Summer 2021 Brings Back Retro Style With These 8 Trends


When the ’70 Disney+ episode Wanda Vision came to our television screens for the first time, I resonated a lot with the colorful and unique sets interiors. I must not have been the only one because the trends of 2021 seem to breathe new life into the decade both on the fashion and decoration scene, and I am not surprised.

At a time when we’ve all been stuck at home most of the time for the past year, the world is ready to embrace youthful, energetic and fun styles for the hopeful summer ahead. It was obvious when the designers released their S/S 21 collections in the fall, and it’s crystal clear now when you browse your favorite retailers. Amidst the pages of your everyday basics, you’ll find a rainbow of colors and maximal prints that seem straight out of a time capsule.

If you’re ready to embrace the nostalgia and give 60s and 70s fashion another shot, we’ve relayed the season’s top trends 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 themselves and their pets. Something about crochet seems so perfect for summer, don’t you think?

Ulla Johnson Constanza crocheted cotton cropped top (£530)

Mango Cotton knit beanie (30 pounds)

free people Carmine pink crochet cardigan (£698)

Gucci Striped crocheted wool open-back top (£870)


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

Marks & Spencer Leather Platform Flip Flops (£35)

fitflop Women’s Eloise Leather Wedge Slides (£110)

Mango Strappy leather sandals (£50)

& other stories Leather platform sandals (£85)

Tinted glasses

Whether worn in an oversized or rectangular silhouette, tinted lenses, especially yellow ones, are the accessory fashionistas can’t seem to get enough of right now.

Lexxola Jordy in black and orange (£190)

Urban outfitters Hot Futures Cosmic Rebel Pastel Pink Sunglasses (£105)

Ray-Ban Frank Gold Square Frame Sunglasses (£140)

Groovy prints

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?

Zara Printed Dress With Headband (£50)

Emilio Pucci Oversized printed cotton and silk-blend shirt + Net Sustain (£565)

Rixo Naomi floral-print georgette midi dress (£265)

H&M Crepe Dress (£15)

Mini lengths

Whether in skirt or dress form, microscopic minis have taken over the designer catwalks and are in full force for the warmer weather ahead.

& other stories Casual Wrap Mini Dress (£75)

Mango Gingham dress (£50)

Maisie Wilen Primetime Printed Miniskirt (£505)

Costume “Disco”

While you may be used to your matching knit sets, these take the coordination game to a whole new level.

house of the sun Heavenly party top (£75)

house of the sun Heaven party pants (£85)

Rezek Studio Blush Donna Halter (£104)

Rezek Studio Blush Hustle Pants (£205)

Halpern Sequin jumpsuit with wavy stripes (£1200)

silk scarves

As someone who wears a scarf, I really appreciate this trend for the scarves it brings to the mainstream market. You’ve probably seen this viral TikTok trend of everyone driving around in their car with silk scarves tied around their heads, and honestly, it’s a vibe.

Zara Satin-effect geometric print scarf (£12)

Fendi Alphabet-print silk scarf (£320)

& other stories Tropical-print satin scarf (£29)

Open back neckline

The halter neckline peaked in popularity in the 60s and 70s, and it looks like it’s making a comeback in 2021. Whether it’s on a dress, top, or bikini, fashion girls everywhere are opting for for the spectacular neckline. on a more basic.

With John Lena dress (£165)

H&M Halter top (£13)

Staud Kai twist-front cotton-blend poplin halterneck crop top (£130)

Then the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.

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