From all things yellow to the enduring bike shorts, here are the top styles we’re looking forward to wearing all season long.
Date March 3, 2021
Spring is fast approaching, and it seems we’re finally beginning to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. That said, it would probably be a good idea to revisit your wardrobe sometime soon, especially if you’ve been spending every waking hour of the last 12 months donning the same old pair of sweats or PJs. Luckily, UK luxury fashion retailer Harvey Nichols has everything you’ll need to give your closet that much-needed refresh.
This season saw designers leaning heavily on positive colour palettes, namely yellow—perhaps a nod to the brighter days ahead. Minimalism and clean lines also appeared in several collections, by way of boxy jackets at Jacquemus, structured wide-legged trousers at The Row and sleek A-line midi skirts at Bottega Veneta. And, of course, the humble bike short proved that it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future.
To help you get started on your closet update, we’ve rounded up some of this season’s best designer pieces available to buy now—and wear forever. From candy-coloured mules to throwback baguette bags, effortless cardigans to oversized blazers, here are 10 wardrobe must-haves we can’t get enough of.
Take it back to basics with the minimalism trend; look for clean lines, simple shapes and muted colour schemes. We’re especially in love with this boxy, oversized blazer by France’s golden boy Simon Porte Jacquemus.
Elevate your house shoe/slipper game with a pair of comfortable designer kicks. These leather Alexander McQueen sneakers feature a thick rubber sole for maximum comfort and can be paired with essentially anything in your wardrobe.
If you didn’t get your hands on a pair of bike shorts last summer, no sweat: they’re still a trending style. Instead of a basic black Spandex pair, look for versions made with luxe fabrics and finished with flattering seams, like Live The Process’s Cosmic shorts.
Call us nostalgic, but we can’t get enough of this iconic late-’90s/early aughts handbag style. Look for versions featuring classic textures in unexpected colours, like By Far’s neon yellow croc-effect Baby Amber.
Yes, the cardigan is still going strong, with designers and brands offering up their own takes on this classic knit piece. This pink wool-alpaca blend cardigan by Nanushka features a sharp collar that complements its otherwise slouchy shape.
Various brown shades, like sand, camel and khaki were spotted on the runways this season. To ensure this subdued shade looks anything but drab, opt for pieces boasting sharp cuts and feminine shapes, like this gorgeous loose-fitting camel maxi dress by Vienna’s Petar Petrov.
You can always count on a classic handbag to elevate any outfit. Saint Laurent’s Kate shoulder bag in black leather can be dressed up or down, and features the French house’s signature gold logo plaque for a luxe vintage feel.
Yellow, from neon to mustard, was undoubtedly the go-to colour on the runways this season. Pair a solid bottom with a lemon-lime-hued tank top, like this silky version by Opérasport, for an instant mood booster.
Relaxed wide-leg trousers
Transitioning to real pants after months of working from home in sweats may be quite the adjustment. Enter: the wide-leg trouser, like this classic twill pair by Eudon Choi. They’re sleek enough to appear pulled together, but comfortable enough to feel at ease.
Slip into a pair of luxe mules this season, like Bottega Veneta’s puffy Lido style. Beloved by the fashion set and celebs alike, these heels—equal parts chic and casual—come in a variety of hues, but we’re partial to bubblegum pink.
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