Risk-Averse Dressers Will Avoid These Trends in 2021

Whenever designers send a particularly inventive, out-there look down the runway, they are fully aware that it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, and that's okay. Adventurous dressers will eat up all of the amazing trends from the S/S 21 collections, but they certainly won't be for everyone. 

Below, I've rounded up five daring 2021 trends that risk-averse dressers will be avoiding—and what to replace them with. Take, for instance, the controversial denim trend du jour: ultra-baggy jeans. Katie Holmes recently threw her hat into the ring and wore drop-crotch versions (and our readers had some feelings). If you're loving it, go for it, but if you prefer subtler trend, I've got you covered in this story too. 

1. Drop-Crotch Jeans


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On Katie Holmes: Rogier Vivier boots

Replace With: Wide-Leg Trousers

You can never beat H&M's prices. 

I love how these pants are styled with a tucked-in ruched top. 

Low heels are perfect for wide-leg trousers. 

2. Netting


Marques Almeida

Marques Almeida S/S 21

Replace With: Eyelet

Eyelets are a more subtle version of the hole-y trend. 

This eyelet bikini top by Tory Burch is so cute. 

I can't wait to take a real vacation at some point next year. I'll definitely be packing this top. 

3. Hot Pants 


Miu Miu 

Miu Miu S/S 21

Replace With: Pedal Pushers 

Just like the ones I wore in third grade. 

Yes, pedal pushers are still trendy, but not nearly as risky as hotpants. 

I'm picturing this with a striped bateau top. 

4. Chainmail 


Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne S/S 21

Replace With: Mundane Metallics 

These earrings are so beautiful. 

5. Clogs



Hermes S/S 21

Replace With: Slippers

This Italian brand makes classic Venetian slippers. 

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