When we think about the trends for next season, there are two main indicators of what styles we can expect: catwalk fashion and street fashion.
The reviews of the world’s designers with collections for spring / summer 2020 gave us a good indication of what new trends will be popular, while the street style shows what people have actually chosen to wear.
At first glance we can say that clothes that were trendy years ago are suddenly taking on a second life and are once again enjoying immense popularity.
Nothing new under the sun, some will say, but in reality this tangible lack of different, new and unexpected trends for Spring / Summer 2020 has a very logical and environmentally friendly explanation.
We are fed up with extravagant, difficult to combine, short-term trends that do not give us anything, but only take away a large part of our budget. Not to mention the quality of clothing, which was deliberately neglected in order to stimulate consumption.
However, the trends for Spring / Summer 2020 are much more predictable and applicable over a long period of time. They involve making a wardrobe of quality clothes with clean lines that will serve you for several seasons ahead. We see a lot of classic shirts, the little black dress, straight pants, suits and more.
Even the division between the seasons is blurring. The clothes can be worn all year round. The words with which fashion experts describe the trends of 2020 are – “realistic” and “wearable”.
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Let’s see what will be the biggest fashion trends in summer 2020. Find out what the top street style influencers will wear during the warm season and what to invest in to be among them.
Along with organic cotton, linen and silk, there are some interesting additions. One of which is leather, used for all kinds of clothes – blouses, pants, jackets, whole suits, skirts, dresses – all in leather.
And you know very well how durable and beautiful the leather is (not particularly ethical, but high-quality artificial leather is already available).
Well, this is not the most suitable material for hot summer days. But summer is only 3 months out of a whole year, right? During the other 9 months your leather clothes will serve you faithfully and stylishly.
Knitwear remains fashionable in the coming warm months, so do not rush to put away all the vests and sweaters, which now have the addition of beautiful, feminine and colorful embroidery.
Colors And Patterns
In terms of prints, the situation is extreme. The polka dots dominate, but now thin vertical lines are also included, especially in the costumes (another 90s trend).
The other extreme is the lush prints inspired from the Amazon Jungle – leaves, flowers, grass, leopard or zebra, parrots. Another very bright but classic modern print is the gingham pattern – the more saturated and bright the color – the better.
The colors explode in full force! Although the color of the year imposed by Pantone is the classic blue, the Spring / Summer 2020 trends support the wearing of the screaming neon, which are now mostly orange, yellow and pink. Hot pink, burning orange, sunny yellow – only bright colors!
Neon colors have a really strong presence this summer. We saw them at the Marni and Jacquemus street shows. This is the time to wear the brightest and eye-catching colors that can easily reflect your positive mood and the change of weather – from a gloomy winter to a sun-filled summer. Don’t be afraid to stand out.
The blue will be available in all variations from the mentioned classic blue, through the faded denim blue to the turquoise.
Clothes For The Upper Part
The main emphasis is on the neckline and collar. The first is big (scoop, square, v-neck type), wide and revealing. The square neckline is the most distinctive trend.
The collars are expressive and large. Your choice could be also a high collar. As we previously mentioned, the old forgotten trends return in this spring / summer. Dresses and blouses with high collars will be stylish and trendy.
They are similar to the style of the characters from “Little Women” show. Try dresses and blouses made of silk, with lace or mesh, wider sized, with puff sleeves and a high collar.
While we are still on the topic of collars, a forgotten but now returned trend is the polo shirts. 90s short tank tops with thin straps and those hang out tank tops can also help you give a modern look to your clothes. Elastic blouses fall into the same category.
Wearing a bra as a shirt will be one of the biggest trends in spring / summer 2020 (as it was in 2019), and the street style influencers are still preferring this casual and attractive look. But, of course, it is only for the most daring and brave women.
Retailers offer very cute options for this type of bra, whether you decide to combine it with high-waisted pants, over a t-shirt or under a loose jacket or vest.
The trend with puff (gathered) sleeves has definitely conquered the fashion world! The good news: This look is still “yes” for summer 2020.
This 80s inspired look is again a trend from last year, but designers continue to rely on it in their new collections. This is the perfect way to turn any white top from just simple to really awesome.
Many famous brands, such as Louis Vuitton and Burberry, showed the great return of corsets at the end of last year.
You can wear them without any accessories, with skirts or pants in the summer. In the spring, to create warmer look, just add a polo or oversized jacket.
We always associate the holidays with bows. World-famous brands such as Dior and Chanel were very pleased with the return of this eye-catching detail.
Overalls, dresses, tops – everything can be decorated with a stylish bow and turn your look into a real holiday!
Denim fabrics were very popular in the 90s and in the past you should have had denim skirts, denim shirts or denim dresses. Well, denim dresses will be super fashionable again. With them you will have a vintage look, and these dresses are also suitable for parties and events, as well as for walks.
Baby Doll Dresses
In the summer, baby doll-style miniskirts will take over the streets. Expect to see them in pastel summer shades and with variations in size.
Meghan Markle made the shirt dresses a real trend. She often appears at events in dresses made of shirt fabrics. They are ideal for summer, as they are wider and keep cool, but also sporty and elegant, they can be used for a simple walk, for an official event or for the office. For the beach, these dresses should be used in purple, pink, blue or yellow.
Spring is the season when nature comes to life – the trees are blooming, there are more and more flowers around and everything looks fabulous. Do not be afraid to buy clothes with floral motifs – this way you will be in tune with spring and you will look radiant and feminine.
Leather And Eco Leather
During the autumn-winter season 2019-2020, this fabric has started to gain momentum and will logically conquer the wardrobes of every lady in 2020. If you still do not have any leather clothes, do not waste time and quickly fix this mistake!
For the spring-summer 2020 season, you may once again take out your favorite safari-style clothes and walk as if you had just landed in the tropics. This style borrows some details from the military, but differs in the predominant natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and leather.
The Great Return Of The White
To look beautiful, you don’t have to keep your white dress just for the wedding. In the spring and summer of this year you may wear this great color everywhere.
High Waist Pants
Etro, Burberry, Isabel Marant and many other global brands have unanimously decided to extend the life of high waist pants.
This means only one thing – you could continue to wear these models in the spring-summer 2020 season.
Bermuda remains an absolute trend, with a slight modification – a straight edge in front, which makes them suitable for office environments. The length is up to or just below the knee. It is especially fashionable to wear with a matching jacket.
Yes, the suits continue to hold the leading positions in the trends, and now the suit vests are entering as the missing link. You may rely on earth tones and bright colors.
As you already know – necklines are a very important part of clothing for the season. To respect them as much as possible, you can decorate yourself with a beautiful metal necklace-chain or a few rows of pearls, which are fashionable to be “raw” (with a more curved shape).
Big chains shoulder bags are also quite on-trend. The returned model is the bowling bag, which is very practical and fits surprisingly much for its size. Small rectangle shoulder bag models will continue to be fashionable.
The metal chains will obviously be worn from head to toe, because they also appeared on the shoes.
Anklets were among the most popular accessories at the end of the last century and the beginning of the new. These trend returns in spring and summer 2020. Try bigger chains that can be even a little heavy.
Thin chains that are barely noticeable will no longer be fashionable. With these accessories you remind of childhood and look fresh and naughty. You can combine them with leather jackets.
Of course, you should choose only one accessory with a chain so that it does not look too much.
The bucket hat trend is not over yet, which is great! This way you will have the opportunity to add a few more to your collection.
The choice of hats reflects the various trends – from neon colors to PVC design. Complement any outfit this summer with a bucket hat to create this casual cool fashion girl look.