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Spring Summer 2021 Trends: The fashion trends you need to know for Spring/Summer 2021

Here's how to make the spring summer 2021 trends work for any body and budget.

Last Updated on March 18, 2021

If, like us, fashion is your escape, then you’ll be as thrilled as we are to sneak a glimpse into next season’s biggest trends.

These themes popped up time and time again at the spring summer 2021 shows in September, and they’re set to hit the high-street soon.

From exaggerated sleeves, to colour-pop dresses, next season will be all about having fun – a theme we can certainly get on board with.

Read on for a breakdown of spring / summer 2021s biggest trends.

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Bigger, Bolder Florals

Faye Ellaby in Stine Goya's Jasmine dress

Dress, £280, Stine Goya – buy now

When it comes to florals next summer, the bolder, the better.

We don’t want to repeat the clichéd Amanda Priestley quote, but we’re aware that florals are in every summer. In 2021, they’ll get a much-needed update.

Gone are the cute, feminine ditsy prints of the last few years, and in are powerful florals that make an impact. Bonus points if you mix your florals and wear them from head-to-toe.

For a high-street version of the look, we adore Faye Ellaby’s Stine Goya dress – available to buy now.

The trend was seen at the Tom Ford, Valentino, Marni, Carolina Herrera, Duro Olowu, Kwaidan Editions, Molly Goddard, and Christopher John Rogers shows.

Puff Sleeves


Dress, £155, Sister Jane – buy now

More is more when it comes to sleeves this season.

While bold sleeves have been on our radars for a while now, they’re going absolutely no where this summer and in fact only becoming more impactful.

Anoushka Kalila wearing this gorgeous Sister Jane dress proves it’s not just a high fashion trend, either.

The trend was seen at the Loewe, Cecilie Bahnsen, Isabel Marant Gabriela and Altuzarra shows.

Perfect Pastels

Nxcvintage in pastels

Pretty pastels have been trending on Instagram for a long while and they’re going no where for spring summer 2021.

Whether you’re going for the mixing-and-matching your pastels, or prefer wearing one hue from head-to-toe, this is an easy trend to recreate.

Try looking for pastel pieces that are already in your wardrobe and incorporate them into outfits for an easy way to wear the trend.

The trend was seen at the Chloe, Thebe Magugu, Rick Owens, Max Mara, Jil Sander, Giorgio Armani, Marina Moscone, Versace, Peter Do, Raf Simons, and Chanel shows.

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Holes And Netting

champagneorni in Musier Paris

Dress, £172, Musier Paris – buy now

While some trends seem to be synonymous with summer, netting and holes made an unexpected appearance on 2021’s spring summer catwalks.

The tricky trend was layered over dresses and jumpsuits, as jumpers and casual tees and even as leggings.

While it’s one for the risk takers, we love how Ornella has worn the trend, looking effortless in this Musier Paris dress.

The trend was seen at the Burberry, Givenchy, Nanushka and Prada shows.

Dress To Impress

Onyi Moss in Sister Jane

While 2020 crushed our dreams of wearing our fanciest dresses and going out, 2021’s spring summer trends have better things on the horizon.

This time around, dresses that scream excess will be everywhere – meaning you’ll have plenty of time to make up for what you missed in 2020.

Onyi Moss blows our mind in this Sister Jane dress and serves as a welcome reminder of what’s coming.

This trend was seen at the Molly Goddard, Simone Rocha, Halpern and Jacquemas shows.

Loose Denim

Nicole Ocran in Primark

Skinny jeans, be gone! Spring summer 2021 is all about loose and comfy denim, whether that’s in the form of jeans, dresses, shirts or jackets.

As the year of 2020 had a profound impact on fashion, it’s no surprise that denim would take a turn from the impractical to the comfortable.

Nicole Ocran shows you how to make the trend work for you in a pair of casual Primark jeans worn with a slogan tee, a leather trench and heels.

This trend was seen at the Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga, Ami, Chloe, Etro, Celine, Christian Dior, Valentino, and Paco Rabbane shows.

See our favourite slouchy denim buys here.

Pretty Pinks

Babetteroosstyling in STUDIO ONYVA

Trousers, £97, Studio Onyva – buy now

Pink will be your go-to hue this summer.

Whether you prefer a baby pink, or an eye-catching fuchsia, anything goes – it’s just about having fun.

Fortunately if pink is your thing, you’re more than likely to have something in your wardrobe you can wear next season already – like Babette Van Luijk’s knit.

See all of our favourite pink pieces here.

The trend was seen at the Molly Goddard, Halpern, Roksanda and Christopher John Rodgers shows.

Bras On Show

samiorenelda bras on show trend

Sports Bra, £35, Girlfriend Collective – buy now

The idea of wearing your bra on show sounds petrifying, but it’s easier than you think.

Worn as a foundation garment for layering or over a t-shirt, the look is accessible, comfortable and effortlessly cool.

Whether it’s knitted, leather, or a sports bra in @samiorenelda‘s case, these bras work in a variety of textures, materials and colours.

The trend was seen at the Jacquemus, Chanel, Victoria Beckham, Giambattista Valli and Simone Rocha shows.

Dad sandals

Last year, Dune’s Chanel lookalike sandals were a huge hit and this year they’re back in a variety of prints and colours.

Dad sandals are still firmly in our wardrobe for spring summer 2021 and we’re not mad about it.

For more spring sandal trends, read our guide here.

Chunky Flip Flops

Flip flops are another firm favourite amongst influencers and fashion insiders, but this time they’ll be chunky.

As seen on countless street style stars and on the runways for Tom Ford and Jacquemas, it’s one über comfy trend we’re not mad about.

Whether it’s the thick soles or chunky leather, the high street has thnakfully caught on and released plenty of stylish options for you to get your hands on. See our recommendations here.

The trend was seen at the Tom Ford and Jacquemus shows.

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