Joyful fashion to add some fun back into your wardrobe

Spring is on the way (we promise) and lockdown is lifting slowly, both of which has got us looking forward to having fun with fashion once again. After months of hunkering down at home in sweatshirts and leggings, we’re more than ready to break out of the (grey, elastane-enforced) rut and step into a world of wonderful, joyful fashion.

We’re talking colour, tactile textures, frills, flounces, volume and more – if it brings a smile to your face, that’s the ticket to joyous dressing. Of course, we’re not saying you have to dress like a head to toe rainbow (although we won’t stand in your way if you want to), even just a brightly coloured jumper, jazzy patterned trousers or an unexpected earring will do the trick. It’s all about embracing the fun side of fashion after months of practical, comfortable dressing (we can’t wait to see the back of our worn-out slippers, personally).

If you need any more inspiration for how to dress joyously, the Instagram accounts of influencers such as sisters @fellaby and @meganellaby are basically a masterclass in the style.

So we’ve scoured the high street and independent brands for 13 of the most joyous (but still completely wearable) clothing and accessories that you can even start integrating into your wardrobe right now. Nothing is an antidote to a grey Wednesday like a multicoloured knit or vibrant T-shirt…

13 pieces of joyful fashion to make you smile:

striped knit cardigan
Zara

Striped knit cardigan, £25.99, Zara

pink blazer
H&M

Jacquard-weave jacket, £34.99, H&M

green stripe top
KITRI

Patti Space-Dyed Top, £115, KITRI

floral dress
Mango

Flowers cotton dress, £49.99, Mango

House of Sunny cardigan
House of Sunny

Day Dreamer Cardi, £92, House of Sunny

Lucy & Yak dungarees
Lucy & Yak

Atlas Organic Heavy Twill Dungarees in Pastel Kit Print, £58, Lucy & Yak

green daisy sandals
Lazy Oaf

Melissa x LO Green Kick Off Sandal, £99, Lazy Oaf

striped knit vest top
Monki

Knit pullover, £25, Monki

pink check dress
Warehouse

Ruched Front Printed Dress, £33.75 (was £45), Warehouse

striped long sleeve top
Saturday by Megan Ellaby

The Misty Stripe & Zebra Print High Neck Top, £40, Saturday by Megan Ellaby

tulip jumper
Glassworks

Lilac and yellow intarsia tulip crew neck jumper, £65, Glassworks

spaceship earrings
Milk Tooth

Nucleus statement earrings, £45, Milk Tooth

green floral skirt
Reserved

EcoVero™ midi skirt, £24.99, Reserved