With 2020 off to an unusual start, many fashion brands took an interesting turn. Some took their shows online, some are hoping to reveal their work in person sometime next year, and others are just producing the latest face mask trend and cozy at-home collections. With the world slowly opening back up, we must know: can I wear my infinity scarf this winter? Are knee high boots still in? What about trench coats?! Ok let’s be honest, trench coats may never go out of style. But while it still seems as though we may live in our old t-shirts and comfy sweatpants forever, times are still changing, and fashion is changing with it.
With summer among us and winter right around the corner, it’s time to explore our burning question: what is going out of style this year? The future of fashion may seem uncertain, and new trends may not fully hit us until fashion houses release their work. It may not be the year we hear anything new from our favorite brands, but we do know what’s out of style and the answer may surprise you. As we all start to re-emerge after quarantine, it’s time to kiss our old trends goodbye and give our wardrobes a proper upgrade.
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Say Goodbye To:
A trend that lasted us quite a while, and perhaps one of the comfiest trends we’ve ever had (1). Chunky sneakers, or ‘Dad’ shoes, came in hot like a 90’s nostalgia freight train as people created a streetwear aesthetic with a 90’s dad twist – A popular trend that swept the internet leaving people totally in love or totally confused. But as the infamous streetwear trend is slowly dying off, chunky sneakers are going with them… Sorry dad. As they are currently on the out, it’s time to soak up any last minute outfits you may want to show off as we return them back to the 90’s where they belong.
Instead, 2020 is looking ahead at minimal. Out with the chunky and in with the strappy. Many fashion designers are predicting 2020 to be the year of a strappy thong sandal – another popular 90’s look that we are ready to master again with style and class. Many designers have started to release this trend right in time for summer. Nothing beats a flowy summer dress with a strappy kitten heel.
You know those see-through purses, backpacks, shoes, and hats? Yeah, those are finally out. Another trend that lasted us quite a while – taking many different forms throughout the years – has been PVC accessories. Everywhere you turn, there would be plastic designer purses, shoes, hats, and many other accessories. While it was a great trend, it was extremely uncomfortable and not totally ideal for summer (or privacy!). Now that we are in the midst of summer, it’s time to say goodbye. Gone are the days where strangers can see everything in your bag. Gone are the days where blister are part of the deal when it comes to PVC shoes. Thank goodness!
Instead, we are seeing a lot of quilted looks and designs coming in. Big billowing purses with a quilted stitch on the front, as well as hats and some shoes as well. This is a new trend we haven’t seen on the rise before and is already a much more comfortable option than PVC materials.
A famous trend that swept through like a hurricane was logo mania – the overly saturated high fashion brand logos dripping off every article of clothing. Many people that chose to rock this trend normal stayed with one fashion house and covered themselves head to toe in their chosen designer symbols. Billie Eilish may be queen of this trend, with every outfit covered in Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, or whatever her designer of choice was at the time. While this trend gave us many incredible outfits, and even better pieces to our wardrobes, it’s time to say goodbye to logo mania.
Instead, 2020 is looking much simpler and more neutral. We’re going back to the basics with comfortable, soft earth tones, minimal designs (if any), and flowy materials. 2020 may not be as loud with colors or patterns, but instead is taking a more quiet approach to fashion.
Leopard Print and Snakeskin
Just as we were all starting to find the courage to wear snakeskin and leopard print again, it’s out. A great trend that revisited us and brought new styles and flare to our outfits. From head to toe, everything was available in the snakeskin or leopard patterns – and what a beautiful time it was! While these patterns are making their way out, they have always been popular to accessorize with, so maybe don’t throw out those leopard print heels any time soon. Instead, skirts, blouses, pants, and hats may need to be transitioned out with summer of 2020.
While our wild side may take a back seat for now, the future still looks bright! 2020 is predicted to be the year of dresses – all shapes, cuts, and fits. Full wide waist, billowing fabrics, tiers, layers, and overall big baggy, comfortable dresses will be all the rage summer 2020. Still sticking to neutral colors and minimal designs, voluminous dresses will be the chic options this year.
Letter Necklaces and Seashell Jewelry
Last but not least, it’s time to slash out outdated jewelry and embrace the new trends in 2020. Letter necklaces have always been an extremely popular option for years now. From small to chunky, silver to rose gold, and everything in between, letter necklaces have always been there for us – but their day has come and now it’s time to kick out letter necklaces.
Seashell jewelry is also on its way out for a second time – although I wouldn’t throw anything out just yet (2). Every few years, seashell jewelry seems to make a new wave, especially before summer. Although it came back to us briefly in 2019, it is now back on its way out. However, there is a very strong chance that seashells will make a big comeback, but you may need to hold on to your jewelry for a few years.
While we’re sad to see some of our favorite go-to accessories go, we can now look forward to anklets again! Yes, the early 2000’s trend that was all the rave is now back in time for summer of 2020. Instead of big chunky anklets with charms or bright colors, anklets are now minimal chains and either a simple gold, silver, or bronze color – although we are seeing mix metals too. Not a bad replacement to our beloved initial necklace.