By Charlotte Hope-Shannon
We may be forgiven for thinking that this year’s spring/summer trends are a little farfetched. However, whether we are spending more time indoors or venturing out into post lockdown society, fashion is more than just an act of everyday leisure.
With fashion weeks across the globe being presented digitally via livestream, pre-recorded videos or specially edited presentations, craftsmanship rather than wearability was this season’s primary focus. This year’s stand out trends that have been designed with resourceful creativity as the new work-from-home routine forced us into a new, innovative everyday culture. In this instance, one has to question, what does fashion, more specifically pre-determined trends, do for our mood?
Whether it be rainbow dressing with new colour palettes or experimenting with our accessories, the spring summer 2021 runway has showcased an abundance of mood boosting trends to help us transition into the new season.
Trend 1 - Colour Pop
It has been proven that colour can have a huge psychological effect on our everyday wellbeing. So, why not inject a bit of colour into your capsule wardrobe? From a statement blazer or subtle heel through to a colour-block bag, colour is the new black. Eschew the dull nature of lockdown and inject a new colour into your wardrobe with a conscious and positive mind. What is your post-pandemic happy shade?
Trend 2 - Monochrome
Nothing says ‘put together’ more than a classic monochrome outfit. At a time when everything seems anything but straightforward, this is the perfect trend to follow this spring/summer. Monochrome never fails. From black & white checkerboarding, to crisp, sustainable fabrics, this is the easiest way to move away from at-home leisure wear, without feeling overwhelmed.
Plus, investing in fail-proof classics is key for creating a sustainable wardrobe. From work wear to a lunchtime date with your friends, monochrome is reliably chic.
Trend 3 - Romanticised Silhouettes
Say goodbye (for now) to the tight waist bands of leisure wear and say hello to romanticism as its finest. Floaty, figure forgiving silhouettes are here to stay for Spring/Summer 2021. From maxi length dresses to wide leg trousers, think occasion wear but for the high-street.
Trend 4 - Pastels
Summer sorbet hues have proven popular this year as delicate, yet experimental colour palettes filled the (digital) runway. If you’re unsure about how to inject colour into your wardrobe or, if you’re not quite ready to commit to a bold hue, pastel is your solution. Creamy palettes of pink, blue and yellow add an instance sense of calm to any wardrobe – something we all need post-pandemic.
Trend 5 – Elevated Basics
Comfort is key, as we have all experienced over the last 12 months. This doesn’t have to end with lockdown lifting and why should it? Fashion doesn’t have to mean discomfort. Considered basics are often the foundation to our personal collections and comfort dressing now has a new meaning. From trench coats to button down shirts, classics are back with a new light.
From brightly coloured two-piece suits to sophisticated minimalism, fashion is about stepping out of your comfort zone. Trends do not have to mean buying new but experimenting with what you already have to build a mood-boosting wardrobe that will energise you one outfit at a time. But, if you do decide to buy into a trend post-lockdown, choose items that resonate with you personally and that will stand the test of time.
What trend will you be integrating into your spring/summer wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation over at our Instagram Page!
For more style inspiration head over to our Style Edit page! Or check out our latest edits on 6 Sustainable Small Heels Shoes For Spring and Tips To Mastering The Art Of Layering Your Clothes.
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