This Is What Your Wardrobe Will Look Like This Spring Summer
If you’re already thinking about what outfit to wear when the temps start rising, here are 9 of the biggest spring summer trends that you can make room for in your closet. Some might not be that surprising (crochet kinda comes back around every year), whereas others are way outta left field (beige…in spring?), but they’re all equally gorgeous. And as soon as spring rolls around, you’ll know *exactly* what to shop for.
1. Shirt dresses
Fit for the office or spontaneous trips to the seaside, the shirt dress is a summer wardrobe staple for a reason: it’s versatile AF. Opt for a classic white oversized style or, alternatively, add some zest to the look by selecting a pastel hue or print. Our recommendation? Ice-cream tones with subtle pinstripe lines in different directions is an instant winner.
Leda shirt dress in pink
2. Victorian necklines
Call it the Little Women effect but 2020 is set to be a year-long homage to the time of Jo March. High necklines on billow-sleeved blouses and prairie dresses, coupled with intricate button detailing, is the order of the day and we are soooo okay with it.
Floral shirred neck belted skater dress
Ruffle collar silk shirt
Tiger-print puff-sleeve cotton shirtdress
3. Short suits
Meet the summer-approved alternative to your beloved oversized trouser suit: the short suit. Now, we know what you’re thinking… ‘I can’t possibly wear that without looking like a twit’, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Stick with utilitarian styles in neutral tones with oversized pockets and you can’t go wrong.
Stone fitted suit woven jacket
Double-breasted satin-trimmed crepe blazer
Satin-trimmed pleated crepe shorts
4. Ankle chains
Good news: it’s time to channel your inner noughties kid and bring back ankle bling. Forget tiny woven string and beaded pieces, this season it’s all about flashing that statement gold and silver hardwear. Better yet, shop shoes that have them built into the strap for instant chic. Wear with understated co-ords, and finish with a vintage jacket.
The Wondering Traveller embellished suede sandals
Wide fit wholesome pointed block heels with chain anklet in ochre velvet
Shiloh 100 leather sandals
5. Mixed florals
Florals, spring – you’ve heard it all before, right? But what if we told you that this season it’s all about floral-on-floral energy? Yup, maximalism is alive and well with the ‘more is more’ mantra ringing truer than ever before. This summer-loving Isabel Marant combo is practically made for long days at the beach.
Fara floral-print silk mini dress
Mixed floral print shirt
Print mix panel dress
6. Racer checks
Racing checks are fast becoming one of the defining prints of 2020, with everyone from Kylie Jenner to ASOS’ latest designer collaboration repping the distinct lewk. Keep it classic in the black and white colour palette, or mix things up by donning a neon-hybrid mix.
Jitney 1.4 checkered tote bag
Mini crossbody bag
Boiler suits made a high fashion revival last season and, from the looks of things, they’re sticking around for another strong stint. This means that those of you who were bold enough to invest in one will get another season’s wear out of it. Alternatively, if you were a bit on the fence when you first saw the long-sleeve jumpsuit was making a comeback, now’s your chance to get in on the trend.
Floral-print linen jumpsuit
Black topstitch jumpsuit
Belted woven-flannel jumpsuit
8. Chunky soles
Pack a punch with high impact footwear that’s equal parts sturdy and chic. Partner the punk staple with romantic summer dresses to instantly toughen up to your outfit.
Suede platform sandals
9. Denim dresses
The ‘70s revival is only getting stronger, with Studio 54 vibes slowly but surely taking over the runways. Not sure how to wear the look? Think Farrah Fawcett-era Charlie’s Angels, when fitted silhouettes, big hair and platform heels were all the rage. Swap the sky high shoes for retro Nike trainers and the denim one-piece looks just as effortless during the day.
Zip-detailed denim mini dress
Dark stonewash denim belted shirt dress
Stretch denim button down shirt