You heard it here first: 5 exciting trends you’ll be seeing everywhere this season
The lockdown may have ensured that cosy co-ords dominated our spring/summer ‘20 wardrobes, but it’s a new season and a fresh chance to make up for all the lost time by diving into the roster of exciting new trends on offer. Retro nostalgia has been finding newer forms of expression with throwback trends, while the vacation-deprived can take solace in the resort-inspired trends that are commanding all eyes now. Ready to begin? Let’s get started.
Credit it to Jennifer Lopez’s internet-breaking return to the catwalk in the jungle print Versace gown if you will, but resort prints have now assumed centrestage in the trends spotlight. With an extended lockdown axing the usual summer plans, foliage prints are now the closest we can get to a tropical getaway. Style enthusiasts will want to take notes from Alaya F’s co-ord set that scores on comfort and cool at the same time. If you’re looking to get in on the fun, we are loving Shivan and Narresh’s draped kaftan as part of the ‘Resort to Restore’ initiative that forwards half the proceeds towards the rehabilitation of migrant labourers stranded across the country.
After Huemn splashed vintage iconography from Pepsi on shirtdresses and sweatshirts on the Lakme Fashion Week runway, nostalgic fashion has only inched further up in the trend stakes. The extended lockdown can be credited with an increased spike in nostalgia-inducing fashion, and the erstwhile logomania trend has been given a ‘90s-approved update. On those days when you can’t even, look to this slogan sweatshirt from ONLY India that will remind you of your favourite cola brand while growing up.
Once reserved for winter, buttery soft knitwear is finding a fresh lease of life in the trans-seasonal wardrobe. If you were going to pack away your favourite sweaters and separates, allow Priyanka Chopra to convince you otherwise. Ideal for a day of lounging or catching up with long-distance friends over Zoom, a classic white knitted top makes for a non-negotiable wardrobe staple — we love this relaxed top with tie-up detailing from AJIO.
Given that we’ve been deprived of our usual summer getaways, the resurgence of interest in the shell jewellery trend makes for a no-brainer. Designer Arpita Mehta used cowrie shells to great effect, pairing the beachy baubles with ethnic ensembles that will easily muster for a day wedding. If you can’t be at the beach right now, opt for the next best thing with this statement necklace from Bauble Bar.
Chain accent shoes
Credit it to our nostalgic fascination with all things ‘90s, if you will, but chain jewellery has been making a comeback to the trend charts. After chunky chain belts and charm bracelets, make room for chain accent shoes that have earned a nod from Bottega Veneta and Proenza Schouler. We like this classic pair of slingbacks from BY FAR that will convince even the minimalists to hop onboard this throwback trend.