Summer Fashion in 2021

Let’s face it, this year summer has been a bit hit and miss, and no one feels as glum as I do right now about that. But, that doesn’t mean we have to sit indoors and just wish for better weather. After all, you still have a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes just crying out to be worn. So come on darlings, lets dress to impress regardless of the weather!

The runways may have looked a little different this year, but the designers and fashionistas above have still be working away to bring us some clothes and accessories that are absolutely to die for. So while the weather might be a little unpredictable, we still have the chance to play with fashion, jazz up our loungewear and express our best selves every single day. If you haven’t already, consider this the sign to get your glad rags on and make yourself feel fabulous today.

Oversized Boyfriend Jackets

Yes, we know jackets and summer aren’t always the best combo, but we’re sure this gorgeous trend will carry through Autumn and winter this year. At Shop Box we love a good boyfriend jacket, so we were so happy to see this trend coming back this year. A boyfriend jacket is any oversized jacket with a slightly more male-oriented cut, and the idea is to create a gorgeous silhouette that’s long and sleek. It gives us serious 80s vibes and we’re here for it! There are so many opportunities to play with shoulder pads, belts to cinch in the waist, and big statement jewellery (we love a good pearl). You can pair a boyfriend jacket with almost anything – a ripped jean for a casual day look, or if you’re a classic ‘Kerrie’ then why not try it with a pair of flared, side slit jeans? Powder blues, charcoals and neutrals all look absolutely stunning in this style plus this blazer is perfect for the weird up and down summer weather we’ve been having!

Knee-High Boots

Specifically, white knee-high boots. I feel like I’ve been transported to the swinging 60s and we’re absolutely loving it! This look takes its inspiration from the Youth Revolution in the mid-century, and is the perfect way to elevate almost any outfit to hipster chic. Wear them with a patterned mini dress or skirt for the full 60s feel, pair with a rollneck or even a funky pair of leggings to make a statement. Personally we love these paired with some nice chunky knitwear (another trend from the summer catwalks), whether that’s a dress, a sweater or a cute cable-knit cardigan. Knee high boots and chunky knitwear is definitely one of our staple combos. Even the type of boot you choose can change your look – will you go for slouchy style for an effortless feel, or will you keep it sleek, tight and shiny for a sexier feel? If you’ve got a pair hiding in the back of the wardrobe, now’s the time to dust them off and bring them out.

Pastel Tones

Doing the time warp from the 60s to the ultra-modern, we’ve been seeing more and more pastel tones coming out of the woodwork this summer. Summer is the perfect time to break out the colourful pieces, especially if you have a tan, because that means you can rock basically any colour bright or pastel. So leave the blacks in the wardrobe for a while and embrace the vibrancy of summer. Looking like a delicious sorbet, pastel colours are the perfect option for summer and they suit almost any skin tone, body shape and style. Cool mint greens, soft lavenders, mellow yellows and baby blues create that ideal summery looks with minimal effort. It’s one of the easiest ways to look chic, keep cool and stand out in a sea of dark tones. And who doesn’t want to stand out from the crowd?

Fringed Bags

If you want to make a statement with your look this summer, let your handbag do the talking! We love a good handbag at Shop Box, so when we saw this trend coming back we almost jumped for joy. Fringing on handbags is one o the biggest looks we’ve seen this season, and it’s so versatile it can work for anyone. You can opt for fine, short tassels that create a gorgeous drape effect, or you can let them dangle almost to the floor for maximum impact. Leather or shearling fringe, it doesn’t matter, a fringed bag will become your best friend this summer. For a classic feel, choose dark tones like brown or black. Or if you want to really stand out from the crowd, you could dip into some bolder shades like red or green. If you’re looking to shake up your style, then this is the item to pick!

Of course that’s just a snippet of the looks and styles we’ve seen trending this summer, but if you’re looking for somewhere to start, you really can’t go wrong with these. At Shop Box we absolutely love every one of these trends, so don’t be surprised if you see a few of them sneak into your boxes in the coming months!

If you’ve tried any of these looks we would love to see them, so please share on our social media so we can admire them! And if you want to stay on top of the trends without the shopping spree, why not sign up to Shop Box to receive a monthly box of fashion, makeup, accessories and household goodies?

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