Trend Hunter: Our Forecast for 2021

We’ve endured the good, bad, and the ugly of COVID-19 and the year 2020 was a truly wild ride. We’re looking forward to seeing what the New Year has in store for us. Join us as we dust off our crystal ball and predict some of the upcoming trends for 2021 in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment next…

Fashion

It’s been quite an unusual year for fashion thanks to the latest restrictions and lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. From Insta releases to live-streamed shoots being streamed to YouTube and socially-distanced runway shows, we’re ready for some post-quarantine style inspo. This is the year to stand out in oversized denim and make a statement in large and in-charge blazers paired with miniskirts.

We’re looking forward to celebrating fashion again and designers alike are showcasing their new collections in pastel tones which we predict will be the way forward for 2021. Not only are these sorbet-inspired colours the perfect option for summer, but they also suit a wide variety of skin tones which is highly complementary for all. Choose from pastel pinks and purple and buttery hues for a feminine finish. It’s one of the chicest styles we have seen in a long time and it’s sure to elevate your overall wardrobe this summer.

Travel

Before the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine, the idea of travel meant nothing more than a trip to the pool or a walk down your driveway. Luckily things are about to change for the better and we sense a spot of travel in the near future.

Road trips have quickly become the most popular form of domestic travel with mountain and beach resorts as the top destinations over the past few months. This trend will continue into 2021 as it’s the perfect fit for families to have a sense of adventure whilst still remaining safe and following social-distancing protocols.

While climate activist Greta Thunberg showed exactly how difficult a zero-emission voyage can be when she travelled from Europe to New York on a solar and wind powered boat, there are far simpler things that the average traveller can do to reduce their footprint this season. Like choosing environmentally-friendly travel agencies for example or booking your stay at a self-sustainable accommodation, to name just a few.

Responsible Travel shares loads of helpful tips and destinations ideal for eco-friendly holidays and they have even compiled a list of “10 Ethical Volunteer Vacations” that is definitely worth a look.

Entertainment

Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, the online gambling market has gained an unprecedented number of gamers. From virtual sports to online poker and casino games, the world focused their attention online and it’s safe to say 2020 was an unpredictable year for gaming. There was a new headline each week from Apple dropping Fortnite from the App Store to Microsoft acquiring Bethesda. 

Thanks to our smartphones, we can look forward to enjoying even more online betting and trying your hand at playing the lotto. If you’re anything like us then there has been at least one moment in your life when you have flirted with the idea of winning the lotto. After all, just think of all the financial problems you could solve if you won, all for the tiny price of a single draw. Lucky Numbers are shaking things up with the way you play and are making things fun again.

Thanks to the SA Daily Lotto and Betway Lucky Numbers you can try your hand at taking home the jackpot every day of the week. There’s international draws from all around the world that you can choose from including the likes of the UK49’s, the EuroJackpot and the EuroMillions.

What else can we expect for 2021? We predict Virtual-Reality enabled casinos will be a huge emerging trend this year as they offer punters an experience that looks as though they are playing in a real land-based casino. All they need is a VR device and they can enjoy an online experience like never before. One estimate projects that by 2021, $250 billion will be generated from VR gambling alone.

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