Your cart

Cart Checkout
Spend €59.00 more and receive FREE DELIVERY

Carraig Donn now offer Click & Collect delivery services to most of our stores nationwide.
Please select preferred delivery option below.

May 10, 2021

The 7 Summer 2021 Trends You Need to Know Now

Anyone else been planning their summer outfits for the whole year? After spending so much time in loungewear, we’re ready to ditch the tracksuits and embrace the trends of summer 2021. And, with some dubbing this season as the start of the ‘roaring twenties 2.0’, it’s time to bring back a little glamour to our look.

Whether picnicking in the park, sipping cocktails on the sofa or chilling in the garden, let’s rediscover the joy of getting dressed up again. Scroll to browse this season’s top seven summer trends.

1. Big Collars

Shop the trend: Peplum Jersey Top in Blue, Embroidered Collar Shirt in White

First on the list of summer 2021 trends is statement collars, currently trending on Instagram. For fans of the classic ‘jeans and a nice top’ outfit combo, try switching up a basic tee for our Peplum Jersey Top in Blue. The oversized collar with frill detail means no accessories needed; just pair with your favourite jeans and go. If you’re embracing the monochrome trend, the Embroidered Collar Shirt in White is 100% cotton, perfect for staying cool on warm summer days.

2. Bright Pink

Shop the trend: Grainne Dress in Poppy Print, Cardigan in Fuchsia

As featured all over the spring/summer ‘21 catwalks, it’s time to pack away the neutrals and embrace this electric hue. The vibrant pink Grainne Dress in Poppy Print is floaty and floral, and will look just as good with trainers as with your go-to strappy sandals. For off-duty days, update your favourite jeans and a white t-shirt with a Cardigan in Fuchsia draped over shoulders, perfect for chilly summer evenings. 

3. Wide Leg Trousers

Shop the trend: Crop Wide Leg Pant in Black, Pleated Belted Trousers in Ecru


If, like us, you’ve been wearing strictly sweatpants for the past year, getting back into jeans might feel like a step too far. So, let’s keep it comfy and chic with wide leg trousers. Not just easy to wear, this shape is also great for elongating the leg, creating the illusion of a longer, slimmer silhouette. Pair the Crop Wide Leg Pant in Black with trainers and a t-shirt for when you’re running around, or go a little dressier with the Pleated Belted Trousers in Ecru. French tuck with a shirt (when you tuck in just the front of your top, leaving the rest free) for an effortlessly put-together look.

4. Puff Sleeves

Shop the trend:  Leopard Puff Sleeve Jumper in Coral

Puff sleeves bring a little romance to the summer 2021 trends line-up. We love the Sophia Knit in Lilac or Blue; our go-to pastel hues for the season. This style features a chic square neckline, ideal for layering necklaces, plus cut-out details to help keep you cool. Prefer bold print? Slip on the Leopard Puff Sleeve Jumper in Coral, a suits-all shade that lends a pop of colour.

5. Cut-Out Details

Shop the trend: Lace Sleeve Top in Mint, Anglaise Sleeve Blouse in White

From broderie anglaise to crochet and lace, cut-out details are trending this season. We love the Lace Sleeve Top in Mint, featuring lace details and balloon-style puff sleeves. For a new-season spin on the classic white shirt, opt for the Anglaise Sleeve Blouse in White, which has sparkling diamante buttons for a little extra bling. To update a staple t-shirt, the Lace Detail Top in Mint comes with subtle cut-out detailing just around the neckline, for a small nod to the trend.


6. Bold Floral Prints

Shop the trend: Ella Dress in Aqua Print, Print Shirt in Pink


Some say wearing bold, colourful prints is an easy way to lift your mood. So, this season, we’re going all-out with blooming floral prints. Looking for an outfit for your first date night in months? The Ella Dress in Aqua Print comes in a flattering wrap cut to suit almost every body shape. If opting for a more casual vibe, we love the painterly prints of the Flower Printed T-Shirt in White, or the Print Shirt in Pink. Leave it loose or tuck into trousers, and cinch with a skinny belt to nip in your waist.


7. Slogan T-Shirts

Shop the trend: Pockete T-Shirt in White, Love Top in White


Dare to wear it? Say what you really mean with a cute slogan tee. Perfect for chilled days, wear with comfy trousers or over a slip dress to make your statement. The Pockete T-Shirt in White reminds us to stay in the present with a sweet message, while the Love Top in White has got us feeling all romantic. Planning this year’s staycation? The Shreya T-Shirt Grey Marl is a must-pack, and will make for a picture-perfect photo opp on the road to your destination. 

Need some comfy outfit inspo when WFH? Here’s How to Update Your WFH Wardrobe for Spring with our easy fashion tips.