Spring/Summer trend forecast
Updated: Mar 13, 2021
With the recent news of the UK's road map to normality, many of us are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Which means we will actually be able to wear our outfits outside for the world to see (thank GOD).
As a new season rolls upon us and our Instagram feeds are littered with pastels and flowers, we know that spring has arrived. For many of us, loungewear was our go-to look last spring and summer, so this year we want to put away the joggers and break into our loudest and floral (what a surprise) pieces.
I am here today to lay out all the trends you will want to wear this S/S 2021. Always remember that you aren't obliged to follow the trends, make your own! For me, I found a lot of this year's spring/summer trends on platforms like Vinted and eBay, you don't always have to look on fast fashion websites to find clothes like this. I also found a few trends included in this blog post in my own wardrobe already, for example, I already owned a few bold green pieces, so make sure to have a route around in your own wardrobe to see what you can find!
Scarves as tops
Last year we had everyone wearing bandanas as tops, but this year we are taking wearing scarves as tops a bit more literally. Reach to the back of your wardrobe and get out that scarf your granny knitted for you, and find endless ways to wrap it round yourself. Maybe don't make yourself look like a mummy straight out of ancient Egypt, I'm thinking more of a halterneck style.
You can recreate most of these looks out of scarfs you already own, or if you're feeling extra crafty, why not upcycle an old top and use the scraps to fashion a long strip of fabric and use that as a scarf?
Funky patterned EVERYTHING
Maximalism has charged its way into 2021 and is here to stay for the inevitable future. After the year we've had, many are opting for print on print co-ords and all round loudness to enhance their style.
The east London based brand House Of Sunny has been the trailblazer for this emergence of funky patterned fashion. Their 'Hockney dress' being one of the most coveted items on the market as we speak (pictured second), it has even had the supermodel seal of approval, being worn by none other than Kendall Jenner.
Despite pink being timeless, shades of the cult colour come and go. It's no secret that it dominates when the warmer months come around and in keeping with that tradition, pink's fun and energetic cousin, bubble-gum, has made an appearance for this spring. Adding a pop of this vivacious colour, will elevate any look and act as the perfect statement piece.
Crochet is set to be big this spring/summer. Anything and everything knitted and weaved will add some extra texture to your look, whether it's a bag, cute cardi or sweater vest. You can usually source the best crochet on sites like Depop, as many picked up the hobby over quarantine and started small businesses to sell one of kind pieces like these ones below.
The infamous 'dad' style of shoes are nothing new to the fashion scene, with dad trainers being an integral part of any shoe lovers' arsenal. Last summer we saw a new kind of dad shoe step into trend, the Birkenstock inspired sandals. Many deemed them ugly, but this year they've had a total Y2k makeover. Lizzie McQuire is calling, she wants her platform flip flops back!
This spring/summer we want to show a bit of skin. After hiding underneath oversized hoodies and joggers for the past year, fashion moguls want to add a touch of interest to their upcoming looks. This could be a cutout back detail or a simple keyhole neckline.
Colour trends seem to emerge with every season, last season it was brown and sage, this season is it bold green. Channel your inner wicked witch of the west and wear lime, emerald and bottle green to stand out this spring/summer. The grass is greener when you add a splash of colour to your look.
Go hard or go home
2021 spring/summer is definitely the time to be loud and proud, wear as much colour as possible, and be the ultimate bad b*tch. After a year of being stuck inside wearing nothing but neutrals and lounge wear, the next two seasons are arriving to bring some much needed kaleidoscopic spirit, and inject the fun back into fashion - so don't hold back!
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you collected some inspiration for your upcoming spring/summer looks!
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All pictures used in this article were sourced from Pinterest.