Buy it or Toss it?: 2021 Edition

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If you like staying on trend with fashion, then you know how quickly some of our purchases will make it to the bottom of our closet after wearing it once (shoutout to that turtleneck sleeve I bought three months ago).

To help you dig through the spring/summer trends, we’re going to talk about which purchases are worth it and which aren’t.

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Corsets: *Add to Cart*

When we say corsets, we’re not talking about the kind that went under dresses back in the 1800s. We’re talking about the perfect going-out top for the 2020s. Corsets are both flattering and flirty. I don’t see this trend going away anytime soon.

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Puffy Sleeves: *Remove from Cart*

Puffy sleeves are having a moment right now, but will it last past this spring? Puffed sleeves are a recycled fashion that eventually goes out of style, but gets brought back up a couple years later. If you want to invest in one of these tops or dresses, then you can probably keep it around for when it gets reintroduced as trendy.

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Matching Sets: *Add to Cart*

Matching sets are timeless. Whether it be a matching top and skirt, or a sweatsuit, matching sets are the easiest way to look coordinated, cute, and put together with minimal effort. Say goodbye to the days of figuring out which pants look good with which top: a matching set takes care of that for you.

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Platform Sandals: *Add to Cart*

This trend is a bit of a throwback to the 2000s, but we’re not sure why it ever went out of style at all. Platform sandals add height, are easy to walk in and more effort to any outfit. Whether you want to dress them up or dress them down, they’re a vibe. Instead of opting for your beach flip-flops this summer, just whip out some platforms and get your Lizzie McGuire on.

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Patchwork Tops: *Remove from Cart*

We admire those who are pulling off these tops because it’s honestly a hard look to style. Too much color and these tops can look like a jumbled mess. These shirts will often not work well with any of the staples you already have in your closet, and buying a whole new wardrobe just to complete one outfit would be a waste. We probably won’t be seeing these tops after this summer.

Do you disagree with any of these rulings? Tweet us @VALLEYmag with your opinions on the looks for this upcoming season!


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