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Our 9 Favorite Food, Fashion, & Decor Trends to Watch in 2021

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We’re excited about what 2021 has to offer, so we wanted to start the year by sharing some of our favorite trends to watch in food, fashion, and decor this year. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect to see.

Food trends in 2021

There’s no denying that how and what we ate changed last year. Many of those changes will impact the way we eat in 2021.

1. Bigger breakfasts

Since so many of us have been working from home, breakfast has started to take center stage throughout the week (not just on weekends). We now have more time to make a big, healthy breakfast and enjoy it with our morning coffee. Since we don’t have to worry about commuting anymore, we can say goodbye to granola bars in the morning and start enjoying breakfast again.

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2. Special occasion dining

We’ve all learned to eat out less often recently. So now, when we do eat out, we want it to be memorable. Even if we’re not eating out for a special occasion, we still want the meal to be unique and an experience of its own. We’re going to see more tasting menus, private dining experiences, and ingredients that go above and beyond.

3. Individual celebrations

Many of us are now afraid to eat a piece of cake after the birthday girl or boy blew out their candles and spit all over it. Because of that, we’re going to see parties now accompanied by individual snacks and desserts so that everyone can safely celebrate those big milestones. We expect to see cupcakes and mason jar salads making a comeback.

Fashion trends in 2021

If you’re anything like us, you probably spent a good portion of 2020 in gym clothes and leggings. Will that change the way we dress in 2021? Yes, it will!

4. Wider & looser cuts

Pants with loose, relaxed silhouettes have been on-trend for a few years, and now tops and dresses are following suit. Since we’ve been dressing for comfort, we don’t want to wear tight-fitting clothes as we start to transition to life outside the house. That means you’ll see more oversized sweaters, boxy blouses, and flowing dresses.

5. Statement sleeves

Statement sleeves started as a nod to the 1980s but have now taken on a life of their own. We’re going to see standout shoulder silhouettes with peaks, mutton sleeves, and capes. When a top has statement sleeves, it’s easy an easy way to dress up your jeans or leggings.

6. Maxi dresses

Maxi dresses have always been versatile. But now we love them because they fully cover our legs when we’re chilling on the couch, but they still help us feel a little dressed up.

Decor trends in 2021

Since we’ve all been spending more time at home, we’re going to start looking at how we decorate our homes a little differently.

7. Grandmillennial style

Grandmillennial style is inspired by the comforts of your grandma’s house and is full of velvet sofas, needlepoint, and floral curtains. It’s a traditional, nostalgic style with a millennial twist by taking vintage touches and old-school patterns and mixing them with bold, modern colors. We’re going to see more of this style in 2021 because it evokes comfort, which we all want right now.

8. Stepping outside

After being cooped up for so long, we’re looking for excuses to be outside. So we want to brighten up our outdoor living spaces and bring them up to the same level as our interiors. Since our homes have turned into schools and offices, we need a place to retreat, and our backyards, patios, and balconies can be that retreat. It’s also essential that we spend more time decorating our outdoor spaces because we’ll probably be more comfortable having people over if everyone can be comfortable outside.

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9. Multipurpose spaces

Being at home for almost a year has helped us rethink our living arrangements and learned what works and what needs to be improved. We’ve all had to adjust in the past year to make our living spaces work, and that often meant that your dining room became an office and our couch became a school. This year, we’re taking everything we learned to create dedicated spaces throughout the home to restore balance to our multi-functional spaces. After you’ve redone your multipurpose areas, you won’t have to clear off your dining room table before dinner each night.

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