The 8 Key Items to Look On-Trend This Spring

It may still be winter, but that doesn’t stop us from daydreaming about the warmer (and more hopeful) spring season ahead. Sartorially speaking, there’s a lot to get excited about—including a whole host of fresh, comfortable, and vitalizing trends that are easy to integrate into our wardrobes and feel refreshingly cool.

As many of us tackle a closet clean out early in the year, the last thing we want to do is weigh down our wardrobes (or rack up our credit cards) with a ton of new items that we may not get around to wearing. So to help you decipher which trends are worth investing in, below I’ve rounded up eight key items that will dominate this upcoming season and will have you looking altogether on-trend. Read on to give your looks a fresh spring update.

Open-Back Dresses

Skin is in, according to the S/S 21 collections with cool side cut-outs, bare midriffs, cut-out hems, and sheer pieces seen in full force. One of the coolest and most wearable pieces were backless dresses spotted at a whole host of collections from Givenchy to Victoria Beckham.

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Courtesy of Nanushka
On Instagram:

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@discodaydream

Relaxed Trousers

If you want to feel polished and comfortable this spring then this season's loose and relaxed trousers are a must. Spotted everywhere from The Row to Louis Vuitton, the trend exudes effortless elegance and looks chic with everything from a graphic tee to a bandeau or a blazer. One thing's for sure it's a welcome alternative to our joggers.

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Louis Vuitton, Peter White/Getty Images
On Instagram:

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@filis_pina

House Shoes

As we continue to lean into all things comfortable, cushy house shoes have risen to fame. This season's come in plush textures from slip-on silhouettes to trending clog styles.

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Courtesy of Simon Miller

Bubblegum Pink

There were a handful of cool color trends that graced the spring runways but one of the most standout hues was undoubtedly a vibrant bubblegum pink (think somewhere between neon and pastel). Expect to see your feeds flooded with the head-turning hue once spring arrives.

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Courtesy of Valentino
On Instagram:

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@lindatol

Knit Sets

Matching knit sets have had a major moment these past few seasons and we're happy to hear that they'll continue their reign in 2021. From short sets to skirt sets, they'll add a luxurious touch to your spring look.

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Courtesy of Ottolinger
On Instagram:

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@tylauren

Micro Minis

Say hello to sky-high hemlines this spring. Micro minis were seen in full force in the collections—perhaps the indirect consequence of such a restricted 2020. Pair the fun and frivolous skirt with flats and a modest knit top.

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Courtesy of Miu Miu

Tiny Ties

It's all about the little details in fashion and we couldn't bypass the dominating crisscrossing cords and wraparound ties that were spotted on everything from skirts to bralettes to blouses and dresses. We see this being an Insta-winner come summer. 

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Courtesy of Acne Studios
On Instagram:

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@chrissyford

Checker Prints

We saw some fun prints in the S/S 21 collections and checkerboard was certainly a standout style. The fun pattern is already buzzing on Instagram.

In the S/S 21 collections:

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Courtesy of Stine Goya
On Instagram:

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@luciacuesta

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