Best 10 Trending Fashion Ideas for Women | Indianshelf

The pandemic had a big impact on everyone's confidence and self-esteem, for some it helped them fully embrace themselves and form a new hope about life, whereas some lost their motivation to put their efforts into looking put together.

GenZ post-pandemic has been embracing more of the big bright colours. Going all out seems to be the way, and the temperature shifting calls for the newest trends from the funky retro of the 70s to the sleek elegance of the 90s, reintroducing the Y2K aesthetic is the way to go. Combining contrasting aesthetics is Gen Z’s way of styling their clothing. Whether you are a risk-taker or not, the following fashion tips are going to help you in some way or another.

1. Layered Chain Necklaces:

Chain necklaces have become a closet essential, and layering multiple of them is essential. Silver jewellery and silver earrings are especially considered to be very chic at this point and seem to go with almost anything, whether ethnic or western. Layering can be done using necklaces of different lengths. This way, you get to flaunt your neck elegantly.

You can tweak it up by adding punk necklaces or whatever matches your aesthetic. Playing with different textures and mixing & matching different styles with one another making sure each piece stands out. Pair a dainty pendant with a wide chain link for contrast layering.

Brands like Thesto have been known for making layering friendly necklaces. You can even try wearing a coin necklace and flaunt your neck. To get an ethereal feeling you can wear cosmos inspired moon and stars necklaces.

2. Baguette bags:

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the era of Y2K saw a comeback in the form of small and cute ladies handbags known as "baguette bags." Popularised by the show Sex and the City sported by Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker, these bags have become a fashion statement. Although the design seems simple, it can go with almost any outfit and steal the show. Brands like Thesto, LVL99 and Ecoright have been introducing these little dainty bags to the Indian market instead of opting for extremely expensive brands like Fendi or Louis Vuitton. You can also find these for extremely cheap, under Rs. 400 in Sarojini Nagar.


From the past's waist training, painful corsets meant to restrict women’s movements, have been brought back to life by GenZ through TikTok and series like Euphoria and Bridgerton. They are now commonly referred to as "bustiers" and are designed to make you feel comfortably sexy. They can be worn as tops or over shirts and/or dresses in the underwear-as-outerwear trend.

They can pull a simple outfit together in a delicate yet elegant manner. While corsets mean to cinch at the waistline, bustiers are designed to life and are usually more flexible and online Instagram thrift stores like @PandaPickedStore and @LuuLiu are popular for selling their beautiful bustiers.

4. Bucket hats:

As mentioned before, GenZ is mostly about revamping vintage styles, and bucket hats are no exception. They were introduced as fishermen’s hats in the 1940s and are mostly unisex and can come in various prints (tie-dye, cow print, geometric, etc.).

They can go with casual-chic streetwear, which is a summer essential. It got popularized by Jungkook of BTS, and the fandom in India (they have a huge following in India), went insane over these. You can find these at H&M or you could buy these at Sarojini Nagar, where these cost only Rs. 200.

5. Chunky Platform heels/boots:

Everybody loves a good boot, but recently, ‘chunky’ shoes with heavy and large soles have become popular, which can be with heels, lace, flat, etc. It was popularised during the era of grunge in the 90s and thus will forever remain timeless, and it's just getting bulkier each year. Small brands like Horizinn have started to import dupes of Doc Martens and for much cheaper.

6. Bomber Jackets:

Bomber jackets started to pop up in the fall of 2021, and now by summer 2022, they’re everywhere. Urbanic and Bonker's Corner have been widely promoting these on their sites since last year, and they keep selling out in a jiffy. Priyanka Chopra was seen wearing a Diesel bomber jacket.

Deepika Padukone had us craving for a beautiful embroidered All Saints jacket. All around colleges, students seem to be sporting these with wide-legged trousers or vintage baggy jeans or joggers.

7. Clashing Colors:

The clashing colour trend of the 1970s and the colour-blocking trend of the 2010s are both making a comeback. Earthy tones can be paired with pastels. Blocking with different coloured fabrics and patterns also has an interesting take on a complex colour theory. Keeping it simple with prints like plaids or lines, you can replace the pop of colour with shades of black; it's the glue that can bring the whole outfit together.

A good example was Alia Bhatt's one-shoulder Georges Hobeika gown with a thigh-high slit with orange and pink which made for a striking combination that elevated the appeal of the outfit.

8. Animal Prints:

From the classic leopard print to the funky cow print, this trend came back strong in the fall of 2021 and is still going strong. Animal-printed cutout co-rds are also very popular right now. Brands like Urbanic and The Clothing Factory have made and sold enough of them to know how coveted they are.

Fuzzy animal print bags are very much sought after too. Sleek tiger stripes or cow print trousers have also been seen being worn by many celebrities and college students alike.

9. Sweater Vests:

People who love to wear knitwear or light-layered clothing have been sporting sweater vests widely since the fall of 2021. It was initially criticised for its impractical design, but it was created for people who enjoy staying active during the winter.

Characters like Chandler Bing from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and Cher Horowitz from Clueless in the 90s were the most popular for wearing sweater vests, and now in the 2020s, their fashion is very well-liked by GenZ. It has a classic dork vibe to it and is popular for its gender-fluidity. You can easily style them with baggy pants or tennis skirts.

10. Bandanas and headscarves:

Printed silk scarves are extremely coveted, especially this summer because of not only how chic they look, but also because they can save your hair from pollution. You can wrap it around your ponytails or weave it into your pigtails. You could tie it like a little knot for a cute brunch look. It’s all about how creative you can get with it.

We know it's difficult to balance it all, family, career, time for self-love and looking stylish everyday can seem like a chore, but it should be important to express yourself through your personal aesthetic. Hopefully these ideas helped you form your own opinion of how your next outfit should look like.

Summers are the best time to play with fun patterns and prints, go ahead, get that funky tie-dye t-shirt and pair it with some baggy pants. Layer your heart out. Go thrifting as much as you can, that's where you can find the real gems.

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