If you’re feeling guilty because your wardrobe has remained relatively untouched for the best part of the year, first of all: don’t. You’re not the only person to have worn track suits and activewear exclusively in 2020. Secondly, the change in seasons always brings with it exciting new trends and styles you’ll want to be seen in.
Here's the looks we're, well, looking forward to seeing this year.
Yes, the humble matching top and bottom are venturing out of lockdown with us. However, we’ll be swapping the sweatsuit fabric for lush linens and terry towelling. Think matching linen tops and skirts for weekday wears you can take from desk to drinks. Weekends are reserved for lounging by the pool or on the beach in your terry cloth shorts and matching tee. Did someone say summer of comfort?
Balloon sleeves are back! Although some would argue whether these statement arms ever actually left. Throw it right back to the Victorian era with oversized sleeves on your blouses, dresses and even sweaters. The exaggerated shape of balloon sleeves draw the eye up and create the illusion of a slimmer waist. And that’s not to mention how fun and feminine they are.
The perfect trans-seasonal piece, a knit dress will take you seamlessly from winter all the way through to summer. Pair with a denim jacket for those days that are a little more chilly, or, if opting for a short-sleeve or midi length, wear alone on warm days - the knit will also keep you cool. Keep it casual with sandals or white sneakers, or step out for after-work drinks and dancing by pairing your knit dress with a bright-coloured mule.
Perfect for those mid-summer, by-the-pool days, or any occasion you feel deserves a racier, look. You’re bound to see this look all over Instagram over the coming months. Sheer top layers look equally good over matching, statement intimates, or on top of a matching short and top set.
A springtime staple, broderie anglaise is set to have another resurgence this year, with updated takes on the traditional style in the form of intricate patterns and irregular embroidery, so no two looks are ever the same. Broderie skirts, dresses and blouses in bright colours are the look of the season. To really make a meal of it, a matching broderie anglaise set will turn two seasonal trends into one fabulous outfit!
The pleated midi and maxi skirt gets another go-around this year, in updated hues and patterns. Pastel-toned gingham for spring will be closely followed by bolder summer colours and prints. Pair with a white tee and your favourite white sneakers for an off-duty look, or on warmer days, throw one over your bikini and slip into pool slides and set up by the pool.