Spring 2021 trend forecast


Nouse Fashion predicts the upcoming trends for the spring season.

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Image by Versace SS21

By Sarah Gatenby-Howells and Maya Barber

1. ‘60s colour/neon

Versace SS21

Many people believe that coming out of lockdown will lead to a sort of post-war revival period; a moment of glitz and glamour, and a celebration of fashion and dressing up (I have my fingers crossed). What better way to serve this atmosphere than with the hyper colours of yellow, orange and pink. Neon can be a difficult shade to approach, but trust me, the best way to wear it is with confidence.

2. Wide Leg Trousers

Chanel Haute Couture SS21

The abolition of the skinny jean has been a growing movement for quite some time now and, although I would still be hesitant to chuck your favourite skinnies out, with most trends being circular, now is the definitely the time to try this new style out. Although not as figure hugging or sleek as previously beloved styles, wide leg trousers are far more comfortable. The ones linked below from Zara have a slightly slimmer upper leg meaning that you don't lose all shape.

3. Low Rise Mini Skirts

Miu Miu Spring 2021 ready-to-wear

‘90s trends came back in force in the new year, and they’re not going anywhere for Spring 2021. We have gone from flared jeans to the return of the low rise (insert gasp of horror). This was a trend many people were dreading to reemerge after years of getting comfortable in our high rise bottoms, however they’re back at here to stay for spring/summer. If you’re wanting to rock this ‘90s style with confidence, Urban Outfitters have some great everyday options:

4. Block colour trousers

Raf Simons Spring 2021 ready-to-wear

Autumn and winter of 2020/21 fashion was the season of neutrals. Beige, brown, and cream were the chosen colour palette for most brands. However, Spring 2021 marks the beginning of a colourful new wardrobe. This was shown in many spring collections during London Fashion week, such as Raf Simons’, block colour trousers, and they are starting to appear in high street fashion. For example, Zara have released a new coloured denim collection for SS21, starring the WIDE-LEG FULL-LENGTH COLOURED JEANS, which are available in bright yellow, green and pink.

5. Abstract patterns

Raf Simons Spring 2021 ready-to-wear

Abstract patterns already started to make an appearance in Autumn fashion, especially in the realm of Instagram fashion. Yet again, they seem to be here to stay for Spring 2021. Statement abstract patterns are a great way to inject both colour and uniqueness into any outfit. Insta-famous brand Jaded London are the pioneers of the patterned trend, and so I have linked some of their most well-love pieces below, along with some other, equally as stunning, alternatives:

6. Platform sandals

Bottega Veneta Spring 2021 ready-to-wear

Though this next trend may be slightly ambitious for British Spring weather, platform sandals are bound to make an appearance in SS21 fashion. Gucci’s rubber slide sandals have already received a lot of attention on social media, resulting in many high street brands, such as Bershka (linked below), taking inspiration from the ‘70s design. They are a fun and statement addition to any outfit on a warm spring day. Here are some high street options for this season:

ASOS DESIGN leather throng flatforms
ASOS DESIGN chunky flop sandals
ASOS DESIGN Flori flatform sliders 
Bershka Shiny heeled sandals (Gucci inspired)
Bershka Quilted platform sandals 
Naked Wolfe The JADA Heel

7. Jumpsuits

Saint Laurent Spring 2021 ready-to-wear

Jumpsuits are making a comeback this spring. They are another fashion trend to go viral on Instagram, with many influencers sporting the new look. What was once an outdated or overly formal outfit choice, jumpsuits have now become a trendy and youthful addition to a spring wardrobe. New jumpsuit designs are not only incredibly flattering, but they also eliminate the hassle of choosing an outfit. It is a one-piece wonder, as you can put it on and have an instantly stylish, spring-ready fit. Here are some favourites linked below:

Hugo Boss Spring 2021 ready-to-wear

The formal shirt dress has been reimagined this Spring. The new jersey material shirt dress is a great cute but casual piece for this season. They can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels or heeled boots, but can also easily be paired with some trainers or flat boots for a stylish everyday look. These dresses are also great for the classic British in-between weather, where it's not quite warm enough for no sleeves but also feels too warm for jeans. Here are some great shirt dress options:

Tie Dye Velvet Ruched Shirt Dress from Jaded London

9. Patterned denim

Charlotte Knowles Spring 2021 ready-to-wear

Patterned denim is prominent in many SS21 collections this year. This label encompasses classic jeans with subtle denim detailing, as well as more statement jeans which have been coloured or patterned. These pieces are great to pair with the simpler items in your wardrobe and still create an elevated and interesting look. Here are some of our favourite jeans this season:

10. Silk/satin sets

Burberry SS21

Silk looking sets are bound to be the perfect addition to your wardrobe for a smooth transition into the real world from the one of pyjamas we have all been living in during lockdown. These silky pyjama-style sets are comfortable, breezy and look ever so chic with a hat and heels. Don’t be afraid to actually buy pyjama sets as they can be a cheaper but still as effective alternative.

Zara Striped Satin Trousers 
Zara Satin Trousers 
Zara Satin Full-Length Trousers 
Nasty Gal Your Shine Is Now Wide-Leg Trouser 

11. Bralettes/corsets

Dior Ready-to-wear SS21

Bralettes and corsets were seen on all the major catwalks including Dior and Versace, but there has also been an increasing presence of them on social media, with a particular one from Amazon (linked below) going viral on TikTok. If wearing one by itself is still a little scary, then pair it with a floaty dress to give your outfit some structure and definition.

12. Bohemian maxi dress

Etro SS21

Who doesn’t want the excuse to dress up like a princess and run around in a beautiful floaty dress all day? These dresses give you the perfect excuse to do so, with the florals and ruffles adding to the Spring feel. You can also find some that are slightly less feminine, using different patterns such as animal or morrocan print.

13. Crochet knit tops

The bohemian feel continues with the return of crochet knit tops. They first made a reappearance in Miu Miu’s SS21 collection, with their floral motif crochet top and crochet halter dress. This high end design has inspired many high street brands, such as Urban Outfitters (linked below), to produce similar items for this Spring/Summer. These cute tops create a relaxed and summery feel, and are a great addition to the Spring wardrobe.

Without You UO Blue Crochet Top 
Without You UO Halterneck Crochet Top

14. Cut outs

Prada Womenswear SS21

Cut outs were present on the catwalks of Prada, Victoria Beckham, Michael Kors and Jacquemus to name a few, and have subsequently infiltrated every online shopping website and influencer’s Instagram. The look is reminiscent of holidays, while being covered enough for British spring time. You can also choose from numerous styles, where the cut out falls, whether it be on your top, dress, arm, side,etc, and how many cut outs you want. There is a variety currently on the market, so the choice is all yours.

15. Stripes

Missoni SS21

Stripes are getting a new lease of life – the designers want us to re-envision them, with Molly Goddard making them bright and bold, while Dior made them bigger and better. There is definitely no denying that stripes are back; they are perfect for flattering any figure, and are reminiscent of warmer months, the sun and sand.