Consumers across the globe spend $2 trillion per year on fashion, according to Euromonitor International. With a new year almost upon us, the fashion industry is gearing up for 12 months of quirky new designs, statement pieces, bold colors, and even more eco-friendly pieces. So, just what fashion trends will the global population be splashing their cash on in 2020?
The Cowboy Trend
A new fashion trend emerged during the 2019 Country Music Awards. Gigi Hadid arrived wearing a stunning long white dress, teamed with a matching pair of cowboy boots, and Lil Nas X rocked a traditional cowboy shirt, boots, leather pants, and a classic cowboy hat. Even Pink’s son, Jameson Hart, wore a mini-me version of a cowboy outfit to the event. You can, therefore, expect the cowboy fashion trend to become bigger and better next year. High-waisted, rigid jeans with a classic white poplin shirt will become staple fashion items, while a fringe-detailed jacket will complete the look. Team with a pair of high-heeled cowboy boots with decorative stitching and a curved top, and you’ll look right on-trend.
Go Bold With Neon
When it comes to 2020’s biggest color palette, neon shades will most definitely be in. Celebrity stylist Emily Sanchez is confident that neon will take over the catwalk by next spring. The great thing about neon is that you can do a little or a lot of it. Whether it’s a simple pair of neon yellow leggings, a couture-like dress, or matching separates on the top and bottom, neon will make you stand out from the crowd. Plus it’s an outfit that’s suitable for an event such as festival, a date, or a nightclub. If you’re going to a festival, your neon top and bottoms can be easily paired with a fashionable and handy pocket belt, or you could team up an on-trend and warm hoodie or jacket with a bright pair of neon legwarmers for the wow factor.
The vegetarian and vegan market is set to hit $5 billion in 2020, and it’s not just food items that are going cruelty-free. Leather, fur and feathers are on the way out, with leather being replaced by faux-leather, or ‘vegan leather’, as it is now more commonly being referred to. These products are made from a variety of materials, including fruit waste from the likes of apples and pineapples, mushrooms, corn, recycled plastic, and PVC leather. Multiple designers have already launched vegan leather fashion items, including Stella McCartney and Alexandra K, and there are new products launching all the time. Experts, therefore, predict that 2020’s upcoming fashion shows will include plenty of these animal-free pieces.
Big, puffy sleeves have been big in the fashion world for the past couple of years, and they’re going to get bigger and better in 2020. This style was previously popular in the 1980s, with the likes of Princess Diana and Kylie Minogue wearing them, but in 2020 puffy sleeves will be used to make a statement and to add pizzazz to an outfit. Puff-sleeves will feature on dresses, blouses and cardigans, so there’s really no avoiding this trend. For best results, puff-sleeved tops should be teamed with a simple pair of straight-legged trousers, while a belt should be used to nip in the waist and accentuate the arms on a puff-sleeved dress.
2020 will be another big year for fashion trends, and there promises to be something for everyone. Whether it’s the new vegan trend or the ever-popular puffed sleeve trend that you’re after, you and your wardrobe will be kitted out for the whole of 2020 if you start shopping for these new styles now.