Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Trends That Are Here To Stay

May 26, 2021

Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Trends That Are Here To Stay

This is what we’ll all be wearing when warmer weather comes around

While we’re not yet certain about what we’ll be allowed to do this summer, one thing’s for sure - we’re going to look fabulous regardless. As restrictions lift and normal life slowly begins to resume, we’ll be reuniting with family and friends in the latest fashions. Looking to update your wardrobe but need some new season inspiration? Read on for our round-up of the top spring/summer 2021 fashion trends.


Joyful dresses

Positivity has inspired so many of the SS 2021 fashion trends, as designers look ahead to a brighter future. Having fun and enjoying what you wear is so important, and brands like Molly Goddard, Versace and Roksanda have embraced the joy of dressing up for the new season with colorful dresses. Whether it’s a printed mini or a floaty maxi, a bright pink, orange or red dress should definitely be on your shopping list for summer.

Photo by @laurennicolefk

Relaxed denim

Gen-Z are famously known for rejecting skinny jeans, and it looks like the fashion world has taken note. Designer labels including Chloe, Balenciaga and Victoria Beckham all showed a slouchy denim silhouette for this season, with plenty of wide legs and comfortable high waists in sight. Looser fit jeans are a great way to ease into wearing denim again. After months of embracing elasticated waists in lockdown wearing jeans sometimes seems strange, but keep the cut slightly baggy and you’re ready for summer in the city.

Photo by @_jessicaskye


Dramatic sleeves 

Puff sleeves were set to be one of the big trends of spring/summer 2020, but then we all had to stay inside and the only place they were seen was on Zoom calls. This season they’re sticking around so they can truly be appreciated, and brands like Loewe, Alturazza and Isabel Marant have created exciting oversized designs for the warmer months. Think balloon shoulder blouses and maxi dresses with exaggerated leg o’mutton sleeves.

Photo by @jordanrisa

Sophisticated slippers

Working from home saw us rekindle our love for house shoes, and now we’re allowed outside again we’re taking them with us. Comfortable enough to wear inside or out, slippers and sliders are set to be the shoe of summer 2021 in luxurious fabrics like velvet, shearling and colourful faux fur. Designers including Balengicaga, Coach and UGG all showcased cosy but very cool styles that can take you from home office to outdoor drinks effortlessly.  

Photo by @atpatelier


Showing some skin

Summer has always been the season for showing a little more skin, and this year is no different. Rather than wowing with a plunging neckline or a thigh skimming hemline however, it’s all about making an impression as you walk away. Open back dresses, shirts and jumpsuits were everywhere at the shows, including on the catwalks for Acne, Hermes and Gabriela Hearst, cementing them as a must have for this season.

Photo by @gabrielahearst

That completes our rundown of the spring/summer 2021 trends you just have to try. From dramatic sleeves to comfortable house shoes, there’s sure to be a style to suit you. Choose the trend that best matches your mood and complement the look with sun-kissed summer makeup - simple!