Spring is, at long last, just around the corner. With its promise of longer, sunny days and the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some sunshine. With the Covid-19 pandemic occupying much of our attention, you might be surprised to find out that your favourite fashion brands have been working hard to bring you the latest fashions in clothing and accessories for SS2021. These are the must-haves that will ensure that you do not lose any of your fashionable edge. Even if you can only show it off via Zoom calls and Teams meetings, keeping your style is key! Let us take a look at the top 5 essentials for spring.
Face masks are certainly with us until the pandemic is pronounced done and dusted – at least six months and probably a great deal longer – and they may even become a permanent fashion item once the virus is fading into memory. While a lot of people have complained about wearing masks, some have loved them, creating homages to their favourite pop stars, television shows, and anime series, to name just a few. They keep the face warm, mean that you can go out without wearing lipstick, and choosing the right mask for your outfit can give that extra eye-catching cachet that is so very Instagram-worthy! And, of course, they keep you safe from colds and flu as a bonus! Stock up on a few quirky and comfortable masks, in your favourite colours to be ready for the season.
Vivid coats or huge, pastel handbags are one way that people are making sure that they remain noticeable and eye-catching. Even if they have to wear a face-disguising mask for the safety of others and themselves. If you love colour and secretly decry the recent tendencies of the fashion world to remain muted and monochrome, 2021 is your year! Break out into long, tailored coats in your favourite colour, be it cherry red, pastel yellow or bright royal blue – and while you are at it, get an enormous handbag in an equally bright shade! Popping to the shops will feel like a film premier as all eyes swivel to follow your progress past the grapes and towards the shampoo!
The wool-blend miniskirt is set to become one of this season’s best-sellers. Made from superb quality fabric and tailored for a customised fit, miniskirts, falling to the mid-thigh, are practical, attractive and speak to the independent free-striding woman who loves to feel as good as she looks. These versatile and attractive skirts look fantastic with bare legs or opaque tights. They can even be teamed with stiletto heels or your Docs for a stylish look in any setting.
Loose Fit Jeans
Think back to the early eighties and those ‘girls-next-door’ with fluffy hair and usually wearing either baggy dungarees or loose fit jeans that gave them an attractive waifish look that just made the leading man want to sweep them up and protect and cuddle them forever, with occasional feminist resistances breaking through, but not so many as to crumble the fabric of society (or so the thinking went, in those days). Anyway, the attitudes might be gone, but the jeans are definitely back, with 2020s tailoring for a superb fit at the waist and on the hips, so you can enjoy a well-dressed waifish look with which to defeat societal expectation!
Oversize Button-up Shirt
Reminiscent to many of wearing their dad’s shirts, the over-size button-up never truly falls off the fashion radar. Its great tailored look along with the slouchy comfort it offers has made it a popular choice for work-from-home meetings, looking enough like a tailored blouse to pass without comment, but comfortably baggy enough to run around after the kids in between home-schooling and nap times before getting back to your desk for the next meeting. From a fairly standard white/ off-white/ cream edition, the oversize button-up has launched itself into the whole rainbow of colours. You can get a few of them to go with your various shirts, trousers or jeans. Then, you’ll be ready for the day when people can see more than just your head and shoulders!
Other Essentials For Spring
Now we’ve looked at the top 5 essentials for spring, here’s a few other items to consider:
- Breathable Tees – A shirt that will help on those long, sweaty days.
- Durable Boots – Perfect for those long walks in the woods.
- Oversized Hoodie – After all, spring weather can be unpredictable at best.
- Warm Socks – Something to keep you warm and compliment those new boots.
- Joggers – Stylish yet incredibly comfortable (Practical too!).
- Shorts – Shorts of your taste for when the sun decides to show up.
Covid-19 has given us all something of a shaking. While most things will return comfortably to normal, some things will remain changed, for the better mostly. One of these is fashion which has abruptly stopped forcing women into ever slenderer and tightly fitted clothing.
The current trend towards practicality and comfort being permitted alongside stylishness is to be lauded and embraced at every opportunity! The top 5 essentials for spring are just the opening salvo in terms of trends moving forward.