Spring and summer trends during quarantine

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A photo of Kristine Hagevik modeling a shirt with very puffy sleeves.  Image via    @kristinehagevik

A photo of Kristine Hagevik modeling a shirt with very puffy sleeves. Image via @kristinehagevik

I know that many, myself included, have been glued to their computer screens for the past week playing the tedious game of filling our online shopping carts with handfuls of garments, just to close out of a tab and not buy anything. Whether it’s that we don’t know what to wear or don’t have anywhere to go, that doesn’t have to stop you from gawking at the latest fashions. Although our future plans are tentative, there’s still a handful of (safe) opportunities to show off your summertime looks whether it be on social media, through a live chat or six feet apart. Today, I’m going to catch you up to speed on what’s upcoming for this year’s spring and summer fashion.


‘Peasant-shirts,’ much like the one that Ashley Schuberg is wearing have been very popular recently.  Image via    @miss_gunner

‘Peasant-shirts,’ much like the one that Ashley Schuberg is wearing have been very popular recently. Image via @miss_gunner

Dress for Timothee Chalamet

This one is a biggie: Puffed and frilly everything. This “peasant-shirt” look has been very popular lately, especially tops with oversized sleeves. Perfect for a cool and sunny day, this top could either be dressed down with a pair of jeans or dressed up with a matching frilly shirt. I’m not sure if I’m historically correct, but it seems very reminiscent of the recent rendition of “Little Women.” 


Bucket hats have also seen a rise in popularity recently.  Image via    @baubelebob

Bucket hats have also seen a rise in popularity recently. Image via @baubelebob

Yankee with all brim

As the sunnier season rolls around, so does the season for bucket hats. This versatile hat is perfect for any occasion, and can be dressed up to aid in your street style wear or even as a great hat for a beach day look. Soft shades and pastels have been popping around recently, which is a great way to add a little bit of color to any outfit.

Be there or be square

An echo to the “ugly” fashion trend, square heels have been seen more recently. A fun play on the traditional heel, square-toed heels still lengthen the legs but are commonly seen in a bright color and a lower heel. Thanks be to the painful heels gods! Wear these funky shoes with a pair of flare jeans and flowy top for a retro feel. Don’t forget to add a pair of dark sunglasses to add some poker face. 

Welcome back to your childhood 

I’m not sure how I feel about this one, but bermuda shorts are slowly making a comeback. Seen a lot in the Tom Ford and Tanya Taylor spring fashion shows, these 2000s shorts are not only seen in khaki but also blue pinstripes. Best in a very loose-tailored fit, pair these shorts with an oversized blazer or tuck in a loose-fitting, collared shirt. 

In a cinch

Similarly seen on the very “baroquesque” shirts I mentioned earlier, many dresses have been seen on the runway with cinched waists, flowy skirts and sleeves. Wear these dresses as a lounge-around-the-house look with a pair of chunky sneakers. If you want to spruce things up, add a bold statement sunglasses or heels and pair with a trench coat for a chic “Miranda Priestly” look. 

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Caroline LeCour is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at caroline.lecour@uconn.edu.

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