I'm a Fashion Director With a Lot of Clothes—These Are My Favorite Trends Now

Bobby Schuessler
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We routinely turn to industry leaders for that top-notch styling and shopping guidance. One of said experts? Yep, Shopbop’s fashion director, Caroline Maguire. Her sartorial POV is particularly heightened given that it’s her job to lead the fashion team at one of the largest retailers out there. As a result, her style advice is always particularly noteworthy. Given the nature of her job, she also happens to have a pretty expansive wardrobe, so yes, it’s safe to say that she’s experimented with quite the variety of clothing and trends. On that note, we thought there could be interest in learning about those specific items and trends Maguire is loving most right now.

She ended up sending over a list of five spring 2021 trends she’s either already wearing now and/or is looking forward to testing out over the next few months. Here, we’re talking about everything from updated loungewear looks to other chic comfy staples. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to uncover the trends worth knowing, complete with visual inspiration. There’s also shopping picks throughout just in case you want to add something fresh into your rotation.

1. Pull-On Pants

"I love easy, comfy pants right now (especially sweatpants). It’s such a fun challenge for me to find ways to 'dress up' sweats, and find fun tops or sweaters to pair with them." — Maguire

Lioness Academy Sweatpants ($69)

Cotton Citizen Brooklyn Sweatpants ($225)

Reformation Rocky Slim Sweatpants ($78)

Good American Active Boyfriend Sweatpants ($75)

Year of Ours Boyfriend Sweatpants ($110)

2. Novelty Knits

"I can’t get enough of novelty knits! They really dress up any outfit and there are so many different styles to play with—from cutouts and oversize cardigans to bold colors and daring prints."

Free People Trouble Maker Cardigan ($98)

525 Gingham Cropped Cardigan ($98)

Proenza Schouler White Label Knit Cardigan With Button Back ($395)

Olivia Rubin Tally Cropped Cardigan ($305)

Glamorous Pointelle Sweater ($111)

3. Easy Dresses

"I like to call these types of styles the 'chic house dress.' They’re easy and comfortable no-brainer dresses that I can just throw on."

Kika Vargas India Dress ($885)

Staud Vincent Dress ($235)

Moon River Plaid Dress ($78)

En Saison Tiered Midi Dress ($94)

Lee Mathews May Apron Dress ($420)

4. Old-School Sneakers

"I am loving that more old-school sneaker styles are coming back into our rotation. The V-10 sneakers from Veja [below] encapsulate this trend perfectly. The subtle pastel colors add a bit of flair and make them feel fresh."

Veja V-10 Sneakers ($150)

Vans Ua Classic Slip on Sneakers ($50)

New Balance Made Us 990v5 Sneakers ($175)

Tretorn Rawlins Iii Joggers ($85)

Reebok Cl Nylon Sneakers ($65)

5. Totes and Hands-Free Bags

"When I’ve been going outside, I’ve mostly been running errands to grab groceries or go to the pharmacy, so I’m all about easy totes and crossbody bags that can carry all of my essentials and what I’m purchasing. Think bags that are the perfect size for your keys, hand sanitizer, wallet, and sunglasses."

Acne Studios Arvel Plaque Face Crossbody Phone Bag ($150)

Madewell Medium Transport Tote Zipper ($178)

Goodee Bassi Market Tote ($199)

Dagne Dover Micah Crossbody Bag ($95)

JW Anderson Chain Midi Anchor Bag ($995)

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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