Fashion is a reaction to what’s happening globally, so it’s no surprise that quarantine has sparked some interesting new trends. Here are the top 7 trends for Spring and Summer 2021, according to Amazon Fashion.
1. Pastels that Pop
As we move forward out of the pandemic, a new kind of optimistic dressing arises, and a big part of that has to do with color. Warm, pretty pastels are emerging, but they are anything but wimpy. These power pastels pop! They are saturated pastels. Think Lemon, Banana, Apricot, or Strawberry. They’re being worn head-toe monochromatically or mixed with other solids or bold prints. We’re also seeing a lot of pastel tie-dye. You can’t help but smile wearing these colors. They give you hope.
You’d have to be blind not to notice the big full shapes we see in fashion for spring and summer. Everything is bigger and more generous. We’ve been living in loose clothes, and we will not go back to tailored anytime soon. Skinny jeans are being replaced by straight-leg and wide jeans. Women are embracing a wider, pumped-up voluminous silhouette, be it a flowy, tiered house dress, or a pair of pants with soft tailoring, or a looser tailored jacket.
Date nights, parties, and looking pretty fell by the wayside during the lockdown. Everything was strict and serious, so there a real craving to return to a feeling of romance in our lives and the way we dress. So in on top of the soft, flowy silhouettes I just spoke about, we also see a lot of texture like lace, floral prints, and sweet pops of detail like big sleeves, smocked tops, and ruffles galore. Lockdown has turned us into Frill Seekers!
4. Zoom Life Tops
We’ve been living a lot of our life from the waist up and will continue to do so because Zoom is staying put. This means that tops, jackets, and blouses are more important than ever. We’re seeing many stripy knits, beautiful shirts, tops with decoration on the shoulder, great prints, etc. Join a Zoom call with confidence.
5. Transition Pieces
Comfort is still important, and we are seeing a lot of elevated loungewear. Women are also investing wisely in transition pieces. These are utilitarian classics that feel safe. They can be worn now and later, mixed with more fun, creative and feminine things as we head out of quarantine—for example, a pair of leather pants, a sleeveless blouse, a shirtdress, a classic tee. You can wear all these things today and in a year from now with more artsy statement pieces.
6. Outdoor Life
As we start to emerge from our homes, we are looking for places to meet friends outside. Hiking, camping life is picking up. So is general exercise outdoors. As a result, the cottage clothing trend is big for summer. This includes a lot of sports clothes, shorts, jumpsuits, denim, etc.
Amazon called this trend Dazzle in daylight. It’s partly because we are mainly seen from the waist up on zoom and also because women feel they deserve a treat, but jewelry sales are up. Bling is big, like necklaces, earrings, and rings. So are hairbands and hairpieces. Anything that makes your face sparkle helps keep us looking fab in lockdown and beyond.
These are just a few of the trends that have emerged since lockdown. What others are you seeing?