With the clocks going forward in a matter of days, it’s safe to say that the spring season is almost upon us.
Fashionistas, rejoice! Our favourite stores are about to be stocked with a boatload of new trends from the Spring Summer 2020 catwalks.
Still enjoying the old ones from Autumn Winter 2019? Well, good news — SS20 serves as an extension of the previous season with just the odd surprise thrown in.
Want specifics? No worries, gal — I’ve got you covered. Read on to find out the biggest Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends to watch as the weather gets warmer.
Firstly, AW19 might have 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 on the Hugo Boss catwalk, lime greens a la Rochas and tomato reds as seen at Bottega Veneta.
And just one rule applies when it comes to this trend: the more colourful, the better!
Speaking of a rainbow, the Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends are championing highlighter-inspired neons, taking inspiration from Tom Ford, Jacquemus and Balenciaga.
In fact, tangerine orange is the standout hue, which was seen everywhere from Valentino to 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.
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 is set to have a bit of a moment with designers such as Victoria Beckham, Chanel and Gabriela Hearst favouring head-to-toe ensembles.
Whether you stick to one classic hue or add a few to your outfit colour palette, you’re bound to look fresh, fabulous and Spring/Summer-ready.
Another AW19 trend that is 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”?
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, everything has gone a bit utilitarian.
(But in the very best way.)
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. I’m talking: jersey hotpants at Chanel, leather numbers at Saint Laurent and tailored versions at Etro.
Do you know what this means, ladies? Perhaps it’s time to get your pins out.
Remember the nineties-inspired grunge trend that was huge in autumn 2019? Well, this is evolving into the gothic glamour trend of SS20. 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. Am I right?
Move over florals because, this Spring/Summer, there’s a new print in town.
Step forward, polka dots – fashion’s latest little darling.
From monochrome mini dresses at Richard Quinn to colourful pieces at Erdem and head-to-toe looks at Carolina Herrera, don’t be afraid to get in touch with your dotty side this season.
If last summer is anything to go by, this one is set to be a scorcher.
That’s why you might be relieved to hear that “less is more” is, once again, going to be 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? I’ve got you — 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.
Finally, fans of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will love the fact that hippie-influenced fashion is set to return for SS20.
From retro suede at Alberta Ferretti to psychedelic prints at Fendi and sixties-inspired prints at Rixo, things are about to get a whole lot groovier (baby).
And I can’t wait.
To sum up, 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.
And for those who like to embrace their inner maximalist? Fill your boots with the rest of them.
Either way, have fun and don’t be afraid of trying something new this season. After all, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
What’s your favourite upcoming trend? How will you wear it for Spring/Summer? Let me know in the comments!
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