There was once a time when off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder tops reigned supreme in the shirting realm. Then, like many items as they travel throughout the trend cycle, they sort of fizzled out in recent seasons in favor of trendy mock-neck styles and the sort. But asymmetrical tops, in particular, are pushing their way towards the sartorial forefront again, and the chicest fashion girls are taking note. There’s nothing passé about this neckline right now.
Yep, when I scrolled through my Saved photos on IG to get some cool outfit ideas, I was delighted to uncover that quite a hefty chunk featured one-shoulder tops styled in a plethora of modern ways. I’m talking neutral bodysuits teamed with wide-leg trousers and cardigans, statement tops with jeans and bold accessories, and everything in-between.
To showcase this newer fashion-person staple even more, I rounded up some of the said ensembles I’m into featuring the asymmetric shirt front and center. And naturally, I also shopped out each inspired look as well if you’re looking to jump back on this trend wagon again.
Team a white bodysuit with trousers and a coordinating cardigan for a trendy vibe. Gold jewelry compliments the look just flawlessly.
A cropped asymmetric top is particularly cool with of-the-moment utility pants.
Elevate a one-shoulder top even more with a slouchy blazer and cool pleated pants.
An outfit featuring a black top paired with balloon-type jeans and strappy sandals is simple yet statement-making.
While the neutral tops are definitely reigning supreme, printed iterations are also having a moment worn with jeans.
Keep it chic and easy with a black asymmetric top, skinny jeans, and loafers.
We at Who What Wear always have our attention focused on the next big thing in the fashion world. Right now, that means the trends that are on the horizon for spring 2020. If the emerging trends on the runways and street style scene are any indication, there is plenty to look forward to in fashion for the coming year. Which pieces are the most essential to begin investing in now, though?
Let me introduce you to our handy S/S 20 capsule wardrobe that details the biggest trends fashion insiders will adopt next year. From the new way to wear leather to the shoes that are about to explode to the jewelry trend that just got a huge upgrade, ahead, discover nine fashion must-buys to get in your closet now. Go on to see how stylish fashion girls are already wearing the pieces now, and shop our edit.
By now, it’s clear that leather looks are a permanent part of the fashion-insider wardrobe, but for spring 2020, we’ll be seeing a transition from neutrals to bold colors such as yellow and purple.
We spotted long, Bermuda-style shorts all over the S/S 20 runways, from Chanel to Staud. Fashion insiders have already been wearing them, but we expect the trend to explode next year.
Anklets have been popular among fashion insiders during past seasons, but now the jewelry has actually become incorporated into shoe styles with cool chain details.
Long, Flowy Dresses
Market editor Judith Jones identified long, flowy dresses as a major trend for 2020. They’ve already taken off in 2019, but there’s no doubt that this will be a defining trend in the coming year.
We saw three-piece suits everywhere on the runways, from Louis Vuitton to Burberry to Marc Jacobs, and whether worn as part of a matching set or styled on their own, vests will be a wardrobe staple this spring.
This matching set will never get old for us.
While there are plenty of jewelry trends on the horizon for 2020, oversize hoops are destined to be the most popular. They make a statement but are easy enough to incorporate into looks from day to night.
Sure, loafers and slide versions exploded a few years ago, but now there’s a new way to wear them. Heeled styles will replace flat versions and become the go-to shoes for the office.
We’ll be seeing a return to the lingerie-inspired elements in clothing across the board, from shape-defining corsets to bustier tops.
In the same vein as the aforementioned lingerie-inspired pieces, bras will come into full focus as tops instead of concealed underneath clothing.
While skinny jeans will never actually be out of style, there are a range of fresh, non-skinny silhouettes that continue to rise in popularity. Yep, we’re talking about styles like flared denim but also a recent favorite amongst the fashion and celeb world: full-length denim. This cut is in a straight fit, typically comes in a lighter wash, and bunches just slightly on top of the shoes. You may remember Hailey Bieber’s recent ensemble last month featuring the Khaite full-length jeans.
Sure, this silhouette is a far cry from the cropped skinny and straight jeans that we’ve been wearing over the last few seasons, but this is one denim style that will be that forward spin to any outfit in the 2020s. We bet the chicest people out there will give these jeans a whirl with pointed ankle boots now or low-heel strappy sandals when the temperatures start to warm up. To highlight this must-try denim trend further, we rounded up how fashion people are wearing full-length jeans now and how they turned up on the S/S 20 runways. Keep scrolling for more and to shop a few pairs as well.
Style Tip: Tucking a cardigan into full-length jeans like Hailey Bieber did feels so right now.
You’ll look impossibly cool stepping out in these very current full-length jeans.
Style Tip: Embrace the modern yet classic vibe with denim on denim and a white cropped tee.
These jeans would look A+ with flat boots or sandals to show off the slight bunch detail at the hem.
Style Tip: A pair of pointed stilettos feel unexpected with light-wash jeans, a graphic tee, and a moto jacket.
Tuck a white tee into these ’90s-esque straight-leg jeans for a chill yet forward vibe.
Style Tip: Chunky black boots bring a cool spin to Katie Holmes’s denim-and-overcoat outfit here.
You may just live in these modern light-wash jeans all year long—and that’s okay.
Style Tip: Bring instant polish to light-wash jeans with an elegant blazer and sleek turtleneck.
Try these jeans with pointed heels and a pattered blouse for a night out.
Style Tip: Try strappy sandals with full-length jeans mixed with a cropped jacket and a blouse come spring.
This is the brand fashion girls everywhere can’t seem to get enough of.
Style Tip: While this denim look would work for your off-duty life, it could also fit into your casual 9-to-5 life with the sophisticated jacket and white booties.
The criss-cross button detail brings a little something extra to these full-length jeans.
Style Tip: Denim on denim is always chic—especially with retro sneakers.
Ripped jeans will bring a “downtown” feel to any look.
Style Tip: Colorful shoes will pop flawlessly against light-wash jeans.
Really go for the trend with these straight-leg jeans featuring the extreme bunching detail.
Style Tip: Go for the layered look with light-wash jeans, a coordinating denim jacket, and a trench coat.
These jeans are sophisticated and sleek paired with booties and a pretty knit for elevated occasions.
Style Tip: Into slightly darker jeans? Try a full-length style with a leather jacket and black boots for a cool vibe.
Celine showcased a range of full-length denim, including this slightly flared silhouette.
Distressed jeans brought an extra amount of edge to this preppy look at Brandon Maxwell’s show.
Slightly baggier full-length jeans felt so of the moment incorporated into this sophisticated look at Michael Kors.
There are so many things right about this look at Paul & Joe, including the socks and sandals, modern blazer, and full-length jeans.
Okay, if we’re being honest, we would have never predicted that scrunchies would be the trend to lead the ’80s back into this millennium. After all, there are so many iconic trends from the decade of electro music and permed hair. Alas, such was not the case. Instead, the fabric hair accessory—which now comes in a variety of styles, prints, and textures—has dominated as one of the must-have items in recent years, making the case for investing in hair accouterments as a whole.
Whether you’ve already embraced the scrunchie movement with open arms or you’re just now swapping out your elastic hair ties for the gentler alternative, there’s no doubt that you deserve to have the best scrunchies in your arsenal of haircare—which is why we pulled them all together in one place.
Ahead, you’ll find the coolest scrunchie trends that we won’t stop wearing. Scroll down to see them all, and then add your favorites to your cart along the way.
If you’re at a loss for what type of scrunchie you want to add into your collection of hair accessories, start with a classic black style. Whether it’s a cool leather version or something that feels more whimsical like a silk organza option, there’s no going wrong here.
Scrunchies are no new trend to the scene, but it’s large, overexaggerated styles that have been catching the attention of fashion girls everywhere. Wear one of these billowing styles to make a chic statement.
If you’re going to incorporate scrunchies into your everyday hairstyles, why not take it back to the time when they were the It accessory? Go for retro prints and colors or opt for old-school textures, like patent leather.
For those of you who want to give your hair game a luxurious touch, you won’t regret wearing an elevated silk scrunchie, which will instantly dress up your hair.
Could there be anything more classic than a velvet scrunchie? Whether it comes with a sweet bow or a cool embellishment, this particular style is one that every fashion girl should own.
If you grew up or spent any amount of time as a consciously thinking human in the ’80s, this microtrend is about to give you all the feels—as in, all the nostalgia—good or bad. Just like the other trends reemerging from the decade right now, such as puffy sleeves and neon brights, this one is bound to be polarizing. Ready or not, metallic clothing is on the rise.
While you may have reserved your shiniest, sparkliest pieces for nights out or New Year’s Eve, it’s time to embrace your inner disco girl for all hours of the day, too. If metallic clothing seems intimidating to you, fret not. The easiest way to embrace all that glitters is by balancing it out with clean neutrals and solid-colored basics. Try out a pair of pink metallic mules with your everyday jeans or ground a party dress with neutral heels. Get inspired by how fashion girls are reclaiming the trend in 2020, and then shop some suggestions to get you started.
Go for metallic versions of the pieces you already know and love, like a structured blazer.
Channel Kendall Jenner in cool-girl brand Area on your next night out with friends.
Feeling the shine? Load up on metallic accessories.
Take note: Metallic swimwear is the latest emerging swim trend to take 2020 by storm.
It doesn’t get any more fun (or timeless) than a metallic party dress.
If you’re really gunning for an ’80s revival, team metallic pieces with puffy sleeves.
Earlier this year, we filled you in on all of the biggest spring trends of 2020. Amongst those trends was one particular overarching theme we saw in abundance on the spring/summer runways. We called it “beyond the bedroom,” and you guessed it—this trend theme is all about lingerie and how it is making a name for itself in the ready-to-wear world. While we saw boudoir detailing as a whole declare quite a presence this season, we were pleasantly surprised to see how prominent the smaller trends within this category came to fruition as well.
Garters, corsets, slip dresses, bra tops, and hosiery are all lingerie trends we predicted would make it big in the sartorial world and just a few months later, the market has shown that we were right. What could have bubbled to become more of a micro-trend proved to be much bigger than that, as retailers in both the luxury and contemporary space are stocking up on the five lingerie trends you’re about to read up on below.
First off, corsets are undeniably one of the easiest and coolest ways to participate in the lingerie trend movement. These fitted and boned undergarments are now being worn casually as tops with everything from jeans to formal skirts and trousers.
If you have no problem with a skin-baring look, then bra tops will be your best friend this season. Style them underneath big blazers or cropped cardigans or wear them solo for a summer-approved top.
Garters may seem like an unreasonable trend to wear IRL, but once you see the shopping selection below, you’ll think twice. This particular trend is more about the interpretation than the literal incorporation of garters into your wardrobe, but if you’re game to try a more literal approach, by all means, go for it.
This season, get creative with your accessories and incorporate some sultry stockings into the mix. Including everything from thigh-highs to seamed hosiery, this subtle addition to any outfit will make it feel ten times more fresh and 10 times more exciting.
Slip dresses are one of the most versatile dress styles around, as they have the ability to transform from a casual frock into something evening-appropriate in absolutely no time at all. Whether you prefer lace trim or plain black silk, we can guarantee you that this easy-to-wear dress is going to be “in” for a while.
As much as I can, I try to shop for vintage pieces. I find that wearing vintage allows me to wear something special that’s not circulating in fashion at the moment and also track down items I may have missed out on the first time around, like a pair of Prada mules I recently ordered and can’t stop wearing. I also think vintage is a great way to support sustainable fashion and give older items a new life. Plus, vintage can often be a much more affordable way to buy designer pieces so is always a great place to start for anyone on a budget.
But just because you’re wearing vintage items, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t wear the current trends. Here, I’m bringing you 6 major spring trends and the under-$250 pieces that tap into them. With finds like a pastel blue Jacquemus dress to a pinstriped Jil Sander pantsuit to a Givenchy chain link necklace (and more), these are too good to pass up on. Ahead, shop my edit.
Shoes with Chains
No seriously, whether you’re ready or not, this micro-trend is swiftly marking its territory as one of the hottest styles to try this spring and summer season. The trend we speak of is better seen than described, but if we had to try it’s basically any article of clothing that slinkily ties and wraps around a bare midriff. Sexy, no? These wraparound ties can be connected to a top, skirt, or even swimwear which we’re anticipating seeing a lot more of come summer 2020.
This trend was unsurprisingly very prevalent in the ’90s (which you can see via the Prada F/W 92 runway image below) when skin-baring silhouettes were pretty much all anyone cared about. As we encroach on warmer weather, we’re predicting that this micro-trend is about to make it big once again in this decade. Influencers have already started wearing it and retailers are already hopping on board. If you ask me, this is the beginning of a major trend in the making.
If you’re feeling hesitant to try this one out, we don’t blame you—wearing little strings tied around your bare midriff is pretty daring. However, after taking a look at all the ways It girls are already sporting the risky trend, you might be convinced. Scroll down to observe this trend on the runway, on Instagram, and shop a wide selection of our favorite items so you too can don style.
On the runway:
Spotted on the runway not only this season but also way back when on the spring 1992 Prada runway, was this tied-up waist micro-trend. Considering the resurgence of the ’90s (yet again) this year, the resurfacing of a trend like this doesn’t feel far off at all. But let it be known—Prada did it first.
Pictured: Prada F/W 92
Pictured: Christopher Esber S/S 20
Naturally, some of the industry’s leading ladies have already been dabbling in the trend via crop tops, skirts, and swimsuits. Already, the array of styling techniques is convincing us that this trend is way more versatile than we initially anticipated.
On Alyssa Coscarelli: The Garment top (launching soon)
On Anne-Laure Mais: Musier Paris Skirt Romance ($125)
On Cass Dimicio: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped Satin Top ($330)
On Bella Thomas: Matteau The Wrap Triangle Top ($135)
On Matilda Djerf: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped Satin Top ($330)
Pictured: Musier Paris Skirt Romance ($125)
On Ellie Delphine: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped ($330)
On Rocky Garcia: Solid & Striped bikini
On Amy Julliette Lefévre: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped Satin Top ($330)
While we’re still on the brink of spring, I’m mentally already fast-forwarding to summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love to layer up in coats and boots but I pretty much live for warm weather style, so summer is where my wardrobe really shines. After all, I grew up in Arizona and live in L.A., so feel like I’ve become somewhat of an expert when it comes to dressing for summer. So, which trends are on my radar and which pieces do I think will be huge in a few months?
Looking to the runways and fashion insiders, it’s clear that there are a number of trends that will be big this summer. From tropical prints and bold colors to chain heels and exposed bras (and plenty more), there are some major summer trends destined for all of our wardrobes once the warm weather hits. Ahead, see the 8 summer trends I’m predicting are about to blow up and shop my edit.
With bold jungle prints spotted on the S/S 20 runways like Versace, the tropical prints are poised to be everywhere this summer. We’ll be seeing it as a strong trend in swimwear, as well as vacation clothing.
This is currently sitting in my shopping cart.
Shop the matching Floral-Print Bikini Briefs ($135)
Just buttoned at the middle—a great styling trick to copy.
The perfect one-piece.
Nouveau aviator sunglasses
Sure, aviator sunglasses have been around forever, but this summer we’ll be seeing updated takes on the classic. Bottega Veneta’s sleek hexagonal pair have already been popular with celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but we’re also seeing other brands coming out with their own take on the reinvented aviator.
We can thank Bottega Veneta for putting this trend on the map.
This shape feels very forward.
We’re already seeing bra tops emerge as a huge trend for 2020 but it will only be picking up steam as we get closer to summer. My favorite way to style them? Underneath a blazer as seen here from Staud.
Pull this off for the evening with a satin set like this.
A must-buy in my opinion.
Heels with chains
Chain-embellished heels are the shoe trend that will dominate 2020. Last summer, everyone was pairing anklets with heels so think of this as a new way breathing life into that trend.
Wow, these are truly a work of art.
For a night out.
Porte & Paire nails the latest trends at a great price point.
Get ready for big punches of color with lots of hues that scream fun. I’m especially drawn to bold pinks as well as sunny shades like yellow and orange.
This top is designed to look like there’s a bikini top underneath.
Very into yellow right now.
Hunza G can do no wrong.
Suiting is one of the biggest trends of 2020, period, so you better believe that there will be a way everyone will wear suits this summer. Look no further than the short suit. This summer, style yours with a bra top and chain heels.
My mom had a set like this in the ’90s and now I need it.
Shop the matching Pleated Shorts ($210)
I cannot get enough of Frankie Shop’s perfectly-tailored pieces.
Shop the matching Julie Shorts ($125)
Styled to perfection.
Shop the matching Praline Shorts ($675)
Get ready to say goodbye to your ordinary tees and hello to padded shoulder versions. The rising micro-trend is already huge on the street style scene but will be everywhere by summer.
This cult top keeps selling out.
100% of the profits from the sale of this T-shirt will go to Women for Women International.
Kendall Jenner just wore this dress version.
Raffia might be a summer staple but we’ll be seeing it blow up this year. Look for the material in chic beach bags and hats.
A cool take on the big bag trend.
This visor is epic.
I love the leather details.
If it seems like clothing and accessories get more and more expensive, you’re certainly not wrong. That said, there are more affordable brands than ever to shop, many of which focus the bulk of their inventory on trend-driven pieces. Bonus: This spring, many of the biggest trends are just inherently cheap, e.g., crew socks, baseball caps, and tube tops, so it’s easier than ever to look “trendy” without spending your entire paycheck in one sitting.
Between brands like Topshop, Madewell, Nike, and Mango, I unearthed tons of cheap pieces that represent 12 of the season’s biggest trends. And so you get more bang for your buck, I selected the pieces within each category that are the most timeless because you never know when a trend is going to turn into a wardrobe staple.
Scroll to shop 12 spring trends that there’s no reason to break the bank for.
A refreshing change from the statement blouses that were everywhere last spring.
Nineties minimalism at its best.
Long Denim Skirts
Yours truly bought this recently.
Might as well get a black one too…
If they look like sneakers that were worn in the ’70s or ’80s, they’re cool now.
Who doesn’t love a good one-and-done outfit in a timeless print?
Polka dots are always a thing, but more than ever this season.
The secret to pulling off long shorts is in the shoes. I recommend chunky sneakers or strappy high-heel sandals.
It’s only a matter of time before these sell out.
I love a good sleeve party.
This also comes in an ombré version, and I honestly can’t choose.
I’d wear this with a black midi dress and white sneakers (or anything else—it doesn’t get more versatile).
I can never pass up a good dad hat.
Another cute thing I recently bought (in camel).
Tip: Amazon is a vest gold mine.
Hailey Bieber would approve.
Wear these with the matching sweatshirt.
This could pass as a going-out top.
Amazon is also a cute-cardigan gold mine.
Tangerine is spring’s It color. Get ahead of it.
This tangerine tank pairs so well with denim.
Fashion girls are wearing crew socks with loafers, over leggings, with their New Balance sneakers—you name it.