After focusing on building my basics over the past couple of years, I’m ready to embrace trends in a more sustainable way. Let’s talk about the spring 2021 trends I think are great enough to wear for years to come! *If you couldn’t tell, I meant to publish this post at the beginning of spring but I had way too much fun in April and now there’s a month left.
Pastels and Bubblegum Pink
Pink is my favorite color, and I have been visually drawn to pastels for years…but for some reason I didn’t have much of either in my closet prior to this spring. From the lilac colored slip skirt I rocked in February to the outfit in this post, I can’t get enough of pastel colors. They instantly boost my mood and the spring vibes while wearing pastels at the park/botanical garden are immaculate. Bubblegum pink is one of those colors I loved incorporating into my makeup and seeing in popular ‘fashion girl’ Pinterest outfits, but never felt quite comfortable enough to rock myself. That all changed with my Jacquemus Le Chiquito Moyen, and now I wear bubblegum pink every chance I get. Exhibit A is this outfit I put together on a (surprisingly) chilly day in April:
You can find pieces in pastels and bubblegum pink at most fast-fashion places, and I feel like you’ll be able to come across some good vintage pieces in those colors if thrifting is more of your vibe.
Cottagecore Pt. 2
Cottagecore took the world by storm last year, and it looks like the trend is here to stay. Who doesn’t want to feel like the main character of a coming-of-age book, tucked away in the countryside? Think feminine hemlines, ruching, ruffles, gingham, and even corset tops (to a certain extent). Perhaps the most iconic dress last year was the Lirika Matoshi strawberry dress. The cottagecore aesthetic is a form of escapism to the fields of France and Italy I’m constantly imagining myself in. Right now, fast fashion brands are releasing cottagecore looks, but the brands that have been incorporating it into their aesthetic over the past few years that come to mind are For Love and Lemons, Sezane, and Reformation. If you love thrifting, this trend is definitely for you!
Florals? for spring? Groundbreaking. Remember that time I decided to ban myself from buying florals because I had too many? That lasted for a year or two and I’m happy to announce that I’m back on my bs. I’m a sucker for pastel florals this year, as you can see. lol.
Straight Leg Jeans/Loose Trousers
Skinny jeans had such a hold on me that I never considered wearing straight leg jeans until now. I don’t mean slim jeans either, I mean the 90’s straight leg that basically swallows your legs. I found a couple of pairs at ASOS that fit stunningly! When I posted pictures in them on Instagram, I got more compliments than any other outfit I can remember wearing prior to that. The affiliate link to these ASOS jeans is featured below; I got the 36 inseam of the tall version and it was an okay length, but I ordered the same jeans in black in a 38 inseam and kinda like the extra length more. I’m 5’9″ and a half for reference.
I personally think all of these trends have longevity and look forward to wearing them next spring as well! What are your favorite spring trends?