Although the start to 2021 has been quite different to previous years, the fashion elite have continued to predict their biggest trends whether we are in lockdown or not; Yes, we may have to wear our gorgeous dresses to Tesco rather than the party we had planned, but there's no better way to make us a feel a little more positive than putting on our favourite outfits.
At Javelin HQ, we have already got a lot of our Spring/Summer collections landing at our warehouse and our buyer's will be starting to think about High Summer. In the meantime, our team of womenswear buyer's have given me some of their insider knowledge of what they think will be on trend this season.
1) RAINBOWS AND FULL LENGTH DRESSES
I have combined these two trends, as seen below, because if you're going to wear that gorgeous dress to Tesco, you may as well make it as bright and outrageous as possible!
Dolce & Gabbana via gorunway.com
If this floor length number is a little too much for you, we already have a great collection of dresses in our Winter Sale here
In regards to the rainbow trend, we love a bright knit, just like this one..
..to give us positive vibes through out winter and right into spring.
Although I include this in a trend feature, monochromatic looks seem to appear on the runway regularly. Simple all-black outfits, or black and white ensembles create some of the chicest styling. Take Chanel for example, this colour palette is used as a base in every collection the fashion house creates and it is timeless.
Chanel SS21 via latestmagazine
Our own Marella collection reflects this minimal palette and has a sophisticated finish to the blouses, dresses and trousers within it. Shop the collection here.
One of my favourite styles from the collection is this 60's inspired dress..
3) WIDE LEG JEANS
Looking back at old family photographs, I often think that the denim worn can give you a really good estimation of the date it was taken. Denim trends are one of the quickest changing, with a study showing that the average woman owns seven pairs of jeans.
Gone are the days of skinny jeans, it seems, and here come the wide legged alternative we remember from the young Britney Spears era.
Victoria Beckham ss21 denim (above) shows us the elongating effect of a wide leg jean. We also love the blue wash denim paired with a classic leather jacket for a relaxed look.
4) WRAPS AND TIES
Michael Kors via Vogue
Expect to see tie waists, extra belting and wraps on dresses and tops in our upcoming spring/summer collection. This more edgy style, seen above, is also played-down, with the use of light fabrics and ribbons to create a feminine touch, with pastels expected to be back on the radar alongside it.
5) VACATION VIBES
A holiday may not be on the cards for many of us right now, but with new collections from the likes of Versace, we can see that the beach is going to be brought to us. Summer brights, like yellow, cornflower blue and vibrant magenta are going to be in our wardrobes again this year, and if you like a print, expect to see under-the-water themed patterns to keep your spirits high at home in bleak Britain!
Versace via Popsugar
So, that's the top 5 trends our buyer's think will be on our rails and across other boutiques this spring/summer. Above all else, what we can see, is that positive prints and going-out styles are going to keep us going throughout this next lockdown.
We hope that you stay safe and keep upbeat through this difficult time.