Raise your hand if you’re looking forward to seeing what weird and wonderful fashion trends 2020 will bring us! 2019 brought us everything from teeny tiny belt bags to super slouchy thigh-high boots, and everything in-between. Make it one of your rules to try and avoid falling into the trap of trying to own every trend you see on Instagram. Rather be selective of which trends you try and which you don’t.
Knowing which fashion trends to look out for in 2020 will definitely ensure that you stay stylish all year long. So take a look at the hottest trends you should get your hands on for the new year, and those you should leave behind in 2019.
Teeny tiny shades
At some point, we all loved this trend. Made popular by the likes of Rihanna and Kylie Jenner. But let’s face it, it wasn’t very comfortable and didn’t really serve the purpose of protecting our eyes from the sun. For that reason, it’s time to say goodbye to this trend. Instead, find a sunglass shape and size that suits your face, and of course, if you have extra cash to spoil yourself, go for a pair with 100% UV protection too.
Summer 2019 came with the extra-large sun hat, which is still super cute. But you should also try the bucket hat. Much cooler and they came in a variety of sizes and prints.
A blast from the past
Dad sneakers were probably the biggest trend to hit 2019… This year, we’re switching it and take notes from ol-school trainers. Where canvas simplicity was key, with fun pops of florescent colour to accentuate the 80’s look and feel. So go for retro shapes and silhouettes with quirky pops of colour.
If you’re like us, and hate dirty sneakers, we’ve got just the solution for you. Proudly South African brand Sneaker Lab offers environmentally friendly sneaker cleaning products. They offer cleaning products that keep working 3 days after application, or even protectors that form an invisible barrier between your trainers and dirt!
If you still want to be a fashion rebel, why not get yourself a pair of chunky boots. They work so well with a feminine dress, but look equally good with most bottoms in your closet. If you invest in a leather pair, you’ll be able to wear them right through winter too.
Nothing screams 2019 fashion more than biker shorts. And when worn with sneakers and an oversized shirt or blazer, they looked really cool – call it a modern version of the athleisure trend. Biker shorts worn with short/crop tops weren’t a figure-forgiving trend. For that reason, we think it’s time to call it a day on this fashion trend.
Light up any room with fun high-lighter reel neon shades of pink, orange, yellow and green. And if you keep the silhouette of your outfit classic, it’s so easy to then pair with anything.
This is one of those “straight of the runway” kind of trends. Made famous by designers such as Gucci, Chanel and Bottega – the controversial style was adored by fashionistas around the world, yet less understood by the average fashion lover. So if you were thinking of trying it out, instead save your budget for something even better.
Square toe heels
Move over pointy heel, the 90’s square toe heel is back, and we love it. There is something just so chic and trendy about it – like you are definitely in the fashion know when you are spotted rocking a pair of these.
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Easy to wear, and so fashion-forward, boiler suits were everywhere this past year. You could dress them up for a relaxed dinner date with your girls, or down for a casual weekend at the park. However, this trend was not for every shape and size. So it would come as a relief to some, to know that we are letting it go in 2020.
Rather, opt for a chick utility suit. It still has the same easy-dressing theme of a boiler suit, just more wearable and in sleeker designers (so shorter girls can wear it too!)