After many months of hibernation (read: lockdown), we’d forgive you for thinking that Spring fashion feels a little redundant in 2021.
However, with weather warming and restrictions lifting, the new season is bringing a refreshed approach to the lightweight outerwear that’s become synonymous with this time of year. Afterall, it is the time of rebirth and renewal.
With nature in bloom, we will be turning over a new leaf and embracing the very best of Spring fashion.
So what will we be wearing now the blossom season has come? Well, if international street style and runway presentations are any guide, we’ll be seeing a resurgence of bright and bold prints, tight tailoring, new nudes and accessories galore. The category is Spring realness and we’ve come to serve.
Those who are in the know will be aware of ‘It’ girls Maxine Wylde, and Mia Regan and Barbra Kristoffersen, who are advocates of maximalist dressing. This trend is also a hallmark of the enviable Scandi style, with Danish brand GANNI and influencer Matilda Djerf champions of the style for the everyday—This stylish fashion set is making a case for dopamine dressing on the daily.
Now, as we emerge from a period of dormancy, Springtime is offering an opportunity to shed the layers and textures of winter fashion and embrace the playful optimising that season brings.
Below, find marie claire’s guide to the top Spring style, fashion, trends and outfit ideas to know about for the transeasonal months to come.
Jacquemus’ FW21 collection ‘La Montagne’ made a case for the return of colour blocking. The art of pairing complementary colours, or contrasting if you’re daring, is something that takes practice. It’s a combination that easily makes a statement. Our favourites are Pink and Orange and Blue and Yellow.
Cyprus Shirt Pink/Red, $114.50 at Hansen & Gretel
Bottega Veneta Lido Maxi 90mm Sandals, $1,770 at Farfetch
Tones of nudes are recontextualised, acting as the pillar of Spring dressing.
Elemental hues of beige, brown, grey and charcoal are timeless and serve as an easy day-to-night transitional number, easily dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
These shades are also the palette of St Agni’s latest collection YON, inspired by the essence and healing properties of the calming lotus flower tea, the clean rigor of the collection is recognised through simplistic cuts crafted from luxurious, natural, and refined materials.
Paris Dress – Wheat, $429 at St Agni
Caramel Knitted Flared Tights, $180 at bassike
Yada Yada Retro Rectangle Sunglasses, $65 at QUAY
Crisp, clean lines and structured suiting is paramount to seasonal dressing this Spring.
Blazers and pleated pants are the backbone to an effective Spring wardrobe, as spotted on the international runway at Fendi’s SS21 menswear presentation.
Paloma Wool Dallas Blazer, $170 at Incu
Straight Leg Wool Trouser Latte, $280.00 at Venroy
Frankie Shop Manon Faux Leather Shorts, $199 My Theresa
The bold and the beautiful. Layering bold prints will be all the rage this Spring.
Whether it be a modern take on gingham à la Holiday The Label or a colourful ensemble of contemporary florals (much to the dismay of Miranda Priestly) the bold print will be your go to come Spring.
Pyjama Long Set – Check Olive, $245 at Holiday The Label
Ruched Patchwork Mini Dress, $445 at GANNI
Paradise City Blue Party Pants, $220 at Double Rainbouu
Serving knuckle buster realness. This trend is a rebellion against the once popular minimalist jewelry and emulates the beloved 90’s ring pops.
Cult accessories brand La Manso, who has also pioneered this trend summarizes it well, “cute but assertive.”
French Sunrise, $115 at La Manso
Louise Olsen Gold Cocoon Ring – Rose Quartz, $310 at Dinosaur Designs
Circle of Life, $130 at La Manso
It’s the LBD of accessories and the ultimate piece to have in your arsenal. The humble bandana is perfect for elevating your essential staples.
Pair with your swimwear à la the Hadids and Jenners, or style with denim for the perfect Sunday brunch attire.
Nanushka Soleil Bandana Silk Scarf, $97 at Farfetch
The Camille Scarf, $59.00 from Bisou
Casablanca Car Race Silk Scarf, $200 at Farfetch