Like most fashion lovers, come fashion week, I love pouring over the runway images and finding major and micro trends, patterns, and general sartorial themes. For SS21 though, this felt like an especially strange task considering the fact that designers were working during lockdowns, in isolation, and many chose to not show at all or lived streamed their collections to the world through our screens. And yet… there are still trends! Despite everything, designers—like Molly Goddard’s fun-filled collection—found a way to create universes for us to imagine our future-selves getting dressed.
So with the spirit of getting dressed again in mind, I will continue to do what I love to do: discover which trends I love and where to try them out secondhand. This is also a favourite habit of mine as it allows me to try trends right away, rather than wait until the collections come out. As an affordable way to try trends too, secondhand is also fabulous because you go to the source of inspiration for new collections. Here’s my take on the next season’s trends, from major to micro, and where to buy them secondhand.