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The 12 Spring-Summer 2021 Fashion Trends to Know NOW

Looking to update your spring wardrobe? Here's a list of the hottest fashion trends for SS21. Statement sleeves and 90s style cutouts FTW ladies!

The onset of spring brings with it all the fresh, new SS21 fashion trends that we will be seeing everywhere (they have already taken over our Instagram feeds TBH). From shiny metallics to voluminous sleeves and dramatic, exaggerated collars, designers have showcased some gorgeous yet comfy (given the times we are living in) styles for spring. While some of these trends are evergreen (we know florals for spring are hardly groundbreaking Miranda Priestly, but we love that pastels are still having their moment), the good news is that a lot of these spring fashion trends have also been seen in previous seasons. Not only is this season-less approach to fashion better for the environment, but it is also easier on the wallet. So dust off those bralettes and re-invent your wide-leg pants, as you head into spring kitted out in the latest SS21 trends.

1. Exaggerated Sleeves

Big Sleeves have been around for a while and this spring finds them light and billowy in fresh, colours, diaphanous fabrics sand cheerful prints. Image: Malaika Arora

Sara Ali Khan wearing Faithful the Brand

Gauri and Nanika

2. Fancy Sweats

If 2020 gave us one thing, it's the fact that your sweats are now a wardrobe staple. For spring, sweatsuits and tracks get a fancy update with bold colours, jazzy prints and formalwear details. Image: Deepika Padukone in Nike Tracksuit

3. Dopamine Dressing

From bright colours that instantly energize you, to clothes that seem to put you in a good mood when you slip them on, dopamine dressing is all about outfits that make you feel happy. Think neons, bright solids, tie-and-dye styles and cheerful prints. Image: Huma Qureshi

Kiara Advani

4. Baralette Tops

A trend that will def come in handy as it gets warmer, wear these cute bra-tops while layering for spring, or co-ordinate with high-waisted styles. Image: Ananya Pandey in Shiven and Narresh

5. Cutouts

From cutouts bodysuits to dresses, showing a little skin is in. This 90s trend is back, and it's 'popping-out' everywhere, from bare-midriffs to cut-out sleeves. Image: Diana Penty

Janhvi Kapoor wearing a Julien McDonald Dress

Shraddha Kapoor in Aadnevik

6. Crop-Tops

Nothing screams spring quite like crop-tops. Opt for a zip-up style like Kiara or wear a cropped t-shirt for a more casual vibe. Image: Kiara Advani in H&M

7. Sheer and Netted Styles

Though sheer and netted styles are not everyone's cup of tea, they can be refreshing after months of wearing bulky knits. Layer yours over a bralette, or throw on a summer-jacket over a sheer top for a look that is understated-yet-chic. If you are feeling adventurous, opt for this skirt-on-skirt vibe that looks uber-cool. Image: Shanaya Kapoor

Malaika Arora wearing Aadnevik

Gauri and Nainika

8. Metallics

This trend gives off major disco vibes and is here to add a sparkle to your spring wardrobe. Image: Hemang Agarwal

Nidhi Yasha

Rajesh Pratap Singh

9. Wrap-around Straps

Swimwear-worthy straps, wrapped around the waist, add a little holiday touch to your spring tops this season. Image: Diana Penty

10. Smart Pastels

Though pastels hues are a spring-summer staple, this season finds them taking the form of smartly-tailored styles. Soft sorbet hues bring a little sweetness to everything, from co-ord suits to tailored jackets teamed with billowy pants and fitted skirts. Image: Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Pankaj and Nidhi

11. Wide-Leg Pants and Jeans

A loose-fit jean is just so much more comfortable than any other pair. Roomy, wide-legged pants are THE style to wear this spring, and we are here for it. Image: Bhumi Pednekar in Notebook Pants.

Parineeti Chopra wearing Topshop

12. Statement Collars

ICYMI, Statement collars are having a moment and the mantra for spring 2021 is the bigger the better! Image: Dhruv Kapur

Siddhartha Bansal

Reynu Tandon