May 10, 2021News
Spring and summer are the perfect time to refresh your closet. With the world starting to open up again after the pandemic, it’s a great opportunity to try out some new trends and treat yourself to new pieces.The trends are still pointing towards a comfort-first approach, with athleisure and minimalism sticking around the biggest influences on the season. At the same time, there’s a little rebellion against loungewear, with over-the-top dresses and sparkles. Whether you’re planning to stay at home or make up for lost time, there is a springs/summer 2021 trend out there for you. We’ve searched high and low to find the top spring/summer trends that you want to be shopping for to refresh your closet post-lockdown.
These collections are the first that were entirely created during lockdown, reflecting the changing world we live in. The trends for spring/summer 2021 are amongst some of the most versatile we’ve seen.Whatever your lifestyle is like, you’re sure to find a way to incorporate these pieces into your closet to wear throughout the season. We’re sharing the top trends for spring/summer 2021, along with styling tips to show you how you can incorporate these trends with existing pieces in your closet. After a year of lockdowns, it’s time to treat yourself to a closet update.
After a year of living in loungewear and staring at our pretty dresses inside our closet, it’s time to embrace the ‘princess dress’. This trend is characterised by oversized skirts, pastel colour palettes, and a healthy dose of romanticism. You can thank to rise of the cottage core aesthetic, compared with the popularity of the TV show Bridgerton, for the resurgence of these Princess worthy dresses. TikTok is another reason why these dresses have gone viral, with brands like Selkie and LirikaMatoshi (with the infamous strawberry dress!) jumping into the mainstream.
The beauty of the princess dress trend is that you can find one for any occasion. Whether you want a dramatic tule dress to wear to a wedding or a minimalistic puff-sleeve pink midi for everyday wear, there is a princess dress out there for you.
Do you want inspiration for princess dresses? If you want a more wearable style, have a look at the spring/summer closet of theDuchess of Cambridge. A good rule of thumb to finding a summer princess dress is to choose a pastel colour for an added feminine touch. If you want more bang for your buck, choose a versatile midi-dress that you can wear with everything from sneakers to your favourite designer heels.
The little black dress (lovingly known as theLBD) is an icon in the world of fashion. It’s stood the test of time and isa staple that every woman owns. For spring/summer 2021, it’s been given an update with the slinky little black dress. It’s the perfect way to show off your quarantine glow up or a fresh summer tan. If you’re not a fan of a bodycon or the cut-out dresses that are everywhere on social media, a little black slip dress is an on-trend alternative with a timeless feel.
This trend will see you through any event on your social calendar, whether it’s drinks with your friends or a lowkey wedding. A black dress will stay in your closet for years to come, making this trend a smart investment for spring/summer 2021. This versatile piece can be styled with everything from dad sandals (another s/s 2021 trend!) or sparkly heels.
If we have to call one colour the ‘it’ shade for spring/summer 2021, it’s good to be bright pink. It reflects the optimise of spring and the idea that flowers bloom in the face of adversity. If you’re a fan of this feminine shade, now is your time to embrace it. There are various hues of pink that are all over the fashion trends for this season, whether it’s baby pink, magenta pink, or a muted lilac pink. You’re guaranteed to find a hue that flatters your complexion.
For anyone who wants to embrace the trend to its fullest, don’t be afraid to wear head-to-toe pink. You can incorporate it into a pantsuit or choose a midi dress for a feminine look. It’s not just clothing that has been given the pink treatment. Almost every brand and fashion house has come out with a line of pink accessories and footwear. Now, it’s easier than ever to build a close that is exclusively pink. If you’re looking to experiment with the colour, you can pick it up in a skirt of blazer to add a touch of the trend to your closet.
It’s time for your inner Elle Woods to shine!
Tie-dye wasn’t just a lockdown phase. For the first months of the pandemic, we were all DIYing our old t-shirts and sweatshirts to give them the tie-dye look. The trend has now found its way into department stores and fashion collections, with everyone from Acne to Versace jumping on the trend. The rainbow tie-dye has become the unofficial mascot of 2021.It’s proof that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
You can wear tie-dye as a monochrome look or keep it more simplistic by styling a tie-dye jumper with a pair of classic jeans. If you’re still loving your athleisure and activewear, you can give it an update for spring/summer 2021 by giving them a tie-dye twist. You’ll find everything from sneakers to bucket hats with the tie-dye print. Your overnight bag needs at least one tie-dye piece for your summer Instagram photos.
On a budget? You can experiment at home and create a custom tie-dye for your favourite closet staples. The internet is full of DIY guides, making this one of the easiest trends to incorporate into your closet without breaking the bank.
When you’re wearing rainbow tie-dye, it’ll instantly brighten your mood and put a skip in your step.
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s the power of a classic button-up shirt and elevated basics. Minimalism is everywhere you look, but it doesn’t mean you have to stick to a neutral colour palette. If you’re someone who has a classic aesthetic or you’re dedicated to a capsule closet, adding a few elevated basics can give your closet an updated feel.
You want to keep an eye out for heritage blazers, trench coats, and blazers with a vintage feel. What can make your basics elevated is the material, texture, and colour of the piece. If your favourite piece is an oversized shirt, give it an update for spring/summer 2021 by buying a new one in a trending colour. You can stay within your comfort zone and avoid picking up pieces you might only wear once or twice.
If you’re on a budget and prefer to put your money into pieces that will stand the test of time, elevated basics are for you. This trend is perfect for the minimalist at heart. You can take your new spring/summer 2021 pieces and carry them through for the rest of the year. Do you have a closet staple that you love? Give it an update with one of the trending summer 2021 colours.
After a year of wearing lounge bottoms and yoga pants, none of us are ready to go back into skinny jeans. In fact, Gen Z have cancelled skinny jeans. It doesn’t mean you have to turn your back on denim –rather the opposite. Instead of choosing figure hugging denim that ends up making you feel bloated, invest in a pair of loose-fitting denim jeans.
The rise of this trend is partly due to our new-found love for comfort driven fashion. If you’re a fan of the 70s aesthetic, loose jeans are an easy way to incorporate it into your spring/summer 2021 closet.
Choose a pair of high-waisted jeans to see you through the season. You can style them with everything from crop tops to oversized hoodies and sneakers or slides. Silhouettes to look out for include boyfriend fit, flared jeans, and bootcut jeans. If you still prefer a more tailored look, a high-rise straight-leg jean is a great way of embracing the trend without having to choose flared jeans.
While denim comes in almost every colour, you want to keep it classic with a blue-wash denim. These lighter shades are the perfect choice for spring and summer. You want to avoid dark wash or black denim until later in the year.
If jeans aren’t your thing, you can add denim to your spring/summer 2021 closet with a dress or jacket. Denim is becoming one of the must-have fabrics for your closet. Whatever your aesthetic is, there’s a denim piece waiting for you.
Which of these spring/summer 2021 trends areyou planning to add to your closet? What’s top of your shopping list? Are thereany trends you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
Gone are the days when collars were kept for fancy dresses. They’re now official in the mainstream of fashion and it’s time for you to jump on the bandwagon. The collars that we are seeing everywhere in fashion aren’t the dainty sort that you would put on your dog. Oh, no. The larger the collar, the better! We want collars that make a statement, that have ruffles and sequins. The sort of collars that you spot across a room and that make your outfit.
Spring is blooming and it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a new handbag. After a harsh winter spent in lockdown, enduring socially distanced walks and being without our friends and family, it’s the least you deserve. Spring brings with it a myriad of bright shades that jump to the front of our closets. While we usually associate spring with pastels, this year’s spring handbag colours are focused on richer hues that make a bold statement where you go. These are the six handbag colours you should consider investing in for spring 2021.
There’s always a time when we want to refresh our wardrobe. Maybe you’re tired of looking inside and finding nothing you can wear. Perhaps you’re someone who likes to overhaul your closet every few months to keep it looking fresh. Buying an entirely new wardrobe every season isn’t possible for most of us. The pandemic has shown just how little clothing we utilize, as we all get in the habit of outfit repeating in the world of Zoom calls. Most of us ignore at least half of the clothes in our closet.
The first time you hear the phrase ‘Y2K’ it might stop you in your tracks. The name simply refers to the year 2000, focusing on the trends of the early 2000s up until 2010. Why are the trends back so soon? Usually, most fashion trends work on a twenty-year cycle as one generation grows up and sees the clothing style of the previous one. The Y2K trend has been made popular by Generation Z, who have come to love the trends they were too young to appreciate as children. There are Instagram accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers, dedicated to posting y2k fashion inspiration.