Spring 2020: how to wear this season’s looks

Spring 2020: how to wear this season’s looks

Get your dancing shoes on, this season’s catwalks are full of Saturday Night Fever, baby! Fashion has gone back to the 70s, so it’s time to dig out those flamboyant, flared outfits and don some feel-good colours.

We love to keep an eye on the seasonal trends and have put together a quick low-down for you so you know what to wear and how to wear it, this spring. The best part is, it’s “In With the Old!”, as the fashion industry encourages recycling, rewearing and upcycling. Hurray!

So, whether you lived your best life in the 70s, or carry a frame of reference from film and literature, read on to find out which key pieces from that distinctive decade are big right now. NB. Farrah Fawcett hair optional!

Key fashion styles for spring 2020

In terms of jackets, you can’t go wrong with a Mac – those trench coats just continue to be a favourite for spring – or a Safari Jacket. Multiple pockets and with a flattering belt, the Safari Jacket is really versatile; great for work and play.

Suit jacket in dark khaki (H&M – current), flared jeans (Topshop – current), pink t-shirt (M&S – stylist’s own), hand-embroidered belt (Forever Amano – stylist’s own), Malaika hobo bag in khaki green (Adjustus V – current)

And underneath? Anything with frills/ruffles (how can it not be, we’re talking 70s inspiration!), Power-puff sleeves (on dresses, blouses or jumpers), a Grandad-style cardigan (we love a cosy button up), a tailored suit, and of course, the flared jean!

Green wool cardigan (@spanishaprilx – stylist’s own), Mom-style jeans (Topshop – current), red belt (M&S – current), floral top (H&M – current), Dilip oversized shopper in post-box red (Adjustus V – current)

Many of these styles have continued to be popular from previous seasons, but here’s a new entrant for spring: the full-length skirt.

Yellow jumper (Mint Velvet – current), navy pin-stripe full-length skirt (Handmade – stylist’s own), Alia clutch bag in maine grey (Adjustus V – current)

Popular prints and patterns for spring 2020

Floral-print, frilly blouse (H&M – current), flared jeans (Topshop – current), velvet burgundy open-toe heels (Karen Millen – last season), Alia clutch bag in aubergine (Adjustus V – current)

Putting climate change front-and-centre on the catwalk (this makes me so happy), numerous designers used flora/floral print on their models.

White linen top (Zara – stylist’s own), black buttoned cardigan (Next – stylist’s own), black polka dot ankle-length slacks (H&M – stylist’s own), red belt (M&S – stylist’s own), Petra handbag in terracotta (Adjustus V – current)

If you want to support the environment in a more subtle way, you can opt for alternative prints: paisley or polka dots. And if you’re a fan of animal print, you’ll want to know the front runner this season is Zebra!

The colours to wear for spring 2020

White wide-leg trousers (H&M - stylist's own), white frilled blouse (Topshop - current), black belt - stylist's own), black sandals (Paul&Joe - stylist's own), Esha handbag in black (AdjustusV - current)

The 70s had a feel-good vibe to it, which shone through in fashion too, not least in the colour palette synonymous with the decade.

The colours to be seen in this season are:

• Lilac – back again for another season, but this time, head-to-toe

• Yellow – a hugely popular and uplifting shade

• Fluorescent, neon brights

• Ivory – wear it head-to-toe

Yellow jumper (Mint Velvet – current), Mom jeans (Topshop – current), khaki Safari Jacket (Topshop – current), yellow floral print scarf (stylist’s own – vintage), Nadi handbag in pebble grey (Adjustus V – current)

Top accessories for spring 2020

Safari Jacket in tobacco-brown (Mint Velvet – current), wide-leg cream trousers (Topshop – stylist’s own), cream handknitted top (vintage – stylist’s own), printed scarf (Alcott – stylist’s own), Anushka handbag in sand (Adjustus V – current)

This is your Jackie Onassis moment. Grab your printed scarf and tie it around your head as Jackie O did best. Or, to be honest, you can tie it any way you wish according to the catwalks – knotted around your waist or tucked under your neck. Possibly one of the harder looks to pull off!

Brooches are back. Time to raid your jewellery box and polish up those old favourites! And lastly, it’s loafers. Shoe, boot, knee-high; just make sure it has a chunky heel and you’re all set.

Blue dress/tunic (Mint Velvet – current), tan chunky heels (Bertie - stylist's own), Alia clutch bag in cappucino ( AdjustusV- current)

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