According to TikTok, These Are the Only Spring Trends That Matter


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Here at Who What Wear, we're always giving you the latest scoop on what's trending on the fashion front of social media. In the past year, we've taken many deep dives into the world of TikTok, from testing out viral beauty tips to documenting the app's go-to fashion-girl aesthetic. I should probably be spending less time on the app, but in the name of journalism, I scrolled through my feed to pinpoint the trends that the coolest digital creators are incorporating into their outfits. Not only am I inspired to take my spring wardrobe to a whole new level (I need a confidence course from these girls ASAP), but I've also rounded up my top eight for you to check out below. 

As with everything else I've seen on fashion TikTok, the trends below are anything but boring. Think beaded bags, colour-contrasting galore, and a whole lot of corsets. (The Bridgerton obsession still hasn't run its course.) If you're looking for a fun revamp to your current spring wardrobe, you should keep scrolling. 

Cottage Dresses


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Cottagecore may have been the biggest trend of summer 2020, but as the weather gets warmer, there's still room for oversized and airy dresses.



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I thought I was exhausted from corsets, but I may have been wrong. I've been seeing fashion girls pull out all the stops while creatively layering with them, and it's hard to deny how good they look.

Beaded Handbags


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Why leave the beads on your jewellery? Beaded handbags are slowly making their way back onto the fashion scene, led by Staud's Tommy Bag release. As someone who likes to wear basics, I believe a fun accessory can make all the difference.

Coloured Denim


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These aren't the red and blue skinny jeans you used to wear in middle school—they're so much better. Often donned in a more relaxed fit, more brands are bringing on coloured or colourfully printed denim. 

Retro Florals


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We've already covered the '90s and Y2K references that are circling back around, but there are many '70s elements on the market today, like retro-printed florals. Everything about it just screams "Hot Girl Summer" to me. 

Tinted Sunglasses


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It's almost impossible to scroll through your TikTok feed without seeing a girl in these glasses, and I have to admit that they look amazing every time. I'm a black-sunnies girl through and through, but this trend just might have convinced me otherwise.


Colour-blocking isn't new, but it's something people generally shy away from. However, it's the norm on TikTok for fashion girls (and guys!) who play around with unique colour pairings. 


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Phone Accessories


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Our phones are almost always on us, so why not make yours an accessory? From unique phone cases to beaded chains you can purchase or even DIY, there's no room for boring phones on fashion TikTok.

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.