As days are getting colder, and offices are re-opening, it’s time to make some preparations for the coming season. While fall/winter 2021 looks much different than past seasons, comfort remains an exciting trend for fall 2021. In fact, this season, styling comfort pieces could not be any more fun to create very elevated yet comfortable looks.
No doubt, as employees return to their offices and work events, comfort makes a great return.Truthfully, whether people are working in-person or still working remotely, there’s an urban vibe blending artistic expression and refined craftsmanship with the finest materials to create a romantic vision empowering women —in a more casual way.
This season, relaxed-meets-smart tailoring offers an array of classic and comfy styles. In a word, comfort came to be mostly due to the pandemic. In addition, generational shifts in consumer trends toward comfort all signal a reinvigorated work wardrobe. Product offerings include complete-set features color-contrasting details and soft knits that only get softer with time, making lounging in style easy for office as well as casual weekend semi-formal settings.
Many of my viewers may think that they have seen comfort style before. Perhaps, but new product offerings both cozy and put-together propose a reworked take on the traditional wardrobe with messages of optimism and empowerment at the forefront. With talks of a reopening world, optimism has impacted luxury brands to take on comfortable clothes, designers gave us plenty to look forward to as we think ahead to the upcoming season.
After careful examination on fall/winter 2021 trends from myself and my fashion team, I have to express that it will be a popular period for comfort apparel both at office and in casual settings. You’re about to see knitwear in a whole new way. The trends listed below are the ones I am most excited about, and hopefully you will be too. And for the record, my fashion editor Emma Cunnington says once you try these looks below, you are sure to be comfortable and cozy all day long.
AADNEVIK– The tracksuit is part of the AADNEVIK luxury loungewear collection. The high end tracksuit very much represents the AADNEVIK brands style and aesthetics
blending artistic expression and refined craftsmanship with the finest materials to create a romantic vision empowering women in a more casual environment. This piece is important to the brand as it reflects on the new reality we now are living in where loungewear has become the most important item in our wardrobe. $3,000 for the set
AMATERAS-The luxurious satin wide pants are the comfort statement piece that everyone needs in their closet. Feel comfortable wearing them around your home, wear them as a cover up when going to the beach, or even pair them with a leather jacket for an edgy evening look. $81
Barefoot Dreams-This utility-inspired jacket is designed with plenty of pockets and a double knit construction for soft structure. Hidden belt tunnel and wrap closure help define the waist. The signature CozyChic material is both extremely comfortable, yet the structured look of this sweater is polished,so you can be both cozy and put together for work meetings or event just running errands.$198
Blvck Paris-The Blvck cardigan is the first of its kind in Blvck Paris’ women’s wear offering. The design offers clean aesthetics with a bespoke embossed signature snake logo on the buttons, giving the cardigan a unique look. The cardigan epitomises our brand in providing comfort, as well as a luxury feel. It has also given Blvck Paris an opportunity to play on different fabrics, providing different shades of black. The velvet lapel also provides a different type of texture that you wouldn’t usually find on any similar outfit. $160
Classic Six—The Classic Six Jackie mid-calf duster coat in Ponte de Roma knit has transitional elements like the optional belt and our hidden grosgrain loops so you can wear with or without, creating even more looks with just one coat. $525
Dee Ocleppo-The Dee Ocleppo Laverne Monogram Cashmere collection is the brand’s first foray into ready-to-wear, offering an array of classic and comfy styles. The collection came to fruition partly due to the pandemic and shifts in consumer trends toward comfort whilst remaining effortless and sophisticated. This complete set features color-contrasting details and soft knits that only get softer with time, making lounging in style easy. The 100% cashmere track pants, crew neck sweater, beanie, and scarf are available for purchase separately but make the perfect cozy set for Fall and can be personalized with your initial. Cashmere Track Pants: $485, Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater: $365, Cashmere Monogrammed Beanie: $145, Cashmere Monogrammed Scarf: $395.
Dynamite The shacket is back in a big way. Dynamite offers a variety of cozy sweater jackets available in both neutral tones and plaid, perfect for transitional dressing. $99.95
Garage—Rooted in functionality and comfort, the GARAGE FOR ALL capsule features timeless basics including t-shirts, crewnecks, sweatshirts, chunky knit sweaters, cozy button ups, and woven cargo pants. With a focus on modern neutral colours such as ginger, walnut, deep amber and pebble grey, the GARAGE FOR ALL unisex line offers versatile styles and shades perfect for the transition between seasons, while remaining fluid between male and female styles. $49.95
Hypeach “Athleisure” embodies the Southern California lifestyle. Founded in Orange County, Hypeach offers a unique range of California Fresh-inspired apparel, including an elevated yet comfortable athleisure line. Its Bay Club Jogger set is at the top of our list of Fall must haves. Lounge in or dress it up, the Bay Club Jogger set features a soft knit in a neutral heathered beige. Designed to have a relaxed fit with a ribbed crew neckline and high-waisted joggers, this Cali cozy set is finished with elbow details, racer stripes on the pants, and thick ribbed cuffs on both the top and bottoms. Named in honor of local Bay Club in Newport Beach, this sleek set will keep you comfortable in style. With every purchase, Hypeach donates a portion of sales to its charity partner, GlobalGirl Media, to empower young women with journalism training & equipment. Top $55, Bottoms $58
MASONgrey– MASONgrey’s founder, Maxine’s favorite piece from the new Coffee House Collection — the Nora dress. It is simple yet elegant, and can be easily translated from sleepwear to a statement making outfit on the town. $100
Montserrat New York:
Montserrat New York—The Jet Set is a true reflection of Montserrat’s ethos. It’s sophisticated and tasteful, versatile in the way it can be styled, and exudes sheer confidence with its bold monochrome look. Montserrat is a brand for the on the go, never tied down but always busy, effortlessly chic, never too dressed up and never too dressed down, feminine yet masculine, talked about but never gossiped about, bi-coastal and bi-continental. The Jet Set encapsulates these attributes and may as well be dubbed the official uniform of our brand’s main character. $275
Moose Knuckles Canada—The Marte Hoodie in Rose. $298 USD
Warp + Weft:
Warp + Weft-The latest jumpsuit, crafted in an ultra-soft knit denim with an elastic waist and pull-on zipper and, as always, made with the planet in mind, without any harmful bleach or chemicals. $108
WeWoreWhat—The Cutout Slit Jumpsuit comes in denim infused with stretch. The one-piece is crisply tailored with cutaways on either side of the waist as well as a slim leg that’s split along the hems. $168