While “2020” evokes feelings of newness, beginnings, and the unknown, the 2020 SS runways threw an unexpected twist by relying on decades past for inspiration. Designers really went for it this season with the deep cuts. From the 70’s disco collar to the 00’s Bermuda short (yes, you read that right), your favorite brands are giving “cringe” a modern makeover. And if you’re anything like me, you’re going to fall more in love than you had anticipated. Below you will find the some of my favorite Spring 2020 fashion trends.
Spring 2020 Fashion Trends
All Tiers, All Ruffles
Gone are the days where ruffles are reserved for newborns and wedding parties. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw this spring by wearing this fun and flirty statement. Light, airy, and feminine, this trend has gotten a grown-up update from some of our favorite designers including Marc Jacobs and Erdem. Go full tunic for a beachy and airy vibe, or create shape with a belt or waistband.
Skirt by Sheike $140
Disco Collar Fever
The 1970’s called – they wanted to applaud us for reinventing the disco collar once again. Once making a name for itself 5 decades ago as a shirt collar over a jacket collar, the disco collar has evolved over time. Now, we find the unique neckline on outerwear, dresses, evening wear, and more. You may have seen a few of these pieces on the runways of Louis Vuitton and Fendi. If you search hard enough, you can even find some removable pointed collars – great for layering!
Mini Dress by Ganni $225
Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet
Dotting collections like Stella McCartney, Marni, and Jil Sander, this yarn isn’t so crafty. Crochet was perhaps one of the most ubiquitous trends this year, appearing across a wide variety of shows and already making its way into our favorite ready-to-wear stores. Think elevated, sophisticated, and wearable versions of the crochet that you already know and love. No doilies to be seen.
Not Your Grandmother’s Wallpaper, Either
Retro prints are back in full force this Spring, and this time it’s on our dresses and skirts (not our luggage and walls.) There’s a comforting familiarity in a way, seeing these nostalgic patterns dance on a runway. Being a subtle aesthetic drive behind many Gucci and Prada collections, it wasn’t surprising to see these two designers really knock it out of the park this year. As these designs start to fill the public’s favorite stores, psychedelic abstracts and garden-scape florals pop out from the monochromatic crowds of NYC. Whenever I see them, they always put a smile on my face.
Canvas Bag by Staud $225
Trousers by Dodo Bar Or $285
It’s All Raffia, Darling
As sustainability grows as a priority for mainstream shoppers, designers have taken note and started to incorporate more sustainable materials within their collections. Among these materials is raffia, the malleable palm leaf. Starting off as a common earring and handbag material, raffia has become so popular it’s being used in full-length dress design (Oscar de la Renta) and luxe accessories (Celine).
This one may be a tough pill to swallow for some of us. How on earth could these possibly be cool again? The thing is, somehow fashion always repeats itself. I guess we just weren’t ready for the Bermuda to come back so quickly. Dubbed the boyfriend fit of the shorts world, Bermudas are perfect for travel and weekends, and can even be dressed up with chic counterparts (think blazer, pump, and sleek crossbody.) Make the tricky silhouette work for you by pairing with heels to elongate the leg, and a flattering lowered neckline to draw the eye back upwards. Need more inspiration? Check out the most recent Givenchy and Alexander Wang runway shows.
Pantone’s Color of the Year is Classic Blue – a staple that works as either a neutral or a pop of color depending on how you style it. Pair the saturated hue with adjacent colors on the color wheel for a tonal ensemble (think jewel tones). Or, mix it up with one of spring’s other anticipated shades like fiery scarlet, golden yellow, or aqua. Possibly Pantone’s most wearable color in a decade, you won’t have any trouble incorporating this Color of the Year into your wardrobe. And if you’re a monochromatic queen who winces at the idea of anything outside of the grayscale, try out a blue pedicure. It will be our little secret.
How to Shop Spring 2020 Fashion Trends
Like anything new, if something seems a bit too outrageous for you right now, try out an accessory or two first. Ease yourself in. Think earrings, belts, heels, bags, or hats. If your new accessories make you feel confident and beautiful, then you can think about how you can invest in different pieces and continue to build your wardrobe in a way that speaks to you. I hope that this was a bit of inspiration before you dive into the latest spring arrivals, and something to think about for the coming summer months as well.
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About Tina Broccole
Tina Broccole is a NY Fashion Stylist, Influencer, and Radio Talk Show Host of “Fashion Friday with Tina.” She has been involved in the fashion industry for over 2 decades, first as stylist for a major retailer, then as an entrepreneur of her own styling business, Style by Tina, while adding radio show personality and fashion commentator to her resume. Catch her weekly radio show and podcast every Friday at 9:30am on 1490-WGCH radio. Website: Style by Tina Blog: Wardrobe Envy Instagram: @wardrobe_envy
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