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While the fashion month no longer looked like it did in previous years, the industry as a whole has adapted to the occasion. With a few socially distant shows, tons of stunning lookbooks, and live digital experiences that felt easy going beyond their time (Mugler, we're looking at you), some sacrifices have certainly been made, but creativity wasn't one of them. Given the natural lack of social media coverage and buzz for the S / S 21 shows, it's normal to feel completely lost about what happened on the catwalk this season, but luckily we're here to You fill in on.
We've gone through all of the collections to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the main spring trends of the season. This year it will be inundated with desirable pieces that show how we are about to dress up with a few new twists. This includes everything from luxurious slippers to be worn almost anywhere, sloppy suits that can withstand a day of Zoom calls to reimagined sportswear to be your uniform this year. The best part? You don't have to do all the heavy lifting to shop for our favorite spring trends. Keep scrolling to see the ones we can't stop talking about.
This updated version of strappy heels will get your heart racing. With cool details like toe loops and straps that twist over the foot, this is a whole new version of floss heels. A standout style to remember? The three-toe loop sandals from Matthew M. Williams & # 39; debut collection at Givenchy, destined for next season's It shoes. Oh, and you'll definitely want to pair these with tights or socks like they've been styled on the runways.
Think back to your childhood when candy was a food group that haunted your diet, and one of the most popular candies on the rotation was Bubblicious Bubble Gum. I have no doubt the nostalgic taste comes to mind right away, but it's the unforgettable shade that I want to discuss with you here today. This very specific bright pink is a color that, believe it or not, has proven to be one of the biggest color trends among the spring / summer collections. The hues varied from light to dark, but the overall tone matches the classic chewing gum we all ate as kids.
There are miniskirts and then there are the barely-there microscopic minis that were all over the S / S 21 collections. These remind us of the '90s styles that became popular with the biggest supermodels of the decade for the 1995 Versace campaign. This time around, designers like Miu Miu and LaQuan Smith have brought them back in irresistible bold colors and prints that we keep thinking about.
This new, rather risky trend will get your heart rate and style up quickly in seconds: built-in G-strings. No, there are no real straps hidden under these garments, but the design gives the illusion of something else. Designers have mailed skirts, pants and dresses that look like your underwear has been pulled out from under your clothes to be the center of attention. Givenchy's shockingly plunging gown is one of our favorites among the many, but designers like Sandy Liang and Dion Lee offered more accessible options for those of you who aren't ready to show it all off.
Season after season, we seem to be talking about the latest version of the choker or statement earring, but now there's a fresh jewelry trend that every fashion insider wants to wear for spring: long necklaces. From large, sculptural pendants at Jil Sander to hanging figures at Bevza to layers of chains and pearls at Chanel, there have been many trends, but one thing is clear: it's all about the draped jewelry look.
Sure, slippers may have been reserved for the home once, but according to designers, we will actually wear them almost everywhere. Plan to make these comfy shoes a staple of your wardrobe, from fluffy slippers to braided leather slides to chunky platforms. You can still wear them with all your sweatpants, but also with flowing dresses and casual cuts like we've seen at Molly Goddard and Balenciaga.
Do you remember when training pants were one of the most talked about and worn out trends? Well, they're back, along with a handful of other athletic pieces that dominated the runways. Some of the key players in this general sports theme are bike shorts, athletic sunglasses, hoodies, and the popular tracksuit. Think of this trend as a step in a new direction when it comes to your loungewear range as it looks like leggings and pajamas will remain the norm for a while.
No, we're not talking about a subtle neckline or a modest slump here – the backs are officially set to be fully exposed this spring season, and to be honest, it's one of the group's nicest trends. Major designers to consider here are Givenchy's more formal versions with crystal embellishment and nanushkas more cautiously take up the revealing trend. Christopher John Rogers delighted us with stripes lighter than ever before made from a comfortable, ribbed knit material, and Victoria Beckham proved that airy spring dresses don't have to be boring thanks to this new, breathtaking detail.
Chances are, this year the cadence with which you enter an office has decreased significantly, if not stopped entirely. Against this background, suits and tailoring as an overall category have shifted significantly from structure and clear lines to more relaxed, more casual silhouettes. Designers from Louis Vuitton to Michael Kors have officially declared that the new era of the suit is here and that it is no longer what we are used to, with extremely relaxed pants, casual blazers and anything that is not stowed away.
We couldn't ignore the second skin tops which were an important shift trick on the runways. Rich in batik, tattoo prints, and reinvented logos, the skin-tight tops will make you rethink your basic turtlenecks and tees. They were a notable trend in Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons' first collaborative collection for Prada, in which holey turtlenecks were used as distinctive layered pieces under knits and wrap coats.
Warning: This new handbag trend is going to prove challenging for those of you who love to take the contents of your entire life with you wherever you go. These paper-thin bags are shaped like a file folder and are what you will see everywhere in spring and summer. What exactly can you fit in this particular bag shape? That has yet to be determined, but one thing is certain: these bags have an important it factor, and we can't wait to see all of the iterations to come.
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This post was originally published earlier and has been updated since then.