The Top Trending Retro Fashions for Women this Summer

The Top Trending Retro Fashions for Women this Summer

by Manish Singh

This summer, we are definitively allowed to get back out there and get our lives back, and now it’s finally time to update the closet, throw away the loungewear and oversized and unflattering sweaters. Perfectly in time for summer, here are the top trending retro fashions for women this summer, 2021.


Crochet is back with a stylish vengeance this summer, from everything to tops, trousers, bags to hats, and the beauty is that it’s not just wearing crochet that is fashionable; it’s making it too. Crochet is essentially the process of creating textiles and clothing by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or wool, and the name is derived from the French translation of ‘small hook’.

Crochet was originally seen as purely a cheap alternative to lace but is now back with a trendy and fashionable bang!

Retro T-Shirts

Logo and graphic t-shirts, sweaters, and hoodies are flooding the high street this summer. If you prefer online shopping from the comfort of your own home, does a phenomenal range of unique t-shirts that are not only incredibly affordable but fashionable and bang on trend too! Retro t-shirts are closet staples and are not just cool and on-trend but incredibly easy to wear, affordable, and most of all, beautifully comfortable.


For the past year and a half, comfy and flat ‘homely’ shoes have dominated women’s fashion. Now, thankfully, platform shoes are leading fashion’s return to fun and height. The beauty of platforms is that not only do they give you extra height, make your legs look longer and leaner, and come in a never-ending variety of colors and textures, they are still pretty practical, especially considering they are currently the leading fashion trend in shoes for summer 2021.

Tinted Shades

One of the biggest, most epic trends of this summer 2021 is definitely tinted glasses lenses, and for extra bonus points, choose shades with a pastel tint, specifically in blue, yellow, or pink. If you wear prescription glasses and sunglasses, never fear! There is a plethora of clip-on tinted lenses, which is a perfect way of merging your prescription eyeglasses.

Translucent yellow lenses, paired with a black bomber jacket and some light blue, distressed mom jeans, and you are ready to go this summer.

70’s Prints

Clothes in the 1970’s were covered in loud, vibrant colors and deliberately contrasting prints that somehow appeared visually complimenting rather than cluttered.

This summer, 70’s prints are making a huge comeback, and retro vibes are everywhere, from dresses to shirts to co-ords and two pieces to shoes and handbags. Fully embrace the bright and bold nostalgia and wear your 1970’s prints with pride! Groovy!

Cropped Cardigans

The return of the cropped cardigan this summer has taken even the most stylish fashionista with their finger firmly on the pulse ever so slightly by surprise. Celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Rihanna are showing us mere mortals how it should be done and are proving to us that this trend is not only wearable but, when paired with the right accessories, can look truly stunning.

To avoid looking like your nan, pair a lilac, pastel pink, or bright turquoise cropped cardigan with some high-waisted mom jeans or denim cut-off shorts. Ensure your cardy is bright and vibrant and for extra style brownie points, tuck the bottom of the cardigan into your jeans.


Shackets are back with a vengeance after having been banished to the back of the closet for over thirty years, and this time, there is a plethora of colors, patterns, and designs to choose from. Shackets are absolutely brilliant for layering and are perfect for summer, especially as a useful piece for transitioning through from day to night. Heavier than an overshirt but significantly lighter and thinner than a structured coat, for summer 2021 the shacket is both a practical and very wearable addition to the closet.

Mini Skirts

The swinging 1960’s style revival is in full…well…swing right now, and no singular clothing item embodies the strength and female empowerment of the decade more than the classic mini skirt. The British designer Mary Quant brought the mini skirt into the mainstream back in the day by actively deciding to move away from the Paris fashion houses at the time and start to sell very short skirts. The mini skirt quite literally changed the face of women’s fashion forever, and now, more than ever before, mini skirts are bang on-trend.

Repping the mini skirt in 2021 is as simple as nailing the color combination; for example, a black suede, button-through mini skirt would look fabulous with a pastel yellow or pink turtleneck tucked in for extra style points, but there are plenty of other combinations to try too.

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