the 5 style trends we can expect to see this summer

Love Island 2021 fashion looks trends - ITV 2

Love Island 2021 fashion looks trends – ITV 2

Fear not reader, I’m not about to suggest that the Love Island cast shape all of your summer fashion choices. But there may be some unexpected style takeaways in the new season of the hit reality television show to note – as well as plenty to avoid.

The series in which lithe 20-somethings parade in swimwear 80 percent of the time, with the main goal to ‘couple up’ and convince the voting public they should be crowned winners, is renowned for spawning interesting fashion trends (mesh skirts, anyone?) and this summer is set to be no exception.

Cut out swimsuits, thong bikini bottoms – these common summer beachwear trends can all be traced back to ‘the villa’ in recent years.

The show, which is filmed over six weeks in the recent Green List addition, Majorca, has returned to our screens following

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20 Major Fashion Trends of the Past 20 Years

In the new millennium, fashion took a turn toward the maximalist. The early to mid-1990s had down-to-earth grunge looks and severely chic minimalism, but by later in the decade and into the early aughts the sparkly, candy-colored fashions of pop stars like The Spice Girls and Britney Spears started to filter into contemporary teen style. In these innocent years before social media influencers became style guides, the fashion-obsessed masses took cues from magazines and celebrities. As is so often the case in fashion, a lot of these trends (many of which—let’s be real—weren’t that cute to begin with) are now coming back in style, especially among Gen Z-ers who weren’t even born when the looks first trended.

While we may not want to squirm back into a pair of low-rise jeans anytime soon, it’s still fun to reflect on some of the chaotic but occasionally cute trends that defined

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Fashion designer Norma Kamali talks swimwear for any age, top trends and more

The iconic fashion designer discusses some of the most popular swimwear trends.

It’s swimsuit season, and if there’s anyone who knows how to speak to the famed beach essential, it’s none other than Norma Kamali.

The iconic fashion designer has been setting trends for more than 50 years, and has crafted extraordinary looks for everyone from Cher to Diana Ross.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t also bring up the legendary one-piece swimsuit she designed for Farrah Fawcett that hangs in the Smithsonian Institution.

“I believe swimwear is so popular because it also plays a role as a body suit or layering piece,” Kamali told “Good Morning America.”

These days, Kamali, author of the recent book “I Am Invincible,” remains active and continues to create head-turning swimwear looks that have most

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Fashion Trends Post-Pandemic, According to a Psychologist

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Fashion has always been an accessible creative outlet, but after more than a year spent inside our own homes, the future of getting dressed feels uncertain. We traded stiff jeans for pants with elastic waistbands and heels for house slippers—will we ever want to put on real clothes (or at least, clothes that don’t explicitly shout comfortable!) again?

The answer, according to fashion psychologist Shakaila Forbes-Bell is yes—but the approach to fashion won’t be the same. By applying psychological theories to how we interact with clothing, including the buying, selling, styling, and design processes, Forbes-Bell works with brands (she is also currently the in-house Fashion Psychologist for Afterpay), to determine not what the trends are, but why they exist. Now, she’s using the same approach to think about what post-pandemic dressing will actually look like.

Fashion and the Brain

“The pandemic has caused a shift

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