Wondering what the hottest looks of Fall 2020 will be? Thanks to social media and a rejuvenated European street style scene, the popular trends of the next few months are already forming.
Here are the top 10 that you need to know:
1. Baguette Bags
BERLIN, GERMANY – JULY 29: Sonia Lyson is seen wearing sneaker Axel Arigato, mint pleated skirt … [+]
This might seem wild, but the fashions of the early 2000s are already coming back again as Gen Z fashionistas put their own spins on the looks of the early aughts. One trend that they’ve taken to is the baguette bag. These simple rectangular shoulder bags are easy to wear and can fit all your essentials. Look for a purse in a pastel color for added style points (more on that later).
2. Elevated Athleisure
BERLIN, GERMANY – JULY 27: Betty Taube wearing Fendi baguette, Nike sneakers, black crop top and … [+]
After spending months in quarantine rocking sweatpants, leggings, and T-shirts 24/7, fashionistas are finding cool ways to make these comfortable styles streetwear-ready. To rock this trend, pay attention to proportions; that means pairing baggy sweatpants with fitted crop tops and oversize sweatshirts with biker shorts. Don’t forget to style with chic accessories like a monogram-print purse and stylish sunglasses.
3. Tie-Back Long Sleeve Tops
HAMBURG, GERMANY – JULY 22: Milena Karl wearing Dior saddle bag, Gina Tricot top and Zara jeans on … [+]
Backless tops are always a chic and sultry style, but lately there’s been an abundance of long sleeve tops with a tied back. The bowtie back is such a fun little detail, and a long sleeve top is a great, versatile piece that you’ll be able to wear even as the seasons change.
4. Leather Bermuda Shorts
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HAMBURG, GERMANY – JULY 22: Isabelle Schroeder wearing Bottega Veneta bag and pants, The Row blazer, … [+]
Say goodbye to short shorts and rock a pair of Bermuda shorts instead; leather Bermuda shorts, to be exact. Long inseams are both flattering and forgiving, especially when the shorts are loosely fit. You can even find pairs with elastic waists for extra comfort.
5. Colorful Hair Clips
BERLIN, GERMANY – JULY 21: Lois Opoku is seen wearing jogger pants and body Stradivarius, jacket … [+]
Another trending blast from the past are these colorful hair clips. In addition to helping keep hair out of your face (perfect for work from home hairstyles) these clips are an easy and inexpensive way to accessorize an outfit, as you can find packs of hundreds of multi-color clips for cheap. Play around with them and match them to your outfit or accessories for a cute outfit.
6. Chic Sandals
COLOGNE, GERMANY – JULY 24: Jessica Knura wearing Chanel sandals and Cotton Citizens pants on July … [+]
Are you sensing a theme yet? Comfort is key in Fall 2020 trends, and that includes footwear. Designer takes on comfortable flip flops and sandals will be quite popular, especially in places like California where the fall is mild.
BERLIN, GERMANY – JULY 29: Sonia Lyson is seen wearing sneaker Adidas, mint jogger pants Urban … [+]
Pastels are having a major moment in general, but lavender in particular has emerged as one of the key statement colors of the year. While you may not immediately think to combine lavender with so many colors, it can go with everything from neutral tones to denim to other pastel shades.
8. Handheld Bags
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 12: Leonie Hanne wears a golden necklace, a white cropped top from Orseund … [+]
Clutches and larger handheld bags have made a comeback thanks to brands like Bottega Veneta. Unlike your old evening purses, these bags are typically loose in structure and made of malleable leather, giving them the appearance of an ever-changing abstract sculpture.
9. Colorful Suits
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY – JULY 15: Alexandra Lapp is seen wearing Pearl & Rubies blazer and shorts, … [+]
While it is true that many have adopted sweatpants as their new work from home uniform, it seems that some fashionistas are missing the formal looks of office life. Coords and suits, particularly those in colorful shades, are picking up steam as a way for fashion lovers to dress the part of the office-goer, even if work from home remains in effect for a little longer.
10. Fashion Statement Face Masks
BARCELONA, SPAIN – JUNE 20: Model Lorena wears a Jose Rivero’s matching dress and a face mask design … [+]
The best trend to wear this season, of course, is a protective face mask! More than a style fad, these face masks can prevent the spread of the coronavirus that has altered our world, and it is safe to say that they will be a mainstay in our daily lives for the foreseeable future. With all that in mind, don’t be afraid to show off your personal style and think of your protective face mask as a fashion accessory as well.
Need some face mask style inspiration? I rounded up a few brands with chic designs here.