With just a few weeks left of 2019, it’s a good time to look ahead and start planning your Spring/Summer wardrobe for the new year. Granted, at present the shops are still filled with snug and cosy winter attire, and that’s not about to change for a good couple of months. But, with the SS 2020 catwalk shows having already taken place across fashion capitals New York, London and Paris last month, there’s plenty of inspiration to be had – and working out what your key pieces are going to be for the coming season means you’ll be one step ahead of the game when they finally hit your favourite designer boutiques.
Fashion weeks are the key highlights of the annual fashion calendar, with designers battling it out to cement the next big trend and top modelling agencies clamouring to sign their clients up to work with some of the biggest names in the business. But best of all, a seat on the ‘FROW’ gets you a first look at the action – and the trends you need to add to your wardrobe before everyone else catches on.
From Prada to Gucci, Carolina Herrera to Miu Miu, these are the names that create the trends that everyone else follows. We’ve rounded up the strongest looks and the key styles and colours to be seen in for 2020 – so start planning that wardrobe overhaul now.
Yellows have been enjoying a large slice of the limelight in recent seasons, and S/S 2020 is no different. It’s time for mustard to move aside though, and make way for the new season’s ‘marigold’ shade. Somewhere in between mustard and gold, expect to see it in shiny fabrics and on glitzy pieces, as well as more pared down suits.
Speaking of suits, 2019 has been the year of them, and 2020 will be no different. In New York, the runways were awash with bold, suits in every shade from neutrals and whites to brights. This season, the look is less tailored and more over-sized, with unique adornments aplenty.
Polka Dot Party
The trend that never really goes away, polkadots are making a return for the new season ahead. The New York runways were full of big, bold spot patterns, often in varying sizes. Expect some gorgeous statement pieces to make an appearance in your favourite stores over the coming weeks, because this look is going to be huge.
Who doesn’t love a good fringe? We know we do. In Spring/Summer 2020, expect to see fringing on bags, dresses and just about everything else. It’s a classic summer festival look that will always have a place, so we’re not surprised to see it making a return – and it’s an easy way to add interest to an otherwise simple outfit, making it a great trend to add in the shape of accessories and accent pieces.
Going one step beyond the garish lime green of seasons gone by, this season, it’s all about the acid brights. Acid greens are set to be seen on everything over the summer, so prepare to make some space amongst those classic neutrals for a brighter and bolder look. Our advise? Choose a statement piece, like a skirt or a top, and keep the rest of the look pared down. That way, you’ll let the loudest piece do the talking.
When is a dress not a dress? When it’s also a coat. The Coat Dress promises to make getting dressed in the morning easier than ever – after all, it’s one less thing to think about! A style that was all over the runways for the season ahead, you won’t be able to get by without one.
Another trend that just keeps on returning, Milan’s catwalks were awash with stylish leather pieces for S/S 2020. Moving away from your classic blacks and browns, this time it’s all about the brights. Think primary colours like reds, blues and greens.
You can always rely on Paris to resurrect a classic look, and for the coming season, neutrals are back once again. The original fashion capital of the world knows exactly how to keep things chic, so expect to add some classic pieces to your wardrobe that will look great with just about anything.
An exciting range of trends that are set to dominate the year ahead, we can’t wait to get filling our wardrobes with the key designer pieces to be seen in. Start making that shopping list, because they’ll be hitting the shops before you know it.
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