By Leigh Belz Ray
August 26, 2021
Our fall issue of Instagram Insider is here!
There are two months in the calendar year that feel ripe for personal reinvention.
January is the obvious one. But this late August/early September time—ingrained in us all for 12+ years as the start of a new school year—has just as many “fresh start” vibes. This year, so many of us are hungry to start a new chapter. (I say this as someone who optimistically bought her “back to the office” dress in early June.)
Our fresh start this year is most certainly grounded in the awareness of the impact of the continuing global pandemic. This year’s fall trends reflect the past 18 months with an increased respect for nature and art, self-identity and pageantry.
A year of long walks and hikes can be seen in the evolving Gorpcore aesthetic. The added appreciation for all things simply joyful (a trend we’re calling “C’Mon Get Happy”) is reflected in the bright colors and bold patterns in everything from tops to nails to dishware. And, with the arrival of fashion month—kicked off by the Met Gala on September 13—the vitality of design as a tool of expression will be fully on display.
May the trends (and trendsetting creators) on the pages that follow inspire you all season long.
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—Leigh Belz Ray, Instagram Lead for Shopping Editorial + @shop