A Quick Guide: 2021 Spring Trends That You Should Definitely Try
After long months of winter made even feel longer by the pandemic, springtime has finally come. While not everything is still not back to normal as we’re still social distancing (which I would still love to do even when it doesn’t need to be), wearing masks (please continue wearing one even if you’re vaccinated already), and not all stores are fully open yet, the situation is getting better like a welcoming warm breeze of spring.
To welcome and celebrate this season, there’s nothing better than to get up and dress up. Take a look at 2021 Spring trends to spice up your style.
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Spring 2021 Colors
For this year, the trend of colors focus on the optimistic side of the spectrum. After a very heavy 2020, we now shift our focus to a better 2021 like the healthy blossoming of flowers. This means that we’re choosing colors that elicit positive moods and healing.
According to Dr. Dawnn Karen, a pioneer of fashion psychology, pale yellow means happiness and being jovial. It also gives off an aura of being likable which usually helps in stressful social situations. As an aesthetic, yellow is more on the classic silhouettes that are very practical and thus last longer.
Orange is a bright energy that represents creativity, confidence, and independence. It also gives off vitality that can help push you and motivate you. While it can be associated with caution, slowing down or warning to stop, orange can also break free and take risks. It’s a very comforting color in times of uncertainty.
Lavender is a shade of purple that is often described as royalty. One of the major optimistic characteristics of lavenders is its calming effect in a world full of chaos. And somehow, it helps bring us back to simpler times. It’s also very dreamy and sometimes tips to a sci-fi energy which is usually dressed in futuristic as well as avant garde styles. They are also often styled in classic, conservative, and comforting silhouettes.
For the longest time, pink has been associated with softness and femininity. But for 2021, pink is breaking norms and barriers with a bright and hot take. Now, it takes a genederless, non-conforming form. It’s still aesthetic and whimsical but also displays strength and power.
Turquoise has always been a hippie type of color which can both be flowy and connected and also structured with established boundaries. The turquoise color definitely gives off both calmness and authority but more importantly, it invokes a serene feeling that helps soothe a struggling soul.
Spring is not really complete without the color that represents hope, fertility, and rebirth. And after a year of struggles, green best embraces optimism attracting growth and expansion. Additionally, it also holds the power of determination and focus in achieving ambitions and goals.
Must-Try Spring 2021 Styles (Some Are Extra!)
Here are the spring styles that you should at least try once this season.
Knitwear is not only for winter turtlenecks and now it has transitioned into spring style. And there have been many knitwear trends that are growing this year. First on the list is the loungewear knitwear trend with knit sets. This style can be worn outside or inside and offers a flexible range of combinations to fit the mood and occasion.
There’s also the Vogue-approved clingy knitwears that definitely hugs your body in the most comfortable yet sexy way. If you’re into more fitted clothes, then this would be a really trendy style to cop this season.
Spring isn’t always filled with lovely, warm breezes but also comes with hot days as well. So if you’re looking for a trendy and fashionable way while staying comfortable and cool then you should definitely try sheer style. It’s one of the skin baring trends but without the discomfort.
You can layer it with thin clothing under or if the weather’s a bit more chilly, then you can style it with thicker layers. It’s a very versatile piece that you can wear in any style as long as you’re not afraid to experiment.
If you want to be extra this season, then the feather style will do just that for you. And this one’s actually reserved for the wedding lookbooks of Spring 2021. The feathers exude regal elegance as well as sophistication which can make any outfit look lavish and timeless. But if you’re not feeling so extra, you can just keep the feathers as details.
Of course, Spring will not be Spring without flowers. And for this year, floral is going over the top with the top to bottom floral style. You can now go full blossom with floral inspired accessories and heavily printed or designed floral fabrics. This is definitely a signature style of the spring that you should never skip.
On The Hole
This is one of the newer trends this season. While you certainly don’t need to have that many holes, you can cop this style in casual holes which offer not just fashion but also a bit of more exposed skin. Not to mention that it can also be very comfortable (depends on where the hole is!).
Spring 2021 Clothing Items
And here are clothing items that are definitely in this season!
During the quarantine period, you may have forgotten all about your bras as you free the nipple. But this spring, it’s time to revisit and wear it again but not as an undergarment but as a top. It’s one of the most favorite items for spring which you can style up by wearing it under a blazer or down by layering it over a tshirt. They’re innovated and elevated into new silhouettes which make it more than just a substitute top.
Next is puff sleeves is still a trend for this season. It first made its runway debut in 2018 and has since been innovated in style adapting to seasons and style changes. A puff sleeve can definitely level up your boring blouse into a fashionable one.
And there’s the oversized cardigan which you can also layer with a bra or bralettes under. And this is also not just for the spring but also a handy item for fall and winter. It’s definitely cooler and more comfortable to wear.
The bottoms section is a bit of a conflict with the micro mini skirt versus the tandem of baggy jeans and wide leg pants. Micro mini skirts have not been very visible trendy items on the street but it still certainly is a spring trend. You can slip it on as it is or you can also wear leggings under it to make you feel more comfortable.
But if you’re really looking for comfortable wear, then these cool, airy pants are your best bet. It allows you to be fashionable without restricting your body movements. Make sure you cop these pants!
And last but definitely not the least is footwear. For decades, high heels have always been the fashionable shoe but Spring 2021 is highlighting the flats. These are definitely more comfortable to use. But if you want to level up your look a bit then slip on your chunky boots for more edge and style.