Some people maintain a consistent look for years or even decades. They wear the same hairstyles and rely on a set of go-to classic ensembles in black, gray or navy blue. That’s a safe approach, but what’s the fun in that?
Today’s fashion trends are bold, colorful and even a little sexy, and the new year represents a perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe in order to spice up your day-to-day routine and make 2020 a trendy, fun year for fashion.
Here are a few fashion-forward ideas and inspiration for 2020.
Made famous by former Spice Girls standout Victoria Beckham, all-white ensembles are white hot for 2020. Designs from Gabriela Hearst, Ralph & Russo, Pyer Moss, Chanel, Tom Ford, Off White and, of course, Beckham herself graced the SS20 catwalks. White outfits can be a challenge to keep clean and matching different shades of white can be tricky. But when the look is executed well, all-white ensembles can be a definite showstopper.
Nothing says spring like bright-colored dresses, tops and bottoms. For 2020, tangerine is the tropical shade of the moment, making an appearance in designs by Tanya Taylor, Barragán and Bibhu Mohapatra. It’s difficult to imagine being in a bad mood while wearing a sunny, sweeping skirt or crisp tangerine slacks. This cheery color is surprisingly versatile and looks great either dressed up for stylish occasions or dressed down for a fun afternoon at the park.
For some people, the 1960s and 1970s never really went away. And for those nostalgic-minded folks, 2020’s runway retro-inspired looks are tailor made to harken back to those eras. Think psychedelic prints and stripes, flowing tie-dyed gowns and suede jackets that would be perfect for attending Woodstock. Designers embracing the spirit of past decades in their designs for spring and summer 2020 include Missoni, Alberta Ferretti, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Rixo.
Tiny handbags are cute, but they’re certainly less-than-practical except for the most formal occasions. For 2020, big handbags will be big — really big. Clutch bags from Versace, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Rejina Pyo and Isabel Marant look great and are large enough to carry cell phones, keys, makeup and any other accessory or necessity of a modern woman. Plus, super-sized bags from Off White and Bottega Veneta can double as carry-on luggage in a pinch.
Camisoles have long been a staple of sexy summer ensembles, and in 2020, undergarments are expected to make a full-fledged emergence. Bras worn as outerwear, along with sexy garters, can be paired with a blazer for a business-friendly look or matched with a skirt, shorts or slacks for a beach outing. Additionally, corsets have recently made a bold return to fashion show runways, with looks from Bahmain, Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu, Ryan Roche, Laquan Smith and others.
2020 Fashion Vision
With all these great looks gracing fashion show runways, next year’s spring and summer seasons promise to be outstanding for fashion. Whether the occasion is dressy or casual, or chic or sensual, there is an on-trend fashion staple or accessory that’s perfect for every taste and preference. Fashion-conscious women adding any of these looks to their wardrobes should feel confident about going into 2020 looking absolutely fabulous!