A Case For Over-The-Top Dressing: 3 Loud Looks We Can’t Wait To Wear This Spring

Chelsea Peng
·2 min read

Like a TikTok transition, the spring equinox makes us want to immediately go from a somber (and sweatpant-y) fashion mood to — jump cut — full-on peacocking. That's why, when appointing this season's most joyful trend, we're not pinpointing any one hue or trouser cut, but instead, declaring it an in-your-face style free-for-all.

It's all about leaning into highly saturated tones, silhouettes that fall on either end of the streamlined-to-voluminous spectrum, and an overall attitude of "the louder the better." To see this philosophy in action, we've partnered with Macy’s to present a few bold and bright outfit ideas, seen here on content creator Candace Hampton. See-through hot pink with acid yellow hibiscus print? Fuchsia braided leather and cobalt? See all that — and much, much more — ahead.

Throw everything you thought you knew about "statement pieces" and "focal points" out the window — for SS21, we're putting together looks so complex, your eye won't know where to stop. Here, an element of sheerness, a whimsical pattern, and goes-with-everything cutoffs keep the overall vibe vibrant but light.
Throw everything you thought you knew about "statement pieces" and "focal points" out the window — for SS21, we're putting together looks so complex, your eye won't know where to stop. Here, an element of sheerness, a whimsical pattern, and goes-with-everything cutoffs keep the overall vibe vibrant but light.
<br><br><strong>Calvin Klein</strong> Organza Button-Front Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fcalvin-klein-jeans-organza-button-front-shirt%3FID%3D11764920%26CategoryID%3D68514%26swatchColor%3DBlack" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Calvin Klein Organza Button-Front Shirt, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Levi's</strong> Mid-Length Shorts, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Flevis-womens-mid-length-shorts%3FID%3D4482966%26CategoryID%3D118%26cm_kws%3D4482966" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Levi's Mid-Length Shorts, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Tommy Hilfiger</strong> Kimey Ankle Tie Espadrilles, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Ftommy-hilfiger-womens-kimey-ankle-tie-espadrilles%3FID%3D11782153%26CategoryID%3D167042%26swatchColor%3DPink%2520Multi%2520Tropic%2520Print" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Tommy Hilfiger Kimey Ankle Tie Espadrilles, $, available at Macy's
We spy a going-out top (remember those?). While a black top and jeans might not seem like the most obvious example of this OTT trend, a notched, off-the-shoulder neckline provides a literal frame for your face. And what could be more look-at-me than that?
We spy a going-out top (remember those?). While a black top and jeans might not seem like the most obvious example of this OTT trend, a notched, off-the-shoulder neckline provides a literal frame for your face. And what could be more look-at-me than that?
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> V-Squared Neckline Bodysuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fmango-womens-v-squared-neckline-bodysuit%3FID%3D11909222%26CategoryID%3D68514" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Mango V-Squared Neckline Bodysuit, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Regina Slouchy Jeans, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fmango-womens-regina-slouchy-jeans%3FID%3D11909116%26CategoryID%3D68514" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Mango Regina Slouchy Jeans, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>STEVEN NEW YORK</strong> Enida Slide Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fsteven-new-york-womens-enida-slide-sandals%3FID%3D11578312%26CategoryID%3D169950%26swatchColor%3DCognac%2520Croco" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


STEVEN NEW YORK Enida Slide Sandals, $, available at Macy's
Matching your puff-sleeve top to your hair? A major flex. Add a pair of hot pink braided mules, and you've got a color combo that's just climbed to the top of our "Outfit Ideas" list.
Matching your puff-sleeve top to your hair? A major flex. Add a pair of hot pink braided mules, and you've got a color combo that's just climbed to the top of our "Outfit Ideas" list.
<br><br><strong>CeCe</strong> Puff-Sleeve Bow-Neck Top, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fcece-puff-sleeve-bow-neck-top%3FID%3D11734262%26CategoryID%3D255%26cm_kws%3D11734262" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


CeCe Puff-Sleeve Bow-Neck Top, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Mom-Fit Jeans, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fmango-womens-mom-fit-jeans%3FID%3D11909107%26CategoryID%3D68514" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


Mango Mom-Fit Jeans, $, available at Macy's
<br><br><strong>INC International Concepts</strong> Parker Woven Slide Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Finc-parker-woven-slide-sandals-created-for-macys%3FID%3D11784229%26CategoryID%3D167042%26swatchColor%3DFuschia%2520Smooth" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Macy's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Macy's</a>


INC International Concepts Parker Woven Slide Sandals, $, available at Macy's

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