Australian spring fashion trends to try in 2021

If you're looking to update your spring wardrobe, keep these trends in mind.

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Spring is the time to let go of those winter layers and experiment with fashion. Whether it be a new style or cut, fun colour or a quirky print, spring is all about having fun with what you're wearing.

This year, we unfortunately missed out on Australian Fashion Week due to COVID-19. While we would usually look to the runways for our spring fashion trends, this year we've looked at what's trending overseas and what's popping up on our Instagram feeds.

Keep on scrolling to see the hottest fashion trends we're going to be rocking this spring.


As Miranda Priestly's famous line in The Devil Wears Prada states "Florals for spring? Groundbreaking." No, but really, florals are super on-trend this year, especially since we've all been in isolation. As the sun starts to shine, it seems as if the girly floral patterns have come out to play. In particular, we've been seeing tons of flirty floral dresses – whether that be a long or short sleeve, or a bodycon or maxi style.

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Don't want to let go of the loungewear you were rocking all winter long? Great news – you don't have to! It seems as if the loungewear trend isn't going anywhere, with an array of retailers dropping versions appropriate for the warmer weather. Replace those sweatpants with some soft shorts, and those hoodies with a comfy T-shirt. Who says you can't be comfortable and stylish at the same time?

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In case you missed it, the cardigan (which is usually worn by your grandmother) is one of the hottest trends this spring. The cozy knitted piece is arriving in an array of colours, including bright tones and pastels. We also love cardis for their versatility – pair one over a cute summer dress for when it gets a little chilly, or undo a few buttons and rock your cardi with some mom jeans and sneakers.

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Accepting colour into your wardrobe can be hard for some – yes, we're talking letting go of the black, white and beige tones. Right now, embracing a brightly-coloured outfit is super on trend. If you wanted to get specific, we're spotting pretty pastel shades of purple, green, blue, pink and yellow anywhere and everywhere. You can piece them together with basic colours, or rock pastels head to toe for a totally Instagrammable look.

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Puffy sleeves

Puffy sleeves first came to fruition last year, and it seems like they're not going anywhere for a while. In fact, the sleeves are getting bigger! If you're looking to make a statement, these larger-than-life sleeves can do that for you. Take your pick from an array of styles, including ones that have some structure to them, or something a little more flirty and sheer.

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Tie-dye was one of the hottest things to come out of quarantine. With all that time on our hands, it seemed as if everyone was DIY-ing it at home. Not feeling that creative? You're in luck, because the psychedelic pattern can be found in almost every fast fashion retailer. Some of the more popular styles include oversized T-shirts, loungewear sets and accessories such as socks.

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Baggy jeans

Ladies and gents, it's time to say goodbye to the skinny jean and embrace those baggier styles. Whether it's a wide leg, flared or boyfriend cut, oversized denim is all the rage right now. While it may not be the most flattering of silhouettes, it sure is comfortable. The type of top you pair with it can drastically change the overall vibe, so if shape is something you're worried about, opt for something tight fitting on top.

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The Aussie sneaker community is showing no signs of slowing down. If you're on a budget, brands like Superga, Converse and adidas are a great place to start – because who doesn't love a plain white sneaker? But if you're looking to experiment with your shoe game and aren't afraid to spend some cash, stores like ASOS and JD Sports have some of the hottest styles. For more, you can check out our sneakers hub.

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Graphic tees

The graphic tee is the epitome of a lazy outfit. You can rock it with a pair of sweatpants, bike shorts, denim shorts or jeans and you've got yourself a cool-girl outfit in no time. Nowadays, you can find styles that aren't just black or grey – we're seeing loads of colours and we have no complaints.

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Hair claw clips

Last summer, the sleek hair bun was all the rage, made famous by Hailey Bieber. This year, another version of the lazy-girl hack is here and it includes a hair claw clip. Thankfully, these accessories are relatively cheap, arrive in a variety of colours and are surprisingly versatile. You can rock a half-up/half-down 'do, or clip all your hair back and let a few strands fall out to frame your face.

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