Wear now, before anyone else
The year is not even over yet and I'm already looking forward to the new trends that we'll be wearing next year. According to the trend-report that Net-A-Porter has put together for next seasons, several next spring and summer styles are garments we started wearing this year, and others are pieces from the past that have been revisited and revamped. I selected the top trend predictions for 2020 so that you can shop now and start wearing the new trends before anyone else! Trust me and you'll become the trendsetter even among your most fashion-savvy friends.
Linda Tol during Milan Fashion Week and Tibi runway at New York Fashion Week
You probably already own a trench coat by now. But the classic coat has been updated for 2020 and comes with details such as puffy sleeves, colour-block contrasting panels and chunky buttons and belts. Linda Tol's plaid trench with bright yellow details and Tibi’s crinkled-vinyl trench coat are good examples of the new staple with a twist that you will wear all year round. We've also seen many Instagrammers donning J. W. Anderson’s trenchcoat with puffy sleeves, and checkered lapels and cuffs.
Model after Versace fashion show during Milano Fashion Week and model Adesuwa Aighewi during Paris Fashion Week
Burberry and Saint Laurent are responsible for the revival of the waistcoat. The cool piece of garment that was a must in the '70s and '80s, can be worn as a three-piece suit for a chic office look or by itself, in the manner of a top to go out at night. You can also elevate a T-shirt or an oversized shirt by pairing it with a waistcoat in the manner the models like to do it.
Street style during Milan Fashion Week Women SS 2020 and FW 2019/20
Bermuda shorts have become a thing in 2019, and you will still be wearing this trend next year too. Read more about this summer staple in our article Shorts: the trend for all body types and ages. Net-A-Porter predicts Bermuda short suits are also going to be a big hit in 2020. Whether in Gabardine with pleats or in Prince of Wales checked, Bermuda shorts can be chic enough to go to the office or out and about in town. You can be sure that Bermuda shorts will be a big trend because Bottega Veneta presented beautiful ones on the catwalk. As every fashionista knows; everything the Italian house touches becomes a trend; like for example, Bottega Veneta's square-toe shoes or pouch bags we've seen everywhere this year.
Street style and Versace runway at Milan Fashion Week FW 2019/20
As you already read it here in our article "How to look stylish in a turtleneck", the roll-neck top is the fastest way to make any outfit look contemporary and cool. This mini-trend will keep going strong in 2020, even throughout spring, when you’ll need lighter ones. Pair your stylish Bermuda-suit with a thin turtleneck and you will be the trendiest of them all!
Olivia Palermo during Milan Fashion Week SS 2020 and street style in Milan, MFW19/20
Style a masculine shirt layered over a turtleneck as The Row presented on its catwalk, for a very cool look next year. Choose classic colours like white and light-blue to balance the oversized silhouette.
Karlie Kloss at Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2020 during PFW and Blanca Miro during Paris Fashion Week
In spring/summer 2020, trade your button-down shirts for polo tops like the ones we saw in Rejina Pyo and Prada catwalk shows. The preppy polo shirts are very versatile; they look beautiful with pants, Bermuda shorts or skirts.
Charlotte Groeneveld and Gilda Ambrosio during Paris Fashion Week
Victoria Beckham and Versace brought the minidress back for next year. It is a big change from past seasons’ modest dresses with midi-hemlines, and the mini-dresses are already hitting the high street shops too.
2020, bring it on!
All street style and runway photo via Shutterstock