Clothes and Accessories Skimm'rs Kept Adding to Cart in 2021

Published on: Dec 17, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
the best clothes and accessories of 2021Photo: Nordstrom, Target | Design: theSkimm

And just like that 2021 has come to an end. Over the past year, we shared tons of product recs with you to help you shop smarter and save money. We cut through the noise, read lots of reviews, and recommended tried-and-true items we love. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, we looked back at some top sellers and what we were obsessed with over here at Skimm HQ. So consider these products the best in show. The crème de la crème.

Here, we’ve rounded up the clothes and accessories Skimm’rs added to cart the most. We don't mean to brag, but they’re definitely worthy of a spot in your closet. 

PS: We’re also revealing your most-loved books, home products, self-care products, problem-solving items, things under $25, and overall bestsellers. Check ‘em out here.


plaid belted shirt jacket to layer with
A belted shirt jacket that comes in plus sizes…

Say it with us: Shackets for the win. These transitional pieces are a must for your return to office. The plaid pattern is classic, and the stretchy fabric means you won’t be pulling at the seams all day for more room. Use the belt for a cinched look or leave it open for a more casual vibe. Instagram isn’t even ready for your pics. ($34.99, Target)

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open-back clogs with padding
Memory-foam-cushioned clogs with serious arch support…

For some reason clogs get a bad style rap, but we’re here to banish that idea. Skimm HQ highly recs these, with more than one person confirming just how comfortable they are. They’re easy to slip into, they provide more than enough padding, and they have a lil’ buckle accessory we think is adorable. Case closed. ($134.95, Nordstrom)

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schitt's creek rose apothecary sweatshirt
A Rose Apothecary sweatshirt for those big “Schitt’s Creek” fans…

Aka an iconic show that’s simply the best. Rep your fave characters with this sweatshirt dedicated to the one and only Rose Apothecary. Because you definitely can quote episodes by heart. ($29+, VersaTShirts on Etsy)

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cariuma pink lace-up sneakers
Comfy, chic sneaks that just restocked after a massive waitlist…

Like 34K-massive.This cult-fave brand’s low-top rose canvas kicks are what happens when style meets serious comfort. So you know we’re obsessed. And apparently so are 15K others since they have that many five-star reviews. They’re lightweight, sustainable, and pair with just about anything. Plus Skimm’rs get a very special offer. But you didn’t hear it from us. ($79, Cariuma)*

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yummie faux leather leggings
Faux-leather leggings you can wear as pants during cold months…

Because why wear jeans if you don’t have to? Pair these with an oversized sweater and you’ll have the perfect winter outfit. One Skimm HQ’r swears by Yummie leggings, including their biker shorts and affordable ankle-length options. ($78, Nordstrom)

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tapered lounge pants for guys
Lounge pants the guy in your life will wanna live in…

If he’s been married to the same pair of old gray sweatpants, it’s time for a breakup. These stylish pants bring top-quality comfort, so whether he’s on the couch or running errands, he won’t ever regret putting them on. Customers say they wash well with no pilling. Aka a dream. ($84, Nordstrom)

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dog dad baseball cap
And a comfy baseball cap he can rock on his daily dog walk...

His alma mater? Old news. Any dog parent will be proud to rock this pre-washed, 100% cotton cap on strolls around the neighborhood. Plus the adjustable strap will help him get the perfect fit. Hats off to him. ($16.99+, HatphileMade on Etsy)

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lively bra-bralette hybrid
A bra-bralette hybrid you’ll want to wear every day... 

We won’t tell a soul if you keep on reaching for LIVELY’s Spacer Bra. Because it’s lightweight, flexible, and comfy as can be. It’s also (drumroll, please) pretty as heck. And gives you a natural-but-lifted look. Dreams really do come true. PS: Skimm’rs get 15% off their first purchase with code SKIMM15. ($45, LIVELY)*

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wide-legged pants
Sweater pants that’ll give your cozy robe-and-slippers look a run for its money...

Bring the couch to your office with these wide-leg ankle pants made from sweater materials. This mid-rise, pull-on style mirrors the feeling of good old-fashioned sweatpants. They’re available in sizes XS–4X and can be styled a number of different ways. Try a tee and sneakers for a casual Friday, or wear ’em with flats and a matching sweater for an important meeting. See ya at the office. ($25.49, Target)

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lululemon fabric fanny pack
An elevated fanny pack that holds all the essentials... 

No one could have predicted the return of the fanny pack would be so strong. But here we are, with so many stylish options. The Lululemon version is great for walks or toting the essentials to workouts — but sleek enough to wear out to brunch after, too. It’s also made from water-repellent material, so your stuff will be safe no matter what the elements (or a spilled mimosa) bring. ($38, Lululemon)

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touchscreen winter gloves for texting
High-quality tech gloves for all your winter texting needs…

These ones have touch sensors all over — not just at the fingertips — and come with an anti-slip palm grip so your device won’t fall into a pile of slush. Whether you need to control your playlist for your winter run or just need to update the group chat, these are the perfect pair of reliable gloves to have in your pocket. Plus, they’re double lined so your fingers will be warm while on the go. ($13.95, Amazon)

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affordable workout leggings from amazon
An affordable pair of leggings that are incredibly soft...

Meant to be restriction-free, this lightweight pair is basically the less costly version of Lululemon’s Align. Customers rave about the fit and design, saying that they’re just as comfy. They’re high-waisted with an inner pocket for valuables and come in a whopping 42 colors. ($26+, Amazon)

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girlfriend collective leggings made from recycled plastic water bottles
And compressive leggings that are environmentally friendly…

Made from 25 recycled water bottles, these leggings are great for high-impact workouts like running, biking, or weightlifting. You’ll be able to squat in this pair without the fear of them being see-through. To make sure they live their best life, wash ‘em on cold with like colors. Once they’re really worn out, you can recycle them with the ReGirlfriend program. ($78, Girlfriend Collective)

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ear-warmer headbands for winter
Sporty ear-warmer headbands for those chilly park jogs…

No more ‘I can’t feel my ears when I’m with you’ moments after coming home from a workout. These premium fleece headbands get bigger around the ear area so they’ll actually cover ’em and won’t accidentally slide around while you’re moving. They have high elasticity too so they’ll stretch to fit your head comfortably and sit perfectly around your ponytail. No headaches or ear aches here, thank you very much. ($13.99/3 pack, Amazon)

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gold-plated earcuffs
Mix-and-match earcuffs for easy accessorizing… 

No piercing? No problem. This 10-piece ear cuff set could fool anyone. Since they adjust with a bit of tension, finding the perfect fit is easy-breezy. And because they’re lead- and nickel-free, the hypoallergenic set is less likely to irritate — a win for those with sensitive skin. ($14.99/10 pack, Amazon)

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oversized blanket plaid scarf
An oversized scarf that’s the definition of warm… 

When the wind is whipping, this soft scarf will keep the chill from creeping down your back. At 79 by 23 inches, it can even do double duty as a wrap. Translation: It’s perfect for both commutes to the office or sipping wine al fresco. The acrylic cashmere dupe comes in three color choices too. ($20.99+, Amazon)

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fitflop sandals for support
A flip-flop that has micro-bubble foam cushioning…

And a slip-resistant sole. A pair that’s actually comfortable and not totally flat like cardboard? Yes, please. When warm weather (or your next tropical vacation) arrives, you’ll be ready to hit the beach in these. ($31.95+, Nordstrom)

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