Designers focused on graphic prints, luxe textures, and classic materials like leather and sequins in fresh silhouettes. From handmade crotchet and light-as-air feather frocks to brightly colored leather trenches, the 2020 fashion trends aren’t for the faint of heart. But fear not, for these trends are actually more wearable than you may think! Turn to feather tops and statement-making sleeves, jeans, and no-frills shoes for a casual head-turning look. For those really wanting to embrace a maximalist year, all over crotchet, larger than life prints, and punchy patent leather will definitely feel right to experiment with. Read on for 5 of the biggest 2020 fashion trends straight from the runways.
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- Polka Dots
A print that never seems out of style shows no signs of stopping for 2020. Designers are however taking the print to new heights to ensure it feels fresh for the new year. Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera freshened up the print with oversized dots on a slightly sheer silhouette. To style this graphic trend to the next level, mimic the print in your accessories with oversized pearl accessories. Check out this fab polka dot dress!
- Statement Sleeves
While we have seen a spike of the ‘80s inspired sleeves, they will hit new heights this year. This trend is great because of its versatility. A puff sleeve top can take you to work to date night with an easy change of shoes. From romantic iterations seen at Brock Collection and Carolina Herrera to bohemian-inspired sleeves at Zimmerman, there is a statement sleeve style out there for you. For a puff-sleeve top, pair with classic straight denim and no-frills shoes – a dramatic sleeve is the only thing you need to stand out. Check out the sleeves on this bodysuit!
- Reinvented Leather
Colorful leather is surprisingly more wearable than you think and our favorite street style stars have been proving that for the past year. Leather may seem like a heavy and dark trend that you should save for fall and winter but it is surprisingly in-season for spring when paired with punchier colors and light silhouettes. If you’ve been debating if a brightly colored leather jacket is right for you, now is the time to scoop one up. Check out this rose-colored leather jacket!
- Textures, Textures, Textures!
Whether it was long tiered ruffles, handcrafted crotchet, delicate feathers, or lace detailing– textures were the name of the game on the runways for 2020. Isabel Marant sent handcrafted crotched pieces that are so not your grandma’s afghan. Crotchet– a delicate and handmade process– feels relevant in a time when the fashion industry is constantly looking for more ways to become more sustainable.
Many designers such as Attico, Valentino, and Burberry took to light as air feathers to pack a punch. While for some evenings, a classic LBD or sequins might suffice, a brightly colored feather dress or top could be taking over when it comes to making a statement. Check out the feathers on this dress!
- High Shine Sequins and More
While it seemed that high shine sparkle was just a breakout trend for Euphoria-inspired makeup, designers like Saint Laurent and Eckhaus Latta proved it to be so much more. They took simple and sexy silhouettes like tailored suits and casual slip dresses and knocked them up a notch with allover colored sequins. Use sequins as a way to bring drama to otherwise basic pieces for the ultimate shine. Check out this fun and affordable option!
What 2020 trend are you most excited to try out? Whether you are going bold in leather or statement-making sleeves, try out one of these new trends this season to spice up your wardrobe.
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