With SS21 designs showcased from New York to Paris, one thing is clear – this season is all about putting the fun back into fashion! We may not know what our summer is going to look like, but we’ll certainly be dressed for the occasion...
Whatever your style, low-key is last season and we're looking forward to putting some oomph back into our fashion choices!
That’s not to say we’re letting go of our stretchy waistbands without a fight! Comfort remains at the forefront of this season’s best trends, with a focus on free-flowing fabrics, slouchy tailoring, billowing pant legs, lavish loungewear and haute sweats.
Check out our top five fashion trends for spring/summer '21 below.
Move over beige, this season’s neutral palette centres around off-white tones like ivory, ecru and vanilla, as well as pristine greys and even mocha.
Luxe fabric and craftsmanship also come into play in this sophisticated trend. Think silk, satin, suede and linen, with relaxed tailoring details.
Pictured: M&S Outlet
00s fashion has been threatening to resurface for a while now and we’re thrilled to see some of the best styles of the decade appearing on catwalks. Embrace camo print, denim-on-denim, patchwork, ankle crops and bright colour pops to tap into one of the funnest trends of the moment.
This idyllic aesthetic romanticises rural life with all the trimmings; think ivy-clad cottages with apple orchards, wicker baskets stuffed with wildflowers, and freshly-baking bread... Look the part in prairie dresses, pretty blouses, frill detailing – and everything plaid or gingham!
Pop your collar, grab your 'it' bag and colour coordinate in sweet sorbet pastels for this fun and sunshine-ready preppy look. For full marks, add a cute hairband and oversized sunnies!
No, we don’t mean black and white! This monochromatic look means going all-out one colour. Mix and match tones, textures and fits, but choose one colour and run with it. You can go head-to-toe colour, or let one hue rule the roost.
Monochrome styling is one of the easiest ways to rock a totally put-together look and it’s bang on trend! Win, win.
Pictured: Moss Bros
Green may not have featured as a key colour on the runways, but it certainly informed the consciousness and collections of the world’s biggest fashion powerhouses.
Balenciaga showcased a collection created with almost 100% sustainable materials, while Chanel pledged $35m towards solar power initiatives as part of its ongoing Mission 1.5° climate strategy.
Making environmentally-conscious decisions about what you wear is not only a good look, it’s vital if we want to protect our planet and secure a greener future.
Fortunately, many brands are thinking seriously about how we can replace fast fashion for good, with forward-gazing initiatives and commitment to positive change:
Clarks is also a leader in sustainable materials, sourcing 90% of all leather from sustainable tanneries, as well as finding innovative ways to use recycled materials, such as gym bags made from recycled plastic bottles – re-using three plastic bottles in every bag!
Clarks' school shoe ranges use 100% Silver and Gold-rated sustainable leather; and when children inevitably grow out of a pair of shoes, its donation initiative ShoeShare has raised more than £1.6 million for UNICEF’s global education programmes.
After spending more time than usual in our homes over the past year, the turn of the season brings with it an urge to freshen up our living spaces. Replace your annual spring clean with a spring makeover in a few easy steps...
You’ll find that small changes can make the world of difference and will breathe new life into your over-familiar four walls!
‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.’ The famous quote by William Morris has guided interior design principle for centuries... though that doesn’t mean you can’t choose items that are both!
Upgrade your living space with tableware that doubles as art. Glazed pottery offers unique and hypnotic finishes, reflects daylight beautifully and looks as good housing your morning espresso as your prized Pilea plant!