We selected the top trends for 2020 according to what we’ve seen on the catwalks and in the streets during Fashion Weeks. This way, you can shop consciously, knowing what are the items we’ll be wearing not only this spring but also the whole year.
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You probably already own a trench coat by now. But the classic coat has been updated 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. We’ve also seen many Instagrammers donning J. W. Anderson’s trenchcoat with puffy sleeves, and checkered lapels and cuffs.
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 part of a three-piece suit for a chic office look. Or it can be worn 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 as the models like to do it.
Bermuda shorts are a trend that started in 2019, and you will still be wearing them throughout this year, but paired with a jacket. Whether in Gabardine with pleats or in leather, Bermuda shorts can be chic enough to go to the office or out and about in town. As a matter of fact, we will see Bermuda suits everywhere this year.
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. Just think of Bottega Veneta’s square-toe shoes or pouch bags. Read more about this summer staple in our article Shorts: the trend for all body types and ages.
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 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.
Style a masculine shirt layered over a turtleneck as The Row presented on its catwalk, for a very cool look. And as soon as temperature rises, wear your masculine shirt on its own. Choose classic colours like white and light-blue to balance the oversized silhouette.
In spring/summer 2020, trade your button-down shirts for polo tops. We saw them in Rejina Pyo and Prada catwalk shows. The preppy polo shirts are very versatile. In fact, they look beautiful with pants, Bermuda shorts or skirts.
Victoria Beckham and Versace brought the minidress back in 2020. 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.
These are the items we’ll be wearing this year for sure. Trust us; you can buy with an eye in the future seasons and build a perfect capsule wardrobe.
All street style and runway photo via Shutterstock.