Summer Fashion Trends 2021


Whilst strolling through the City I could see that much of the fashion on display is a throwback to the 70s 80s and 90s. The fashion resurfacing is even steering towards being seasonless. I came across long-sleeved dresses in prints and colours, teamed with boots that can be worn trans-seasonally.

There are many different dress and skirt lengths available for you to choose from, whether mini, midi or maxi. If you’re short like me, the midi will be a perfect maxi, no alterations needed.

There are all sorts of shapes and themes this coming season so take a breath and think about which of these take your fancy.

  1. Puffy sleeves and romantic frills sleeves are still with us and I feel they be around for another season or two.
  2. Colourful tie dye garments are still trending from casual shorts and tops in pastel colours to pretty dresses.
  3. If you like to show a bit of skin, a crop top, backless dress, or cut-outs offer great options. The cowl back dress is also a very elegant way to show a bit of skin.
  4. Wide legged jump suits and pretty playsuits can be dressed up to suit any occasion.
  5. Bright coloured sandals or a pair of sparkly sneakers will add a touch of style your outfit.

Dominating the party scene this year are sequins and metallic fabrics, off the shoulder and one shoulder dresses and in lengths from mini to maxi or anything in-between!

Baggy shirts and baggy tees are a trend that’s here, but I’m not a fan of them.

You may think that you can hide your tummy and thighs by going big and baggy but before you do I want you to think about the proportion. You don’t want to drown your body shape with too much fabric – think knotting or loosely open over layers!

The baggy oversized shirt can be worn over your swimmers or you can wear it as a light weight jacket. The baggy tee can be knotted in the front or side this look works well with jeans or a denim skirt but still gives you shape rather than drowning you.

This season’s runway showcased sheer fabrics, ruched garments, bralettes teamed with a jacket and strappy tops that wrap several times around the waist.

Colours are very flexible so if you love a bold pop of colour and want to make a statement, why not go for a burnt orange or you may prefer rust or brown which can be taken through to the winter months. See my post about how to style brown in the Summer.

Lilac and hot pink are, however, the dominating colours. If those colours are not for you, wear colours that make you feel amazing and empower you. When you feel great about your outfit and the colours you are wearing, you will shine no matter the fashion.

Soft yellows, pastel blues, powdery pinks and soft muted greys are fresh and can be worn as neutrals if you prefer not to stand out too brightly.

Remember ladies shop your own wardrobe first, then make a list to fill the gaps before you hit the shops.