2020 is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing: a fresh set of trends that we’ll come to know and love (or loathe). What’s old is new again, fun colors are ~happening~, and saving the planet is all the rage. The world of fashion is ever-evolving, and with the new year on the rise, here are the top 5 biggest trends of the newest decade.
The famous 2000’s accessory that Blair Waldorf once ruled over is back, and with a more chic twist than anyone’s eight-year old self could ever think to pull off. Gone are the days of bows and plaid–instead, designers have opted for a more sophisticated aesthetic, complemented by pearls and sleek fabrics for the complete look. Seen on runways, editorials, and even the red carpet, headbands are the newest accessory that would make our beloved Queen B proud.
Advancing from trend to a full-blown revolution, sustainable fashion must be talked about. One of the most defining movements of the decade encompasses the manufacturing industry as a whole; people have finally had enough of the fashion industry’s frivolous ways and are calling for more eco-friendly options. Sustainable fashion brands like Reformation have become the latest attempt to reverse the damage caused by the fast fashion industry. Beyond that, designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney and Eileen Fisher have begun using recycled textiles in their garments in order to take a stand against unethical fashion practices.
Goodbye neutrals and hello color! Neutrals and earth tones have long been staples of the fashion industry, but paving the way for 2020 is Mr. Roy G. Biv, himself. As the fashion pendulum swings away from minimalism and into Met Gala ‘19 territory, tides are shifting towards more engaging and playful fashion. Designers like Christopher John Rogers, Area and mainstay maximalist Marc Jacobs have incorporated bright, lively colors into their newest collections, while celebrities have been adding more and more fun pops into their looks.
Another childhood favorite making a major comeback is polka dots. This youthful pattern that is so often associated with the joys of our elementary school days are getting a serious makeover. Polka dots were scattered all over the Spring 2020 runways thanks to designers like Carolina Herrera and Tory Burch, as well as a plethora of fashion bloggers and influencers. Don’t discount the dots!
Last but certainly not least is the blazer; This jacket has gone in and out of style throughout the years, but this recent take is the best yet. The 2020 version of the blazer is all about pairing structured and tailored silhouettes with an overall more casual look, as shown by Brandon Maxwell in his Spring/Summer 2020 collection. However, more classic looks are still going strong thanks to the likes of Christian Siriano and Michael Kors, who both showed a more suit-like look at their most recent shows. Either way, one thing is certain: business-casual is in and it’s here to stay!