What are the fashion trends for Summer? What are we going to wear and how? In which star pieces and accessories to invest? Fashion lists the must-haves for this summer season.
On the catwalks, physically or digitally unveiled, the summer collections refocused on the essentials and provided answers to the current situation. Or a more human and less outrageous fashion, rooted in a desire to do more good for the planet, but not for all that devoid of dreams. Top of the list? Nineties influences with the return, among other things, of low-waisted pants, but also nautical details that make you want to get away from it all, a seventies feel, a new college wardrobe.
Between trends already adopted by the girls in vogue at the exit of the catwalks and data mode decrypted by the pros … The possibilities are endless.
Summer fashion trends
The sun is pointing its way and spring has officially made its comeback! It is therefore the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of another winter marked by the coronavirus and take the pulse of the fashion trends for spring-summer that marked the podiums a few weeks ago.
In the midst of a pandemic, designers unveil their collections, whether digitally or physically, by presenting a less outrageous fashion. Closer to the 90s, it seduces us with a minimalism and a unisex character that fits perfectly to all genres and styles. All you have to do is know what fashion novelties you are going to adopt. Bright colors, dapper accessories, clothes as chic as they are intelligent, takes stock of the sure values of the summer season!
For summer, the dress is getting longer and imagined in maxi (and responsible) variations. We will opt for bohemian or baby doll style effects and we will reintegrate the famous smocked dress in your wardrobe for the most nostalgic.
The balloon sleeve phenomenon
A bias that designers have supported since last year, puffed sleeves promise to breathe a romantic air into your summer wardrobe. And the more they are exaggerated, the better! Whether the relief is concentrated on the shoulder or at the level of the arm, XL shoulder pads can be found on all basic pieces to give them a childish and airy touch: dresses, jackets, shirts, blouses, etc. Seen at Simone Rocha, Stella Jean and Erdem, the exaggerated sleeves must be balanced with chic accessories and adapted shoes.
Poom poom shorts
The shorter, the better! This is the motto of this summer or in any case that of the houses Dior and Miu Miu who have displayed an XS version of a summer basic: the poom poom short. With its high waist and mini cut, it aims to lengthen the legs and refine the silhouette. It goes just as well with a light blouse as with a sublime crop top. In terms of shoes, its slightly too sexy side must be counterbalanced with flat shoes: mules, sneakers, sandals, etc.
Key colors for summer: candy pink
Candy, pastel, cherry, raspberry, fuchsia… a pink wave is looming on the horizon this year! Leading the summer fashion trends, this color will appear on all our summer pieces. From the long dress to the pantsuit, including our shoes and our handbags, pink promises to give us the air of a gourmet treat. Its greatest asset? It can be worn with all skin tones!
Marshmallow pink, fresh mint green, sweet lavender, frosted pistachio, lemon yellow… sherbet shades are taking hold this summer. Elegant and deceptively wise, they promise to give a boost to every piece of clothing. So, it’s no wonder that fashionistas have already succumbed to it! Marshmallow pink oversized blazer, mint green ruffled dress or lemon yellow pantsuit, there are many items to shop to invite the gourmet trend of sorbet tones into your summer wardrobe.
Prints from around the world
Each fashion capital has its trendy print. In London and Milan, it stands out in the rules of the art and looks like a painting. A true work of art that sublimates dresses, skirts, shorts and shirts. In New York, he takes on the appearance of a feline, a snake and a zebra. As for the signature of the beautiful season, the floral print is never out of fashion!
As the 90s invade summer fashion trends, logos, collages, neon effects and quilts cannot be ignored by designers. At Chanel, Balmain and Prada, these are displayed en masse on tops, sundresses and bags. To succumb to the madness of logos without missing a beat, we adopt it on a light top or, more discreetly, on a scarf in the hair or a clutch.
When the sun is shining, white takes pride of place in the summer wardrobe. Fashion Alert: this summer, we make it our own in a minimalist way! Noble and light materials, elegant and graphic lines, unisex and seductive touches, chic and transparent pieces … at a good number of brands, minimalism is inspired by the 90s and is dressed in white only!
The romantic dress
Summer is undoubtedly the season for floral patterns and, more specifically, romantic floral dresses. In cotton, lace, ruffles or with embroidery, they can be put on during the day with a pretty pair of flat sandals and a basket bag or in the evening with heels and costume jewelry. At Dior, Valentino and Isabel Marant, romanticism and femininity are presented by long transparent dresses in shimmering colors.
The halterneck dress
In the four fashion capitals, the backless dress is designed as THE flagship dress of this summer! Unveiling enough skin, she places femininity between modesty and sensuality for a highly desirable look. Mini, midi or maxi, the low-cut back dress softens broad shoulders and flatters the straight, sculpted back. It is the ideal room to take in the air after a confined winter. While some models allow a glimpse of the spine, others reveal the back of the neck until the kidneys fall. Make no mistake, the halterneck dress will be everywhere next season.
The fishnet dress
Like every summer, fine and transparent materials are everywhere! It’s no wonder then that the net will be one of the hottest fashion trends of the moment. A kind of fishnet, this material is making a comeback in nineties chic and minimalist versions. Denominator of the Balmain, Hèrmes, Balenciaga and Rick Owens fashion shows, the “fishnet” sublimates dresses, suits, jumpsuits and all the tops of the summer wardrobe.
Trendy accessories for summer
The protective mask
Now essential, masks have been an integral part of everyday life. So, if we have to define the accessory that will make the summer fashion trends, it will undoubtedly be the reusable protective mask. With a clear desire to create pieces representing everyday life, the big brands are appropriating the new essential to unveil models that are as secure as they are stylish. In cotton or silk, black or glitter, plain or printed, the protective mask will go with everything and everywhere during the next season.
The maxi bag
The bigger the better! Big fashion designers like Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and Tom Ford have all succumbed to the charm of the XL handbag, making it the absolute star of this year. Notice to all the girls who are used to taking their stuff everywhere, the maxi bag will continue to be emulated during the summer. Like the XS models, it will be very present in the summer wardrobe of it-girls. Worn only on the shoulder, it will complement both casual looks and office outfits.
Souvenir of a beautiful sunny summer, the hat remains, like the basket, one of the fashion essentials to slip into your suitcase. The only watchword? Opt for a golden straw model, designed by one of these 10 pretty brands.
Fashion statement or style basic? An essential accessory for sunny days, sunglasses are available in line with seasonal fashion trends. XXS and all black, they play the chic card or take on UFO mask-style accents.
The total denim look
Jeans are a wardrobe staple. And this season, we dare the total denim look, from head to toe. To adopt it without fault of taste, we avoid the mix of jeans colors and we favor monochrome. Side pieces, we fall for a denim dress, overalls or a jumpsuit, easy to accessorize.
The star of the season is him. The tuxedo is making its comeback and gaining in sensuality. Oversize or Bermuda version, the men’s suit goes for summer time and we are quite simply a fan. For this year, we therefore adopt it in short version, we feminize it with a transparent blouse and we dare the plunging neckline. A trend that persists and signs for the evening with the pantsuit adorned with sequins.
The animal motif trend continues this year. For spring-summer, it seems that the zebra is stealing the show from the leopard. Black and white, it goes with everything! The more daring can try the colorful print. Wear it with a flowing midi skirt, a long dress or over a handbag to be right on trend.
The other star color of the season: it’s green. Spotted on the catwalks of Spring-Summer fashion week, the color of hope arrives in our locker rooms and dresses us from head to toe. We are inspired by the Gucci and Michael Kors fashion shows to dare the total look.
The men’s vest
Separated from his three-piece suit, the men’s cardigan finds its letters of nobility when combined with a casual look. Seen at Celine and Saint Laurent, it can be worn with pleated pants for an ever more chic look, or with raw jeans for a very nineties silhouette.