“Beginning of all kinds. Pliability, an unfreezing, a wakening. Wild sudden growth. Release. Energy. Hope. Lifeforce. Threshold.” That’s Ali Smith, writing about spring. But she might as well have been writing about the autumn/winter 2021 trends.
These are the sentiments that designers described and attempted to convey in the collections they unveiled in February and early March, and which will start trickling into stores in August. After a year of lockdown, another season of digital-only shows, but with a vaccination-led route out currently being tested, the sense of coiled energy in the fashion industry is palpable.
You know it’s springtime when you’re dying to wear a floral dress. This season, designers are providing a style for every occasion and woman: office-appropriate abstracts, girlish beachwear, and even moody prints for the most anti-floral advocate.
As spring blooms into full action, your favorite trends of the season will take your from the beach to the street. After dominating the bikinis of the hottest season of the year, belly straps are gaining more prominence among fashionistas to bring elements of swimwear into their everyday ensembles.
Bringing a touch of sensuality to any production, straps can appear in several types of garments, whether in tops, skirts or pants, multiplying the possibilities of harmonization. It’s not for nothing that the trend adapts well to the atmosphere of the mid-season, and can be paired both with light looks and for more elaborate productions, depending on how you style it.
Rompers have the difficult reputation of being associated with babies. And we get it. Their other name is literally “playsuit,” which just sounds like something you’d dress Prince George in. But Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang are reinterpreting the style for adults, and we’re ready to transition from jumpsuits to rompers immediately. See 7 grown-woman ways to make the romper work for you, here.
Ahh, the ’90s. If there’s one article of clothing that has become synonymous with the golden era of fashion, music, and pop culture, it’s the slip dress. The delicate, silky garment was once seen as a fashion faux pas—a risqué lingerie piece worn only in the comfort of your home—but when industry insiders like Kate Moss took the boudoir look from the bedroom to the red carpet it was a wrap for the bedroom-only mentality.
Now that it’s officially spring, I’ve been dreaming about slipping into the butter soft one-and-done silhouette in varying lengths and prints. Shop 12 of my favorites ahead.
As someone with more than ten floral dresses currently hanging in her closet, I’m the last person to hate on the classic print. But let’s make Miranda Priestly proud and try new, groundbreaking outfits this spring. I’m talking punchy psychedelics, all-white looks that make you feel like you run a successful pottery business, and oversized ’80s suits your parents would be proud of. Click through for 20 successful ways to rethink your wardrobe.
A smart shopper knows the best investments aren’t the fussy kicks adorned with every embellishment, but the clean silhouettes with just a hint of flair that’ll stick around forever. The appeal of white sneakers isn’t lost on anyone. The versatile shoe pairs well with anything, is relatively easy to clean, and even easier to scruff for a worn-in, grungy look. However you prefer your kicks—are you the Insta-Squatter with creaseless Air Force 1s? A floral and Keds kinda gal?—scroll through our picks of the 19 best white sneakers you need right now.
It can feel like there are very few silver linings when it comes to the pandemic we’ve been enduring for over a year. Thankfully, those of us whose work situations and sense of responsibility facilitate staying home have found little ways to make social distancing as enjoyable as possible. For many, that has meant becoming accomplished nail-painters, and with that comes an appetite for lots of new nail polishes to keep things from getting boring.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to get started on your search for the perfect gifts to celebrate the amazing women in your life. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your aunt, your grandma or any motherly figure in-between, your gift doesn’t have to be over-the-top to let them know just how much you appreciate them (though let’s be honest, they deserve the world).
Whether you call her Grammy, Oma or Mimi, Grandma deserves to feel special on Mother’s Day, too.
To help you find the perfect present, we created a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that any Nana would love to receive on her special day. From sentimental jewelry to trendy kitchen gadgets, there’s bound to be something on our list to make her smile.