Spring is a time for new beginnings and a fresh start, whether you’re updating your wardrobe, switching up your beauty routine or refreshing your home. As we get ready to welcome longer days and warmer weather, we’re looking at all the major trends that are poised to make a splash.
After a year of living in sweatpants, we’ve been itching to slowly ease into our regular staple wardrobe items. Luckily, this season is all about separates in comfortable fabrics and relaxed silhouettes. Trade in your joggers in for wide-leg trousers and upgrade your hoodie to a lightweight knit.
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SPARKLE & SHINE
Channel your inner maximalist with lots of sequins and embellishments. The spring runways provided lots of sparkling inspiration like a shimmery two-piece suit at Louis Vuitton Show and a metallic dress at Paco Rabanne. Even if you have nowhere fancy to go, you can still shine bright for your Zoom calls.
WALKING ON A CLOUD
Hit the pause button on heels and lace-up footwear and go for easy, slip-on styles instead. Flatforms and slides are ready to conquer the season. Stick with styles that will feel like you’re wearing cozy indoor slippers, but still look polished and put-together.
COLOUR ME HAPPY
It’s time to embrace bright and vibrant pops of colours. Think bold eyeliner in exaggerated shapes, a wash of pastel on the eyelids, and coloured mascara for dramatic lashes. You can even get playful by matching your eye makeup to your face mask.
Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, MAC Cosmetics at Hudson’s Bay
Love Eyeshadow Palette, Natasha Denona at Sephora
BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara in Brightening Blue, Benefit Cosmetics at Sephora
It’s all about a fresh, radiant complexion this spring and products that help give you that good glow. Add a face exfoliator and brightening masks into your skincare rotation, which will banish dullness and dryness. Couple that with a tinted moisturizer and gleaming highlighter for dewy, glowy skin.
Channel your inner artist with a mani that’s fun but easy to pull off on your own. Try a rainbow manicure by choosing a different pastel shade for each nail or hop on board the abstract nail trend by creating mini shapes. Press-on nails are another great option with lots of ready-to-wear styles to choose from.
Bring the outdoors inside with plants and flowers. Adding greenery helps bring the calm and serenity of nature right into our homes. Rattan, wicker and home decor and furniture in an earthy colour palette also let you add natural elements indoors.
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A PERFECT PAIRING
For 2021, Pantone named Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow the colours of the year. These two hues represent practicality and warmth respectively. They’re also set to dominate decor trends, whether it be in furniture or accents like pillows.
A sculptural element in the home can make a bold statement. It could be a striking accent chair, a graphic art print or eye-catching lighting. It’s a great way to inject personality into a space with minimal effort.