15 Must-Have Fashion Trends & Accessories Coming in This Year

Beauty & Style

Fashion is ever-evolving, but accessories always remain a must.

Some timeless, some more of a coming and going fad, these are 15 fashion accessories that'll amp up any look!

1. Leather Boots

Leather boots are a staple to have-- they'll accentuate your look and can be a great investment for your wardrobe.

Knee-high boots seem to be a favorite each and every time. Although leather boots come in a variety of heights, knee-high always seems to be the "it" boots.

Try styling them with a mini skirt or a mini dress!

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2. Colorful Nails

Nails are oftentimes a must to match a look- and it seems the current fashion trends are gravitating towards colorful.

Like the photo below, each nail is in a different coloring that compliments each other, and are uniform in a French tip.

Since painted nails aren't permanent, feel free to get creative!

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3. Big Rings

Dainty basic rings are timeless, but it seems big chunky rings are seeing a huge rise.

Whether it be resin or plastic, colorful and funky rings are spotted everywhere all over social media.

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It adds a bit of spunk and a unique charm- and it's certainly like no other.

La Manso, as seen both above and below, is a brand that offers crazy-cool rings that also come with matching rubber gloves!

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4. Layered Necklaces

Multiple necklaces might be better than just one, according to this trend!

Simply grab a couple of your favorites that accentuate and compliment each other well, and wear them together.

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5. Paperboy Caps

Popularized by newsboys from the late 1800s to 1900s, this might just be the thing in 2021!

Although this hasn't been on the fashion radar for a while and not very much, this perhaps could be seeing a rise.

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6. Colorful Puffer Jackets

Especially as it's winter, puffer jackets are always a must for this season.

Earlier this winter, The North Face's Brown Puffer Jacket was the jacket. It seems as though everyone's interested in colorful puffer jackets nowadays- which I say yes to enthusiastically!

A pop of color is always wonderful.

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7. Colorful Sunglasses

Like said above, color is always great... and that applies to sunglasses, too!

Your frames can match whichever outfit you're wearing, which can go great for styling your overall look.

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8. Fuzzy Bags

These fuzzy carrier bags have definitely been a Pinterest teen trend going on this year.

Many small businesses and boutiques have been popping up with these. I love how they have so many different styles, colors, and patterns- it really makes your outfit fun.

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Lolita Jade is a small business that creates these bags.

9. Converses

Converse has been around forever, and they never fail to see a trend going on within teens.

Lately, Converses in zebra print (or any other cool pattern) and green have been on many fashionista's radars. Converses in white- the classic Chuck Taylors- are also a must!

If you'd like to get a pair, shop at converse.com.

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10. Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are definitely what many fashion influencers would say to be a staple.

It never goes out of style. Not to mention, it has a cool edgy vibe that goes well with many basics and is comfortable to shrug on anytime.

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11. Headbands

I can't personally recall the last time I wore headbands other than in my elementary school days. However, headbands are so in style for Gen Z right now.

Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf loved to pair her outfits with headbands- for a stylish reason. Try color coordinating your headbands to match your outfit!

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12. Fuzzy Bucket Hats

Bucket Hats were a wild trend that many loved in 2020- and it looks like it might stay in 2021, too.

However, plain old bucket hats have changed to fuzzy bucket hats- which is perfectly cozy and cute!

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13. Oversized Sunglasses

Oversized sunglasses are a trend that's been around for quite some time that always stays for a long time. It's classic, even.

Plus, you can stay stylish while having more protection from harsh rays!

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14. Colorful Boots

Yeah, regular black boots are cool, but colorful boots are just... something else!

It's something that isn't basic and draws attention. Uniqueness goes well in hand with fashion.

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15. Tinted Sunglasses

Tinted Sunglasses are retro and groovy- and despite it being a throwback, it'll look good even in the current times!

If you want to give off a cool vibe, this accessory might be your go-to!

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Fashion Has No Rules

Fashion is the embodiment of what you love, what you feel, and what you're inspired by. It has no rules- you write the rules.

Have fun with it, and do what you enjoy!

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Kate Jeong is the Marketing Director and Photography Intern of The Teen Magazine. She is passionate about creative writing, enjoys photography, and loves to stay active with tennis.