With the closing weeks of winter upon us, the world is also being treated to the first signs of the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Combine that with the hope that spring always brings, and you’ve got the recipe for a pretty jubilant season. Of course, our hopeful minds turn instantly to our wardrobes, which we’ll be outfitting accordingly with a host of bold, bright clothing to continue the positive energy that’s flowing in abundance.
There's a palpable sense of optimism in the air right now, and that's translating in the fashion world. Miuccia and Raf's Prada womenswear show this week followed a similarly bold route to that of the menswear, with acid colors and bold prints aplenty. New SS21 collections from a wide range of brands are also teeming with brightness, and we're here for it.
Shop some of the best bright clothing for spring below.
New Balance 327
New Balance's 327 silhouette landed in 2020 and it's going nowhere. This block-color iteration is a dreamy vintage selection that's begging to be in your spring rotation.
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody
Some colors are so intense that it’s actually difficult for the human eye to focus on them. That goes for this Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody and those are the levels we're aiming for this season. Try layering this piece with neutral surroundings for an eye-catching contrast.
AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High
With strong support from LeBron, AMBUSH’s most recent collaboration with Nike poses an opportunity to really kick your fits to the next color levels. Unorthodox detailing in the form of an oversized Swoosh is overshadowed by the unmissable tonal Fuchsia colorway.
Acne Studios Anorak Jacket
Spring showers won’t know what hit ‘em when you pull out this lightweight anorak from Swedish superstar Acne Studios. Resplendent in highlighter yellow, it features classic detailing in a split hood and self-tie fastenings to the hem and hood.
Casablanca Lucid Dreams Silk Shirt
Up there with the boldest pieces of the season, this pure silk shirt from Casablanca is a spring and summer smash. Rainbow gradients frame a tripped-out beachside graphic to the reverse.
ERL Corduroy Shirt
ERL rose to acclaim with a selection of strikingly colorful puffer jackets and the hues haven’t stopped flowing for Spring/Summer. This corduroy shirt is a wonder for layering with its bold green hue, straight hem, and medium weight.
Crocs Classic Tie Dye Graphic Clog
Similar to the Grateful Dead x Chinatown Market pair that dropped in 2020, this tie-dye take on the Croc adds yet more fuel to the controversial fire. We're into it.
NOAH 3 Stripe Bandana
If you're looking to take less of a stand in terms of colors this season, opting for something less in-your-face could be a good way to still show some vitality. This NOAH bandana is easy to attach to anything you're wearing or even around the neck for spring-perfect accessorizing.
Dries Van Noten Piperi Len Lye Print Shorts
Cut from lightweight cotton viscose, Dries Van Noten’s floaty Len Lye shorts are hypnotic when still, but when they’re in motion it’s impossible to look elsewhere.
Kapital x Peter Max Fleece Easy Pants
Kapital’s design is all about materials and dyes so of course it's in the color conversation, too. This pair of fleece trousers is wildly comfortable and features a repeated profile motif to make its mark.
IVY PARK x adidas Nylon Track Jacket
Beyonce’s third collaboration with adidas dropped recently and a few pieces really stood out. This adidas x IVY PARK track jacket updates the classic Three Stripes piece with a contemporary boxy fit and reshuffles the pockets for a technical feel.
Jil Sander Cotton Satin Trousers
Zipped outseams to the ankles are akin to tracksuit bottoms, but that’s really where the similarities end between them and Jil Sander’s purple satin trousers. Cut from pure cotton with a pastel sheen, this pair is ushering spring in early.
Ahluwalia Studio Kush Track Jacket
British sensation Priya Ahluwahlia is not-so-slowly taking over with her colorful patchwork style. Crafted from a nylon-blend taffeta, this color-blocked track jacket is a chromatic punch with serious vintage energy.
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