Summer 2021 Is Bringing Retro Style Back With These 7 Trends

When the ’70s episode of Disney+’s WandaVision first came to our television screens, I resonated heavily with the colorful ensembles and unique interiors. I must not have been the only one because the trends of 2021 seem to be giving the decade a second life on both the fashion and home décor scenes, and I’m not surprised. In a time where we’ve all been stuck in our home for the most part in the past year, the world is ready to embrace youthful, energetic, and fun styles for the hopeful summer ahead. It was evident when designers released their S/S 21 collections in the fall, and it’s clear as day now when you take a scroll through your favorite retailers. Amid the pages of your everyday basics, you’ll find a rainbow of colors and maximal prints that seem like they were delivered right out of a time capsule.

If you’re ready to embrace the nostalgia and give the fashion of the ’60s and ’70s another go, we’ve relayed the best trends of the season below. Get ready to get out of your fashion slump and embrace your clothes again.

I’ve seen many Gen Zers post their crochet videos online, making everything from bags to hats for them and their pets. Something about crochet just seems so perfect for the summertime—don’t you think?

Whether it’s in a flat or clog form, there’s no doubt that this year’s shoe game is all about reaching new heights.

Whether they’re donned in an oversize or rectangular silhouette, tinted lenses—especially yellow ones—are the accessory fashion girls can’t seem to get enough of right now. 

It’s almost impossible to see a collection today without a funky graphic print incorporated into the mix. Why keep it safe with stripes or polka dots when you can have psychedelic swirls and vintage florals?

Whether it’s in a skirt or dress form, microscopic minis took over the designer runways and are in full force for the warmer weather ahead.

While you may be used to your matching knit sets, these take the co-ord game to an entirely new level. 

As someone who wears a headscarf, I very much appreciate this trend for the scarves it’s bringing onto the mainstream market. You’ve probably already seen that viral TikTok trend of everyone driving in their cars with silk scarves tied around their heads, and honestly, it’s a vibe.

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