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Dopamine dressing! From saturated colors to daytime sequins, the best fall 2021 fashion trends to embrace

Last fall, sweatpants and pajamas invaded our closets because we worked from home and had very little contact with the outside world.

This year, we’re making up for lost time — or so the thinking goes with “revenge dressing.”

From daytime sequins to feel-good colors, FEMAIL rounds out the top 5 uplifting trends to embrace as we fill our dance cards.

With a Mickey Mouse sweater you feel like a child again

A smiley vest will definitely boost your mood

A smiley vest will definitely boost your mood

Fact: A good outfit can instantly boost your mood

Sneakers with teddy bear?  Yes please!

Sneakers with teddy bear?  Yes please!

Butter, because it tastes good

Butter, because it tastes good

with excitement and optimism

happy fashion

Fact: A good outfit can instantly boost your mood.

In creating their fall collections of 21, designers such as Anna Sui, Tanya Taylor and Moschino had the foresight to produce fashions that people would want and need to wear after a pandemic.

The result? Young at heart clothes and accessories that make you smile.

While the transition from summer to fall usually means swapping out your breezy pieces in cheerful colors for structured silhouettes in autumn tones, this year breezy fun pieces are in charge.

Try a smiley sweater, tie-dye denim, T-shirts with inspirational quotes and nostalgic accessories to bring out the kid in you. Your old Mickey Mouse sweater will do too!

While the transition from summer to fall usually means swapping out your breezy loose pieces in cheerful colors for structured silhouettes in autumn hues, this year breezy fun pieces take over.

While the transition from summer to fall usually means swapping out your breezy loose pieces in cheerful colors for structured silhouettes in autumn hues, this year breezy fun pieces take over.

While the transition from summer to fall usually means swapping out your breezy loose pieces in cheerful colors for structured silhouettes in autumn hues, this year breezy fun pieces take over.

We haven't been out for over a year, now is not the time to save the sequins for New Years Eve

We haven't been out for over a year, now is not the time to save the sequins for New Years Eve

We haven’t been out for over a year, now is not the time to save the sequins for New Years Eve

Sequins for daytime?  Yes way!

Sequins for daytime?  Yes way!

Vanessa Hudgens in sequin dress and fur coat

Vanessa Hudgens in sequin dress and fur coat

Don’t be afraid to pull out all the great pieces from your wardrobe for a “regular” activity like lunch with a friend or even a supermarket run

Shine and shine all day long

We haven’t been out for over a year, now is not the time to save your sequins for New Year’s Eve.

Don’t be afraid to pull out all the great pieces from your wardrobe for a “regular” activity like lunch with a friend or even a supermarket run.

Vanessa Hudgens stepped out in New York in a mini gold dress and a long gray fur coat that looked like a rock star in pure daylight.

The best way to make the look work is to combine shimmering items with casual basics, such as a cashmere sweater, wool pants or a cotton T-shirt.

A sparkly evening jacket makes for a great daytime look paired with light-wash denim and a pair of low-heeled slippers.

An evening bag does not have to be reserved for after dark. Use a rhinestone clutch in a fall 21 #ootd for instant glamour.

When we get out of our homes, embrace the fun and vibrant color palette of the season

When we get out of our homes, embrace the fun and vibrant color palette of the season

When we get out of our homes, embrace the fun and vibrant color palette of the season

Kim has been wearing a lot of pink lately

Kim has been wearing a lot of pink lately

The bright color was her chosen hue all weekend when hosting SNL

The bright color was her chosen hue all weekend when hosting SNL

Kim Kardashian recently wore bright pink for several days in a row.

Rainbow Brightens

Girls just want to have fun? uh..yes!

As we get out of our homes, embrace the season’s vibrant color palette for much-needed color therapy.

Hot pink was Kim Kardashian’s color when hosting Saturday Night Live. The billionaire wore it not only on set, but also on his way to and from the studio and later that weekend.

Pink is the color of universal love for yourself and for others, making it a great option this time of year.

But all shades can dramatically affect mood and emotion. The best way to rock this trend is to mix and match opposite shades on the color wheel.

Warm tones such as red, orange and yellow come to life in combination with blue, green and purple.

Purple looks great with red

Purple looks great with red

Yellow with brighten up your disposition

Yellow with brighten up your disposition

Warm tones such as red, orange and yellow come to life in combination with blue, green and purple.

Getting established

This season there is a lot of interest in sweater cardigans.

From Harry Styles to Kendall Jenner, Alexa Chung and Bella Hadid, the fashion set adores the knitwear reminiscent of elementary school and carries the latest styles from high-end designers such as Gucci, Dries Van Noten and Ganni.

Kendall has managed to look effortlessly chic in the sleeveless sweater as he parades around town with it.

To give the preppy an ‘It’ girl twist separately, place it over a T-shirt or button-down shirt and choose loose pants or leather pants.

Kendall has embraced sweater vests

Kendall has embraced sweater vests

The supermodel wears them all year round

The supermodel wears them all year round

Kendall has managed to look effortlessly chic in the sleeveless sweater as he parades around town in it

The knitted cardigan is in

The knitted cardigan is in

Wear a knitted cardigan alone or over a shirt

Wear a knitted cardigan alone or over a shirt

This season there is a vested interest sweater vests.

Victoria Beckham was recently spotted outside The Mark Hotel in New York City wearing the iconic Bottega Veneta Intrecciato woven pouch

Victoria Beckham was recently spotted outside The Mark Hotel in New York City wearing the iconic Bottega Veneta Intrecciato woven pouch

Victoria Beckham was recently spotted outside The Mark Hotel in New York City wearing the iconic Bottega Veneta Intrecciato woven pouch

Swollen nylon clutches are hot

Swollen nylon clutches are hot

Grab a leather woven clutch and go

Grab a leather woven clutch and go

To make up for lost time, this season’s handbags are anything but a forgotten accessory

textured bags

With nowhere to go and nothing to take with us, our handbags have been collecting dust all year round.

This season’s handbags are eager to step out and are anything but a forgotten accessory.

Think quilted satchels, woven leather clutches, sheepskin tote bags, puffy nylon and embossed crossbody bags, all in different shapes and silhouettes.

Victoria Beckham was recently spotted outside The Mark Hotel in New York City wearing the iconic Bottega Veneta Intrecciato woven pouch.

Just grab a bag and GO!

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