The very best Spring fashion, style and outfit ideas for the season ahead
Sep 03, 2021 4:00am
From the comfort of our own homes, we’ve watched as stylish celebrities and influencers alike have showcased the very best Spring has to offer. Effortless babydoll dresses, unassuming halter necks and heeled sandals have never been more alluring.
Spring is making a case for the return of a capsule wardrobe — an essential collection of timeless and treasured pieces that can be worn and worn again. Since it’s been almost 10 weeks since we’ve worn anything other than athleisure, we can understand your apprehension in styling a sexy, yet sophisticated ensemble.
Behold, ELLE’s edit of the very best Spring fashion, style and outfit ideas along with the trends that will dominate the season ahead.
You may be thinking this is an obvious choice, but we’re not talking about the too-short, frayed denim cut-offs with visible pockets that we were once so obsessed with. Instead, opt for a modest pair of mid-thigh or knee length in an array of materials, don’t just limit yourself to denim! Style with a blazer and your favourite heels, or pair back with a tank.
Hear us out, Cashmere and Pashmina are the perfect transeasonal material. Ever since the Jacquemus ribbed-knit cardigan appeared on the runway, it’s been on high rotation in the celebrity style set ever since. Available in an array of colours and materials, the cropped cardigan will reign supreme.
There’s no doubt that 90’s and Y2K fashion continues to prevail, even seeing scoobie strings become part of the millennial zeitgeist, modernised as a kitschy phone strap. If, like us, you spent your childhood creating hama bead artwork, then you won’t be as surprised to see beaded bags make a return on the social scene. Our favourite? Susan Alexandra, of course. We’ll be redefining what it means to have a lot of baggage.
Although we may be far from the wild west, straw hats and cowboy boots will be the most coveted look of the season. Look no further than dream girl Devon Lee Carlson’s collaboration with sustainable milliner Lack Of Colour and the perennially stylish Kendall Jenner, who is known to rock this look with everything from a silk slip dress to bike shorts.
While we’ve all most likely avoided wearing sexy lingerie for the past few weeks, this season we’re bringing this undergarment to the forefront. This racy number, spotted in collections of cult favourite brands including Paris Georgia and With Jéan is perfect for elevating everyday staples.
While we’re not advocating for 8-inch platforms à la Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell, we strongly believe that platforms are the underrated hero of Spring fashion that will have us reaching new heights this season.