Spring fashion is starting to fill the racks at your favourite places to shop. For the past few seasons, we have been noticing that designers have been getting more creative and going beyond the usual seasonal trends. This magic is especially evident for Spring/Summer 2020 (SS 2020) and goes beyond the four fashion capitals of the world. From Seoul, Lagos to Tbilisi, we see even bolder silhouettes, prints, and colour play. To celebrate this global energy, here are six timeless style mavens from around the world spotting key SS20 looks. We know the effortless style of these divinistas will inspire you to own some of the key SS20 looks.
Wear Your Florals Even More Bold & Beautiful
We love the florals for this season. We are not talking about the discreet ones on Laura Ingalls’ running through the prairies. The look is about being big and bold. It is is also about colours in high contrast. At a recent event in Berlin, we spotted German Style Blogger, Petra Deiners in awesome red florals set against a gorgeous pink. Her dress and bare legs immediately transported us out this winter weather to a beautiful spring day in St Tropez. The tip is to go for big and bold florals in a modern silhouette. If you want to take it up a notch, go for even brighter with contrasting colours. Take the lead to say hello to spring!
Embrace the Sheer Magic of Spring
We love the sheer look for SS20. From Dior to Chanel, we see this light fabric in gorgeous spring colours. Our challenge to find a sheer wearable look that is not black or only for those that are red carpet ready. We absolutely love the look from South African fashionista, Yasmin Furmie. The styling of her top with metallic details is just superb. The tip is to look for sheer pieces in a more structured everyday cut and keep it tastefully styled for daytime. Spring is sheer MAGIC!
Spring Leather Like No Other
Leather for this season is all about being cut for spring styles. Real or vegan, this is one great look. We see tops, vests, shorts, pants and even dresses. We love how the designers are styling leather for fashion. This material adds so much structure and form to the look. Montreal fashionista Grece Ghanem definitely owns it unapologetically in this look. The tip is to pick a design in leather that compliments your figure. The future is female!
Not Your Mom’s Polka Dots
This SS20 fashion story is all about polka dots that are bolder and brighter. It is also about the unexpected pairing of colours. The spirit of this fresh take is best seen on this stylish look on Atlanta’s fashionista, writer and plus size expert Nikki Free. We cannot stop thinking about how brilliant this styling is. The tip is to go all out and have fun with polka dots. Get inspired now. And if you want to don’t be afraid to #colorizeyourcurves!
Sparkle with Sequins for Daytime
This is going to be a hit for those whole love the sparkle. We are surprised quickly this trend is moving into day wear and even to the office. We spotted the perfect styling from Spanish digital media and style maker, Estel Serrat. This fashionista paired a sequin pant with a soft luxurious on-trend top. The tip to pick a more relaxed fit for sequins like a jogger style pant. Get ready for the glitterati march or better still let us join them!
It’s All About Crochet
Yes, you heard it right. And stop thinking of crochet in the traditional sense. The next generation of crochet has been totally updated for today’s wardrobe. We found the perfect piece with this modern crochet cape on Paris-based Beijing fashionista and former Elle China editor, Ye Zi. The tip for wearing crochet 3.0 to find a modern design. Otherwise, you pair a regular crochet top with a great pair of jogger-style pants & dressy sneakers. Time to get creative with this hot trend.
Time to Make Neon a Staple in Your Closet
Yes, we are serious about neon. We have been thrilled with this colour infusion since it first appeared at Balenciaga led by Demna Gvasalia. Neon is not easy, but can be a showstopper if it is done right. We are taking the cue from the west coast of Canada. We love how Vancouver’s artist and style maker, Mel Kobayashi, reined in this colour trend and stylishly made it her own. The tip is to get a classic design in this eye-popping colour to change it up. Be bold and stay chic.