Spring 2021's fashion trends have been beckoning us since last September when the fashion week presentations were flooded with statement suits, dreamy dresses, and streamlined understated separates. Though it may be the early days of 2021, out sights are firmly set on the springtime horizon. We understand that there might not be much motivation to dress up since you'll mainly be at home, but the spring looks below look just as good inside as they do outside.
We're determined to find a way to start wearing spring-ready looks now—even if that means just adding a few bright colours to our outfits here and there. This year is still all about easy-to-wear dresses, but co-ords (particularly the knitted variety) and skirts have also risen their way to the top of our shopping list.
So if you're looking for some new styling ideas, keep scrolling for our guide for what to wear this spring, plus a shopping list to achieve each look. Since most of these outfits revolve around classic everyday staples, we think you'll also be able to re-create several of these spring outfits without spending anything.
Style Notes: Bring a '70s twist to your spring outfits with a belted denim jacket and classic flared trousers.
Stella McCartney + Net Sustain Belted Patchwork Organic Denim Jacket (£1795)
The Marc Jacobs The Flared Jean Appliquéd Cotton-Corduroy Pants (£335)
Style Notes: There really isn't anything more ethereal than a white shirt dress. Make yours spring-ready with leggings and ballet flats a la Linda Tol.
COS Pleated Shirt Dress (£69)
Mango Leather Ballerina - Women | Mango United Kingdom (£36)
Style Notes: A tie dye top is an easy way to give your jeans a SS21 finish. Just add chunky boots for cooler days.
Weekday Vera Printed Mockneck (£20)
Arket Loose Barrel Leg Jeans (£69)
Style Notes: Puff sleeves are still big news on the style agenda for the season ahead. Wear them with a pearl necklace for a look that's so current.
Sophie Bille Brahe Celli 14-Karat Gold Pearl Necklace (£6550)
Rixo Marianne Dress (£162)
Style Notes: Quirky patterned trousers and a basic top create a foolproof spring look. Whether you opt for checks, tie-dye, a floral print or an abstract pattern (as Alyssa Coscarelli has done here), it's the perfect way to add some fun to your outfit.
Free People U-Neck Tank Top (£18)
Gimaguas Disco Waves Pants (£69)
Style Notes: There are few things as classic as a Breton stripe top. Here, Bubbly Aquarius pairs the staple with linen trousers for a casual springtime look.
Marks & Spencer Pure Merino Wool Striped Crew Neck Jumper (£30)
H&M Pull-On Linen-Blend Trousers (£18)
Style Notes: A cardigan is a spring staple in anyone's book. Take note from Ada Oguntodu this season and pair yours with a denim midi over the weekend or comfy trousers for casual days at home.
& Other Stories Relaxed Wool Knit Cardigan (£69)
Raey Slit Denim Skirt (£145)
Style Notes: Stay home in style with a matching co-ord. Influencers all around the world are opting for neutral tones, just like TyLynn Nguyen's ivory set here.
Skin Marissa Cardigan (£245)
Skin Maddie Trousers (£215)
Style Notes: The typical thigh-grazing frocks of summer's past have been replaced by voluminous, smock-like button-up styles, as seen on Alexis Foreman. Just add flats (read: slippers).
Cos Wrap Shirt Dress (£69)
Porte & Paire Shearling Slippers (£180)
Style Notes: Spring is definitely the perfect time to wear florals, and Ellie from Slip Into Style here shows us how to bring the pattern into 2021: by investing in a trapeze style dress and adding pretty hair slides.
Warehouse Bloom Dress (£45)
Accessorize Crystal Hair Slides (£12)
Style Notes: Okay, this is officially one of the chicest outfits I've seen in a while. Camille gives her classic ensemble a lift by pairing various shades of beige and lifting with orange accents. Very Parisian It girl.
Whistles Fairisle Crew Neck Sweater (£85)
By Malene Birger Gold Knitted Skirt (£220)
Style Notes: Shrunken cardigans have become an influencer favourite as of late. Add a little sophistication to your look by pairing the item alongside tailored trousers instead of the usual denim jeans.
Monki Ribbed cardigan (£30)
Max Mara Josef Pleated Camel Hair and Silk-Blend Twill Wide-Leg Pants (£505)
Style Notes: This easy outfit combo is so brilliant because it can take us from winter to spring's early days. If you've already bought your spring slip skirt and can't wait to wear it, pair it with a roll-neck, jumper and boots.
& Other Stories Cropped Mock Neck Sweater (£35)
Reformation Bea Skirt (£140)
Style Notes: It's time to rewear last season's favourite outfit combo: dresses with trainers. Still the easiest and the best for London spring.
Melissa Odabash Gabby Floral-Print Poplin Dress (£420)
Veja V-10 Trainers (£115)
Style Notes: You can stay warm and still try spring's trending colour combinations. Pastels keep the look fresh and light.
Warehouse Yoke Blouse (£32)
Meryll Rogge Twill Trousres (£350)
Style Notes: Stocking up on 2021's best dresses already? Take them for a spin by layering them under a long trench or jacket.
Gucci Trench Coat (£1490)
& Other Stories Belted V-Neck Midi Dress (£95)
Style Notes: A jumpsuit is for all seasons but thrives in the early days of spring. Try yours with bold ankle boots or trainers and layer it with a roll-neck underneath on cooler days.
Kitri Scout Blue Tailored Jumpsuit (£125)
Style Notes: A good mac and jeans with a roll-neck are always go-to's for transitional weather. Lotte gives this look an update with a snakeskin print and a beaded bag.
Stand Studio May Jacket (£184)
Marks & Spencer Magic Shaping Straight Leg Jeans (£40)
Style Notes: We're looking to our school days for style inspiration this year and making like Megan Adelaide with a boxy blazer and cream pleated skirt.
Loulou Studio Tatakoto Blazer (£195)
Joseph Swinton Asymmetric Pleated Crepe Midi Skirt (£325)
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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