12 spring/summer trends of 2021 you need to know

Last Updated on 25/05/2022 by Rashi

From rhinestone and cardigan trends inspired by the Y2K wave to corseted tops and pastels rising through soft girl aesthetic, 2020 indeed wasn’t a quiet year for fashion even in midst of a pandemic. And from Ss21 fashion weeks, we know for sure that 2021 isn’t gonna be one either. The hottest spring/summer trends of 2021 are not only bold but also diverse in a way there’s something for everyone.

Also, since the weather right now is as chilly as it can be in winters here’s something for lovers of warmer months to look forward to.

Spring/summer fashion trends of 2021 you are about to see everywhere

Neutral shades

Preppy school girl outfit of shirt under a sweater as spring/summer trends of 2021

Though pastels always rule spring, this year will see neutrals colours too. Choose the cool tones of khaki, the versatility of brown, matte caramel or minimal beige instead of usual black, grey and white. You can also mix and match them all simultaneously!

A chic style blogger in sweater and shirt preppy look in neutral colours as one the biggest spring/summer fashion trends of 2021

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The it bag of the season: baguette bags

You must have seen this trend all over TikTok and Instagram. These small and stylish It girl bags are the perfect accessory for any outfit. Wear anything from a pastel-perfect knit suit to a patterned dress, this bag makes any outfit look stylish. In short, we are gladly allowing this bag trend to continue rising in 2021.


One of the top 2020 summer trends is coming back in spring/summer of 2021 with peek-a-boo dresses and blouses. If you prefer to dress modest, learning the art of layering underneath or over the breezy fabric would be a good idea.

Check Out: Risque outfit ideas and how to style them for hot girl summer if you’re not interested in modest dressing.

Elevated loungewear

In 2020, we all accepted loungewear as clothes to wear outside and threw the fashion rules ‘sweats are strictly loungewear’ into the bin. So, cute and comfy sweatsuits and cut-out lounge knits are undoubtedly going to be 2021 wardrobe hits!

Tip: choose classic loungewear in muted tones, pair fitted pieces with oversized ones and add accessories such as chain-link bracelet, hoops and shoulder bags.

Boho chic

From folk-inspired coats and shawls to dainty floral embellishments -boho chic is going to rule spring 2021 with tiered skirts and dresses, crochet details, lace, and ruffles –all in all, the cottagecore dream. I’d recommend looking up outfit ideas based on trendy items straightaway!


Yellow colour is a major spring/summer 2021 fashion trends of 2021

From pastel butter yellow to eye-catching electric yellow that instantly brightens up the mood, there’s plenty of room for all aesthetics and styles. You can add a pop of yellow in a neutral outfit, or you can pick butter-yellow instead and mix & match with other pastel colours. You can also style a monochrome outfit with different shades of yellow!

Power pants

Whether you prefer 80s revival disco pants, the slouchy oversized trousers, the dad jeans or flared bootcut pants, this year you don’t have to switch comfy with trendy. with these pants becoming the new trendy wardrobe basic, say bye-bye to skinny jeans –at least for now.


Fringe is this season’s over-the-top trend you won’t be able to escape. This bold trend will undoubtedly make your outfit stand out. If you’re not ready for a bold fringe dress or skirt, go for the less focal point of an outfit such as a bag, shoes or sleeve design. You can pick leather or shearling -whatever you pick, this trend is sure to make heads turn your way.


Considering the number of different hues and shades of blue we saw on the runways, there’s certainly a shade for every person and mood. Add a pop of blue accessories, style sorbet pastel blue or go classic blue denim on denim. There are unlimited outfits that can be styled out of this trend whether you prefer polished looks or laidback street style outfits.

White knee-high boots

White knee-high boots are THE shoe trend of 2021. If you ask me, slouchy style is the best to achieve that effortlessly chic look. You can also easily dress this up or down depending on where you’re headed.

Dramatic shoulder pads

A new version of oversized blazers In significantly dominated 2019 is back with sharp shoulders. They are super easy to dress up or down according to the occasion and mood. In addition to that, they make you taller by elongating your legs. Oh, and they are also versatile despite the statement detail. All in all, I can’t see any reason not to hop on to this trend.

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From sage green to pastel peach, sorbet pastel hues can be elegant when styled in a sophisticated way and cute when trendy pieces are styled. You can pair pastel face masks in silky fabrics with pastel outfits for perfectly protected spring looks. There are numerous ways you can style pastel pieces this year -whether you prefer minimalist-friendly neutral & pastel combo or bold prints.