We thought we’d take a style cue from the catwalk and break down the trends that we can actually wear IRL. Here are the key looks to have on your radar for 2020.
The Statement Trench Coat
The trusty trench is a Spring style staple but this time around the androgynous outwear has made a departure from its minimalist and masculine roots.
From Burberry’s crystal-embellished coat modelled by Agyness Deyn to check prints at Ports 1961, the timeless classic is taking an all-together more playful approach to layering and we’re here for it.
The SS20 trend proves the 80s-inspired power suit is going nowhere and boy are we glad.
Deconstructed and undone is the order of the day when it comes to power dressing with fashion powerhouses Chloé, Proenza Schouler and JW Anderson all championing a modern and risqué spin on the tailoring classic.
Boardroom drama has had a modern makeover and it’s no longer a one-horse trouser suit race. There’s separates, trans-seasonal skirts and Bermuda shorts – we have options, people. Powerful options.
Underwear as Outerwear
Get ready to flash your best undies, gals! It’s the rule of the runway. Dior, Fendi and Loewe are all making a case for wearing your bra as a top but if that’s too bold for you, lean into the trend with a crop top or a sheer tank top instead and mix business with pleasure by layering an oversized blazer over the top.
Slime green, acid yellow and Stabilo orange, the catwalks were awash with bold displays of colour and maximalist energy. Introverts, fear not – opt for colour-pop accessories if neon is scary territory for you or dig out your pastel pieces for a wearable take on the tricky trend.
Tonal dressing is nothing new but top-to-toe white is 2020’s effortlessly chic serving suggestion. Just steer clear of tomato-based dishes, eh? There’s no room for spaghetti Bolognese error here.
Masters of minimalism, rejoice! The simplistic shapes of the 90s are showing no signs of slowing with slip dresses, sheer fabrics and barely-there tops dominating the scenes at Prada, Bottega Vanetta and Gabriela Hearst. In the case of this trend, less is definitely more!
Remember that Zara dress from Summer 2019? Expect more viral spotty numbers where that came from.
Florals will never fail you but for now, they’ve stepped down for Spring – Miranda Priestley will be chuffing pleased. It’s power to the polka dots, with designers including Caroline Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Erdem and Balmain going dotty for them.
The SS20 rulebook says sleeves should be two things: ballooning and bougie. Pair a voluminous puff sleeve with your favourite straight leg denim for an elevated every day look that’ll look just as fitting in the office as it would for a fancy brunch.
The Winter staple takes on a new form for Spring. Think beyond the realms of black this season, our leather goods are going lighter and brighter for SS20 and we have Marni, Emilia Wickstead and Bottega Veneta to thank for it.
The Swinging 70s
Designers are throwing it back to all the best bygone decades but if one era stole the show, it was the swinging 70s. From shades of orange and brown, psychedelic prints and flares taking centre stage at Celine – SS20 is as free-spirited as they come!