Bold colours and retro patterns are the hottest trends to watch right now

With spring just around the corner, and the government’s roadmap out of restrictions revealed, most of us have already started planning our post-lockdown outfits. So, which pieces are the top picks for our return to the outside world?

Issie Pine
28th February 2021

A fresh sense of optimism is already influencing trends for the new season, with block colours and funky patterns proving a popular choice.

Throughout the autumn and winter, neutral tones dominated fashion. As we enter into spring, we’re ditching the browns and creams and embracing colourful designs in preparation for the warmer weather. There are a variety of both bright and pastel colours gaining popularity for the spring. Warmer tones stand out in particular, as pinks, oranges and reds are being worn for a summery aesthetic. 

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Popular items emerging for the upcoming season are reminiscent of both the 60’s and 70’s.  Psychedelic and loud patterned clothing, along with a range of fun florals, are evocative of the flower power era. These trends for the warmer weather draw upon styles associated with time periods like the ‘summer of love’ and the 'swinging sixties'. Retro fashion choices for 2021 reveal a craving for the fun and freedom that was felt in the era that they are borrowed from.

Psychedelic and loud patterned clothing, along with a range of fun florals, are evocative of the flower power era. These trends for the warmer weather draw upon styles associated with time periods like the ‘summer of love’ and the 'swinging sixties'.

Mixing and matching colourful pieces is a trend that I expect to see carry on into the coming months. It explores style in a striking way that hasn’t been done for a long time, as pandemic fashion so far has appeared to favour simplicity over creativity. The vivid colours and combinations in our outfit choices are revealing a joyful aesthetic in the world of fashion.

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As we look forward to a return to the bars and dancefloors after a restrictive year, bold and retro fashion choices are just what we need as an outlet for self-expression after a stifling period of isolation. After staying home for so long, the emergence of eye-catching pieces for the spring and summer has made it clear that we truly are ready to be seen.

As we look forward to a return to the bars and dance floors after a restrictive year, bold and retro fashion choices are just what we need as an outlet for self-expression after a stifling period of isolation.

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