Spring Summer trends to love now and wear now
Here on the This Morning fashion team, we’re looking forward to brighter things: brighter evenings, brighter news (please!) and brighter colours, writes @lilaflintroberts.
The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter climate we’ve been experiencing: from the first snowdrops pushing their way through the frozen ground to the gentle drip-feed of spring product onto our favourite websites.
Spring brings hope, a renewed sense of inspiration, and as a fashion team we are very excited to jump out of our knitted dresses and tracksuits and into the latest Spring Summer trends. The weather may not be on our side right now, but luckily you can wear some of this season’s hottest trends right now! Scroll down to find out how Amber, Sarah and I are wearing them.
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@AmberStyledIt in Pepto Bismol Pink
Nothing lifts the mood quite like a pop of pink, which is lucky for our fashion producer as this is her favourite colour. Saturated hues were seen all over the virtual catwalks for SS21, and the high street has been quick on their heels.
Amber has amped up her wardrobe with this vintage-inspired frock from Kitri (above). It sold out quickly, but you can pre-order it on their site.
Jessie Dress from Kitri, £165
Top to toe pink not for you? Not to worry, see below for three more pink picks from online.
Wear with jeans and a white tee now, and with a dress and sandals on sunnier days. This & Other Stories overshirt ticks SO many boxes.
Zara is one of the best high street destinations for denim, and this pink pair is highly coveted (even though they’re not available yet!). Taking serious inspiration from catwalks, these jeans are a true statement. However, don’t let them intimidate you. Pair with a simple white shirt and flip-flops in the summer, and a thick knit and stomper boot in the winter.
If you’re only wanting to dip your toe into the pink trend, go for a pastel hue. This New Look jumper is £19.99, and would look great with denim jeans, shorts or a skirt with a great pair of trainers.
@Sarah_Barlow in That 70s Style...
Despite being born in the 80s, our assistant fashion producer is a 70s girl at heart, which often holds a heavy influence on her wardrobe. Even during seasons when it's not 'on trend', you'll still find Sarah injecting a sense of 70s style into her outfits.
Luckily for Sarah, the retro look is back in a big way this season; from flower power prints and pussybow blouses to supersized flares and maxi smock dresses there's plenty of ways to tap into this trend.
Sarah's top picks
When you think of 70s style, are flares the the first thing that spring to mind? Because, same. They will instantly, and effortlessly, add a retro twist to your look. Pair with a western style boot and pussy-bow blouse and you’re good to go. Importantly, these jeans are partly made with recycled cotton, which is a great sustainable step taken by French Connection.
Flowy, floral and flared: need I say more? This fancy frock from Mango is the perfect throw-on-and-go for any Spring Summer look. We recommend pairing with a great western boot.\
Floral Print Dress from Mango, £49.99
Complete any 70s-inspired get-up with these brilliant Monki knee-high cowboy boots. At £60, they’re a great price-point for PETA-approved vegan leather and will go with nearly everything in your wardrobe - from flowy skirts to skinny jeans and maxi-dresses. These will go quickly, so if you think there’s a space for them in your shoedrobe, act now!
@LilaFlintRoberts in Power Proportions
Growing up I always thought that in order for an outfit to be flattering, it must be bodycon or skin tight. In my late 20s, I’ve found my fashion-niche and have become enamoured with puffed sleeves, oversized blouses and wide leg jeans.
There’s something ethereal, girly yet slightly androgynous about billowy dresses and button-up blouses with peacocking collars (hello, Bridgerton!). Thanks to the renaissance of historical dramas, these trends typically associated with Regency style are now a contemporary must-have.
Lila's top picks
I almost don’t want to share my first pick as it’s going to get my hands on as it is! H&M’s latest design collaboration is with Simone Rocha (queen of the oversized proportions) and it drops on 11 March. There are so many pieces I have my eye on, but this gorgeous dress is number one. I’d style it with a crisp white trainer and statement headband.
Dress from Simone Rocha at H&M, on sale from 11 March
An easy way to buck this trend is to focus on supersizing one element of your outfit. This Ganni dress via The Outnet has a brilliant puff sleeve, contrasted with a svelte overall fit. I’d simply wear this dress with a cowboy boot to further streamline the outfit. A slightly higher price point at £110 (down from £200) it’s a great designer piece to buy now and wear forever.
GANNI Gathered Printed Cotton-Poplin Mini Shirt Dress, £110 was £200
Green is another top trend for SS21 (as well as my favourite colour), so when I saw these two trends combined, I had to share! I love this classic shirt with a twist from Arket, and would style it with a light pair of jeans (wide leg, of course!) and heeled sandals on sunnier days! This shirt wouldn’t get packed away after summer though, I’d wear it with a knitted vest or jumper over the top when the temperatures cool again.