5 colours that will be in fashion for spring 2021
Article posted: October 4, 2021
Spring has officially sprung and that means we can start shedding those bulky winter layers and dark hues from our wardrobes.
This time of year is all about new beginnings, and with nearly all of the country experiencing some form of #lockdownlife these past few months, we could all use a breath of fresh air.
Designers are taking fashion cues for their spring collections from nature – think of a warm, sunny day with clear blue skies, vibrant new growth, and the air filled with the scent of flowers in bloom.
Even if you can’t venture far from home at the moment, you can still bring this spring colour palette into your closet in your working-from-home-friendly lounge and active wear.
These light, bright colours – now available at Camberwell Junction’s fashion stores – will put a spring in your stylish step.
1. Hot pink
It’s time to swap the blush pink that was so popular a few years ago for this season’s bold statement colour: hot pink.
Keep it casual by pairing a linen puff sleeve top with jeans, or for night out go head-to-toe hot pink with a soft pantsuit.
Available in everything from blazers to bikinis, it’s impossible not to feel your mood lifting when you put on this eye-catching shade.
2. Burnt orange
The trend setters at the Pantone Color Institute describe this delicious-sounding hue as ‘a buttery brown that warms the heart’.
If you caught the MAARA Collective or Ginger & Smart runway shows during Australian Fashion Week 2021, then this sunset tone will already be on your radar.
Think of this season’s burnt orange as a beachy, earthy, and slightly ginger shade that will bring out the bronze tones in your skin as you start spending more time outdoors.
3. Lovely lilac
Lavender, wisteria, lilac, periwinkle – whatever you want to call it, this pastel purple continues to trend since first making a fashion comeback a few seasons ago.
Traditionally a regal colour, purple takes on a more youthful quality in this soft shade.
Not sure if lilac is your colour? Incorporate it into your wardrobe in a more subtle way with a floral print or accessories like sunglasses, earrings or a clutch.
4. Mint green
Inspired by the fresh and cool tones of nature, this versatile shade of green can be integrated into your wardrobe in so many ways – from shirred midi dresses and light knits to jeans, activewear or a crisp collared shirt (millennials are putting their own spin on this classic with the oversized ‘dad shirt’).
You can’t go wrong pairing this serene shade with some wide-leg denim pants and a pair of white sneakers.
This member of the cream family has a yellow hue that will perfectly compliment both the cool pastels and bright splashes of colour trending this spring.
Pair linen or denim pants with a colourful top and sandals, or let buttercream be the focus with a poplin dress and gold accessories.
Move over khaki, buttercream is this season’s statement neutral.