Summer 2021 is almost here, and these are key summer 2021 trends you need to know for when you finally leave your home. As you will see, there are so many things to learn about the biggest summer 2021 fashion trends; you would wish spring to last longer to prepare for summer 2021 properly. Anyway, wait no more, better scroll down admittedly. Oh, and be sure to get your credit card ready! All our favourite online fashion stores are running flash sales now. You know – to keep us inside and make sure we return more fashionable than ever. Besides, thinking about fashion will keep you positive. Ps. All that’s in fashion for summer 2021 will be in fashion for spring summer 2022, too. The only thing differently next year will be the price tag. The prices will go up soon – so better shop now!
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Already thinking about your great return to your social life after the pandemic? Me too! Hence I made a list of the key summer 2021 fashion trends.
Here are all the biggest summer 2021 fashion trends you should know for 2021 and 2022. Yes, you read it right. All that’s in fashion for summer 2021 will be most likely in style for spring summer 2022, too.
After all, many fashion houses are embracing sustainable fashion.
So it’s smart to shop the new season trends now when the prices are still low. And there are so many sales going on. Comparing to 2022 you can shop for spring-summer 2021 fashion on a budget.
Trust me, the prices for the same garments will rise sharply in 2022. As a finance girl, I know. Anyway, not to bother you with the economics and the economic consequences of the pandemic on fashion and sales let’s move on to see what’s in fashion for summer 2021. And spring summer 2022.
KEY SUMMER 2021 FASHION TRENDS
So here are the key summer 2021 fashion trends to shop now and wear again next year.
1 SUSTAINABLE FASHION
The most important summer 2021 fashion trend, the key fashion trend for 2021 is sustainability.
Fashion, the biggest polluter, is finally making a change. 2021 will be a year of changes to better, cleaner, sustainable fashion.
Recycling, borrowing, even stealing from your mom’s closet is the new trend for 2021.
Surely, we will still shop for new clothes in 2021. But we will shop smarter, invest in quality pieces that won’t fall apart the second time we put them on. Furthermore, we will buy clothes made of recycled fabrics; such as recycled denim, recycled nylon, recycled jersey, and recycled cotton.
Ps. If you don’t know how to follow the biggest summer 2021 fashion trend, how to be more sustainable when it comes to fashion – check carmitive on Instagram. My friend Carmen is a sustainability enthusiast that can help you how to be more sustainable in 2021.
2 DIY FASHION
Following the most important summer 2021 fashion trend, DIY fashion is in style in 2021, too.
You might be surprised, but many fashion houses support this fashion trend.
Dior, Ganni, and Alexander McQueen are some of the fashion brands that share tutorials and set challenges to inspire the fashion crowd to sketch and embroider at home.
I don’t know about you, but DIY fashion is not the fashion trend I would be able to follow in summer 2021. While I’m excellent at sketching and designing, I don’t know how to sew.
But I will follow the next key summer 2021 fashion trend blindly!
3 NAKED DRESS
The naked dress is a new dress trend that turned into No. 1 runway fashion trend of SS21 the moment it hit the runway. The naked dress – a sheer, slinky, cut-out dress, or backless, bodycon dress – is the most stylish dress for summer 2021.
THE NAKED DRESS IS THE MOST FASHIONABLE SUMMER DRESS IN 2021
Even though red is not colour of the year, it sure is the colour of summer 2021. Red is with no doubt the most fashionable colour this season. And a red dress is a must have in summer 2021 capsule wardrobe.
Ps. Browse through the widget below to see what in red I’m adding to my warm season capsule wardrobe.
RED IS IN FASHION FOR SUMMER 2021 – CONSIDER PURCHASING THESE RED FASHIONABLE THINGS
5 REGENCY-ERA FASHION – BRIDGERTON FASHION
Shall we promenade? According to the latest social forecast, going out for a walk, to promenade, will be the No. 1 most popular date idea in 2021. Thanks to the Bridgeton and new city plans! By the way, did you know that Champs-Élysées is turning into the largest promenade in Europe after the Olympics? It will be the best place to show off in your new dress.
But what to wear for the promenade? Should you dress like Daphne? Well, you can! All in all, empire dress is in fashion for summer 2021.
The Bridgerton has set many new fashion trends for summer 2021. Here are key summer 2021 fashion trends that emerged from Bridgerton. Ps. We have spotted these fashion trends on SS21 runways already, but Bridgerton is driving these trends off the screens to real life.
An empire dress is one of the three most fashionable dresses this season. Hence it shouldn’t miss in your capsule wardrobe for summer 2021.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EMPIRE DRESSES FOR SUMMER 2021
Feather hair accessories, feather bags, and feather scarfs will not only take you to the Regency era but will uplift your mood instantly. Put on feathers, or grab this stunning feather bag and bring some fun to your life.
FASHIONABLE FEATHER ACCESSORIES THAT WILL UPLIFT YOUR MOOD
Tulle skirts and tulle dresses are back in fashion for summer 2021! I must admit, this is a summer 2021 fashion trend I am most excited about. I can’t wait to promenade in my blue tulle skirt and bomber jacket with kitten heel slingbacks or combat boots – depending on the weather, of course. Ps. Be sure to check summer 2021 styling trends to see how else you can wear tulle and sheer fabrics in summer 2021.
TULLE SKIRTS ARE THE MOST AFFORDABLE SS21 FASHION TREND
By the way, a tulle skirt is the most affordable summer 2021 fashion trend. For as little as $26 you can get a tulle skirt that looks worthy $3,300 and more. Still, there is no better skirt than a Dior tulle skirt.
YOU CAN BUY DIOR TULLE SKIRT AT 24S ONLINE
BUSTIER IS THE LATEST FASHION TREND FOR SUMMER 2021
Bustiers were in fashion the last summer already, yet Bridgerton made bustiers and corsets popular. However, to be on trend, style your new bustier with high-waist wide-leg pants or paper-bag shorts.
By the way, you can find/shop your new bustier in the widget below.
While the square neckline was in fashion the last season already, Bridgerton made sure we won’t ditch our square neckline tops out of our closet any time soon.
NEW SEASON SQUARE NECKLINE TOPS ARE THE BEST TOPS FOR A ZOOM DATE
Yes, pearls are back on trend for summer 2021. Now that you know that pearls are in fashion in 2021 put on your favourite pearl necklace, dispense pearls in your hair, and throw a lace cape over your favourite dress and promenade.
PEARL HAIR ACCESSORIES
By the way, a pearl headband is the most fashionable hair accessory for summer 2021.
The cape is not only the best overcoat for the promenade, but the most fashionable outwear of summer 2021.
CAPE YOU CAN WEAR OVER YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMER DRESS
SILK ON SILK
Another summer 2021 fashion trend that can be seen in Bridgerton is wearing silk on silk.
HEAD TO TOE SILK OUTFIT TO WEAR THIS SUMMER
Last but not least, fashion trend that is becoming more and more popular thanks to the Bridgerton is embroidery and brocade. True, brocade feels a bit too dense for summer. But it will be perfect for late summer 2021.
BROCADE YOU CAN WEAR IN WARM SEASON
By the way, isn’t this brocade puff sleeve top just stunning? It will be perfect for your next Zoom meeting. All in all, it’s not just the brocade that makes it fashionable for summer 2021. Pink and puff sleeves are fashionable, too.
Indeed, pink and puff sleeves are very fashionable for summer 2021. Well, anything romantic and girly is fashionable this season. Particularly, volume sleeves, floral dresses, crochet, lace, and tulle, as mentioned earlier.
Apart from the red dress, a Barbie pink dress is a must buy dress for summer 2021.
THE PRETTIEST DRESSES 2021 YOU CAN BUY ONLINE
BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DRESSES IN PINK TO BUY NOW
Yes, volume sleeves are still in style in 2021. I guess, partly thanks to the Bridgerton and partly thanks to the Zoom meetings.
A PUFF SLEEVE BLOUSE IS THE BEST ZOOM INTERVIEW BLOUSE TO WEAR RIGHT NOW
For all of you, who don’t know what blouse to buy first; I found this perfect Zoom top with puff sleeves and a beautiful print that’s actually a hybrid between a sweatshirt and a blouse. I love it! And I know you will love it too. Plus, the price is good.
BRA TOP AND CROPPED TOPS
Surprised to see so many cropped tops in the widget above? Well, that’s because crop tops are in fashion for summer 2021. In fact, cropped tops are the most fashionable tops of the season – well, right after the bra tops.
Bra tops are the ultimate most fashionable tops for summer 2021.
WEARING BRA AS A TOP IS THE TRENDIEST TREND FOR SUMMER 2021
Indeed, you can wear a bra as a top after the quarantine, too. We are not wearing a bra as a top just because we were stuck inside for so long.
Wearing lingerie outside is fashionable for summer 2021.
By the way, have you checked my list of brands that make the best bras already?
Transparent and sheer is one of those key summer 2021 fashion trends that can make you feel sexy in the most sophisticated way.
SEE-THROUGH IS KEY SUMMER 2021 FASHION TREND YOU SHOULD FOLLOW IF YOU WANT TO FEEL SEXY AGAIN
FLORAL DRESS IS THE BEST DRESS TO WEAR AT HOME THIS SPRING
As it goes to materials in fashion for summer 2021, there are 5 key material trends in 2021. Apart from the recycled fabrics, silk and cotton, crochet and lace are more fashionable than ever.
BUILD SUMMER CAPSULE CLOSET IN CROCHET
LACE IS IN FASHION FOR SUMMER 2021, TOO
Even though lace comes back in fashion every summer in an equal amount, you will be able to see even more lace in 2021.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMER CLOTHES YOU CAN BUY ONLINE
PASTEL TIGHTS AND PASTEL FISHNETS
Yes, fishnets are back in fashion for summer 2021. Yet not the fishnets you have in your lingerie dresser. This season we wear tan fishnet tights and pastel lacy tights – like these from Gucci. I have already bought a pair – so here’s a link for you.
Ps. Browse through the widget below to find more fashionable summer tights and stockings.
TIGHTS IN STYLE FOR SUMMER 2021 YOU CAN WEAR WITH EVERYTHING
7 ULTRA VOLUMINOUS DRESS
The sixth biggest summer 2021 trend is an ultra voluminous dress. I have this stunning black Rotate babydoll dress that is just gorgeous already. This dress is perfect to wear for a Friday party at home. All you need is a good playlist and this dress. Trust me; you can party alone in this dress. Ps. Also, check the voluminous summer dresses in the widget below – my dress will sell out soon.
ULTRA VOLUMINOUS DRESSES TO SHOP FOR SUMMER 2021
Even though we crave for dressing up again, loungewear is still in style for summer 2021. Moreover, loungewear is officially in style for summer 2021. All in all, SS21 runways were full of hoodies and matching sets.
A hoodie is for sure the most fashionable piece of clothing for 2021. Make sure you get at least one hoodie in summer 2021 most fashionable colours.
DESIGNER HOODIES WORTHY OF PURCHASE IN 2021
BUBBLE PINK HOODIE IS THE PRETTIEST HOODIE FOR SUMMER 2021
UNDER $20 HOODIES TO BUY FOR YOUR ZOOM SQUAD
Obviously, sweatpants are in style for summer 2021, too. However, you might prefer to follow the following key summer 2021 fashion trend instead of investing in 7 new pairs of sweatpants.
Although honestly, I think you will go for both, and put on 20 different outfits in one day to be able to wear all SS21 key fashion trends in one day.
THE BEST SWEATPANTS FOR SUMMER 2021
Matching sets is a key summer 2021 fashion trend worthy of marking down. All in all, it’s time to upgrade our loungewear and wear loungewear outfits that are not just hoodies and sweatpants sets.
Here are fashionable matching sets you can wear instead of hoodie and sweatpants sets.
CUTE MATCHING SETS FOR SUMMER 2021
While merely wearing one of the matching set from the widget above will let you upscale your loungewear, there are two more pieces of clothing that can do that effortlessly – cardigan and soft pants.
Swap classy sweater for a cute cardigan this spring.
CUTE CARDIGANS FOR ZOOM MEETINGS AND SUMMER PICNICS
STYLISH CARDIGANS FOR WORK AND EVERYWHERE AROUND
SOFT PANTS ARE THE NEW SWEATPANTS – BUY THESE
ATHFLOW – comfortable elegance – is most likely the biggest summer 2021 key fashion trend. Whatever you put in your summer 2021 capsule wardrobe it has to be stretchy enough for the yoga mat, comfortable enough for a couch, and smart enough for the office.
Luckily, I know what clothes follow this key fashion trend. Check my favourite ATHFLOW outfits for summer 2021 after you finish learning about summer 2021 key fashion trends.
10 GRAY AND SILVER
The next big trend for summer 2021 is grey. Well, a big trend for 2021. Gray is another fashion trend that will be in style the entire year. In case you don’t know yet, gray is one of the 2 colours of the year.
GRAY CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR 2021 TO SHOP ON SALE
Here are all the grey clothes, shoes, and accessories you can shop on sale when building the best summer 2021 capsule wardrobe.
11 EARLY 00s STYLE
If only it was 2001 again, right? Well, we can’t go back in time, but we can bring the early 00s to 2021. Ps. It’s not just these early 00s fashion trends that are back for summer 2021. But they are key fashion trends for summer 2021.
As mentioned earlier, 2021 is the year of crop tops. How ironic, right? After months of doing nothing but baking and eating candies on the couch, we are now supposed to show off our abs.
Well, I actually can. These cute cropped tops that I found and you can now shop from the widget below, were the only motivation I needed to start working out more.
THE MOST COVETED CROPPED TOPS FOR SUMMER 2021
Midriff flossing is one of the top 5 of the biggest key trends of summer 2021. But what is midriff flossing anyway? The midriff flossing trend is drawstring detail clothes, furthermore tops with ties that you tie around your waist. Browse through the widget below to see what you need to follow midriff flossing fashion trend.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO FOLLOW MIDRIFF FLOSSING TREND
LOW WAIST PANTS
Anyway, here are some low waist pants I might purchase soon. Well, not just might, I will purchase these low waist pants. As a matter of fact, I just bought my first pair.
LOW WAIST PANTS ARE FASHIONABLE AGAIN IN 2021
Even though fashion didn’t free Britney, it brought back Britney’s favourite pants – baggy jeans. More than that, baggy jeans are one of the key fashion trends for summer 2021.
WEARING BAGGY JEANS IS COOL AGAIN – GET THESE WIDE-LEG JEANS
12 the 80s STYLE
As said, puff sleeves are still in style for summer 2021. As same as the bold shoulders. The latest fashion trends for summer 2021 that was inspired by the 80s are mini minis. Yes, it’s the mini skirts and mini shorts that we wear this summer. Ps. You can start wearing shorts for your little rooftop-scape.
MUST BUY MINI SKIRTS FOR SUMMER 2021
Prefer shorts over skirts? OK! Shorts are in fashion for summer 2021 as well.
MINI SHORTS I AM BUYING FOR SUMMER 2021
By the way, biker shorts are out of style – it’s the mini shorts that we wear now. However, you can still wear outdated shorts if you want. You just need to style them right – check the SS21 style trend report to see how.
The next key fashion trend was explicitly set for waist-up dressing. If you are still dressing only waist-up, consider adding one or more peplum tops in your capsule work wardrobe.
THE PRETTIEST TOPS FOR WAIST-UP DRESSING
13 the 70s STYLE
Now a summer 2021 fashion trend for all the boho souls. Nomadic dresses, especially in crochet or in paisley print or floral print on a light background, are very trendy for summer 2021. Style the 70s inspired dress on pants with a satchel bag and chunky loafers to be even more fashionable. Ps. If you feel cold, put on a safari jacket.
There are 3 key fashion trends inspired by the 70s that are trending in summer 2021.
First, the wide-leg pants. Sweatpants and shorts aside, wide-leg pants are the most fashionable pants in 2021.
In short, you need at least one pair of wide-leg pants for 2021. I bought myself these stunning Max Mara wide-leg pants that are smart enough for the office and soft enough for the yoga mat.
STYLISH WIDE-LEG PANTS YOU WILL WANT TO WEAR EVERYDAY
Utility jumpsuits, also known as boilersuits, are very fashionable again. You probably have a boilersuit in your closet already, as it hasn’t been long ago since it was fashionable for the last time. Well, if you don’t have a boilersuit yet; here are some really pretty boilersuits you can buy immediately.
THE BEST BOILERSUITS OF 2021
Last but not least, 70s fashion trend that came back in style for 2021, is a long tunic.
I don’t like this fashion trend. However, I did manage to find some long tunics for you that are quite nice.
THE PRETTIEST LONG TUNICS YOU CAN BUY ONLINE
Ps. I browsed through all of your favourite online stores, and these were the prettiest long tunics I was able to find. Perhaps you will be able to find one more later in summer, but chances are slim.
14 BACKLESS DRESS
The naked dress, the knit dress and a voluminous dress are not the only fashionable dresses for summer 2021. The fourth most fashionable dress for summer 2021 is an open-back dress.
Ps. I found all these stylish backless dresses on sale.
OPENBACK DRESSES YOU CAN SHOP ON SALE
15 WIDE STRIPES
Forget about leopard print. We are wearing wide stripes this summer.
Even though leopard print is somehow still in style for summer 2021, the most fashionable print of summer 2021 is wide stripes.
So think no more, and get these pretty wide pinstripes for summer 2021.
STRIPES ARE IN STYLE FOR SUMMER 2021 – BUY THESE
WIDE STRIPES WILL BE EVEN MORE FASHIONABLE FOR SUMMER 2021
16 GRAPHIC PRINT
There are a few more prints in style for summer 2021, but only one more print made it to the list of the key summer 2021 fashion trends.
It’s the graphic print. Surely, you were able to guess the print straight away. After all, there is this one graphic print that keeps showing up on your feed.
MARINE SERRE MOON PRINT IS NO. 1 MOST POPULAR SS21 PRINT
Indeed, Marine Serre second skin top is the reason why graphic prints are so fashionable this season.
Even so, it’s not just that graphic print that’s on trend for summer 2021. Check the list of all prints in style for summer 2021 to see what other prints are in style in 2021.
17 TOTAL MONOCHROME LOOK AND COLOUR BLOCK LOOKS
Indeed, both the monochrome and the color block looks are in fashion for summer 2021. And both of them are big fashion trends. The only question is, what colors to wear for summer 2021?
Ps. Check the summer 2021 colour trend report to find the answer.
So this is it! The list of all key summer 2021 trends. Now check how to build the best summer 2021 capsule wardrobe and how to follow the biggest fashion trends for summer 2021 blindly! Yet in a way that fits your style. By the way, what key summer 2021 fashion trend is your favourite? What summer 2021 fashion trend will you follow first? Let me know in the comments below. You already know what summer 2021 fashion trends I wear at home.