The Spring Summer 2021 Fashion Trends You Can Start Wearing Now, Despite The Weather

Sheer! Cut-outs! Clogs! Shop them all here.

A model wearing a cropped shirt and a maxi skirt from Jacquemus SS21

by Natalie Hammond |

The weather hasn't made its mind up but summer is still coming and that means it's time to start thinking about all those hot-weather trends that have been patiently waiting on the back-burner. From sheer trousers to this summer's most sensible shoe, here are the seven you'll want to bookmark immediately if not sooner.


A model wearing a green suit jacket and sheer trousers at Acne Studios SS21
Acne Studios SS21 ©Getty

Peekaboo sheers popped up all over the catwalks as designers played the classic game of reveal and conceal. Take your cue from Acne Studios - and Rihanna, who recently sported the trend - by pairing your transparent trousers with a longline blazer to make them PG enough for a restaurant outing.

Maxi Skirts

A model wearing a cropped blouse and silky skirt at Jacquemus SS21
Jacquemus SS21 ©Getty

Although Simon Porte Jacquemus is certainly backing the miniskirt for summer 2021, he also has time for its more subtly sexy older sister, the maxi. Seen here on the divine Sabina Karlsson, we suggest wearing with yours with a shorn-off shirt and some naked sandals (temperatures permitting) to deliver proper impact at a pub garden near you.

Bra Tops

A model wearing all-black at Chanel SS21
Chanel SS21 ©Getty

Or instead of a shorn-off shirt, why not go full throttle with the kind of bralette that was spotted at Chanel? Isn't this the ideal after-dark look? You could make it day-appropriate, however, by pairing instead with some high-waisted shorts and a loudly-printed shirt.

Ballet Pumps

A model wearing jeans, a yellow cardigan and red ballet pumps at Celine SS21
Celine SS21 ©Getty

Kate Moss recently resurrected her ballet pumps, and they cropped up several times at Celine. In other words, it's totally fair game to dig out your peppiest pair (bows and all). Just make sure to wear them with things like broken-in jeans and baseball caps to avoid looking too King's Road.


A model wearing a white dress with side cut-outs at Gabriela Hearst SS21
Gabriela Hearst SS21 ©Getty

This scooped-back and majorly easy-breezy dress came with oval-shaped cut-outs just above each hip at Gabriela Hearst. And why not? We might still be wearing jumpers and jeans, but there will come a time, trust me, when slivers of skin will be back on the menu.

Happy Prints

A model wearing a tie-dye anorak and trousers combo at Dior SS21
Dior SS21 ©Getty

Happy prints, the kind that can't help but make you smile on a Monday, are officially back in business after months of non-stop neutrals. Dior's tie-dye anorak contained the spirit of Glastonbury, but splashy florals, zingy stripes (seen most effectively at Christopher John Rogers) and eye-popping geometrics will also go the distance.


A pair of pale yellow studded clogs from Hermès SS21
Hermès SS21 ©Getty

If summer 2021 belongs to one shoe, it's got to be the clog. Sensible, and 100% stylish just in case you had any doubts, Hermès's wooden-soled and leather-studded pair is the ultimate, and has already been spotted on the most discerning of influencers. You'll never have to hobble home with blisters again.


SHOP: 7 Summer Trends You Can Start Wearing Now

Uterqu00fce, Transparent Blazer, £155
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Nensi Dojaka, Sheer High-Rise Wide-Leg Silk Pants, £668
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Zara, Pointelle Knit Dress, £49.99
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Marine Serre, Crescent Moon Sheer Top, £185
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Hush, Sarong Midi Skirt, £59
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COS, Flared Midi Skirt, £59
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Massimo Dutti, 100% Linen Button-Down Skirt, £89.95
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& Other Stories, Belted Midi Wrap Skirt, £75
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Hanro, Touch Feeling Stretch-Jersey Soft-Cup Bra, £50
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& Other Stories, Sponge Texture Soft Bra, £23
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SKIMS, Jelly Sheer Scoop-Neck Stretch-Woven Bra, £42
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Vaara, Elsa Bi-Colour Medium Impact Sports Bra, £90
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Celine, Les Ballerines, £460
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Loeffler Randall, Leonie Silver Ballet Flat, £180
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Arket, Scrunched Suede Ballerinas, £135
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LK Bennett, Trilly Blue Leather Ballerina Pumps, £76
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Ganni, Soft Wool Knit Top, £165
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Anna Quan, Sierra Cut-Out Embellished Ribbed Cotton Mini Dress, £340
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Musier Paris, Printed Skirt With Rings, £110
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Paloma Wool, Forever Cut-Out Crop Top, £65
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All Things Mochi, Mabel Skirt, £62
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Mango, Tie-Dye Print Dress, £49.99
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Whistles, Tie-Dye Beach Trousers, £69
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Come Back As A Flower, Tie-Dye Recycled Cotton Hoodie, £445
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Ancient Greek Sandals, Sagini Leather Clogs, £250
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Kurt Geiger London, Ozark Clogs, £129
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Uterqu00fce, Embellished Leather Mules, £135
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Dune, Graciana Ecru Snaffle-Trim Backless Loafers, £72
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