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10 of the Best Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Trends

March 18, 2020

The spring season is almost upon us. And do you know what this means? Our favourite stores are about to be stocked with a boatload of Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends, straight from the catwalks!

Still enjoying Autumn Winter 2019 trends? Well, good news — SS20 serves as an extension of the previous season with just the odd surprise thrown in.

Want specifics? No worries – I’ve got you covered. Read on to find out the biggest Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends to watch as the weather gets warmer.

Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Trends

1. Rainbow Leather

First things first, AW19 brought us black leather in abundance, from classic biker-style jackets to belted miniskirts and luxe dresses. 

However, SS20 is all about leather pieces in an array of bright hues. Think: sky blues as showcased at the Hugo Boss show, lime greens a la Rochas and tomato reds as seen at Bottega Veneta.

As a result, just one rule applies when it comes to this trend: the more colourful, the better!

2. Highlighter Reel

Speaking of a rainbow, the Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends champion highlighter-inspired neons, inspired by the catwalks of Tom Ford, Jacquemus and Balenciaga.

For instance, tangerine orange was the standout hue at Valentino and Stella McCartney.

When styling one of these fluoro shades, be sure to tone down your look with neutrals (such as a white tailored blazer) for a bold, sophisticated aesthetic.

3. Neutral Minimalism

Next, at the other end of the spectrum, fans of AW19 neutrals will be happy to hear that they’re making a comeback for SS20.

That said, white will have a bit of a moment thanks to designers such as Victoria Beckham, Chanel and Gabriela Hearst, who favoured head-to-toe ensembles.

Whether you stick to one classic hue or add a few to your outfit colour palette, this trend will make sure you look fresh, fabulous and Spring/Summer-ready.

4. Eighties-Style Tailoring

Another AW19 trend that’s sticking around is oversized, masculine tailoring as influenced by the eighties era.

To clarify, fashion powerhouses Chloe, JW Anderson and Proenza Schouler all promoted exaggerated proportions, co-ordinating pieces and minimal accessories across their catwalks. 

Did someone say “tres chic”?

5. Let’s Go on a Safari

One of the newcomers on the block when it comes to Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends is safari-inspired style.

From the jungle-esque collection of Dolce & Gabbana to the pocket-heavy pieces seen at Hermes and Jonathan Simkhai, everybody is going utilitarian-crazy.

(But in the very best way.)

6. Short But Sweet

Given the season, it’s not a surprise that shorts will be doing the rounds on the style scene.

Having said that, designers chose to send the tiniest of shorts down their Spring/Summer catwalks this year. For example, there were jersey hotpants at Chanel, leather numbers at Saint Laurent and tailored versions at Etro.

As a result, do you know what this means, ladies? Perhaps it’s time to get your pins out.

7. Summer Goth

Remember the nineties-inspired grunge trend that was huge in autumn 2019? Well, this has now evolved into SS20 gothic glamour.

Think: all-black everything, combat boots, alluring lace, maxi dresses, smokey eyes and dark lipstick.

Yes, it’s rather alarming that witchy-influenced looks are having a high-fashion moment. But I kind of like it.

After all, there’s beauty in individuality. Right?

8. Polka Dot Kitsch

Next, move over florals because, this Spring/Summer, there’s a new print in town.

Step forward, polka dots – fashion’s latest little darling.

For instance, we saw monochrome mini dresses showcased by Richard Quinn and head-to-toe looks via Carolina Herrera.

Regardless, don’t be afraid to get in touch with your dotty side this season.

9. Underwear as Outerwear

If last summer is anything to go by, this one is set to be a scorcher.

Consequently, you might be relieved to hear that the phrase “less is more” is perfectly acceptable on the style-sphere.

After all, designers such as Olivier Theyskens, Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana had their models rocking lingerie, bralets and corsetry on their SS20 catwalks.

Feeling shy with this one? Just throw on a cute blazer over a lace bodysuit with skinny jeans and barely-there block heels to create a reserved yet relevant take on the trend.

10. Hippie Hippie Shake

Above all, fans of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will love the fact that hippie-influenced fashion has returned for SS20.

From retro suede at Alberta Ferretti to sixties-style psychedelic prints at Fendi, things are about to get a whole lot groovier (baby).

And I can’t wait.

Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Trends for Every Personal Style

In conclusion, I think it’s very easy to fall in love with the Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends.

Why? Well, because there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For those who prefer classic, simplistic looks, they can rock neutral minimalism, eighties-style tailoring and safari chic with some monochrome polka dots thrown in.

Likewise, those who like to embrace their inner maximalist can fill their boots with the other options.

Either way, have fun and don’t be afraid of trying something new this season. Ultimately, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Trends

What’s your favourite upcoming trend? How will you wear it for Spring/Summer? Let me know in the comments!

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Katie Davies is a freelance writer, blogger and world-traveller from West Yorkshire. In the last three years, she has written for over 100 companies on a range of subjects, from fashion to marketing. When she’s not producing content, you can find her shopping, exploring a new place or sitting somewhere having a cup of builder’s tea.

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