8 Random Trends That Are Definitely a Thing Right Now

April 23, 2020 at 05:00AM

Ahead of every season, we always do our best to forecast all the trends that will make it big and show up in stores, online, on the streets, and on your IG feed. I’d like to think we do a pretty good job at it, but I would be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that no matter how much time we spend scanning the many runways from each fashion month, more and more It items always crop up as the weeks and months go by. It’s only bound to happen as the focus shifts from speculating to actually dressing for a season.


As you probably guessed, such is the case with the items you’re about to see below. From the tie-dye resurgence to the little accessories that are having big moments, it seems that the stay-at-home life has brought with it a wave WFH-approved trends we didn’t see coming but are totally here for. They might have not been on the S/S 20 runways, but as you’re about to see, they’re still definitely a thing right now. Just keep scrolling to see, read about, and shop all eight trends for yourself.

As someone who has also leaned heavily into tie-dye print lately, I can vouch for its mood-boosting capabilities—especially when you’re mostly living in loungewear. 

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The print also makes for a great DIY activiry.

Is it just me, or are these suddenly everywhere? Even I couldn’t help but get on board.

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I love this layered look.


It seems that the stay-at-home sandals of choice for fashion girls everywhere are sporty and chunky.

If these Chanel beauties are off the table for you, not to worry, because I found two under-$100 options that do the trick just as well.

As our editor in chief recently pointed out, Nike socks are being worn by fashion girls everywhere right now.

No shoes necessary.

Whether you dress them up or down, boxers and boxer-style shorts are looking like the perfect alternative to sweats and leggings—especially as the temperatures begin to rise.

This approachable take on the boxer by Donni is another favorite.

The anklet is another photogenic trend that has decided to grace us with its presence in recent weeks.

Plus, they look very cool when layered over the aforementioned Nike socks.

Whether for staying in or stepping out for groceries, the sweatsuit is the cozy-but-chic matching outfit of choice for everyone right now.

No matter what color or print you opt for, there’s really no going wrong.

Shop the matching Loop Back Sweatpants ($88).

Shop the matching Ozzie Porkchop Pocket Sweatpants ($198).

While Nike wins the sock game, New Balance has definitely emerged as the It sneakers in recent weeks.

If you see a fashion girl wearing shoes that aren’t slippers or sandals in the house, there’s a good chance they’re these.

Next, everything I’d buy from Zara for spring.

Author Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC