SPRING / SUMMER 2020 CLOTHING FASHION TRENDS YOU CAN BUY NOW AND WEAR THROUGH FALL 2020
It's winter but we’re already dreaming of spring and summer. How about you?
The vibe for spring, summer, and fall 2020 fashion is a badass mix of Halston-era 70s aesthetic with 1990s cool kid attitude. Both eras saw radical reimagining of what a strong woman looked like.
The 1990s were, in fact, a reboot of many styles that emerged originally in the 70s. Including sheer blouses, exaggerated floral patterns, patchwork, patterned pants, ribbed fitted polos, ruffle neck blouses, halter tops, asymmetric neckties, and flared pants. New styles in the 90s are also back, hip hop aesthetic of the late 80s, a reimagined halter tops, mini dresses, embroidered necklines, and exaggerated sleeves. Effortless. Badass. Definitively cool.
Really looking to up your look, or just add a little trendy element? Check out our blog on shoe styles for spring and summer 2020 as well as accessories and jewelry trends for 2020 (COMING SOON!)
Here are the top trends for Spring and Summer 2020. Check-in regularly for updates, or see our new arrivals for inspiration:
HIGH SLIT SKIRTS
The midi and maxi skirt is still in for this season with a twist: a high slit. This breezy and style is super flattering on all body types. The trend can be seen in calf-length, ankle-length, as well as bodycon and A-line styles.
CROCHET + MACRAME
When you hear crochet, do you think grandma doilies? You’re not alone. This knotted technique has been revamped to be wholly modern and may we say quite sexy. There are so many beautiful dresses, blouses, and handbag options that celebrate the knotted and fringed style.
SHEER DRESSES AND TOPS
Somewhere between nightie and peasant styling lies this season’s sheer fabrics. For loose fit dresses, cinch it in at the waist with a great statement belt or fabric belt, and/or add some streetwear accessories like sneakers, boots, or a cool waist bag. If you opt for a sheer top, consider wearing it with a more traditional skirt, slim pant, or fit and flare denim.
This fall fashion forecasters predicted that advancements in space would play an influential role in upcoming trends. They were right! Metallics, particularly silver, and holographic material can be seen in many hot products for spring and summer. Try this trend with a great pair of ankle boots, metallic leather pieces, or holographic tote bags.
We love a great stripe. You’ll be seeing whole lotta stripes this season, both horizontal and vertical striping will be a prevalent theme for handbags, dresses and slim fit polo tops.
Shop this look: CLASSIC BLUE + STRIPE HIGH-WAISTED HALTER BIKINI SET
WHITE BUTTON DOWNS WITH A TWIST
Everyone needs a great white button-down. This season we’re seeing a reboot with pleating, exaggerated sleeves, tie-necks, and fine tailoring techniques. Turn this classic workwear look to streetwear by pairing it with a funky necklace, leather pants, or shorts.
The puff sleeve was the sleeve of 2019, the sleeve for 2020 is even more exaggerated and oversized. Picture draping, dolman sleeve, puff sleeves, and cape sleeves. The puff or exaggerated sleeve can also be seen in blazers and bold trench coats.
Fall 2019 saw some brilliant monochrome looks in a variety of muted tones. For spring and summer 2020, add a little color: marigold yellow, classic royal blue, and dusty rose. The next two seasons will be about layering clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and accessories all in the same tone. Bonus for full-figured and petite gals, this is a great streamlined look that helps lengthen the body. And, this trend allows you to draw focus to a specific feature like a great pair of earrings or bag to break up the look in a complementary color or varying tone of the monochromatic tone you choose.
This season’s color blocking trend adds just the right element of “now” sophistication to an otherwise classic trench coat or blouse, as well as two-tone denim. Color combos can be seen in strong contrasts like black and white, to two-tones of the same color.
Fall 2019 seemed like it might be the apex of pleats. But, don’t put away those great pleated midi and maxi skirts just yet, they’re also coming in as a top trend for spring and summer. Looking for something new? Try a pleated colorful leather option and you can wear it through next fall. This trend is also seen in the equally popular vintage denim trend.
Great jumpsuits have been a staple for many reasons, but this spring and summer utility-inspired onesies are badass. Strong shoulders and belted waist are extremely flattering to all body types. Add some pockets or pleating and this look moves from the workroom to a night on the town. Pair this look with a great pair of boots or with a platform sandal in hot weather.
Ruffles are a classic technique that really has never been fully out of the rotation. This season seeks out those pieces with ruffled necklines, ruffle shoulder detail, and tiered ruffle skirts. Don’t forget your outerwear, try a ruffled bomber jacket or trench coat.
STATEMENT TRENCH COATS
The classic trench coat is a staple for any wardrobe whether you’ve got a short-cropped version or full-length. But make it modern, girl. Trench coats are having a moment in fabulous patchwork patterns, bold color blocking, material mixing particularly with leather or mesh. Not sure about jumping in with two feet? Try adding a cool sash belt or DIY an old coat or vintage find by adding some fringe or interesting patchwork lapel or shoulder detail.
The knitwear dress has a fun retro vibe without trying too hard to be dressed up. This trend is so great for summer and makes vacation packing so much easier because it doesn’t wrinkle much. It’s great for a night out as much as a poolside reading. Add some punchy stripes or hollow out mesh for the full effect.
BLAZERS + CARDIGANS
Yes, blazers are in pretty much every season. However, this season favors a wider cut, almost boyfriend-style blazer worn open over a great t-shirt, cami or tank top, or belted. Blazers aren’t just for workwear. Make them casual with a pair of Bermuda shorts or jeans and a pair of sneakers or slides. The same goes for cardigans. Think of both of these trends as a touch of cozy to complement more streamlined elements this season.
Whether you’re pursuing a true retro look in a long-pointed collar or lapel, or just looking for a little more like the addition of a ruffle, it’s about lengthening collars. This 'disco collar' trend is often seen with a great blazer or vest.
EMBROIDERED + EYELET
Not your mama’s embroidery and eyelet. This season’s look expands upon retro looks from the 70s but on really modern forms like jumpsuits, rompers, intricate collar embroidery, and patterned fabrics.
A great pair of jeans never go out of style. The last few seasons have favored cropped and narrow ankle looks. Boot-cut and flared leg loving ladies are in luck, these figure-flattering styles are hot, hot, hot. We are also seeing full head-to-toe denim looks. This takes some mastering but when done right is effortlessly cool.
You may be cringing at the idea of a vest like those worn by Friends Chandler. No fear, this season's vests are so much cooler. Lightweight leathers, sequins, fun patterns, and pleating. The modern vest feels more like either a cinching accessory for flowy dresses and tops or worn loose over a tank top and pair of denim shorts.
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