News — Now that’s what WE call Essential!
The third lockdown feels like it has lasted forever and, if you’re anything like us, you’ve been counting down the days for when (so-called) non-essential retail re-opens their doors and welcomes us back with open arms.
Oh, how we have missed the days of browsing the latest fashion collections, perusing the sale racks and just generally indulging in a bit of retail therapy with friends in tow.
Those days are now over as we have finally jumped the last hurdle, so to get you all excited we have picked our favourite products from the Spring/Summer collections of our beloved non-essential retailers, putting a spring in your step for when you walk through their store doors here at Rams Walk.
Fashion, how we have missed you…
Calling all ladies, 2021 Spring/Summer fashion trends are a breath of fresh air as we plan to ditch the loungewear and embrace life – and colour! Occasionwear had no place in 2020, but now it is back with beautiful dresses, full skirts and ruffles. As event invites start reappearing through our letterboxes and inboxes, this M&Co’s polka dot ruffle midi dress is perfect for those special occasions. With a slight nod to the monochrome trend, it ticks all the boxes with its playful fabric that will move elegantly as you dance the night away.
This season’s hottest colour is pink, and from punchy shades to subtle pastels, there is a pink to suit everyone. Why not inject a pop of colour into your wardrobe through your accessories like this beautiful Moshulu leather bag, and if you’re embracing the pink trend, why not go head-to-toe in this Mint Velvet matching linen ensemble for a relaxed and effortlessly cool look.
If pink really isn’t your colour try Crew Clothing’s electric blue espadrilles to brighten up any spring outfit. These versatile summer shoes are perfect to pair with a midi dress or dress them down with jeans, either way, your outfit will scream sophistication.
It’s always shorts weather!
Menswear has also had a new lease for life for 2021! Gone are the days of boring sweats and instead it’s hello to Bermuda shorts, a top trend this year whether you embrace bold and beautiful prints or more neutral shades. These Bermuda shorts from Crew Clothing come in a range of colours this season. We particularly love this soft powder blue, a colour that is flattering to all skin tones – team them with a statement shirt and you will be hitting top fashion marks.
For an understated look, add fresh, crisp white leather trainers (Crew Clothing) and these Between the Lines classic IZIPIZI sunglasses, an essential for everyday life. Who said you can’t barbeque and look good at the same time!
Time to Escape!
Another relatable trend for Spring/Summer this year is ‘escapism’. We may not be able to jet to far away destinations just yet, but this doesn’t mean our wardrobe has to sacrifice. M&Co have created a great capsule range for kids embodying holiday feels, such as simple cotton tees with cool graphic prints for the young adventurous boy, great for any occasion.
Rainbows were a firm favourite in 2020 as a sign of solidarity and hope, which is why we are loving this colourful dress from Accessorize with its ‘feel-good rainbow print’, a statement piece that all little girls will love to wear. Team it with adorable clip-on earrings (also Accessorize) and they’re ready for those picnics in the parks with family and friends.
Bring Spring Inside
As we update our wardrobe we mustn’t neglect the home. This stunning set of 3 green glass vases from Between the Lines will reflect light and colour to any dull corner, just add some dry flowers and enjoy their beauty.
Preparing for those small garden gatherings? Celebrate with drinks made with style, and showcase your cocktail talents with the help of this ‘Little Book of Gin Tips’ (also Between the Lines).
With spring having arrived, those warmer days will soon appear! Now we’re allowed to, we’ll spend more time outside. Encourage nature into your garden or outside space with your very own bee house. This affordable home for bees from Waterstones is simple to install, pop in a sunny sheltered spot close to pollen-rich plants and a source of water and watch nature do the rest! Waterstones Grow Your Own Sunflower is another cute and fun way to show little ones how nature works and bright yellow sunflowers in your garden will bring joy to all.
For more of our top picks from our amazing non-essential retailers, visit our Pinterest page.
Prices correct at the time of publishing.