If there’s been one fashion lesson learned during lockdown, it’s that personal style doesn’t disappear in difficult times. Exactly the opposite happens, if Vogue’s street style portfolios and DIY challenges are any indication: Fashion lovers the world over are staying home, but they’re still getting dressed and celebrating the joys of clothing.

The spring collections, which experienced a virtual makeover, provided plenty of inspiration for how to update our wardrobes at home. While we miss IRL fashion shows intensely—even thinking about the chaos of inching through traffic from one venue to another sparks wistful nostalgia—we’re certain that as we enter the new season, we’ll do it with a revitalized outlook on getting dressed. The designers we love certainly make the case for trying something lively and fresh, whether that means Nicolas Ghesquière’s roomy cargo pants at Louis Vuitton or Miuccia Prada’s micro miniskirts at Miu Miu.

In addition to surprising silhouettes like Loewe’s voluminous dresses and Tom Ford’s emphasis on surprising color combos, the spring 2021 shows also put forth the importance of thinking globally. To that end, models and photographers from around the world have captured the season’s best looks and trends from New York City to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Until we can travel again and wear our Marni frocks in Mexico and our Givenchy jeans in Los Angeles, trying out spring’s new trends at home will have to do.

Show Some Leg

It’s a tale as old as time: The weather heats up and hemlines rise. At Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada made a strong case for a micro miniskirt, outfitting Lila Grace Moss in a bejeweled mini to open the brand’s spring 2021 digital show.

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Photographed by Gordon von Steiner, Vogue, March 2021

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Photographed by Djibril Drame, Vogue, March 2021

Plenty of other designers agree that a long leg is the silhouette of the season, with Chloé offering A-line minis and Etro applying its signature paisley print to cut-off jean shorts. Of course, few do super-short with as much verve as Versace; Donatella mixed a clash of prints and patterns on a flirtatious pleated skirt.

Chloé bouquet-print heavy crepe miniskirt

$995

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Etro paisley-printed denim shorts

$770

MODA OPERANDI

Versace Trésor pinstripe printed pleated silk miniskirt

$1,295

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Isabel Marant Milendi foral ruched skirt

$690

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Miu Miu chenille monogrammed Cady shorts

$555

MODA OPERANDI

Dolce & Gabbana buttoned patchwork brocade miniskirt

N/A

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Video by Kendall Jenner, Vogue, March 2021
Ditch Sweatpants for Statement-Making Trousers

It’s past time to break the cycle of dependence on sweatpants and leggings, and the spring 2021 collections certainly offer plenty of alternatives. Chief among them are wide-leg, roomy trousers seen everywhere from Louis Vuitton to Jacquemus to the affordable online collection Raey.

The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Philip-Daniel Ducasse, Vogue, March 2021

For more daring dressers, there are neon green cargos from Kim Shui and khakis painted with delicate tropical flowers at Oscar de la Renta. Yes, they’re great for sitting and lounging, but as Hailey Bieber has proven, wide-leg pants look best in action.

Max Mara Extra high-rise silk pants

$995

MYTHERESA

Jacquemus Le Pantalon Novio linen pants

$600

MYTHERESA

Staud Eris belted linen wide-leg pants

$275

MODA OPERANDI

Loewe flare multicolor trousers

$890

LOEWE

Tibi Stella belted cotton-drill wide-leg trousers

$395

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Oscar de la Renta hand-painted cotton wide-leg trousers

$1,690

MODA OPERANDI
Video by Xiangyu Liu, Vogue, March 2021

Spark Joy

Swirling, psychedelic prints from Tom Ford, textural stripes from Kenneth Ize, and vintage-inspired graphics from La DoubleJ all make for a vibrant and happy spring wardrobe—and who doesn’t need a little levity right now?

The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Daniel Obasi, Vogue, March 2021

Make the look work for you by balancing large and small prints within the same outfit while paring down the accessories. Let your dress do the talking!

Gucci + Ken Scott appliquéd floral-print metallic georgette shirt dress

$3,500

NET-A-PORTER

Tom Ford psychedelic stretch jersey maxi skirt

$2,650

NEIMAN MARCUS

Lisa Folawiyo pleated coat dress

$1,080

INDUSTRIE AFRICA

Maki Oh silk satin Adire Fish Bone shirt

$420

MAKI OH

Versace Trésor De La Mer midi-dress

$1,695

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Kenneth Ize Habila embroidered cotton shirt

N/A

BROWNS

La DoubleJ Jazzercize printed spandex leggins

$245

MODA OPERANDI

Autumn Adeigbo Winnie dress

$450

AUTUMN ADEIGBO
Video by Philip-Daniel Ducasse, Vogue, March 2021

Cling Appeal

Sensual, body-revealing clothing is the story at brands like Givenchy and Versace. After a year of slouchy, cozy clothes, it’s not hard to see the appeal of a curve-hugging dress or a slinky knit top, unbuttoned to the sternum.

The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Dorian Ulises López Macías, Vogue, March 2021
The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Kendall Jenner, Vogue, March 2021

There’s a certain comfort in wearing close, stretchy clothing, and a declaration that when if we are dressing for ourselves our bodies are worth celebrating.

Versace plissé dress

$1,250

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Preen By Thornton Bregazzi ruched floral-print stretch-velvet dress

$815

NET-A-PORTER

Victor Glemaud colorblock knit midi-skirt

$425

INTERMIX

Paco Rabanne Kinetic ribbed cotton top

$590

MODA OPERANDI

David Koma Tennis embellished crepe midi-dress

$1,675

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Bottega Veneta Technical mesh long top

$1,350

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Get Crafty

Designers the world over have made the case for local production and craft.

The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Jackie Nickerson, Vogue, March 2021
The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Zoe Ghertner, Vogue, March 2021

Marni’s hand-painted jackets and Maison Margiela’s perforated dresses offer a textural feel, while Chopova Lowena’s deadstock tartans and Gabriela Hearst’s tie dyes are a thoughtful take on prints. Who knows, incorporating crafty pieces into your closet might even inspire a DIY project of your own…

Marni type-print double-layered twill coat

$1,990

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Alexander McQueen bustier print spliced T-Shirt and tulle toile bow drape faille skirt

$5,870

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Maison Margiela hole sequins dress

$1,630

MAISON MARGIELA

Polo Ralph Lauren geometric-print long-sleeve maxi dress

$198

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Chopova Lowena panelled puff-sleeve dress

$1,438

FARFETCH

Gabriela Hearst Amy fringed tie-dye recycled-cashmere midi-skirt

$2,810

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Paco Rabanne Fleur strass hooded chain top

$2,200

MODA OPERANDI

JW Anderson asymmetric pom-pom-embellished metallic floral-jacquard dress

$1,030

NET-A-PORTER

Pump It Up

Only the daring might try out Loewe’s bulb-shaped skirt, but the continuation of a Victorian pouf-sleeve is truly for everyone. Whether in a pastoral print like the midi dress by Brock Collection or as a ruffled Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini mini, a voluminous sleeve offers a bold new silhouette.

The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Feng Li, Vogue, March 2021
The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Theo de Gueltzl, Vogue, March 2021

Think of spring’s new volumes as all the better to make a statement on your Zoom calls.

Carolina Herrera puff-sleeve circle applique maxi dress

$4,490

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Brock Collection Salvina floral taffeta dress

$2,815

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Erdem Josias balloon-sleeve floral-print poplin dress

$1,470

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Loewe balloon-sleeve cropped striped-poplin top

$1,250

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini ruffled cotton poplin mini-dress

$950

MODA OPERANDI

Johanna Ortiz Intellectual Femme cotton poplin top

$950

MODA OPERANDI

Slink Into the Season’s Best Knits

Minimalist, ribbed knitwear is the thinking shopper’s alternative to athleisure.

The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Ashish Shah, Vogue, March 2021

With almond dresses from Jacquemus, tangerine turtlenecks from Ganni, and a cream set by Proenza Schouler, there’s really no reason to regress back into sweats this spring. With a casual sandal and carry-all bag, a knit dress or set is the perfect at-home to outdoors look.

Jacquemus Santon knit linen midi polo dress

$555

MODA OPERANDI

Joseph ribbed lamé knitted skirt

$383

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Valentino cotton-knit midi-dress

$2,690

MODA OPERANDI

Ganni wool knit turtleneck sweater

$155

MODA OPERANDI

Proenza Schouler midweight rib collared cardigan

$990

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Proenza Schouler midweight rib knit flare pants

$1,090

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Missoni off-the-shoulder cardigan

$1,195

LUISAVIAROMA

Missoni midi-skirt with side slit

$1,170

LUISAVIAROMA
The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Daniel Arnold, Vogue, March 2021

Trust the Classics

While there is nothing more invigorating than trying out a new silhouette or pattern, there’s certainly a case to be made for trusting wardrobe essentials.

The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Fabien Vilrus, Vogue, March 2021
The Ultimate Guide to the Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
Photographed by Derek Henderson, Vogue, March 2021

A Burberry trench, Prada coat, or Etro striped shirt will never go out of style. It’s a message designers have pushed both on the runways and in stores, and with so many colorful new options, this spring is a great time to refresh the classic pieces in your closet.

Burberry cotton Gabardine trench coat

$1,990

BURBERRY

Prada oversized collared coat

$3,700

MODA OPERANDI

Dolce & Gabbana panelled floral and Majolica-print poplin shirt

N/A

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Max Mara Miki Shell hooded windbreaker jacket

$2,050

MODA OPERANDI

Etro striped cotton-poplin shirt

$460

MODA OPERANDI

Balenciaga gingham-check twill pencil skirt

$1,050

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Dior J’adior 8′ T-shirt

$860

CHRISTIAN DIOR

Bottega Veneta ribbed-knit minidress

$3,100

MODA OPERANDI