Spring awakening: this season's trends

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By Helena Reeds, Third year, Neuroscience

The Croft Magazine // From hot hues to flower power, Helena gives us the lowdown on this year's Spring trends to know.

Despite still being locked away in our houses, there is in fact light at the end of the tunnel as our new roadmap out of corona is soon to be revealed. And, with this roadmap comes social outings! At long last, all those outfits I’ve planned in my bedroom during lockdown will finally see the light of day and might even see the inside walls of a ‘spoons! In preparation for these thrilling times ahead, we should look at the new spring trends, so that when we do finally step out…we do it in style.

Think Pink

True Violet super mini prom dress with built-in bodysuit in fuchsia, £22.70 | ASOS

The theme for SS21 is joyful and fun. It’s time to leave our comfort zones of neutral tones behind and venture into the world of colour. We are seeing the lighter, ‘millennial’ pink being traded in for ‘Barbie pink’ and bright fuchsia hues. Although we saw a multitude of different brights on the catwalks, pink really is paving the way this season. Look to the Jacquemus pink festive capsule collection for inspiration on how to don this trend.

Jacquemus Le Chiquito Noeud medium suede top handle bag, £500 | Selfridges

The disco decade

ASOS DESIGN dad corduroy jeans in green, £30 | ASOS

The 1970s style that has been making a resurgence in the past few years will really come in full force this spring. For men, take inspiration from the SS21 Gucci and Celine shows to emulate the 70s look that Harry Styles pulls off oh so well. Wide leg corduroys and oversized aviators were all over the SS21 runways and are fun pieces to incorporate into our everyday wardrobes. Just go easy on the prints – we don’t want to look like we are cosplaying Austin Powers…

Thomas sunglasses, £235 | Tom Ford

Psychedelic Prints

Pink feather mini dress - long sleeve, £49.95 | Ultamodan

Another way to incorporate the 70s trend into your wardrobe is to look for groovy psychedelic prints. In a world where travelling has been put on hold, there’s been a clear appetite for escapism in our clothing. Euphoric prints and rainbow patterns covered the Gucci SS21 collection and are infiltrating down to the high-street. Take a look at these House of Sunny trousers from their new collection – they just *scream* psychedelia!

Nice to meet you pants, £109 | House of Sunny

Puffy Silhouettes

Balloon sleeve trench coat, £80.95 | NA-KD

The romance of a puff sleeve has been a feature in Spring/ Summer shows for years on end but prepare for some more shoulder action as 2021 gives this trend a whole new attitude. This season, opt for a puffed sleeve dress in black for a fiercer look or use ballooned sleeves on a jacket to channel that utilitarian trend. Dial-up a classic trench with a puff sleeve to give your outfit a whole new look. Whichever way you style this take on a classic trend, remember the bigger the puff…the better!

So, there you have it - the perfect guide to help you swap the lockdown tracksuits for some bright boldness.

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