There’s nothing more exciting than the transition from the cold, short days of winter to the promise of spring and sunnier days ahead. With a new season comes fresh fashion trends to get excited about (even if we’re still just dressing up to go from the kitchen to the couch!)
Read on & get inspired by what’s trending: we’ve rounded up this spring’s standout styles.
BOLD & BRIGHT
Sunny yellows, bubblegum pinks, bold stripes, and neon florals: Spring 2021 is all about cheerful hues and eye-catching patterns. Sure, calming pastels will always be synonymous with spring fashion, but this year’s bold and bright trend is all about vivid colors and striking prints. Inject an extra pop of color into your everyday wardrobe - we promise, it will bring a smile to your face (and earn you tons of compliments on those Zoom conference calls). After all, we can all use an extra mood-boost these days, right?
YOUR LUCKY OUTFIT
Stand out in this vibrant emerald green ribbed sweater from INC international Concepts®. The asymmetrical crossover neckline adds a subtle yet unexpected detail - just the right touch to stand out from your basic spring knitwear.
SUNNY DAYS AHEAD
This season’s cheerful color palette is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of days this spring. No matter the weather, rocking this sunny yellow dad cap is a total *mood*
Let her stand out on the playground in bright Xersion activewear leggings. Bold color blocking in pink and orange is perfectly on trend, and Quick Dry technology will keep her cool and refreshed as she’s staying active.
A little shy to go all out with colorful clothes? Try pairing a neutral outfit with bright accessories! The iconic All Star high tops get a bold makeover in these Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers. Pair them with your favorite basics and be prepared for compliments.
Guys, you too can embrace this season’s bold & bright trend! Ditch your usual black sweatpants and add some color to your everyday athleisure wear in these electro-orange joggers by Nike. We promise they are as comfortable as they are stylish.
From its electric yellow hue to the O-ring neckline and chic cut-out details, this pullover sweater from INC International Concepts® is as sleek as it is stylish.
Comfy clothes are here to stay (can we get a round of applause?)! After a year spent in our sweatpants, loungewear continues its reign. This spring, it's all about leveling up your usual leggings and sweatshirts (and don’t worry, no DIY-ing required, we’ve moved on from last year’s tie-dying trend!) Matching sets, tailored layers, and lux fabrics are the essentials that effortlessly take your look from the couch to the street. And if versatility is your style M.O., structured knitwear and vintage-inspired designs will become your wardrobe go-to’s.
Level up your sneaker game with fresh kicks designed to stand out. Fun geometries, mixed patterns and pops of texture - you have it all with these chunky slip-on sneakers from Aldo.
SLEEK & CHIC
With so much extra time spent at home, we’ve all embraced the ease of matching activewear sets - who doesn’t love equal parts comfort and style? For the ultimate chic look that can take you from your at-home workout to lunch al fresco with friends, pair a versatile black cropped top with trendy matching biker shorts.
Inspired by collegiate fashion and traditional university logo sweatshirts, casual graphic pullovers are everywhere this spring. Team yours up with an oversized blazer and basic denim for a smart yet effortless look.
READY TO PLAY
Whether lounging at home or running around on the playground, your little guy will feel comfy and cute in one of the hottest trends of the season: the matching tracksuit. Bold color blocking ups the cool factor of this two-piece set by Nike.
TWO OF A KIND
Cool camo print and pretty pastels join forces in this sweet tracksuit by Adidas. Your little one will want to wear this matching set on repeat all season long.
COMFY MEETS COOL
Chances are, you have been living in an oversized sweatshirt all winter long. Elevate the look for spring and add a touch of femininity in this season’s sweatshirt dress. Paired with your favorite pair of tennis shoes, the look is the definition of comfy meets cool.
Bye-bye, basic winter coat! Statement jackets are not only a great way to stand out in a crowd, but they're also the perfect transitional layer for spring’s unpredictable weather. Embrace the trend with bright hues, bold patterns, or a unique silhouette. Whether you prefer a cropped blazer or an oversized trench, show some personality! Anything goes this season.
The cutest way to stay cozy on those chilly spring days is undoubtedly the shacket: it looks like a shirt, but layers like a jacket. Heavy enough to provide some warmth, but not too bulky for when the temps start to creep up. Pick up this goes-with-anything pick at Forever 21.
A classic denim jacket is a staple layering piece in any capsule wardrobe. To really amp up the style factor this spring, try one out in an unexpected pop of color, like this cheery red option from Charter Club at Macy’s.
BOLD TRENCH COAT
Far from basic, this beautiful trench coat certainly makes a statement! Give any look a vibrant finish in a figure-flattering elongated silhouette and bold floral print.
Keep the rest of your look simple and let the blazer do the talking in this allover ornate paisley print jacket from Forever 21.
Spring is a great time to refresh your closet staples. We’re talking about those classic pieces that never truly go out of style, like a timeless trench or your standard button-down shirt. To keep the look current, your everyday basic wardrobe is getting reimagined for 2021: look for details that transform those classic pieces and instantly feel fresh. Dramatic puff sleeves, bold prints, and billowy silhouettes do just the trick for the sunny days ahead.
CLASSIC WITH A TWIST
The always stylish, always “in” classic Vans Slip-On gets an update for spring in a dreamy pastel checkerboard print.
A blast from the past: expect to see sweater vests everywhere this spring! These timeless, easy to layer pieces have officially made a comeback. Look for updated iterations in oversized or cropped fits, and layer over a flowy spring dress for a surprisingly edgy look.
Are skinny jeans really out? It just may be the biggest debate in fashion this spring, as Gen Z officially declares their love for wide leg, baggy denim. Give a roomier silhouette a try in the newest “it” fit from American Eagle, the skater jean.
NOT-SO-BASIC BUTTON DOWN
What’s more emblematic of timeless style than a blue striped Oxford shirt? The classic item gets a refresh for spring in an XXL oversized silhouette.
If there’s one item to invest in this season, it’s the boyfriend blazer. Easy to dress up or down, the oversized fit adds polish to any outfit. Modernize the look in a fresh pop of color for spring.
To give a classic look more of an edge, try pairing tailored pants with your weekend crewnecks and sneakers. Keep the look monochromatic for a refreshingly modern feel.
Like it or not, staying in is officially the new going out. While we’re not quite back to life as we once knew it, it doesn’t mean you can’t make the experience of being at-home just that: a true experience. From DIY dates to epic family movie nights, there’s so much fun to be had this spring - exotic destinations need not apply.
COLORFUL & COZY
Home may be where the heart is, but a cozy throw blanket also helps. Add some color and texture to your space this spring with a plush blanket from Macy’s.
AT-HOME MOVIE NIGHT
It’s time to take family movie night to the next level! Turn your living room into a theater experience with your own at-home projector and screen.
MATCHING FAMILY PJ’S
Get your entire crew excited to spend time together with matching family pajamas! From cozy one-pieces to matching sets, sleepwear just got a lot more stylish (and fun) with pajamas available for the whole family.
Inject some nostalgic fun into your family movie night with a vintage-style popcorn maker. From kids to the young at heart, it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Creative spins on charcuterie boards are on trend for 2021! We’re talking everything from the classic meat-and-cheese display to mouth-watering breakfast plates and indulgent dessert boards. Pick up a versatile wood serving board and get ready to create your own Pinterest-worthy spreads.
90'S HAIR ACCESSORIES
The resurgence of '90s & early 2000s fashion trends coupled with the fact that we're all focusing on our appearance from just the waist-up a bit more these days (thanks to those Zoom calls!) has resulted in the comeback of our most beloved hair accessories from years past. The good news is yes, you can rock the sweetly nostalgic looks, even in adulthood. Just take your pick: headbands, claw clips, barrettes, and even scrunchies! They’re back in style and super chic for spring.
It’s the easiest way to make a boring hairstyle look a bit more polished and charming. Hair bows are having a moment, and we love that these simple, inexpensive accessories instantly breathe new life into our basic ponytails.
BANISH BAD HAIR DAYS
The right headband can instantly elevate even the simplest of outfits. Stunning statement pearls bring just the right touch of femininity, regardless of your hair type.
As once seen on all your favorite teen stars of the ‘90’s, colorful mini hair clips have made a comeback for spring 2021. From accenting an updo to holding back a simple side twist, these tiny clips are as practical as they are cute.
RETURN OF THE CLAW CLIP
As you scroll on social media, it’s hard to miss another ‘90s trend seeing a huge resurgence at the moment: claw clips in all shapes and sizes. They’re versatile, keep your strands out of your face, and are less damaging on tresses than traditional hair ties. Remind us why we ever stopped wearing them again?!
It’s official: the scrunchie is back. Up your ponytail game with an extra-large version in a lush satin fabric. The look is decidedly more elevated and chicer than its predecessor.
EXTRA HYDRATED SKIN
From the spring 2021 runway shows to living rooms everywhere – the “less is more” look is certainly having a moment. Moisturizing skincare items like serums, oils, and primers help achieve that luminous, hydrated complexion that seems to radiate from within. When it comes to makeup, get your glow on (but keep it simple) with a moisturizing, light-weight foundation. The perfect finishing touch? A lip gloss with hyaluronic acid that keeps your pout both shiny and hydrated.
HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
Pro-tip: add a hydrating serum to your everyday skincare routine to achieve this spring’s coveted “glowing from within” healthy skin look. A clean beauty favorite, The INKEY List’s hyaluronic acid hydrating serum works on all skin types and is a must-have for leaving your skin smoother and plumper than ever.
Nothing finishes off a fresh-faced, dewy look like super glossy lips! Give your matte lipstick a rest and drench lips with hydrating shine for a fuller, lifted look.
Available in over 20 shades with a hydrating, natural “real skin” finish? Yes please! There’s so much to love about Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and an ultra-lightweight texture that melts into your skin, this affordable beauty find is also under $15.
Who doesn’t love a skincare product that does double duty? This refillable, two-in-one sunscreen moisturizer by Fenty Skin is available exclusively at Sephora. We can’t get enough of its all-day, lightweight hydration. This pink-hued cream applies invisibly on all skin tones and works well with makeup—no pilling or flashback.
GLOWY FACE OIL
Recharge your skin’s radiance with Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow! Infused with advanced Vitamin C and golden turmeric, this face oil will leave your complexion looking brightened and nurtured.
POPS OF COLOR
When it comes to experimenting with beauty trends this season, there’s only one rule to keep in mind: the brighter, the better! Expect to see a plethora of colorful cosmetics hitting the shelves this spring. From neon eyeshadow palettes to bold fuchsia lips; graphic cobalt eyeliner to mascara in any color your heart desires – it’s time to break free from the mundane and brighten up your makeup look (and your mood!) with on-trend pops of color.
Embrace your inner artist (and the full spectrum of color) with this rainbow-inspired eyeshadow palette. Add a single pop of color or go all out for a bold multi-hued look; either way you’ll be right on-trend.
A simple swipe of colorful eyeliner is a surprisingly wearable way to test out this spring’s pop of color makeup trend. From electric blues to vibrant violets, a little goes a long way and will instantly brighten up your eye look.
Nothing feels fresher for spring 2021 than a vibrant swipe of fuschia lipstick. Save your subdued nude shades for the colder months and embrace this totally “of the moment” pop of color.
Give your cheeks a little pink-me-up with a springy pop of bright blush. It’s sweet, simple, and totally selfie-worthy.