Spring/Summer Trends 2020

The fashion trends for spring summer 2020 already have me geed up for the return of warmer weather and longer days. And if the New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalks are anything to go by, this might just be the chicest season we’ve seen in years.

Whether you religiously overhaul your wardrobe each time the weather starts to turn, or just like to be across what’s going on in the fashion world, look no further for a zip-up of what the biggest designers are buzzing about right now.

From the colours and prints having a 2020 ‘moment’, to the ‘It’-pieces you’ll want to invest in ahead of time, here’s a roundup of the nine biggest trends set to dominate spring/summer.

Shirt Dresses

Fit for the office or spontaneous trips to the Balearics, the shirt dress is a summer wardrobe staple for a reason: it’s versatile, classy and timeless. Opt for a classic white oversized style or, alternatively, add some zest to the look by selecting a pastel hue or print. Ice-cream tones with subtle pinstripe lines in different directions is an instant winner too.

Victorian Necklines

Call it the Little Women effect but 2020 is set to be a year-long homage to the Victoriana. High necklines on billow-sleeved blouses and prairie dresses, coupled with intricate button detailing, will be the order of the day and we don’t forget to pair them with Doc Martin boots.

Shorts Suits

Meet the summer-approved alternative to your beloved oversized trouser suit: the short suit. Stick with utilitarian styles in neutral tones with oversized pockets and you can’t go wrong.

Ankle Chains

It’s time to channel your inner noughties and bring back some ankle bling. Forget tiny woven string and beaded pieces, this season it’s all about flashing that statement gold and silver hardwear. Better still, buy shoes that have them built into the strap for instant chic. Wear with understated co-ords, and finish with a vintage jacket.

Denim Dresses

The ‘70s revival is only getting stronger, with Studio 54 vibes slowly but surely taking over the catwalk. Uncertain how to wear the look? Think Farrah Fawcett-era Charlie’s Angels, when fitted silhouettes, big hair and platform heels were all the rage. Or swap the sky-high shoes for retro Nike trainers to make the denim one-piece look just as effortless during the day.