THE TREND GUIDE

SPRING 2021’S BIGGEST FASHION TRENDS

The year’s freshest (and most wearable) looks

Lighten up (your coat and colour palette, that is)

After a long, dark winter, it’s time to embrace spring’s optimistic mood. Clothes-wise, this translates to a lighter, brighter palette – for example swapping your black or navy coat for beige or pastel shades. The relaxed shape of this oatmeal, double-breasted coat is perfect for throwing on over spring outfits. Trench coats are another spring favourite; choose between faux leather, a classic buttoned version or sharp, modern designs.




Bold shoulders are still big news

The rise of Zoom-worthy tops and blouses does not stop at oversized collars – statement shoulders are very welcome spring fashion trend addition to the work-from-home uniform. Seen on the catwalks everywhere from Givenchy to Balmain, standout shoulders can range from extravagant origami numbers to a more wearable take on the trend, such as this pretty, puff-sleeved knit. Balance out showy shoulders with wide-leg or mom jeans, keeping the waist nipped in for a defined silhouette.

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Stylish sweats – luxe lounging is here to stay

When even Prada is featuring hooded sweaters in its spring/summer 2021 collection, you know that the loungewear trend – not to mention need – is going nowhere fast. Take your sweats into the new season with simple jersey pieces in cool, fresh shades, and add a hint of polish by layering over a shacket (whatever you think of the name, the shirt/jacket hybrid trend is here to stay).




Fun floral prints embrace colour and maximalism

Feelgood prints were a welcome addition to spring’s catwalks, ranging from zingy rainbow patterns to Versace’s bejewelled starfish motif. For florals, this translates to bright colours and a maximalist aesthetic, whether that’s huge, oversized blooms or an entire meadow’s worth of micro-flowers, as in this kaleidoscopic dress. Believe us, it’s the best way to make getting dressed feel fun again.


Words: Sophie Hines

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