7 Fashion Girl-Approved Trends That Will Earn You Major Compliments

Taking a look at the fashion unfolding on Instagram at the moment, there’s no doubt that a number of micro-trends are bubbling up. And let me just saw that all of the cool pieces I’ve spotted recently are those perfect compliment-earning items that I want in my closet immediately. From eye-catching shrug sets every early trend-adopter is wearing to Prada’s iconic logo pieces to the accessory I’m a huge personal fan of, there are plenty of fresh items that will have your wardrobe updated for the new year.

Ahead, see the 7 Instagram fashion trends that are popping up just about everywhere in 2021. These have all landed on my personal wish list and are sitting in my cart at the moment. Here, see the looks that are inspiring all of my outfits right now and shop my edit—from affordable finds to investment buys.


Designers seem to be reinventing knits in the coolest possible ways at the moment. Right now, two-piece shrug sets are the way fashion people are wearing them and I couldn't love these versatile pieces more.

Pictured: Chelmak Shrug Set ($272); Wolf Circus necklace



Pictured: Chelmak Shrug Set ($272)

Stirrup Leggings

Yep, leggings are officially are core part of wardrobes everywhere these days but we're seeing them take on a high-fashion spin like never before. Whether styled underneath dresses or with a crisp button-down, stirrup leggings, in particular, are now an essential part of a cool, polished wardrobe.

Pictured: Prada dress, leggings, and heels

Pictured: Prada top, leggings, and shoes

Keyhole Pieces

As my fellow editor, Lauren Eggertsen recently pointed out, risqué keyhole pieces are popping up everywhere. While it may not be the most practical trend, it sure is fun.

Pictured: With Jéan Carie Cardi ($189)

Prada Logo Items

Suddenly, Prada's iconic logo pieces have entered wardrobes of the fashion set in a big way. From the chunky loafers that were everywhere last fall to the Cleo bag that is selling out everywhere, these are the ultimate investment items to add to your wadrobe.

Pictured: Prada coat and bag



Pictured: Prada bag, heels, and socks

Baseball Hats

Baseball hats are one of the trends we spotted everywhere on the S/S 21 runways, with brands like Celine styling them in nearly every look from their show. While I'm typically not a hat person, this is one trend I'm already on-board with.

Pictured: Sporty & Rich hat; Loewe shoes; Hermès bag

Structured Bags

Recently, retailers have been reporting higher sales of investment bags, which is something translating to looks we're seeing on the fashion set. Timeless, structured bags have been replacing trendier styles. There are lots of great vintage finds if you search for them.



Pictured: Jil Sander coat; Sporty & Rich hat; New Balance sneakers; Hermès bag

The North Face Layers

When I first bought a winter coat, it was one from The North Face. Now, the practical cold-weather staple is back and a favorite among celebs and fashion insiders.

Pictured: The North Face jacket



Pictured: The North Face x MM6 Maison Margiela vest

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