This past year has been like no other in recent memory. Almost nothing about 2020 was at all expected. Discover 2020’s clothing trends from fashion’s top designers—and look at a quick recap and see how your favorite celebrities were wearing and pairing their perfectly chosen mix of trendy and classic clothes. Get on fashion’s cutting-edge right now with our picks for trendy outfit ideas.
1- Matching masks and outfits:
Face masks that match your outfit are a royal trend: face masks, but make it FASHION. If anyone would have told us back in early spring that face masks with matching outfits was going to be the hottest look of 2020, well, we definitely wouldn’t have believed them. The face mask coordinated sets trend, though, seems to be Instagram official with influencers, celebrities and especially royals fully embracing it.
2- Alt Grunge:
Not sure if grunge is the right way to phrase this trend, but everyone lately have been to cut up their shirts, distress denim, and overall make their clothes look like they’ve been worn hundreds of times. Ties in with this resurgence of pop-punk that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
3- Pastel Bucket Hats:
Block out the sun and do it in style with a pastel bucket hat. This cute and trendy accessory looks impressive during any season of the year and is so versatile that you can wear it with almost anything. From a zesty lemon to a light beige, these soft shades are the most timeless options for a fantastic outfit!
4- Tie dye:
This ‘60s throwback had been growing in popularity since 2018, but it really hit a fever pitch around March and April with T-shirts and sweatpants, and make them feel a little less drab or dowdy. A tie-dye sweatshirt brings the mind images of sunshine, summertime fun.
Nothing embodied this better than the fact that we all collectively deemed that it’s actually fashion-forward to wear matching sweatshirts and sweatpants for any and every occasion. Socially-distanced meetups with friends, coffee runs, Zoom meetings with our bosses, virtual date nights—all were attended while sporting coordinating fleece, waffle-knit cotton and even cashmere.
6- Biker shorts:
When Kim Kardashian first stepped out in spandex shorts paired with a tight tank top and strappy heels in 2016, many assumed the look would surely go down as one of her worst-dressed moments. Little did we know, we’d soon all be rocking the princess Diana trend day in and day out.
Cashmere is a timeless cozy fall and winter staple. Shoppers combed the internet looking for cashmere sweatpants, hoodies, bike shorts, tank tops, scrunchies, socks and, of course, bras en masse. And if the recent uptick in searches is any proof, it looks like even more people will be enjoying these cozy, comfy pieces come the holidays.
Escaping to a gorgeous English cottage in the countryside might be difficult, but with embroidered cardigans, straw hats, floaty blouses and nap dresses, all in delicate Liberty-inspired floral prints or pale pastels, you’ve made it.
9- Over the top-Tiger print:
Animal prints are pretty much always in style, but we collectively took it to a whole new level of fierce after watching Tiger King on Netflix in March. Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin inspired us to pull out all the black and orange tiger stripes we could get our hands on, very often preferring gaudier pieces over anything actually stylish.
10- ‘90s Nostalgia:
Polo collar sweaters, claw hair clips, flannel shirts, combat sole boots scrunchies and baguette handbags were at the tops of our shopping lists. And now that the cold has settled in, the iconic The North Face puffer jacket has been making a triumphant return to our current fashion world with a new generation of hip-hip fans. Only time will tell which trend will be next, but we feel confident 2021 will continue the rise of nostalgia.