Times are constantly changing with the wind, so it’s inevitably always challenging to keep up with the ever-changing trends. The famous phrase, “what’s old is new,” totally applies to our summer 2021 fashion trends.
We know that it can quite be tricky to narrow down what genuinely looks good without being forced to spend money at a high-end store or boutique.
And since we’ve all been locked up inside for more than a year now, summer brings the opportunity to leave the house, enjoy open-air picnics and say goodbye to your PJs. We have got you covered, from ideas about your dress color to nail color and makeup style to haircuts.
Perhaps you decide to try out a few new shades of red or even want to level up that new career you are going after. No matter the occasion, here are seven great ways to look your best this summer and beyond.
7 Fashion Trends For Summer in 2021
1. Frills and Ruffles
It’s not all about the length or color of your dress, but the little details like laces, frills, and ruffles that hold great importance in the overall look of apparel. Even the most basic dress can stand out with a frill on its borders. So if you want to look fabulous during the summer but avoid being overdressed, treat yourself to a short floral printed dress with puffed sleeves and ruffled edges around the borders. You’ll find very quickly that those surrounding you want in on your new style.
One of the biggest, yet easiest to carry fashion trends for summer 2021 is pastels; a sweet and soft hue that can be matched with almost any color. If you are new to pastels, we recommend keeping your base neutral. For those of you already familiar with this trend, try out a color-blocking appearance. This trend will give you a classy and delicate appearance and make your summer a lot lighter and brighter.
3. Bold Eyeliner
If you are looking for summer inspirations, check out the eyeliner trends of the ’70s, suggests Savannah St. Jean, the owner of Savannah Rae Beauty. This summer, go beyond black and dark brown and use either a liquid or pencil liner in any color your heart desires. The most trending colors for 2021 are more earthy-toned hues such as forest green or burnt orange.
4. Bright Eyeshadows
Fun eyeshadows are trending in summer 2021, so don’t be afraid to put on bright and funky eyeliners that you would typically avoid. “It’s the time to brighten up the eyeshadows this summer and freely express yourself,” says Ashley DeLeon, who is a product development director at Lime Crime. Colors like green, orange, yellow and blue reflect confidence; you can use a single shade to blend it with other colors for a surprising and vibrant look.
5. Classy Nail Art
Life is too short for dull nails, so why not give some attention to your nail style this summer? Try out brighter colors and draw patterns to create an eye-catching look for your nails. Start with bare nails, apply your desired base color, and feel free to experiment using pigmentations or pearls. Ginghams and zig-zag nails are also trending this season, snowballing in popularity across the nation.
6. Black Face Mask
You can protect yourself and look stylish by choosing the right type of mask with your outfit. For summer 2021, a sleek black face is recommended as black masks match almost any outfit. Masks made of silky fabric are easier to breathe through, which are a great substitute. You can also choose something with embellishments if you want a fancy touch.
“This summer, we are looking forward to seeing shoulder-length shags styled with a curl or wave or curl,” says Feekaik. If you desire trying something new, keep it wavy this summer. For the hot summer season, a wavy hairstyle keeps the hair light and is easy to carry around. However, you’ll need to do a bit extra work to rock the waves; having one-third of your hair strand ends dyed in a unique but complementary tone.
Enjoy this summer season by adding more bright and vibrant colors to your fashion trend. Wear more pastels with frills and ruffles, experiment with eye shadows, put on a bold eyeliner, apply classic nail art and keep the curls. Lastly, but most importantly, do not forget to wear a black mask to rock your overall look this summer!
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