Re-discover the joy of getting dressed!
The new working from home routine has certainly had an impact on the latest fashion trends, from lock-down loungewear to stay at home slippers, ensuring occasionwear had no place in our wardrobes in 2020. But there is a feeling of optimism on the horizon, with vibrant colours and feel-good prints to get us set for spring. Comfort remains a key thread throughout but the outlook is brighter and lighter.
Take a look at these top fashion trends and looks set to sizzle this spring summer…
Stripes are back, bold and bright coloured lines of all colours of the rainbow, simple and paired back to dramatic and over the top – whatever works for you! From jackets and knitwear to dresses and shorts, wear the trend from spring to summer for an effortless on trend look.
Florals & Prints
Classically romantic the flirty floral trend is a must for the spring summer whether you’re at home in the garden or at the beach. This year florals will also take a trip back to the 80s with punchy and colourful floral prints and floral embellishment. Pair with denim and offset with classic aviator style sun classes.
Whether you choose to dress head-to-toe in print on prints, opt for a classic chic print maxi dress, or let it sit subtly in the background paired with jeans, don’t pass up on the print trend.
Anything black or white is always a good investment and works well with statement jewellery. Monochrome is back with a bang whether textural and layered or classic colour-blocking make room from monochrome this spring summer! Versatile for work and play.
Wide Leg Trousers
Think slouchy tailoring and easy to mix and match workwear separates. Casual, comfortable wide leg style trousers are here to stay and remind us once again that style and comfort are not mutually exclusive. Classic, chic and effortless, dress them up or down.
Denim is a wardrobe staple but this spring it makes a debut in a wide leg style and in the shape and comfort of your jogging bottoms but using classic wash denim. Denim dresses are also here to stay, in a variety of laid back summer styles.
Last year was all about gingham, and this year designers are urging us to revisit checks once again. We've been seeing this print interpreted in a number of ways whether it’s coloured checkered designs to classic checks, big to small, across tops, jackets and dresses, this is a trend worth investing in.
Cut Out Designs: Net, Holes & Open Backs
The cut-out is summer’s best Instagram-worthy trend, especially on shoulders and neck lines. It can be as subtle or as sassy as you like. Minimal yet revealing designs, sexy but classy showing just a slither of skin, a nice peak-a-boo effect to leave more to the imagination. From cut out shoulders, keyhole neckline, netting and daring open back dresses there is something for every taste.
Light & Sheer Fabric
The fashion obsession with barely-there transparent fabrics continues, a great way to play with silhouettes and textures. The tricky part of the sheer layering trend is knowing what to wear underneath (while still looking like a semi-respectable grown-up), but to be honest, there aren’t any hard or fast rules; just know layering is key and the trend is open to interpretation. Dip a toe-in by layering a sheer shirt or top over a vest or opt for an organza blouse with statement sleeves. Alternatively, pair it back and go for lightweight, floaty material tops, vests and camisoles.
Glitter, Sequins & Sparkle
Spring summer 2021 is all about embracing glittery goodness and all things that shimmer. Think metallic silver and golden bronze dresses, statement jumpsuits, twinkly trousers and embellishment on basics to add a shot of glitz into your everyday wear. Take it as far as you like or strip it back with just a hint of bling.
Basics with a twist & simple layering
Wearable classics make a comeback, these are versatile pieces with a slight variation to prove classic don’t have to be boring whether it’s an over-sized shirt, off the shoulder knitwear, a simple lightweight jacket or a button-down trench coat layered over an everyday essential. All you need are a few pieces to mix and match and layer up as you wish.
Pastels & Candy Colours
Pastel hues are hitting the high street. Think soft ice-cream shades, dusty rose, ice blue, a hint of mint and creamsicle orange - sweet, sticky and delicious. No matter if you’re an edgy girl or a classy lady you can easily make this trend work for you, and the best part is you can absolutely wear them from now until the end of summer. Team a pastel hue top with denim for easy wearable look or pastel shade trousers with a basic white tee.
Pump up the volume with unmissable sleeves from ruffles, puffs and frills to balloon style sleeve, bell and flared sleeves, they’re over the top and here to stay through out 2021. But don’t fear, it can be dressed up or down - a power ruffle sleeve for a structured work look, wear with your favourite jeans for an everyday look or take your look from desk-to-drinks with a puff sleeve blouse teamed with a skirt and some blocked heels or boots.