Before I get into this post on the 7 biggest fashion trends for summer 2020, let’s not pretend that things are ‘business as usual’ in the world right now. We are in the midst of what I can only hope is a real, lasting upheaval to the system of racial oppression upheld by the criminal justice system, the medical system, and the education system both in the US & here in Canada. I am hopeful that real change will come out of the riots & protests happening in cities all across North America. I wrote a blog post last week on Legal Defense Funds Supporting Black Lives Matter & the resources I’m using to educate myself on BLM & systemic Racism. I hope you will read it. I’ll be updating it over the coming weeks as I learn more.
Today, I wanted to share this fashion related post that I’ve been working on. Why? Because I do think it’s okay to care about justice and political issues while still loving fashion. You can educate yourself and then do some summer shopping. That is okay. Plus, you can use your wallet to support companies that are taking a stand right now and doing good in the world. For example, the tie-dye maxi dress I’m wearing in these photos is from Red Dress Boutique. They are a boutique I have loved and shopped for years. They have stood up this past week and half, have recognized with humility that they were not as diverse as they could be. They have started profiling more Black women and other persons of color and pledge to continue to do so. They have also put their money where their mouth is and have donated to causes including the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
So, let’s talk about summer fashion. Also – trust me you want to read to the end of this post since I’m sharing a giveaway for a $1000 Amazon Gift Card!!
There are a lot of great trends this summer, but here are the 7 biggest fashion trends for summer 2020:
1. Tie Dye
This trend isn’t going anywhere as we move into summer – it’s just moving from loungewear to more statement pieces like dresses, swimsuits & even shoes.
2. Bucket Hats
I saw this trend a lot at fashion week last September and am really excited it’s hitting mainstream trends this summer. I am not a hat person usually but this style is super flattering and – bonus – it’s added sun protection from the summer sun and great for a bad hair day.
3. Shoes Worn Over Pants
This is probably my favorite summer 2020 fashion trend and you’ve probably seen it celebrities and instagram fashion icons already. Basically, just take any lace-up pair of shoes and tie over top of your pants. I’ll share a catalog below of some instagram photo examples of this.
4. Dramatic Sleeves
Whether it’s on a dress, a top or even a bodysuit you’ll be seeing tons of dramatic sleeves this summer. This trend is great because it’s an easy way to amp up an outfit and feel a little bit extra (in the best way!) For a more subtle take on this trend go with a puff shoulder top and for something more dramatic go with balloon sleeves. The bigger the better!
5. Square Toed Heels
I was SO uncertain of this trend and now I’m probably it’s biggest fan haha. All 4 pair of shoes I’ve purchased for summer are square toe. I was surprised at how much more flattering this shape is on an open toed shoe! Highly recommend trying this one out!
6. Voluminous Dresses
Similar to dramatic sleeves, voluminous dresses are another one of the biggest fashion trends for summer 2020. Whether it’s a more classic trapeze dress (hello 60’s vibes) or a tiered or puffed dress it is all about volume this summer. Honestly, this trend is great because you can wear it no matter how you’re feeling that day (we all have days where we may not love how our body look) and you can feel amazing in it. So great.
7. Heirloom Inspired Accessories (aka. Granny Chic)
This trend is so much fun!! Think of accessories your grandma would love and go crazy. I’m talking brooches, hair pins, glasses chains and scarves. Pearl details are also trending so pearl embellishments on any of these is a double win!
There you have it! Which of the 7 biggest fashion trends for summer 2020 is your favorite!? Let me know in the comments below!
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