TikTok is the app I haven’t been able to peel my eyes away from this year. With content that feels a bit more raw and fun than the glossy photos hitting my Instagram feed, I’ve been addicted to TikTok videos and feel particularly inspired by the fashion I’m seeing there. The outfits tend to have a more casual, edgy, Gen-Z vibe than I’m used to seeing on other social media apps or the street style scene, but the looks are perfectly timed for this year when we’ve been quarantining and our daily lives (and outfits) have shifted.
If you’re wondering why the fashion there has become so cool lately, you probably have a stylist to thank. Case in point? Tabitha Sanchez, who’s one of TikTok’s most in-demand stylists. Working with clients including Chase Hudson, Ondreaz Lopez, Quen Blackwell, and Vinnie Hacker whose follower counts are all in the millions, chances are you’ve already been inspired by the looks Sanchez has styled.
Even though she got her start in fashion just two and a half years ago, she’s already carved out a spot as one of the biggest TikTok stylists. Starting out by juggling jobs in NYC as an editorial styling assistant and bookstore employee, Sanchez got her first big break when she was hired as an intern to stylist Alex White. “She’s a fashion legend and someone whose editorials I grew up reading,” Sanchez told us, “The magnitude/quality of Alex’s work is unlike anyone I’ve worked for and has heavily influenced how I approach fashion.” That editorial training is clear and certainly weighs into what sets Sanchez apart.
She originally got into TikTok styling as a way to stay busy when quarantined in New York. “I downloaded the app in March and noticed potential and that designers weren’t necessarily working with the teenagers on the app,” Sanchez told us. “I emailed about 40 people and only one person responded and it spiraled from there.” Her client list has only grown since and Sanchez has quickly grown to be an expert in the TikTok fashion space.
With a major hand in defining the fashion unfolding on the app, I was curious to hear Sanchez’s take on which fashion trends we can expect in 2021. Ahead, she’s sharing the six cool trends she’s betting on. Trust me—you’ll want to add these to your wardrobe immediately.