day. In 1996, women’s bell-bottoms were reintroduced to the mainstream public, under the name “boot-cut” (or “bootleg”) trousers as the flare was slimmer. By 1999, flared jeans had come into vogue among women, sporting a wider, more exaggerated flare than boot-cuts. The boot-cut style ended up dominating the fashion world for 10 years.
By around 2006, the bell-shaped silhouette started to fade as the skinny jean rose in popularity. Sharon Haver, the founder and editor-in-chief of an online fashion magazine, was quoted saying “It’s as if all the girls wearing premium boot-cut jeans threw them away one day, and the next day began wearing skinny jeans and flats.”
Also based in Los Angeles, California, Toms are comfy footwear founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie. The extremely simple design makes it the easiest to wear of all the fashion items on this list. Toms became a trend in Nigeria around the time carrot pants were trendy and both items immediately became married off in the fashion heaven.
Self-identifies as a middle child between millennials and the gen Z, began writing as a 14 year-old. Born and raised in Lagos where he would go on to obtain a degree in the University of Lagos, he mainly draws inspiration from societal issues and the ills within. His "live and let live" mantra shapes his thought process as he writes about lifestyle from a place of empathy and emotional intelligence. When he is not writing, he is very invested in football and sociopolitical commentary on social media.