Warmer seasons are coming and we’re all in the midst of cleaning out our closets and filing away our winter wardrobe. Most of this season’s trends are spotted on fashion runways, social media, blogs, and retail stores. These styles are a mix of classic and playful pieces that will make you want to go on a shopping spree. Entering this new decade is the perfect time to upgrade and switch up your look.
Pastel bucket hats
With sunny days ahead, sporting pastel bucket hats have been trending a lot these days. Gone are the days when this hat style was a perfect fishing gift for dad. It has evolved into a stylish and modern accessory. Wearing a bucket hat paired with neutral pieces can bring a pop of color to any outfit. From high-end fashion brands like Prada to fast fashion brands like Urban Outfitters, these hats are selling hot.
Let’s rewind to the early 2000s and pretend we’re Lizzie McGuire sporting a headscarf. This hair accessory trend used to be tricky to pair with any outfit. Since a lot of the fashion trends from the 90s and 2000s have re-emerged in the fashion scene, wearing a headscarf is best paired with any vintage-inspired outfit. Spice up your plain tee and jeans getup with a paisley-patterned headscarf and throw it back like a modern-day Britney Spears.
Biker shorts had its run; this season, Bermuda shorts are in. The length for this style of shorts hits right above the knee and would suit tall and plus-size wearers best. The trendiest type of Bermuda shorts is made of satin and soft flowy fabric that fits loose and comfortable. It can be worn with a plain shirt or a tube top. For a sophisticated look, pair it with a matching colored boyfriend blazer. This look was seen a lot in spring/summer 2020 runways and has proven to be worn as both a high-end fashion piece and an everyday look.
Paper bag shorts
Paper bag shorts are another style of shorts that are trending right now. If you’re wondering what it looks like, it’s when you grab a paper bag and it shows a flared ruffled cut on the waist section. These are worn similarly to high-waist shorts and come either in neutral colors or fun prints and patterns. These are best worn in the summertime where you can spice up your shirt-and-shorts look and take a break from the classic denim shorts.
Straight leg jeans
Move over mom jeans, straight leg jeans are taking over. Mom jeans are for regular moms and straight leg jeans are for cool moms. *insert Amy Poehler gif here* These jeans run slim along the thigh with a silhouette that runs straight to the bottom. It’s more comfortable than other jeans as it offers more room on the waist and down at the ankles compared to mom jeans and skinny jeans. It is easily paired with basically any top and shoes and can still look effortlessly stylish.
High rise flared jeans
In this decade, we’re giving our legs a breather and straying away from skinny jeans. High rise flared jeans have been making its way into people’s closets. These jeans hug your body and accentuate your curves. Unlike skinny jeans, a flared pair of jeans are flattering to all body types. With a pair of booties or chunky heels and a classic tee, you’ll be looking retro chic.
Skirts are a versatile type of clothing. It can be worn and styled all year long across all seasons. On warmer days, midi skirts can be paired with all kinds of tops from simple tees, collared shirts, to crop tops. Midi skirts can change up any look from casual to dressy. Whether going to a picnic wearing a white graphic tee and denim skirt, or a date night in the city wearing a pretty blouse, your midi skirt is there to keep you company no matter the occasion.
Puffy sleeves are the attention-seeker out of all the trends this season. It’s romantic, playful, and draws a lot of attention. Puffy sleeves make a dramatic change to any outfit. You can wear a puffy-sleeved dress on a classy occasion or a puffy-sleeved top paired with simple jeans to a casual brunch with the ladies to flaunt a fun and feminine look.
A dress is the best spring and summer piece because not much effort and extra items of clothing are required to achieve a put-together look. Similar to baby doll dresses, a smock dress has a relaxed fit and can be styled with any pair of sandals, heels, or sneakers. These are comfortable and perfect to wear on beach trips or casual strolls around the city.
Crossover one-piece swimsuit
Are you summer body ready? If your answer is yes, then flaunt it if you’ve got it with a crossover one-piece swimsuit. This type of swimsuit has been popping up in numerous influencer Instagram pages and comes in colorful shades and patterns. This swimsuit is flattering as its crisscross design and cut hits right above the waist and accentuates your curves. If you’re not ready to wear a traditional bikini but still feel a little flirty, wearing a crossover one-piece swimsuit is a happy medium.
When we think of leather, we usually picture black and dark colors. But in this decade, colored leather was a huge hit in the Spring/Summer 2020 runways. This new leather trend was strutted down in all forms from pants, jackets, to skirts that were dipped in vibrant colors. These pieces come in shades of pinks, oranges, blues, and greens. Wear these bright colored pieces on top of soft colored clothing or neutrals to achieve a fresh and playful look.
Spring and summer seasons are full of fun and exciting events. It’s the perfect time to ditch those old and dated clothes and experiment with new styles. But remember to keep the classic pieces to pair with the next wave of fashion trends.