Stuck on what to wear this Valentine’s Day? Your favourite romantic comedy might just be the answer to all your problems. To get inspired for the season of love, we took a look back at some of the films that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside and discovered quite a few outfits we’d love to wear ourselves. From The Notebook to Crazy Rich Asians, these are the looks we want to recreate this Valentine’s Day 2020…
- Valentine’s Day
Can you believe this star-studded film is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year? Good thing cardigan tops, slip skirts and mules are our favourite things right now. Plus, tote bags are officially back in style as well and they’re perfect for carrying love notes or Valentine’s chocolates…
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Andie Anderson’s (Kate Hudson) yellow gown is simple, yet so effortlessly elegant that is proves that sometimes less really is more. If you don’t have a ball to attend, opt for this midi-length slip dress that’s easy to dress up or down. A pair of strappy heels and some earrings are all you need…
- The Notebook
Sail off in this light blue Prairie dress and make all your dreams come true. Pair it with black boots for a laid-back day-to-day look or quilted mules for a special occasion. A pearl necklace might feel a bit dated, so how about going for this super chic pearl mini bag instead?
- Notting Hill
Could this look be any more on trend? Add ‘90s accessories to a seemingly simple outfit and you’ll strut the streets like Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) in no time. A pair of black micro glasses, a beret and a shoulder bag will be your best friends.
- Crazy Rich Asians
Think pink like the ever-stylish Astrid Leong-Teo (Gemma Chan) in Crazy Rich Asians and opt for a structured midi dress in a soft rose tone. Complete the look with some accessories that have luxe appeal like a pair of cat-eye sunglasses, a boxy mini bag or metallic mules.
During fashion month, our attention is laser-focused on the runways to uncover the next-gen trends destined to dominate the fashion universe. While the spring 2020 shows—especially those during NYFW—offered a range of fresh looks in the ready-to-wear and accessories realms, it’s the new handbag silhouettes, in particular, that we’re shining a spotlight on right now.
One glance at the collections of designers from Tory Burch to Brandon Maxwell and you’ll quickly realize why we’re dedicating this entire piece to the coolest bags of the moment. Yep, from updated mini bags to supersize stunners, the styles in question are just that good.
Ahead, follow along as we bring you through the next It bag trends you’ll see everywhere when spring hits. And because we know you like to be the first in your friend group to test-drive the latest items, we’re also showcasing how to shop the next-level handbag trends right now as well. Carry on.
This casual, on-the-go sling silhouette gets a high-fashion upgrade, and it’s shaping up to be one of the It bags of the season.
It’s all about the details for spring 2020 with statement-making buckles (both in your face and more subtle) front and center on the coolest handbags.
That mini bag you tested out last season? Well, it’s shrinking to an even daintier size for spring. Sure, it’s not the most practical pick out there, but it sure is cute.
On the other end of the spectrum, the oversize tote lives on as a must-have to store your entire life. Seriously, the more XL, the better.
Say hello to the 2020 version of the bucket bag with slouchy, drawstring-accented carryalls reigning supreme as the new going-out bag.
Woven bags and basket silhouettes feel more sophisticated than ever in sleek, structured shapes to bring a polished yet playful spin to any outfit.
If, like us, you’ve spent the long rainy months of winter stuck in the same pair of boots, you’ll be happy to hear that a fresh set of shoe trends have just arrived for the new season. Even more excitingly, they’re all so good you’ll want to wear them right now. So, to help you decide which pair (or two) to invest in this spring, we’ve rounded up our five favourite new styles and looked to the curb-side sartorial specialists for styling inspiration. Just be warned: given how covetable all the options on offer are right now, it’s still likely to be a pretty tricky decision…
- The princess pump…
Metallic and in sugary-sweet pastel shades: some of our favourite mules at the moment look like they could have been plucked straight off the feet of a Barbie doll. To incorporate them into your look in cool street-style fashion, offset the ultra-pretty vibes with a checked smock dress. Then, tie the outfit together with colour-coordinated extras.
- The hi-tech trainer…
What was once a staple in the uniform of dads and Silicon Valley geniuses alike, has now become one of the most-loved footwear fashions of the moment. That’s right, hi-tech chunky trainers are in. Wear them with anything from streetwear to tailored trousers and midi dresses or add a lighter touch with a floaty floral midi and a beige bomber.
- The white boot…
The boot says ‘winter weather’, the lighter shade says ‘it’s spring’, making the bright white boot the ultimate transitional shoe. And whilst white will undoubtedly pair well with most of the pieces in your wardrobe, this street style star proves that they are particularly striking against a simple monochrome look, so, take note.
- The poppy mule…
Mules are the shoe everyone is talking about at the moment and the most popular pairs are vibrant and candy-coloured. Take your tailored occasion-wear to the next level this season by clashing a pair with your equally brightly-hued suit. Or, if you’re after something a little less loud, let your mules add a fresh pop of colour to a classic grey co-ord.
- The chunky boot…
It looks like our favourite chunky black boot is here to stay for another season. This comes as no surprise given their cool and comfortable shape, which makes us want to wear them with everything from floral dresses to vinyl trousers. Breathe new life into the grungy staple this season by wearing your pair with a crisp oversized white shirt, a vinyl mini skirt and a layered knit.
Before we dive into this denim story, let’s remember that skinny jeans are in no way “out.” Sure, they’re often considered polarizing in nature, but the classic nature of the silhouette means skinnies are more or less a wardrobe staple at this point. That said, there is a variety of fresh denim cuts out there that are giving skinny jeans a run for their money. I recently covered the next wave of non–skinny jeans, but there’s another trend that fashion people are gravitating towards at the moment. Yep, I’m talking about those light-wash, wide-leg styles.
Statement-making in design, this bold denim pick may not be for the faint of heart, but wide-leg jeans could be worth testing out, as they’re inherently cool and can bring that modern yet laid-back vibe to a casual look. In fact, celebrities like Selena Gomez and Dua Lipa have been spotted recently in the silhouette to complete their trendy fits.
Interested in dipping a tone into the wide-leg jean pond? Keep scrolling for a bit of celeb visual and shopping inspiration that may just convince you to try this forward denim trend this season (you know, if you haven’t already of course).
On Selena Gomez: Naked Cashmere sweater; Levi’s jeans; By Far Bag ($688); Roxanne Assoulin Earrings ($120); Yuul Yie boots
While just about any denim style would work with this simple fit, the wide-leg, slightly distressed jeans bring a modern spin to the look.
On Dua Lipa: Prada shoes
It’s no secret that the ’90s are back with fervor. This look leans into that vibe just flawlessly with the baggy jeans, printed tee, long trench, and chunky shoes.
On Hailey Bieber: Arje jacket; Bottega Veneta bag; Chloe Gosselin heels
These light-wash jeans are slightly slimmer than some of the others here, but they still embody the trend as they’re much looser than traditional skinnies. These feel particularly forward with the fuzzy coat.
On Alessandra Ambrosio: One Teaspoon Wide-Leg Jeans ($149); Loewe Gate Bag ($2200)
Need a casual and effortless fit? Consider this ensemble with the long-sleeve white tee, belted jeans, and brown ankle boots.
On Katie Holmes: Kassl Editions coat
Go for the classic look with baggier jeans, a cozy knit, longline coat, and standard black booties.
We’ve already shared the ultimate guide to surviving Valentine’s Day and a list of the best dates to plan this year with you, so now we think it’s time for something a bit more light-hearted. To get excited for a whole lot of romance coming our way, we decided to swoon about the most stylish couples in history. From a throwback to some iconic ’70s power-couples to your favourite duos from the ’90s and the coolest It-couple of the moment, these eleven pairs are couple goals when it comes to fashion…
- Johnny Depp and Kate Moss
Who better to kick off this list than the ultimate couple of the ’90s: Johnny and Kate. It’s pretty safe to say they invented the term ‘It couple’ and we think that’s got a lot to do with their style. It almost seemed as if they shared a wardrobe back then, and they were often spotted in matching leather jackets and oversized T-shirts that would still be just as cool today.
- Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
The couple on everyone’s lips at the moment, of course, is Brad and Jen. Although they haven’t been together for around 15 years, they truly were the ultimate golden couple in the early 2000s. Their undeniably great style was defined by that classic Cali’ laid-back vibe with lots of denim and sunkissed hair. Not to mention that all of their red carpet looks are completely iconic too…
- Anwar Hadid and Dua Lipa
This pair is a match made in young Hollywood heaven: Anwar Hadid and Dua Lipa bring some LA flair to NYC and now seem to be the most-photographed couple of the moment. In the same way as Johnny and Kate did back in the day, this couple shows that sharing clothes with your significant other can lead to some pretty great outfits.
- Mick and Bianca Jagger
Throwing it back to the ’70s, Mick and Bianca Jagger were the couple of the decade. And their iconic looks are predicted to be a key influence when it comes to trends this summer 2020. The couple were the ultimate pioneers of gender-fluid dressing, as Bianca was often spotted in three-piece suits and bowler hats whereas Mick wore ruffles and make-up.
- George and Amal Clooney
George and Amal are always a vision of elegance, both on and off the red carpet. George always looks effortlessly dapper and the cream suit Amal wore during her wedding in Venice changed the game for bridal dressing – you’ve probably noticed more and more brides ditching the dress for a pantsuit since…
- David and Victoria Beckham
These two are the true king and queen of England: Posh and Becks. He’s a football legend, she’s a Spice Girl turned high-end fashion designer – so it’s no surprise that their style is second to none. Now, parents to four children, Victoria and David are without doubt the coolest mum and dad about.
- Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl
Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl are a fashion dream team: she’s a socialite and style icon and he’s a successful model. No other couple manages to look so perfectly coordinated, yet so effortless at the same time.
- Sonny and Cher
Another couple that isn’t afraid to match their looks is Sonny and Cher. The folk-rock duo shared everything: from their own TV show to multiple hit songs and their taste in fashion. We love how they both went for the same jacket in this photo, but each styled it in their own way.
- Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson
Probably our favourite couple of the moment, Cara and Ashley, both stay true to their individual styles when they head out together. Cara is a true London girl and Ashley has that ‘America’s sweetheart’ vibe about her, and the combination of both is just so good.
- Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Will and Jada have been one of the most stylish couples since the ’90s, when we would eagerly await their matchy-matchy looks at each red carpet they attended. We will never forget their coordinated black suit and sunglasses ensemble for the Men In Black premiere in 1997…
- Rosie Huntington-Whitley and Jason Statham
A couple made up of an action-movie star and a former Victoria’s Secret Angel sounds almost to good to be true, but Rosie and Jason prove us wrong. The couple is always the one to watch when it comes to red-carpet fashion.
Denim jeans have been around for what feels like forever (since the 1930s to be precise), but they’ve changed a lot since they first surfaced. We saw them with ultra wide-legs until the ’60s, flared in the ’70s, acid-washed in the ’80s, high-waisted in the ’90s, low-waisted in the ’00s, skinny through the 2010s and straightened-out by 2020. Now, we’re lucky enough to have all these different pairs to play with and no matter what shape we go for, they’re guaranteed to be one of our most staple wardrobe pieces. When it comes to styling, the options are endless, but who more fitting to get inspired by than the stylish celebs from the iconic decades in which these jeans originated? Here’s how to get the look…
- The Wide Leg Jean – Katharine Hepburn, 1930s
Women wearing trousers was a major statement back in the mid-1930s so, when Katharine Hepburn wore a pair of wide-leg jeans on set, it was pretty controversial. Word on the street is that after someone confiscated them from her dressing room, she walked around in her pants and refused to put on any more clothes until someone returned her jeans to her. Recreate Hepburn’s relaxed tailored look by styling a silky shirt with a pair of light wide-leg jeans and trainers.
- The Flared Jean – Jane Birkin, 1970s
Actress, singer, model and forever fashion muse: Jane Birkin’s mix of Parisian and London influences always resulted in the most effortlessly-chic outfit ensembles. Alongside Californian star, Farrah Fawcett, she made the relaxed flared jean an absolutely essential wardrobe piece during the ’70s and usually opted for a bohemian approach to styling: think a frilled white blouse with accent accessories in earthy tones.
- The Mom Jean – Debbie Harry, 1980s
As the Maimi-born star of the huge ’80s band Blondie, Debbie Harry was always known for her rock and roll ways and her style suited this vibe to a T. The 505 Levi’s jean, which had a slightly tapered leg and a distressed acid-wash, were her on-stage shape of choice – they are what we now refer to as the classic mom jean. To emulate her rock-chic look, go for double denim with grungy add ons.
- The Skinny Jean – Alexa Chung, 2000s
Jumping forward a few decades – it was into the ’00s and 2010s when the skinny jean became the new must-have, thanks to the rise of indie-pop and OG model off-duty style. It’s easy to achieve that classic Cara Delevingne street style look with an oversized T-shirt and some chunky buckled boots. But if you’re after something a little more ‘mod’, look to our favourite British It-girl Alexa and pair a faded black pair of Jamie jeans with some preppy loafers and a vinyl trench.
- The Dad Jean – Kendall Jenner, 2020s
…And we’ve arrived at the present day! Recently, we’ve seen jean silhouettes straighten out and extend from cropped styles into full-length legs. Both the editor and dad jean fall into this category and are favourites amongst the supermodels of the moment. Take cues from Kendall this season and pair yours with a slick turtleneck, a cropped bomber and a cute ’90s handbag.
After what feels like three months in one, the day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: payday. And although you’ve probably been planning what to buy all month, it can be quite hard to narrow down what you really want when the time comes. So, as always, we asked the girls at Topshop HQ what they can’t wait to get their hands on this payday for a bit of inspiration. We’re sure at least one or two things on this list will take your fancy. Happy shopping!
Bethany Higgins – CRM Assistant Topman
“I’m in urgent need of a bag update! I love this cute little backpack because of its buckle detail and box shape – perfect for everyday essentials and city break travels.”
Cailin Klohk – Digital Editor Topshop
“Right now, all I want to wear are pastel knits. They’re perfect for that transitional period, when it’s still cold outside but you want to introduce a touch of spring to your wardrobe. I added this cropped buttermilk jumper straight to my wishlist when I saw it on our Instagram feed recently and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.”
Lauren Blackie – Online Visual Merchandiser
“I’m not exaggerating, I have bought this shirt in four colours. The oversized shape with tapered sleeves is universally flattering and will look great paired with jeans or leather trousers. And it will also look cute with a mini when the sun makes an appearance later in the year!”
Kathryn Hind – Online Trading Assistant
“Payday is basically my monthly excuse to buy another coat or jacket. This month, it’s this great blazer in a lovely lemon yellow. Who says you have to match your outfit to the weather anyway? As soon as I get paid this blazer is going straight in my basket…”
Nicole Croft – Senior Online Production Coordinator
“My jeans are in desperate need of a re-vamp and these mom jeans are perfect for seeing me through my daily Topshop office life styled with trainers, or with heels when I head straight to after-work drinks.”
Shannon Klohk – German Editorial Assistant
“These mules are just so classic, I would get them in every colour if I could. But this camel tone goes with everything and I can’t wait to wear them out as soon as spring is here!”
Becca Wade – Junior Editor Topshop
“I’ve been wearing dark colours all winter and I’m getting so bored of it, so I really want to inject some colour into my wardrobe this month. That’s why I’m dying to buy all these colourful pieces on payday. The almost-neon colours have this energy which I think feels really fresh for the new-season.”
Grace Duce – Copywriter
“This season I have fallen in love with this double-breasted trench coat, designed in the prettiest of pinks. This belted beauty is perfect with denim jeans as well as black dresses and is ready for spring styling. There’s something so classic about a trusty trench!”
Mihanta Ramamonjisoa – French Editorial Assistant
” I’ve had my eyes on these blue dad jeans for a few weeks now, so they’ll definitely be my first purchase this payday. I don’t have any mid-blue ripped jeans in my wardrobe at the moment and I think they would go with so many pieces that I already have. I’d pair them with a simple white tee or an elevated printed blouse.”
Yasmine Kennedy – Digital Editorial Assistant
“I’ve got plenty of black boots in my wardrobe already, so I think it’s about time I invested in a lighter shade. I’m pretty obsessed with these ones, as they’ll go with absolutely everything in my wardrobe and are a great way to transition into the brighter months. I’m picturing them with a white mini dress when summer arrives.”
Ella Josey – Online Production Assistant
“This jacket is fab-u-lous. I tried it on in store and it looks perfect paired with tights and heeled boots! I feel like it’s a great investment this time of year and with spring approaching I’ll discard the heavy duty borg coats and will want a lighter jacket. Maybe I’m just wishing away the winter, but this is a spring essential.”
You didn’t think we’d stop listening to Anna Wintour in 2020, did you? As we’ve reported before, the editor in chief’s Go Ask Anna video series for Vogue is a treasure trove of information and offers us rare glimpses inside her mind. Sometimes she tells us what not to wear to a job interview and other times she’ll recap the biggest runway trends. Whatever the content is, you know it will be insightful and informed coming from one of the biggest names in fashion.
Since we now have a full year of videos to look back on, we decided to take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of Wintour’s key messages from last year. Hint: Raffia is in, and all-black is out. Scroll down to shop four trends Wintour has approved of and find out the three trends she’d pass on.
Loved: Sleeveless Dresses
Last summer, Wintour was asked in a video about the best item to stay chic in hot weather. Her answer: sleeveless dresses.
Hated: Boring Sequin Dresses
Wintour’s February 2019 video for Vogue discussed what not to wear to black-tie events. “Don’t wear a boring sequin dress or a debutante-style dress just because you feel you should,” Wintour said. “I get the most pleasure and the most excitement, and I think the person who’s wearing it does as well, when I look at a woman who’s wearing something that I feel looks just like her.”
Loved: Trench Coats
When asked about the top trends for 2020, Wintour made sure to include trench coats on her list. Luckily, there are tons of affordable yet chic options out there.
Hated: All Black
“Just don’t wear all black,” Wintour said in a video last spring. “It seems too gloomy, as if one’s going to a funeral.” Instead, she suggested “adding some color or favorite piece of jewelry or maybe white boots. Just something that’s a little bit unexpected.”
Loved: Bucket Bags
Last month, Wintour was asked about the best accessories trends and she made sure to call out bucket bags. “Bucket bags and more bucket bags, in leather, in canvas, in suede, in every possible fabric that you can think of,” she said.
Hated: Neon Leggings
In August 2019, Wintour revealed in a Vogue video that she had seen “far too many neon leopard-print leggings, something that I would definitely not want to see again.”
“We’re seeing a lot of linen and raffia fabrics that are very organic and natural,” Wintour said in response to a question about 2020 accessory trends.
Trends are great and all, but have you ever discovered that something that is currently “trending” is sitting in your very own closet? If you haven’t, you’re about to. As we’ve touched on quite a lot this past year, there has been a drastic shift in the industry toward a more wearable wardrobe. This includes tons of pieces that, up until now, we considered basics or wardrobe staples. But when those staples start to, well, trend, then we’ve hit the sweet spot.
Today, we’re here to report on the eight “trendy” basics that everyone will be wearing in 2020. The best thing about the items on this list is that buying into each is buying into a better wardrobe overall versus a one-off trend you could maybe wear once or twice. Purchasing long tailored shorts, a fresh button-down shirt, or heeled loafers, for example, is really putting all your money back into a wardrobe that will serve you for seasons on end. And in case you already own all of the below, well then consider yourself lucky (and extremely stylish).
Longer shorts have worked their way into both the suiting and basics worlds in 2020. Embrace longer hemlines and get ready for all of your T-shirts and tanks to look 10 times cooler this spring.
The ’90s have felt “back” for a while now, but the S/S 20 collections unearthed things like shoulder bags and (drumroll, please) tube tops. These strapless comfy wonders are the perfect counterpart to any of the bottoms you’ll see in any trend guide moving forward.
Classic button-down shirts are the multi-hit wonder that surely you already have sitting in your closet. What once might have felt like the most boring item sitting in your closet now embodies all things chic and polished this season.
Grandma style is another major movement that is here to stay, and the spring runways proved that heeled loafers are the freshest way to channel all things granny this season.
Long denim skirts have finally made their triumphant return to the fashion scene, and we’re loving the subtle styling that we’ve seen so far on Instagram. From Canadian tuxedos to simple tanks, this is one skirt trend we are more than here for.
Shoulder bags are a prominent handbag style that is both practical and completely on trend. We are currently loving the ’90s-inspired shapes, but we’ve seen many more iterations featuring everything from chain straps to croissant shapes.
Slip dresses are a style you’re probably very familiar with, but thanks to the runways pretty much shoving in our faces that lingerie-inspired dressing is here to stay, we are really leaning into the idea of more boudoir-esque slip dresses in 2020.
Shocked to see baseball hats make this list? If you don’t already own one, the good news is that your significant other or your dad might, or you can snag one on the cheap from Amazon as seen below. We promise this trend will quietly creep its way into your wardrobe, and before you know it, you’ll be wanting to wear one every day.
Trends emerge at the speed of light these days, so to keep you up to date on what the fashion crowd is wearing and posting about, we’re launching a new series that highlights all the It pieces currently flooding our Instagram feeds. Each month, we’ll walk you through the items that have swiftly made the rounds on Instagram, earning them It status.
Remember the last time we did this roundup? If not, let me break it down. If you’re familiar with this story, then simply continue on to get your download on the coolest pieces in the fashion world right now. If you’re new here, you can consider this story your monthly cheat sheet on the most popular fashion items on Instagram (and across the internet, for that matter). We’ve spotted the following going-out tops, ankle boots, and It bags on the more than one of the many fashion insiders we love to follow and a notable celeb or two (hi, Hailey!), so we’re taking it upon ourselves to report on the emerging It items. Keep reading to discover the defining pieces of January.
Bottega Veneta Shoulder Pouch Gathered Leather Bag
Another day, another Bottega Veneta It bag. The brand that’s setting all the trends right now just launched its latest handbag—the Shoulder Pouch Gathered Leather Bag—and it’s a shoulder bag iteration of its infamous oversize pouch that we’ve likened to the ruched shape of a croissant. Fashion insiders are already clamoring to get their hands on the new It bag, but there are similar options at a range of price points from brands like Staud that we adore just the same.
Manu Atelier Boots
Manu Atelier’s newest version of its futuristic Duck Boots is painted in a black-and-white checkerboard motif that feels especially cool for right now. The ankle boots also feature a square toe and inverted heel, two details that are defining all the coolest shoes right now. In fact, the more we looked, the more we realized that two-tone boots are all over the market right now, a few of which we’ve included below.
Nanushka Kisa Leather Pants
Leather pants are a timeless wardrobe staple, and Nanushka has set out to make them cooler than ever. Its Kisa pants feature a wide leg and Western-style belt that gives a new spin to the classic pants. Fashion girls have mostly been sticking to the same styling idea when wearing the vegan leather trousers: neutral knits and classic handbags do the trick.
& Other Stories Square-Neck Jacquard Top
If you’ve read these roundups in the past, you’d know that it’s not every day an affordable fashion find makes its way into the top five of the month (they’re usually very designer-heavy), which is why we’re especially excited to highlight this perfect top from & Other Stories. With a jacquard texture, square neckline, and puffy sleeves, it’s everything we want in a going-out top.
Balenciaga BB Slippers
Hailey Bieber and Sofia Richie both own the easy flats and have been wearing them on repeat since 2020 began. With a square toe and double-B logo, these shoes make other flat slides pale in comparison. Though the Balenciaga pair is a luxury investment, we’re already seeing similar square-toe flats and flat slides in a range of price points, so really anyone can get in on the look.
On Hailey Bieber: Jacquemus Lima Sweater; Gramicci Boa Fleece Pants; Staud Frida Bag ($112); Jennifer Fisher Mini Samira Hoop Earrings; Balenciaga BB Slippers ($1190); Celine sunglasses; Tiffany & Co. necklace