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Spring sneakers trends 2021

spring sneaker trends 2021 sneakers

Spring sneaker trends 2021 pictured: grey canvas sneakers c/o Sperry (under $100) /

Sneakers for spring 2021 are here! Athleisure has become more and more important in the world of fashion as it has taken over the streets over the past decade; and some would argue the last two decades! With the current pandemic, people are finding themselves wearing sneakers more and more as athleisure becomes the dominant street style we have all been rocking as we increasingly stay home.

Since outdoor activities and comfort are at the forefront of fashion, and personal style, right now, a comfortable and fabulous sneaker is a must! Street sneakers are important, since we all want to save our serious sneakers for sports and fitness. With a street sneaker, we can enjoy comfort while walking around, running errands, etc., yet still express our personal style on a daily basis.

Last year we saw a rise in white sneakers, platform sneakers, and wearing two different sneakers; yes, that last trend fizzled and died within one season, haha. Now that we are in 2021, we are all wanting a little bit more fun and pizzazz in our footwear.

Spring 2021 is all about vintage inspiration, bright colors, metallic fabrications, and a bit of “look-at-me-I-am-out-of-the-house.” With inspiration from the 1970s through to the early 2000s, spring 2021 sneakers are taking on a flashy vibe. We are looking at platforms, chunky soles, metallic hues, groundbreaking florals (so shocking for spring right??), wedge sneakers (yes, these toe stubbers are back from the dead), preppy boat sneakers, slip-on skater styles, and canvas sneakers in general. If you wore it in high or college, it’s time to wear it again. So pop some TLC into your CD player, and buy some funky and fun sneakers for spring! Unless you are planning to rock the nautical and preppy ’80’s trend; then pop some Rick Astley into your cassette deck and rick-roll yourself.

Without further ado, here are the four biggest trends in sneakers for spring 2021.

Chunky and platform sneakers spring 2021

spring sneakers trends chunky platform sneakers

Chunky and platform sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: Gucci platform sneakers (I own these and love them!) / metallic wedge sneakers / paint inspired chunky sneakers / Flash chunky sneakers / platform metallic sneakers / chunky plaid sneakers /

Platform sneakers and chunky sneakers are a continuing trend which has taken on a bit more flash than before. For spring 2021, look for platform or chunky sneakers in trendy florals, designer logo prints, stripes, metallic hues, cartoon prints, and painted patterns.

Have some fun with your platform sneakers or chunky sneakers, this is not a serious trend, it’s lighthearted and enjoyable. Isn’t that what we all need right now? Love!

Canvas sneakers spring 2021

canvas sneakers spring 2021

Canvas sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: Gucci slip-on sneakers / floral sole sneakers / grey boat-style sneakers (I own these and love them! Under $100) / Gucci canvas sneakers / floral slip-on sneakers / denim sneakers /

Canvas sneakers is a catch-all for three separate trends we are seeing emerge for spring 2021. Nautical and boat shoes are having a moment as the preppy ’80’s reemerge. If you long for the days of a convertible red BMW and a pink polo shirt, this is your year. Look for boat shoe inspired sneakers to round out your look.

Are you a sk8ter? Grab your skateboard from 1991 and pick up a pair of canvas slip-on sneakers. You can go traditional with Vans, or mix things up by snagging a pair with 2021 florals, logos, and more. You don’t have to look like you walked out of 1991, just take some inspiration, slip on some canvas sneakers, grab your skateboard, and have fun!

Remember the days of white Keds in the 1980s? The style is back, but with some flair. Instead of only being allowed to wear white canvas sneakers, for 2021, you want anything but white canvas sneakers. Look for Keds-inspired styles in denim, floral prints, logos, cartoon prints, and more fun looks. Have fun with your canvas sneakers; it’s not 1988 anymore, so you don’t have to worry about being caught in a pair of canvas sneakers that aren’t white. Loving this!

Groundbreaking floral sneakers spring 2021

floral sneakers spring 2021

Floral sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: floral slip-on sneakers / Gucci floral sneakers / floral sole sneakers / high top floral sneakers / high top floral and stripe sneakers /

OMG this is so groundbreaking! Are you sitting down? Big news!! Get this, florals are big for spring 2021. Isn’t that crazy? Who would have thought! Well, at least we can narrow down which type of floral prints are big this spring as opposed to past spring seasons. For spring 2021, look for smaller floral prints, no big giant flowers. Floral print sneakers are a huge trend this spring, so have fun with it; it really is groundbreaking.

I’m eyeing the slip-on pair. I love how the floral print looks on the slip-on sneaker styles. Which style do you like?

Metallic sneakers spring 2021

metallic sneakers spring 2021

Metallic sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: silver and glitter platform sneakers / glitter vintage inspired platform sneakers / classic adidas metallic sneakers (I own a rose gold version and love them!) / golden sneakers / gold and white platform sneakers / metallic and white sneakers /

Metallic sneakers come and go, as far as sneaker trends are concerned. They are currently huge as we see the return of the metallic mirror trend from the turn of the century. Why not have glitter sneakers, or metallic sneakers to pair with your mirrored silver handbag? Yes, those are back too, but I digress. . .

Look for glitter, metallic accents, mixed metallics, and solid metallic sneakers this spring. These are definitely “notice me” kicks, so have some fun with the pair you pick.

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What is your favorite sneaker trend for spring 2021?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Casual and cozy on a winter day

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wearing: hoop earrings / grey scarf (under $100) / ivory sweater / spring nail polish / bead genuine gemstone bracelets c/o TiffsJeweldom (only $25 each!!) / black handbag (IT bag under $300) / distressed jeans (under $50) / Gucci sneakers /

Well, the warm weather we enjoyed last week went away quickly! We are now in a cold weather pattern, so it’s time to get back to bundling up! I love this classic ivory sweater from The Perfect Provenance. It’s a fabulous go-to sweater I know I will be wearing for many years to come. If you haven’t invested in one yet, I highly recommend it! It’s so soft and cozy; perfect for a winter day!

Raise your hand if you love jewels. My hand is way up! How fabulous are these gemstone bracelets! They are designed in San Jose by a mother/daughter design team who is extremely active in the community. They do so much volunteer work to help the community, I am not sure how they found the time to start  a design business; but they did! Love it!

All of the bracelets by TiffsJeweldom are handmade in San Jose, California. They are created from genuine gemstone beads and adorned with different charms depending on the gemstone. The gemstone beads are a great size. Sometimes beaded bracelets have beads which are too big; making it clumsy when typing on a keyboard, or writing something down. Of course, there is the other extreme where beads can be too small and look cheap. Thankfully these beads are the perfect size! They look much more expensive than they are; and I can type or write all day long without them getting in the way. Love that!

I wore this casual look while walking around downtown Los Gatos with my family. We enjoyed getting out of the house, and stopped for some boba tea along the way. We are definitely looking forward to the stay-at-home order being lifted so we can start doing more things! I think the Bay Area is the most locked down part of the country! How are things where you are?

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Be sure to check out TiffsJeweldom. These beautiful bracelets are a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day, or a gift for yourself! I love mine and plan to wear them often.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Handbag trends 2021

handbag trends 2021

IT bags 2021 from top left: Chloe Darryl Saddle Bag / BV Pouch / BV Jodie / Coach Swinger / Prada Cleo (hard to get!) / Loewe straw tote (also in yellow!) / Gucci Jackie / Givenchy Antigona Soft /

2021 is here! This means a whole new set of handbag trends to follow, covet, and wear. In past years, we have looked for the next great shape, designer, and IT bag. This year, things are moving a little bit into the past; as well as the classic realm.

The new year is all about classic IT bags, revisited IT bags, IT brands, and a few fun bags. Sound like a lot? It is. There is a lot going on in the handbag world this year! So, make sure you’re sitting down, this will be a lot of information!

IT Designers: This year, if you think seeking the ultimate IT bag is too confusing, just stick with the IT brands of the year. You can pretty much wear anything by these designers and brands; and you will be rocking an IT bag. Look for anything Bottega Veneta, Cult Gaia, Prada, Givenchy, Chloe, Loewe, and Mansur Gavriel.

Colors: Fashion is revisiting color blocking; a huge trend roughly a decade ago. Look for bags in fun and mood-uplifting colors. Also look for the color of the year yellow, as well as grey. You can still wear classic black, but adding some color might be just the right mood-up-lifter after last year. Metallics are also making a comeback, so if you want to sparkle and shine, this is your year!

Fabrications: Leather and faux leather are still important. In fact, technology has really moved faux leather forward in such a way that it can be really hard to tell it apart from real leather. Look for faux leather pieces to help reduce your carbon footprint. Also, straw, raffia, anything woven, and stamped croc are huge in 2021.

Silhouettes: The new year is all about classic silhouettes and retro vibes. Look for the baguette with 1990s inspiration, the return of the hobo bag, oversized and gigantic bags you could fit the kitchen sink into, fan shaped totes, netted bags, half circles, and the pouch clutch.

Specific IT bags: Looking for an exact IT bag to rock this year? Some of these might already be in your closet! Look for classic IT bags such as the Chanel 2.55, Louis Vuitton Neverful, Givenchy Antigona, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, Chloe Marcie, and Fendi Baguette. Want to buy new? Look for the new Prada Cleo-it’s so hot, it’s already sold out. Old IT bags which are back include the Coach Swinger, Gucci Jackie, and Bottega Veneta Jodie; perhaps you have one in your closet. Additionally, new IT bags (which started to emerge in 2020) include the Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag, Bottega Veneta Pouch, Givenchy Antigona Soft, and the Chloe Darryl Saddle Bag.

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Whew! Well, there you have it! It’s a lot of information. Be sure to check out your closet because you might have a few of these styles already stored in the back! If not, be sure to snap up a classic IT bag or two for the new year. Which style is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy