It might hard to fathom, but spring is just around the corner (wasn’t March 2020, like, 2 weeks ago?), and while our diaries remain empty and the future seems uncertain, the one thing we can always rely on is the turning of the seasons. And to be quite honest, we could do with a little spring-based optimism in our lives and in our wardrobes right now. Conveniently, designers have answered our call for dopamine dressing this season, with a line-up of paintbox brights, mood-boosting prints and inspiring silhouettes. No, fashion can’t change our situations, but it sure can help us keep going in the meantime.
Admittedly, the spotlit runway ensembles aren’t always the easiest thing to apply to real life, so I’m here to translate the looks for you and offer up pieces you can easily slot into your wardrobes, whatever your requirements and whatever your budget. The overarching theme for spring 2021 is elevated basics, and by that I mean items that don’t require great effort to wear or style, yet still imbue any outfit with personality. This comes in the form of everything from pops of pink and printed base-layers to statement-making jeans. You may already own some of the below items, so feel free to simply use our shopping guide as a way to discover old gems.
As always, I believe that the best style comes from a mix of old and new, high-street and high-end, so for each trend, I’ve included items from each category. Don’t say I don’t know how to treat you. Scroll down to see and shop the spring items that you can invest in now, whatever your budget. See you on the other side.