Recounting the Best and Worst of 2021 Fashion

By: Paige Edwards

     The leaves have fallen, and the snow has arrived here in Warren County, that means it’s time for the holidays. As we bring 2021 to an end, it is the perfect time to reminisce on the trends that blew up. The 90s and early 2000s totally took over the fashion world this year. Throughout 2021, everything from baggy jeans to claw clips came back, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

     On The Squire’s Instagram, we posted polls asking our followers to vote on the best and worst trends of the year. This helped us establish our community’s views and opinions on the trends that were favorites and not so favorites. Since the early 2000s and 90s became super popular, this year included some major throw backs. Some of those choices were Doc Martens, cardigans, low rise jeans, and miniskirts. The outcome may be somewhat surprising.

     According to the Instagram poll, about 89% of Eisenhower students voted 90’s baggy jeans for the number one trend of 2021. The worst or least popular trend, however, was the miniskirt, with only 11% of students voting for them. Here are the results:


  1. 90’s Baggy Jeans
  2. Claw Clips
  3. Yoga Pants
  4. Matching sets
  5. Cropped Cardigans
  6. Doc Martens


  1. Mini Skirts
  2. Bubble Braids
  3. Low Rise Jeans
  4. Monochromatic Outfits
  5. Sweater vests
  6. Nike Blazers

     The Squire also interviewed senior, Maya Swanson, who is always on top of the latest fashion trends. She is so trendy that she was named best dressed for the Class of 2022 here at Eisenhower High School. Swanson shared with us that her favorite trend this year is the sweater vests because you can layer them. For her least favorite trend, she shared that she is not a fan of the low-rise jeans. “I just don’t think that they are very flattering,” Swanson explained. The last question we had for Swanson was, what trend she found herself following the most. With a quick answer she said claw clips, “…just because they are quick and easy for school in the morning.”

          2021 is officially coming to an end, but The Squire predicts these trends however will continue to be seen in the fashion industry. We are excited to see the new trends come about in 2022. In the meantime, put on your baggy jeans, cardigan, and claw clip as you ring in the new year.

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