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Eight reasons to be excited about spring fashion

It's time to start planning your new-season wardrobe now, with Katie Wright's SS21 trend guide

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A model wearing Osman SS21

A model wearing Osman SS21

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A model wearing Osman SS21

It may be a few months yet until we're - hopefully - actually able to get dressed up with somewhere to go, but there's no harm in prepping your outfits early. And when you see the gorgeous SS21 catwalk trends, you're going to want to get involved in everything this season has to offer. Here are eight reasons why we're getting very excited indeed about spring/summer fashion…

1. Maxi dresses

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Erdem SS21 catwalk

Erdem SS21 catwalk

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Erdem SS21 catwalk

What could be more delightful, after months of slobbing around in sweatpants, than wafting around in a floaty maxi dress? Jewel-toned and floral floor-length frocks were one of the biggest trends for the four main fashion weeks, seen at Michael Kors, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Erdem and more.

2. Shimmer and shine

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Glitz trend at Baleciena

Glitz trend at Baleciena

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Glitz trend at Baleciena

Still sad that you didn't get to don your glitziest glad rags at Christmas? Well now's your chance, as a slew of designers made the case for sparkles in summer.

3. The return of high heels

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Dune Magnet Orange Twist Knot Mules, £90

Dune Magnet Orange Twist Knot Mules, £90

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Dune Magnet Orange Twist Knot Mules, £90

Trainers take a back seat for spring, as we herald the return of high heels. Worried about tottering around on stilettos after months in flats? Ease yourself in with a pair of kitten heels, or Nineties style mid-height mules.

4. Loungewear is here to stay

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Oliver Bonas Animal Spot Jacquard Brown Joggers, £45

Oliver Bonas Animal Spot Jacquard Brown Joggers, £45

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Oliver Bonas Animal Spot Jacquard Brown Joggers, £45

We predict there'll be a loosening of office dress codes, with luxe joggers in block colours or prints becoming a workwear go-to, and sweatshirts styled with formal trousers or swishy skirts.

5. Denim is back

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Warehouse Denim Shirt (available March 15), £35; Organic Original Mom Fit Jeans, £36.75 (were £49)

Warehouse Denim Shirt (available March 15), £35; Organic Original Mom Fit Jeans, £36.75 (were £49)

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Warehouse Denim Shirt (available March 15), £35; Organic Original Mom Fit Jeans, £36.75 (were £49)

Can you even remember the last time you wore jeans? If you're dreading the thought of squeezing your legs into skinny jeans, fear not, this season's denim offering is all about comfort.

6. The right stripes

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Stripes on Christopher Kane model

Stripes on Christopher Kane model

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Stripes on Christopher Kane model

A real summer mood-booster, reminiscent of deckchairs and parasols, stripes are the biggest print trend of the season.

7. Wide-leg trousers

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Very Pocket Detail High Waisted Wide Leg Trousers, £17.50 (were £25)

Very Pocket Detail High Waisted Wide Leg Trousers, £17.50 (were £25)

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Very Pocket Detail High Waisted Wide Leg Trousers, £17.50 (were £25)

It's not just jeans that are getting looser this season. Wide-leg trousers are a key trend, as seen at Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Balenciaga.

8. Bra tops

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Miss Selfridge Lace Hem 90s Neck Crop Top in Black, £12, ASOS

Miss Selfridge Lace Hem 90s Neck Crop Top in Black, £12, ASOS

Miss Selfridge Lace Hem 90s Neck Crop Top in Black, £12, ASOS

Ok, this might make some people frown rather than smile - but if you're all about crop tops in summer, you'll love this season's itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny bralette trend.

Belfast Telegraph


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