Check out the new summer styles of 2020
Summer brings with it a world of sunlight, hot days and fiery winds, and it is usually a good time for a wardrobe makeover. Most women do a complete spring overhaul, putting away their warm coats, sweaters and caps, and making room for the summer staples—the white shirts, the cool culottes, the chic espadrilles.
But this year, there is more to summer fashion than these regular styles. How can you look gorgeous and beat the heat in 2020? Read on…
GET A FRINGE
Fringed clothes are the rage this summer, so make sure you invest in a few of them. Fringe jackets, bags or fringe on garments are eye-catching and will be everywhere this year. For those who might not know, a fringe is a decorative trim on clothing or accessories that adds an interesting dimension to them.
The fringe has been in and out of fashion for a long time, so if you have a fringed fashion accessory from some years ago, bring it out, as fringes are back. The fringes in 2020, however, are longer and sleeker than in previous years and can be seen on handbags, boots, skirts, gowns, dresses and so much more. Some people are now embellishing the fringe itself, by adding crystals or beads to make them stand out. Don’t miss out on this unique look this year.
H O W A B O U T S O M E P O L K A DOTS?
We’ve seen seasons of stripes and floral motifs and paisley, but this is the year of the polka dot. The year 2020 will see polka dots of many sizes and colours on dresses, suits and bags. Fashion designers also used polka dots prints on a variety of styles this season, like on the sleeves of dresses and along the neckline of shirts. Whether you are dressed up in a cocktail dress for a party or for a regular day at work, polka dots are all set to make a huge style statement this year.
C H O O S E T H E C O L O U R O F THE YEAR
Every year the Pantone Colour Institute announces the new colour of the year. This year, it is Classic Blue, a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. When the colour is announced for a year, it is usually the theme of each season. From clothes, makeup, home décor, cake and desserts – it will find a place in almost every lifestyle space for 12 months.
Many denim brands may capitalize on this trend and create many collections around this hue. As blue is also known as the colour of tranquillity and serenity, it will be a good colour to appropriate this year. Look out for fashionable clothing in shades of beautiful, classic blue and you will be on trend all year round.
O P T F O R B R I G H T FAUX LEATHER
Faux leather is not always a popular choice in summer as cotton takes top spot during the warm weather months. But if you work in an office that has air conditioning or you work under powerful fans, faux leather is a good option as it is very trendy this year. It is softer and more supple and comes in many vibrant colours, like dark green, cream, tangerine, purple, maroon and so many other shades. What’s more, faux leather is not restricted to jackets only in 2020. You can get leather dresses, skirts, tops, pants, boots and shirts. In a warm country like ours, it may not be a great idea to wear a leather skirt or dress because of the heat that it traps within it. But when it gets cooler in the evening, you can always step out in a pair of snazzy faux leather boots or a faux leather skirt to look chic and stylish.
GET THE PUFFED SLEEVE
The puffed-sleeve look was a great style in the 80s, but it soon became unpopular because it made your shoulders look wider and the silhouette larger. Soon, it became the go-to style of those stuck in a Victorian time warp and was considered both old fashioned and boring. Shift to circa 2020 and the style is back in fashion all over again. Puffed sleeves are mainly used on blouses and dresses and in colours like pink, black or white. The sleeves are also embellished with bows and ruffles now, to make the look more feminine. And the more voluminous it is, the more stylish the puffed sleeve looks.
ADD A WAISTCOAT
The waistcoat is in style in 2020, so if you like the look, don’t forget to invest in a few of them right away. You can make the waistcoat your statement accessory and either embellish it with crystals or beads or make it look very formal and get it tailored to suit you. It is a very flattering piece of clothing as it frames the body and makes you look trimmer and slimmer. You can also mix and match the colours of waistcoats to create a new style each time. The look is androgynous but looks very smart and stunning for any formal occasion.
SHORTS ARE BACK
Bermuda shorts are in fashion again and in a host of attractive styles. This style is also called Mom shorts as it falls just above the knee and is belated at the waist. This is a perfect summer staple and should be a part of your wardrobe this year. The interesting aspect of this trend is the fact that you can wear shorts in all kinds of fabrics, like denim, cotton or even leather. Even long, flowy dresses and minis are just not quite so popular as shorts during the summer. The best shorts styles to wear this year include the culottes, pyjama-like shorts, the skirt shorts, the distressed denim shorts and the fringed shorts
FIND A BIG BAG
Handbags will be extra large and roomy this year, so if you are going bag shopping, make sure you are looking for bigger versions, as this is the trend in 2020. Big bags are practical but during this season, they are also crafted in many stylish ways so that it will be your perfect companion right through. The micro bags and itsy-bitsy bags had their time in the sun over the last few years, but now make way for the oversized ones. Though they can be quite cumbersome when travelling on public transport, it is always a question of style over comfort.
FIND YOUR SUMMER QUOTIENT
So, if you are looking to make 2020, the year of fashionable choices, the above recommendations will hold you in good stead. Besides these, you can also aim at making a statement with your clothes, like buying only sustainable attire, keeping your look neutral or opting for the classic look. Other summer styles include sheer clothing, retro prints, low slung trousers and so much more.
Choose the trends that work for you and make it the most stylish year of your life.