Future Threads: 2024 Fashion Trend Predictions

 

Words by Ambar Ramirez

 

Now, I wouldn’t say I’m an expert when it comes to fashion. In any way. I would, however, like to take this moment to brag about winning my high school superlative for best dressed and am often complimented on my outfits. That said, to be able to predict fashion trends for the next 12 months of the new year, is no easy feat. Even for a best dressed award winner like me. But I’ve done the research (some research). And where does one go to get credible news regarding fashion? That’s right, “Vogue.” But what you won’t find on vogue are my personal predictions. So with that, here’s what I gathered from “Vogue,” along with my personal psychicness: eight fashion trends we may be seeing in 2024. 

 

  1. Capri pants
    1. Hear me out. We entered the 2000s embracing the trend of super short, high-waisted daisy dukes. However, as the years have progressed, longer shorts and low-rise pants have gained popularity, particularly in the past year. That’s why I predict 2024 will mark the resurgence of capri pants — trousers that stop just above the knee or right below it. This forecast is supported by the recent revival of the iconic TV show “Sex and the City,” where the main character, Carrie Bradshaw, is celebrated for her unique sense of style and delusional mindset. Bradshaw wears a lot of capri pants with kitten heels, which has also become very popular this last year. I never thought capri pants would make a comeback but just imagine pairing the awkwardly lengthed pants with adorable kitten heels and a playful baby-doll tee. Kind of iconic. 
  2. Mixed Patterns that don’t make sense
    1. Every time we enter a new year, I believe there is always an overwhelming sense among people that things need to be different. New year, new you, right? Well, the same goes for fashion. And taking what I’ve seen a lot on social media this past year and the whole idea of trying new things, I think we are going to see a lot of experimentation when it comes to mixing patterns. And while that sounds pretty chaotic, if done right, it can actually make for a really interesting outfit. It can be as simple as adding different patterns with accessories or as crazy as incorporating different textures within an outfit. 
  3. Fringe is Back Baby
    1. Now this may only apply to the Summer 2024 season, but we are already starting to see fringe make its way back into mainstream fashion. But unlike before, this fringe resurgence will be more subtle, with finer strands of fringe as seen on the spring/summer runway for Gucci, Bottega and other big fashion houses. The finer fringe will allow it to be more wearable and, hence, more popular. 
  4. Jumpsuits
    1. Jumpsuits have really become popular within the last couple of months in 2023, and I think they’re going to become even more popular in 2024. I’m expecting to see a lot of funky silhouettes and non-traditional jumpsuits. Why? Because we’re lazy and why stress over putting an outfit together when you can just put on a jumpsuit. 
  5. Ribbons Everywhere
    1. Do I even need to explain this one? If you’ve been on TikTok or other forms of social media you may have seen the rise of the ribbon trend. People are adding ribbons everywhere, including Christmas trees and pets. I think the cute ribbon trend will stick around well into 2024. It’s a simple accessory that can quickly vamp up a boring outfit. 
  6. Grandma’s Knitwear 
    1. People are turning their hobbies into businesses, and one hobby we’ve seen a rise in is knitting and crocheting. For that, I’m predicting we are going to see a lot of knitwear clothing in 2024. Again, its going to come up funky ways. One business that is a perfect example of what I’m trying to portray is the brand Verconiik. People are really going to be leaning into sustainable clothing brands and handmade stuff!
  7. ’90s Grunge/Rock Star Vibes
    1. Fashion has a charming way of cycling through eras. We’ve witnessed a widespread resurgence of trends from the ’60s, ’70s, ’90s and early 2000s, but I genuinely believe that a significant revival of ’90s grunge/punk fashion trends is on the horizon. Think Vivienne Westwood, the designer responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream. 
  8. Low-rise/Baggy Jeans
    1. Never thought I would say this, but high-waisted pants are out and low-rise is in. I don’t make the rules, I just follow them. 

About Ambar Ramirez

Flipping through magazines for as long as she can remember, Ambar Ramirez has always known she wanted to be a journalist. Fast forward, Ambar is now a multimedia journalist and creative for Folio Weekly. As a recent graduate from the University of North Florida, she has written stories for the university’s newspaper as well as for personal blogs. Though mainly a writer, Ambar also designs and dabbles in photography. If not working on the latest story or design project, she is usually cozied up in bed with a good book or at a thrift store buying more clothes she doesn’t need.