For top model Tara Lynn, the perfect jeans are blue, high-waisted and timeless. Here, she wears a straight-fit jean oozing with vintage vibes, a structured top and a pair of color-popping heels. Follow her on Instagram: @taralynn.
With spring approaching, our urge to bring more color into our lives rises. In a bright green ribbed top and light blue straight-fit jeans, model Gabrielle Richardson makes us dream of sunny skies and bolder outfit choices. Follow her on Instagram: @fridacashflow.
When style influencer and fashion entrepreneur Brittany Xavier goes from work to weekend, she wears the most classic combo of all. Adding a blazer and heels gives the classic jeans-and-t-shirt combo an elegant twist. Follow Brittany on Instagram: @brittanyxavier.
ELIZABETH & VICTORIA LEJONHJÄRTA
When it comes to denim, the Lejonhjärta sisters ask for doubles. Go for an ‘80s-inspired silhouette in an oversized light-washed denim shirt tucked into washed jeans, or opt for a more classic shape with a tight denim jacket partnered with a light straight jean. Follow the Swedish twins on Instagram: @lejonhjerta.
Take a cue from model Salem Mitchell and combine a classic jeans model with on-trend details. Follow her on Instagram: @salemmitchell
Ease into spring in a cozy cardigan, strappy sandals and the perfect pair of jeans. Follow @mynamesdiana on Instagram.
Bleached purple and washed denim are a match made in heaven. Follow model and influencer Sonny Turner on Instagram: @sonnyturner___
There may be some irresistible sales going on right now, but we can’t help but set our eyes on all the new-season arrivals to hit our favorite stores (unquestionably, getting us excited to liven up our look this year). If you’re looking for some easy ways to look wholly on-trend this season (and into the next) but don’t want to spend a ton, then this one’s for you. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest, newest pieces to hit the internet that will refresh your wardrobe in an instant.
The best part? We’ve kept all the items under $60. (So you can save your pennies for a well-deserved spring break instead.) From statement sleeves to larger-than-life tote bags to the 70s-inspired trends that will be huge come spring, scroll below for our must-have picks to get your hands on right now that will give your outfit an of-the-moment look.
Leather (in particular, colorful leather) continues to be a huge trend for 2020. Opt for an expensive-looking beige pair of pants to nail the trend.
Puffed sleeves are here to stay. This silky blouse is super wearable for work, the weekend, and beyond.
Seventies-inspired sunglasses were all over the spring runways. Expect to see the silhouette on an Insta feed near you.
Extra-large tote bags are a fashion-girl must for 2020. This white weave one is super chic.
Shackets (shirt-jacket hybrids) are everywhere right now. We particularly love the pearl button details on this H&M one that elevates the casual piece.
Flared and boot-cut jeans are back.
We spotted polo-style tops all over the spring/summer 2020 runways, and we can’t get enough.
If you’re going to invest in one jewelry trend, make it a chunky chain-link necklace.
The most on-trend way to elevate your tailored separates this year. Wear with a suit for a sharp look.
Heeled loafers are one of the biggest shoe trends we’ll be seeing this year.
If you do one thing, buy yourself a pair of long shorts. Trust us.
Chunky, large hoops are the easiest way to add a modern touch to your look. (These are a little over $60, but worth it!)
It’s all about statement sleeves in 2020.
High slits made their debut on the spring/summer 2020 runways.
We’re all glad to hear polka dots are trending for 2020. Wear them now with tights, boots, and an overcoat. Just add minimal sandals come spring.
Lug-sole boots are the coolest way to look on-trend right now. Wear them with your billowy dresses.
Houndstooth prints make every outfit look more expensive. Moreover, we saw black-and-white outfits reign supreme on the runways.
Opt for modern pearls in artistic silhouettes. This is a trend straight off the catwalks.
If you want to take on the ’70s flower-power trend this year, this floral-print maxi will help you do it.
Wear the above dress cinched at the waist with this chic vintage-inspired belt.
Suede might just be the It fabric of 2020.
Welcome denim skirts back into your wardrobe. Vintage-looking midi lengths are the style to go for.
Refresh your handbag collection with a trending croissant silhouette.
The most current accessory trend? Rope belts. Try it as part of this cool and cozy cardigan.
Yes, friends—baseball hats are trending for 2020.
Mint green is the hue to be seen in.
The utility trend is here to stay.
It’s all about “big collar energy” this year. Large pointed collar button downs over blazers are the runway-approved way to wear them.
The bigger, the better when it comes to your handbags.
Mules are everywhere we look right now: from our Instagram feeds to the best street style looks and all over Topshop’s new in section. And we’re not surprised – whether you go for an open, square or round-toe style, they add a fresh touch to any outfit and always look effortlessly cool. Not sure how to wear them? We picked our three favourite pairs and styled them for three different occasions…
- For a night out
Thinking of wearing a pair of mules on your next night out? Opt for a sleek black version and style them with a mix of different fabrics and textures, such as organza, embellishments and vinyl.
- For the office
For the office, go for a chic closed-toe style worn with your favourite pair of straight-leg jeans. Add a satin blouse, a statement coat and a trending handbag to look elegant with minimal effort.
- For the day
Need an extra special day look? We’ve got you covered. A pair of flare-heel mules guarantees compliments and will keep you comfortable at the same time. Now, just throw on a cool midi dress and a biker jacket and you’re good to go.
As fashion editors, we’re typically not afraid of a little sartorial adventure. Sure, we all have our own personal styles (I personally tend to stick to the more elevated basic looks), but overall, we’re down to test out fresh trends that may be out of our typical comfort zones. And sometimes, said trends just so happen to be “riskier” than others out there. You know, trends like the J.Lo-approved bodysuit-with-leggings look.
On that celebrity style note, I thought I’d actually dig a little deeper into the forward celeb-endorsed trends my fellow editors are interested in trying this year. You know, to have a little fun and perhaps inspire your 2020 shopping list. Of course, some may not be your style, but there are also a few looks ahead that could be worth a try. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the trends we’re ready to test out, complete with celeb inspo. Plus, shop the best iterations of each look.
“I can’t remember when was the last time I tucked my jeans or pants into boots, but one look at this outfit on Kendall and I’m heading home to try it.”—Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, senior market editor
On Kendall Jenner: Louis Vuitton bag; Prada boots
“I have a hunch that spring 2020 will be all about the exposed neckline, and it’s a trend I’m ready to take on. I especially love how Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently wore it with this Versace blazer. I’ll be following her lead by adopting more sweetheart necklines.”—Kristen Nichols, managing editor
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Versace jacket and pants; Jimmy Choo heels
I’m typically a basic black ankle-boot person, but the extra-chunky moto boots that have taken the fashion world by storm (including the mid-calf Prada boots Ciara is wearing here) are definitely of interest to bring a cool and forward twist to my 2020 looks.
On Ciara: Prada boots
“I’m intrigued by the idea of wearing lingerie as outerwear. It’s a trend we saw on the spring runways at Dion Lee and Marina Moscone, and as ‘risky’ as it may be, I think Bella Hadid’s corset layered over a plain tank or button-down is the approachable way I’ll be trying it out in 2020.”—Anna LaPlaca, associate editor
On Bella Hadid: Fenty jacket and pants
“This is obviously not winter-appropriate, but if bike shorts are back with a vengeance next spring and summer, I’ll experiment with wearing them under a minidress (although I definitely can’t promise I’ll look as cool as Irina Shayk did).”—Allyson Payer, senior editor
On Irina Shayk: Reformation dress; Levi’s jacket; Dr. Martens boots
“Next year, I really want to channel Haley Bieber as much as possible. There—I said it. I think she takes just the right amount of risks while somehow always looking classy. I just about died when I saw her wear this T-shirt dress with knee-high boots and a leather blazer. So long as I have the appropriate counterparts, I plan on attempting wearing large T-shirts as dresses in 2020.”—Lauren Eggertsen, senior editor
On Hailey Bieber: J Brand jacket; MM6 Maison Margiela T-Shirt ($192); Jacquemus boots
“Katie Holmes’ style game is strong this season (and there’s no doubt I’ve been stealing most of her looks for myself!). The next look I’ll be attempting to copy from her? The long leather shorts trend, which I may even wear with those cool leopard-print boots if I’m feeling fearless.”—Judith Jones, market editor
On Katie Holmes: Max Mara Teddy Icon Coat ($3690); Frame Leather Culottes in Noir ($825); Khaite Zebra-Print Calf Hair Knee Boots ($1800)
“As it stands, I currently own zero items that would fall into the category of party pants, but thanks to Selena Gomez’s amazing JW Anderson gold and glittery wide-leg trousers, I’m bound and determined to own a pair next year.”—Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor
On Selena Gomez: Wardrobe.NYC Turtleneck ($450) and Trench Coat ($1137); JW Anderson pants; Louis Vuitton boots
I recently hit the seventh year mark since I joined Instagram, a wild thing to think about. What began as an innocent photo-sharing app has become an essential resource for my career, but also an unintentional photo album commemorating all of the moments I’ve chosen to share. I recently decided to take a stroll down memory lane via my profile. In tandem with cringing over my choice of photo filters (I was regrettably a consistent fan of Nashville), I noticed there were a few items of clothing that have made cameos in my feed year after year.
I don’t need to remind you how easy it is to get swept up in the short lifecycle of trends. Zara pieces have come and, quickly, gone, but there are some closet staples I own that have transcended my ever-evolving approach to style. They’ll be rejoiced to know I have no intentions of shipping them off to a resale site anytime soon. While these classic items are far from groundbreaking, together, they make up a useful list to consider when working on creating a well-rounded closet. Ahead, check out the six items I recommend you hold onto.
I don’t know how I ever once thought cardigans were best left to my grandmother. Since getting this fitted Aritzia cardi over a year ago, I’ve worn it down to its last thread. It’s one of those pieces I find a way to wear every season; as a light layer in fall, worn over a plain black turtleneck in the winter, with nothing but a bralette come spring and summer. Luckily the cardigan is still available to purchase prompting me to buy another two as backups for when this one inevitably unravels from wear.
I’ve waxed poetic about my love for Vans for years. While my (shamefully) massive collection includes a range of the brand’s Sk8-His, Old Skools, and more, it’s the Authentic sneakers that magically pair well with everything in my closet.
I own a legion of cropped denim jackets, but the vintage one shown here has been with me since 2011, and I don’t plan on tossing it any time soon. To make sure your denim jacket will still look good in the years to come, choose a classic fitted or cropped fit and avoid any trendy frills like colored denim, acid wash, added hardware, etc.
I’m pretty sure I picked up this H&M Studio coat three years ago, which, at the time, was a major splurge. Coming in around $200, it felt like an investment piece. But if we’re playing the cost-per-wear game, it probably comes out to pennies. This coat has been my go-to piece of outerwear every fall through spring, has seen plenty of travels abroad, and has been worth every repair I’ve subsequently paid tailors for.
This yellow dress was also a vintage find, but it’s a silhouette I’ve been hoarding ever since. Now my summer wardrobe consists of a rainbow assortment of short-sleeved column dresses. Where some dress shapes come and go—I can’t look at a skater dress without being warped back to 2009—this more simplistic cut transcends the seasons.
Chain belts, slider belts, sequin belts, D-ring belts—I’ve been through them all. The sole belt that’s made it through many rounds of Marie Kondo–esque cleanouts is this simple-as-day leather belt. It may not spark joy, but it certainly has never looked dated.
Sure, you have probably invested in a classic black leather jacket at some point—well, this editor certainly has—but if you’re looking for a new way to wear leather, I’m here to tell you all about the colorful leather trend that is set to be big in 2020. It took off during spring S/S 20 fashion month, where it was spotted at shows including Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Rochas with colors like electric purple, forest green, and sunset shades commanding a presence in designers’ collections.
Since then, it has already begun to dominate the street style scene, which is a telltale sign that it is set to be huge. While I’m a huge proponent of sleek black pieces, the colorful take on leather feels fresh and cool—something I’ll be adopting into my personal wardrobe. Here, see how fashion insiders are already wearing colored leather, and then shop my edit of pieces to try out yourself.
I always look to Aimee Song for trends that are about to break. Here, she’s showing exactly how to pull off a tricky color like this bold yellow.
Another way to style a saturated yellow blazer? Wear another sunset shade like orange underneath as Anna Vitiello did here.
I’m loving is this vibrant fuchsia. Here, Lauren Johnson styled an oversize blazer like a dress—paired with just a simple tee and strappy heels.
Worn with a pair of jeans, this cobalt-blue blazer does all of the heavy lifting for this cool look. If you’re stumped for ways to pull off colorful leather, this is definitely a great place to start.
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We caught up with our head of design and all-round Missguided babe, Zee, to find out her top picks from the party collection. Zee talked us through her favourite dresses and outfits to give you some inspiration for your Christmas party, festive cocktails or New Years Eve. We’ve dropped all the links to the products below.
Zee’s Missguided party picks
Shop the top party picks below…
“This is from our amazing boudoir collection, think really pretty, really feminine and quite nineties with the stone wash denim”
“This is the famous co ord from the Stassie collection. For the party season, we have elevated it by re-creating it in an amazing shimmer fabric”
“This double breasted velvet blazer dress is an absolute staple. If you don’t know what to wear, you’re guaranteed a winner in this one.”
“This dress fits you in all the right places and creates an amazing silhouette for the party season. There’s nothing else to be said, you HAVE to buy this dress.”
“The colour of this dress is absolutely beautiful and suits everybody. It’s got the key season puff sleeves with the organza fabric. The ruching all the way down to the bottom gives you a really tucked in figure and makes you feel really confident.”
“Feathers and corseting are two of the main trends for the party season, and in this one dress, we’re giving you both.”
“If you’re more of a suit girl and you wanna wear trousers to the Christmas party, why not wear the best season colour? You’d definitely wear the jacket without a bra, shut the front button and pair it with the straight leg trousers”
This amazing Peace & Love dress is a classic cami mini, with silver and gold beading. There’s just so much detail on it. This could be THE piece you buy and make work for the party season.
This fab pink dress matches the suit, but is just a little bit more feminine. It’s bardot and features an a-sym hem as well as gorgeous feathers. It’s the one to make a statement.Accessories
This season, we haven’t just concentrated on the dresses, but we’ve made sure that you’ve got the key accessories for the party. Not only are we doing footwear, but we are doing bags to match.
Keep an eye on the BabeZine for the newest fash drops, styling tips and celebrity spotted posts.
It’s here: party season has well and truly arrived and we couldn’t be more excited. But there’s a catch: it’s absolutely freezing outside and the going-out pieces we want to wear are mostly short, sheer and quite the opposite of warm. This might be fine when you’re actually at the party but when you’re standing in the queue, waiting for a taxi or walking from bar to bar it’s not ideal. This year we’re finally listening to our mums and are set to wrap up in party-ready outfits that will equally keep us looking cool and staying warm. Here’s how…
- In biker jackets we trust…
We’re never going to give up on mini dresses, so winter months call for the unsung hero of cold nights out: the trusty biker jacket. You won’t regret investing in your favourite one, as they go with absolutely anything, will shield you from the wind and still show off your outfit. We’ll be completing this look with a pair of trending chunky heels and sparkly gunmetal socks.
- Suited for anything…
A black suit is the forever effortless go-to for party season and super warm at that! We love this one because its diamanté trim makes it very clear that it’s for the 5-9 and not the 9-5. Keep the sparkly-theme going with all of your accessories and, if you’re still chilly, you can always wear a plain black long-sleeve top underneath.
- Too pretty for the cloakroom…
A knitted bodycon midi dress is guaranteed to keep you a lot warmer than all of its floaty alternatives, so we can’t recommend it enough. Add a cropped faux fur jacket to add a touch of glam, ideally one that’s so nice you won’t even want to leave it in the cloakroom. Finish the look with some snakeskin boots, grab party bag and you’re all set!
- Turtlenecks can party too…
If you’re really struggling with what to wear, you can never wrong with a pair of black jeans. This year, try a coated pair: they will make you feel a more dressed up and, since we’re focusing on the warmth factor, are slightly thicker. Pair them with a party-ready sheer long sleeve top and of course lots of sparkling accessories.
- Too many sequins? Never…
A sequin skirt just had to be on the list. Go for a midi length, so you’re not braving bare legs but still look ready to party. We’ve opted for all-black-everywhere with the rest of the look and picked a taffeta top, stiletto boots and a simple shoulder bag. And just in case that’s not enough sparkle for you: complete the look with an embellished headband.
Last year, it seemed like all anyone wore, talked about, or posted, was really, really big puffer jackets. It was almost as if the puffier your jacket was, the more street cred you had. Influencers, celebrities, and fashion girls alike took to the trend with ease and excitement as they proudly walked down the street nearly knocking everyone over in the process. This extra-large puffer trend emerged at the peak of when trends felt more like shock factor than a way of dressing. I mean, back in 2018, this look was probably styled with micro-sunglasses and chunky Balenciaga Triple S sneakers, and that was something we considered normal?
Luckily (depending on who you ask), the fashion industry has started to shift away from all the frills and gimmicks toward a more stylized and wearable set of collections and trends that won’t get you weird stares as you walk around outside. But to bring it back to puffers—an extremely relevant topic considering we are now entering the coldest time of the year—if the oversize puffer was so 2018, the tonal plain puffer you can wear with literally anything is so right now.
We aren’t even that far into winter and already the fashion set is whipping out simple puffers and styling them in ways that are actually approachable. Complete with warm color palettes of creams, tans, browns, and more, all of those crazy-colored, patterned puffers that fit in no closet I’ve ever seen suddenly feel obsolete. This new wave of puffers also includes puffer vests, which I personally feel will be a fresh update to my all too often repetitive winter wardrobe.
Ahead, see exactly what this new wave of puffer dressing and styling is all about, and shop 18 of the best ones on the market should you want to buy into the trend.
Whoever said black and brown didn’t go together was seriously disturbed. We love the idea of a brown puffer instead of the expected black one this season.
This look is proof you can still wear your summer dresses in the winter so long as you style them with a warm coat and chunky boots.
If the inner hype girl in you is sad to see the decline of the oversize puffer, swap it out for a puffer vest. Clearly, the look reads hype vibes all around.
Go tonal with a head-to-toe neutral look. If you’re in need of some inspiration, Ryan here is the one-stop-shop for all outfits creamy and cinnamony.
A winter look doesn’t have to require a tailored coat in order to be polished. Throw a plain puffer over a suit and you’ll still look just as sleek.
Brace yourself, you’re about to see these Aritzia puffers everywhere. But thanks to how simple they are, you’ll discover endless new ways to style yours.
Another tonal look to further convince you to try a monochromatic look the next time you have no idea what to wear.
I don’t know who needs to see this, but you’re welcome.
One more fluffy and extremely wearable puffer outfit for good measure. You know, since you’ll be wearing one for months on end.
We know you come to Who What Wear to get your download on all the key trends of the season and what to buy to nail each and every one. So it’s only natural then that we keep you up to date on the trends that we’re tossing aside right now, too. To make it as straightforward for you as possible, we’re going to break down the trends that were everywhere at one point but are now definitely dying out.
Ahead, we’ve identified five trends that were undeniably massive not too long ago but are hitting their expiration dates in 2019. Let me give you an example: Cropped flare jeans were the denim trend everyone owned (this editor included) in 2017 and into 2018, right? Well, I feel it’s my journalistic duty to report on what’s been replacing the jeans in the fashion world and in my own closet these days. If you like to stay on top of the latest trends, keep reading to see which spring fashion trends to set aside and which to wear instead so you can start dressing better immediately.
OUT: Cropped Flare Jeans
IN: Longer and Looser Fits
I owned a pair. You owned a pair. Virtually everyone I know owned at least one pair of cropped flare jeans. That’s how big the style was. It’s been on the decline for a while now, taking a back seat to baggier fits and ’90s-style straight-leg jeans: two denim trends that feel so current.
OUT: Bomber Jackets
IN: Utility Jackets
Remember bomber jackets? Just a few years ago, bomber jacket outfits filled up every celebrity street style gallery and were generally worn with anything from jeans to leggings. Now, though, sleeker utility styles are reigning supreme, especially belted silhouettes in every material from denim to faux leather.
OUT: Crossbody Bags
IN: Shoulder Bags
As much as we appreciate how useful our crossbody bags have been for years and years, it’s finally time for a new bag shape to step into the spotlight, and as soon as Prada’s Sidonie Bag began flooding our feeds, it was clear that that new shape would be all about the cropped-shoulder-bag look.
OUT: Teeny-Tiny Sunglasses
IN: Oversize and Retro Shapes
Did anyone else just breathe a sigh of relief? I don’t know about you, but I had been anticipating the death of micro shades for a while now, so I’m thrilled to report that all the coolest sunglasses are doubling in size. Retro tortoiseshell, ’70s-inspired tints, and geometric shapes are all the key details here.
OUT: Pool Slides
IN: Chunky-Sole Sandals
Comfortable sandals will always be peaking during the summer months, so it’s only natural then that a new sandal style would reign supreme. This year, it’s sporty sandals by the likes of Teva and Birkenstock that are trending hard, canceling out the pool slides that dominated not long ago.