After a long winter, this spring will offer fresh perspective and even fresher looks. At the forefront of this season’s trends are splashy prints, bright colours and quirky accessories reminiscent of the vibrant, laid-back fashions of the 60s and 70s.
Below, you’ll find the top 10 spring fashion trends that are blossoming on the Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards of in-the-know fashionistas.
#1: Groovy Prints And Patterns
Colourful and playful patterns made popular in the 60s and 70s are making a comeback in full force. This spring, it’s time to disco.
SHOP IT: Groovy Claudia Pants, $221 CAD
SHOP IT: Cider Heart Wave Sweater, $35 CAD
#2: Retro Tinted Sunglasses
Retro sunnies have shown up in two distinctive styles: 70s aviators and 90s rectangles. The amber hues radiating from the lenses of both styles compliment the bright, sunny tones of the season.
SHOP IT: Amazon Rectangular Sunglasses, $13.99 CAD
SHOP IT: Amazon Aviator Sunglasses, $29.99 CAD
#3: Colourful Nails And Mismatched Rings
In contrast with last spring’s sophisticated neutrals and muted pastels, this season is replacing gold jewelry with colourful mismatched rings, and plain, natural nails with fun, vibrant designs.
SHOP IT: Etsy Colourful Rings, $20.72 CAD (each)
#4: Beaded Jewelry
If you and your BFF didn’t have matching friendship bracelets in the 90s, were you even best friends? Beaded necklaces, bracelets and phone décor can make any spring fit more playful. We recommend buying your own bead kit to reconnect with your teen angst.
SHOP IT: Amazon 1500 Pcs Beads Bracelets String Kit, $20.99
#5: Fifty Shades Of Green
While SS2020 consisted of one widespread shade of sage green, we’re seeing brighter variants in this season’s looks (best worn in contrast with more than one shade).
SHOP IT: House of Sunny Hockney Dress, approx. $170 CAD
SHOP IT: SHEIN Bell Sleeve Buttoned Front Floral Mesh Top, $10 CAD
#6: Halter Tops And Dresses
Best paired with simple and minimal accessories, this laid-back look is perfect for lazy, sunny spring days.
SHOP IT: Bamba Swim Bounty Dress, approx $170 CAD
SHOP IT: Beginning Boutique Halter Crop, $40 CAD
This attention-grabbing colour is starting to trend on Pinterest and will likely be seen across Instagram feeds in late spring. Grab your orange items while they’re HOT!
SHOP IT: Dolls Kill Mesh Skirt, $24.15 CAD
SHOP IT: Dolls Kill Dress and Gloves Set, $30 CAD
#8: Animal Print
While leopard print dominated fall and winter accessories, it will continue to do so this spring. Zebra print will become more prominent as the season progresses.
SHOP IT: SHEIN Leopard Print High-Rise Flare Pants, $15 CAD
SHOP IT: SHEIN Zebra Striped Print Flare Pants, $24 CAD
#9: 60s/70s Influences
The fashion of the 60s and 70s has been influential on this spring’s designs beyond groovy prints. Vintage graphic tees, flared pants, statement jackets, retro stripes and platforms have all been reintroduced to the fashion cycle.
SHOP IT: Cider Double Hearts Tee, $17 CAD
SHOP IT: Cider Stripe Sweater Bodysuit, $32 CAD
#10: Crochet Tops And Dresses
This fun, laid-back beachy look pairs best with a bandana, braids or colourful hair accessories.
SHOP IT: Free People Crochet Skirt, $135 CAD
Last modified: March 31, 2021