After all this time of quarantining, many of us have been living in our sweatpants. But, with summer right around the corner and Toronto easing up their COVID restrictions, it’s time to spice up your wardrobe for any plans you may have these summer months! We’ve combed through a variety of fashion sites to share the following summer trends for 2021.
The first trend in our list is Retro prints! This fun and summery 70s inspired look is a change from the neutrals and lululemon athleisure that was trending during the lockdown. Now that the warmer weather is here, why not wear a dress with a fun print? These prints are sure to turn heads and receive compliments. Find retro prints at your favourite Toronto vintage shop!
Tip: Always get your vintage pieces cleaned by a professional as their age and previous wear makes them fragile.
Block Colours (especially Green & Pink)
Summer in a city like Toronto always calls for colourful clothing and accessories. This year’s trending colours are pastel green and bubblegum pink. Whether it’s pairing a pop of colour with a neutral outfit or a colourful monochromatic look, these are the colours to gravitate towards! Sometimes bright colours like these can bleed in the wash, so make sure to wash them separately or take them to a professional garment care provider like Gibson’s.
Whether it’s your top or bottom, extended straps are in this summer. This 90s inspired trend can be quite flattering and is fun to try out especially during the warmer months. It’s also a versatile look that can be styled in several ways. For a more subtle look perhaps lean towards bottoms with shorter straps. For a more style-forward look, go for a top with long straps that you can wrap around and tie to your liking.
Tip: Wash your strapping garments in a mesh bag as they can get caught in buttons or zippers of other garments, ultimately resulting in damage!
A crisp linen oxford shirt is the perfect layering piece for the summer! This is versatile as you can use it as a light sweater for those warm summer nights or as a beach cover-up. Consider investing in a high quality piece, as a linen oxford shirt is a wardrobe staple that will last you a lifetime.
Tip: Linen should always be taken to the dry cleaner.
Finally, this year’s summer shoe trend is 70s platform heels. Grab a pair of platform heels, their more comfortable than your stilettos and look amazing with a pair of flare pants for your night out. Similar to bold prints, you can find these platforms at your favourite Kensington vintage store!
Overall, dress according to your comfortability and have fun with these trends, whichever interests you to most! It’s important to feel good and confident in what you wear and to care for your garments. Check out Gibson’s Cleaners for your garment care needs! Questions about caring for your favourite pieces? Just give us a call. We have free pick-up and delivery in the GTA for your convenience.