Wearable Spring / Summer 2020 Fashion Trends

The fashion industry can be so far from relatable and wearable sometimes. With designer catwalks, expensive clothing pieces and supporting uneatable lifestyles. However, over the last few years, and especially for this spring/ summer season, creating relatable trends has been really buzzing around, I honestly believe that fashion should be accessible for everyone. We should all be able to have a piece of a trend if we want to and we should all be able to have a piece of the industry. Last the end of the day, so many of the fashion trends work from the bottom up now, and come from everyday people like us. From street style, to festivals to bloggers. So, this season I’m so excited that I’m sharing some of the most wearable trends that we can easily invest in… 

Tropical Prints

When it comes to summer its so nice to see some exciting patterns coming through. Playing with pattern has been something I’ve really been trying o get into my wardrobe more and so I’m super excited to be able to try out tropical prints too. So we are still invested in the animal prints, but then also think about palm trees, leaves, birds and lots of green. Of course theres other colour options if green isn’t your vibe. 

Summer Leather

Leather started to slip back into our wardrobe back in winter last year when everyone was starting to rock a leather trouser. However normally as it gets into the warmer, leather starts to fade away as we want lighter fabrics and textures. But for this season leather is staying. So think about those leather shorts, a leather blazer, or even just leather accessories. But it’s back for the rest of the season and so theres a way everyone can add a bit of it into their wardrobe. 

The Updated Trench

Trench coats have always been such a classic wardrobe item and I believe they always will be. they work for both men and women, look so chic and can be worn in so many different ways. So this season the trench coat has been updated to play around with different colours and pattern. I’m in love with the bubblegum pink one in the picture below, but you can still stick to a more classic colour if you want to. 

The White Dress

If I’m honest I don’t think anything says summer more than a white dress. They are just so floaty, easy to throw on and suit everyone. theres always so many different styles to choose from and I just love them. If bohemian with puffy sleeves is more your thing, or structured and embroidered. There is a piece for everyone and we all need at least one in our wardrobe. 

Feminine Suiting

Suiting is something that is really becoming really big in women fashion. Having a good fitting blazer, or pair of trousers can instantly make you feel so empowered and I love mixing the structure with a relaxed tee-shirt and jeans. They are the perfect way to quickly dress up an outfit or add a bit of something more to your outfit this season its all about suiting, and in all bright colours, If you love blazers why not get a bright pink one for spring/summer. 

90’s Minimalism 

This year we are again inspired by the 90’s, but instead of the denim, baggy trousers and checked shirts, we’re channelling the minimalism. We’re thinking monochrome colours, and using structure and form to create interest in the outfit. It could be pairing a floaty skirt but with a  structured bra top, or a pair of structured black trousers with a white shirt. It’s all about tonal outfits and channeling the 90’s vibe. 

10 Ways To Incorporate Pattern Into Your Wardrobe

Pattern is something I’ve always thought was not really my style. I found it easier in the summer when all you had to do was throw on a statement dress or playsuit on, and you were good to go. However, when its came to the winter I found it super difficult. I’m always just more drawn to the more classic and chic styles. Since working in fashion, and seeing everyone style up different outfits everyday, I feel like I get daily outfit inspiration and I love it. It really inspired me to pick up a few new patterned pieces and style them up. To be honest I still like ton pair them with minimal and plain accessories or pieces to finish the outfit off, but I’m really enjoying evolving my style. Fashion is meant to be fun and I feel like I’ve found that again with my wardrobe. I thought some of you may have the same problem during the darker months and struggling to get something different in your everyday style. So, I’m sharing 10 ways to incorporate some fun pattern into your wardrobe with a few hints and tips to get you started…

  • Find a few statement pieces you love and use these as a basis for you outfits.
  • Pick up a few affordable accessories to start pairing with your current wardrobe.
  • Find the colours and patterns that work for you and stick to them until you get more brave with styling patterned pieces.
  • At the beginning just buy a piece you love but that's out of your comfort zone.
  • Buy a patterned trainer. They are an everyday essential and so easy to throw these on and pair them with your current outfits.
  • If you already have patterned pieces in your wardrobe, then look on Instagram and Pinterest for some style inspiration for similar items that you have.
  • Try stripes, they are the most classic and chic pattern there is and the most easy to style. You probably already have some of them in your wardrobe.
  • A patterned earring or a bag is a great way to add a pop of something else to a plain, throw on outfit.
  • A new silhouette and a new pattern can sometimes be what you need as the piece is something so different for you and it can really add freshness to your wardrobe.
  • Have fun with styling and use it as a chance to evolve your style .

Winter Holiday Clothing Pieces For Under £25

Now that Christmas is over I really just want the mornings to get lighter and the weather to get warmer. I feel so sick of the cold and horrible weather, and don’t want to keep seeing grey clouds whenever I look outside. So I’m super excited to be going on holiday and getting some winter sun at the end of February, and I’m sure lots of you are too. Or you’re thinking about it. Of course you will need some lovely new pieces to wear on your holiday, which is what I’ve been shopping for recently. So I thought I would share some of my favourite picks that are in my basket right now…

When it come to summer I love a good one piece. They are just so easy to throw on, when you’re hot and bothered, and a good way to style up an outfit. That’s why I love this red floral maxi dress, and especially this dusky pink mini dress. They would be great to transition from day to night and all you would need to do was add a heel and you’re all good to go. This black and white playsuit would also be beautiful as a bikini cover up, but styled together with some accessories and jewellery and its would be lovely for a sunset dinner. Or if a one piece isn’t your vibe then a statement piece might be the way to go, with this spotted maxi skirt. I love how effortless and chic this piece is and would look amazing around the pool. It’s so feminine and the slits up the leg just keep in bang on trend too. 

When it comes to a holiday I love to have some summery accessories to pair with my outfit. they may not be what I would usually wear at home, but on holiday I love  a more pattered and relaxed vibe. Effortless chic is always my go to look. So, that’s why I love this scarf, patterned hair tie. It would look beautiful just paired with a white tee, a denim pair of shorts and a red lip. Then of course you always need that one handbag that goes with all your outfits from day to night and this wicker one from New Look would be perfect. It’s really channeling the bohemian holiday vibe, and would be the perfect versatile piece. Or if it’s a new bikini you need, as at the end of the day they are what you spend most of your time in, then I’m in love with this black and white spotted one. I will definitely be purchasing this, as its just so chic and I love the relaxed fit.

20 Fashion Trends For 2020

2019 has been a real turning point when it comes to fashion. Athleisure has really come into it’s own and now everyone pairs trainers with their everyday work outfit. Street style is a full fusion of high-street, designer and everything in-between; and it was truly the time to change up your look. So, 2020 can only get more exciting, as the catwalk is becoming more and more wearable and amazing style is accessible to everyone. We can welcome the chunky trainer, midi denim skirts, boxy blazers, ruffled sleeves and so many other beautiful trends into our wardrobe’s over the next year. 

For 2020 I feel like there really is a trend for everyone and there’s an overall 70’s and 80’s theme. There’s a real feminine edge with soft knits, prints and dresses, but that’s contrasted with masculine shapes and power dressing elements. The boxy blazer is back, think borrowing your boyfriends blazer and pairing it with your favourite skirt or pair of shorts. The high-waisted trouser is now coming out of the office and becoming a beautiful piece for a night out, or even paired with a tee and a pair of chunky trainers. You can also welcome a quirky take on the classic trench coat, as well as a traditional feminine pleat, in skirts, trousers and sleeves. 

 

  • Ruffled Sleeves
  • Midi Denim Skirts
  • Chunky Trainers
  • Utility Jumpsuits
  • Boxy Blazers
  • Pleats
  • Polka Dots
  • Quirky Trench Coats
  • High-Waisted Trousers
  • Dressy Bra Tops
  • Hooped Earrings
  • Leather Trousers
  • Knitted Maxi Dresses
  • Classic Loafers
  • Cardigans
  • Neutrals
  • Broderie Anglaise
  • Stripes
  • Crochet
  • Bold Florals

This year I’m really excited to be experimenting with my style and trying out new things. I honestly think you can get stuck in a rut so easily and the key is to just take that leap and by that one item thats out of your comfort zone, which you love. Find an outfit to pair it with it, even if it’s just classically your style, you will start to see yourself doing it more and more. I’ve done this over the last few months, whilst on placement and it makes getting dressed so much fun again. I love taking inspiration from my friends outfits and people in the office. It inspires me to buy certain items or pair certain things together. So 2020 is the year for affordable style and a chance for you to really change up yours. It’s a new decade so why not do something different and these 20 trends are the perfect place to start…

5 A/w 19 Coat Trends & Where To Buy Them Affordably

I’m a real autumn lover and I honestly think that’s because of the fashion. All the layering, jumpers, boots and of course a really good coat. I’m a bit of a addict when it comes to a coat, as I love to have variety during the winter. For me its the piece that completes your seasonal look and is also what everyone else sees mot of the time, unless you’re inside. I honestly think you would wear an all black outfit and pop on a statement coat and you’ve got an amazing look. They are such a staple, and now are not only functional but super stylish too. 

When it comes to a coat I think it’s not always about that trend piece. For me its a piece that can work with your entire wardrobe and that is versatile. You don’t really want a coat that you can only pair with one outfit. However, this year a lot of the classic styles have really come into the front of fashion, as they’re also super practical too. But they can come with a heavy price tag. As we come more fashion focused and willing to invest in the perfect piece, it can also cost us more to get one we love. It doesn’t have to be like that though, that’s why I’m sharing with you five coat trends for a/w 19 20 and also where to pick one up without breaking your bank. 

This season it’s all about comfort mixed with style. Let’s take the puffer jacket. I love this baby pink one from New Look, as it still adds a touch of felinity, but it will also keep your super warm during the colder months. Or if a puffer isn’t for you then a parks probably is. Think long lined, fur hood and super versatile. This cream one from ASOS is perfect for those long Sunday walks or on your community to work. Then you’ve got the more trend led pieces, starting with the faux fur coat. These are a piece I love and I actually have a super fluffy one of my own. They add a real touch of warmth to your look and can also add a statement, like this leopard print one form New Look, or red one from Matalan. Then you’ve got the wrap coat, which is the epitome of stylish and chic. They look effortlessly elegant and are perfect paired with a jumper and some leather trousers. Finally, there’s the double breasted coat and the most classic piece. I love them in muted colours with tortoise shell buttons. 

New Look

I love New Look. It’s the perfect mix between fast fashion and good quality. Obviously you won’t buy a piece form them and know it will be in your wardrobe for years, but it’s the perfect place to buy those trend pieces, for your wardrobe, that you can pick up every year. So of course the prices reflect that, and you can always buy pieces really affordably. These coats are no exception, with all of them under £50. Whether it’s a comfortable puffer or a trend lead faux fur coat, they have it all and always have offers on too. So if you see something you love keep an eye out for money off, such as the 25% off they have on some items at the minute.

Matalan

This is not a shop I’ve personally shopped in for such a long time, however I feel like they are really starting to make tracks back into the industry again. They really are the epitome of affordable style and are doing an amazing job at bringing those trend pieces at amazing prices. With coats under £40.00, there isn’t anywhere else on the high-street you could pick an item up at this price. So if you’re looking for that trend lead coat, this season, then maybe pop and have a browse. 

ASOS

Everyone has different versions of affordability and ASOS is bringing those higher price points to our trend led pieces. What’s amazing about these items though, is that they are nearly all ASOS Design pieces, which means they are designed in a much more premium way and are better quality. So if you’re looking for a jacket you can rock for a good few seasons, then they are your best friend. 

George At Asda

George at Asda have really stepped up their game over the last few years and have been focusing on affordable, trend led pieces. So, if you’re looking for a super affordable coat this season, then go and have a browse around an Asda and see what they have to offer. I’m in love with this mint green parka and also this olive green trench, as they are so classic and always look super chic.