2021 Autumn Trends - Begging to Be Belted

September is here, and so are the fall fashion trends for 2021. Some are as bright and bold as New England foliage, others are soft and mellow like the beaches on Plum Island, and a few are powerful and sophisticated. Still, all the styles are asking us to fold up the loungewear we’ve been sporting for the last year and take a brave step toward fashion.  Our versatile fall collection of belts works beautifully to enhance any of the top looks for this year.



This season rich saturated colors are flooding the runway. Think of elevated jewel tones like emerald, eggplant, and magenta. You can mix and match unexpected colors like ruby and peach for a dramatic impact to nail this look. It’s a CINCH – tie this look together with our Plum Island Floral Fabric Belt

The unique color story of this belt lends itself to helping these bold tones cooperate. Our botanical pattern adds a splash of whimsy that will pair perfectly with the chill in the New England air.



Comfort is king, the minute the baristas start serving pumpkin lattes; we run to our favorite cashmere sweater; 2021 is no different. Cozy knit maxis and luxurious coat dresses offer ease and stunning silhouettes flattering on everyone. It’s a CINCH – why not break up the long line of your woven dress with the Maudslay Indigo Fabric Belt; the deep blues and greys are reminiscent of soccer mornings and misty harbor walks.


Monochrome’s classic styling continues to be an essential part of fall fashion in 2021. Over the decades, it has been an iconic look, but it’s safe to say that outfits in singular color are having a significant moment this fall. We’ve seen it on the streets, on the runway, and even at the inauguration. People are making a statement by keeping things simply elegant. It’s a CINCH – Monochromatic style gives us a blank canvas to accessorize. Try our versatile Plover Green Fabric Belt, which is sure to add just the right pop of vibrant green to a neutral pallet.



This summer, we saw bare midriffs at every turn. The craze continues; however, we tend to take ourselves a bit more seriously in the fall. Expect to see more subtle slivers of skin. A little bit irreverent, a little bit sexy, and always fun. It’s a CINCH – Our favorite thing about this trend? It is made for our belts. Pair a cropped hooded top with our Essex Camo Fabric Belt and some of your favorite kicks for a casual Newburyport fashion look.



As the Atlantic blows the cooler air onto the New England fashion scene, we see the return of menswear-inspired elements everywhere. Whether it’s a his-for-her oxford shirt or the sharp angles of a double-breasted blazer, there is no question that this trend is making a bold impact on the 2021 fall look book.  It’s a CINCH – These tailored pieces cry out for feminine accessories – belt your blazer with the Sandy Point Houndstooth Fabric Belt to shine a little light on this sophisticated structured style.

We look forward to seeing you out there on the streets of Boston or maybe in a Newburyport Restaurant wearing these fall fashions and always accessorizing with a belt from Sara Thurston Designs.