With a trend cycle that has accelerated to hyperspeed, the latest in fashion can feel hard to keep up with. Almost overnight, Barbiecore, Gorpcore, and Cottagecore reached viral status and defined fashion at that moment. However, these micro-trend movements can often be fleeting and fade away just as quickly as they arrived.
Perhaps that is why we are seeing a major rise in anti-trends—pieces that feel cool and stylish, but have a timeless, trendless quality about them that puts them outside of the rapid trend cycle. These are pieces that will remain in style this week, this month, this season, and for many years ahead. We saw evidence of this in the F/W 22 collections where basics as simple as white tank tops gained attention for their ubiquity on the runways, and have already been marked as one of the key buys for fall. Here, 6 anti-trend pieces I already know will be big this season—and will remain core stapes for years ahead as well.