This post first appeared on Elle
While fashion month is currently buzzing through Europe predicting everything we’ll be wearing next winter, we’re way more curious to see which trends are going to stick around for the entire year. With that in mind, we reached out to three fashion authorities from Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, and Bloomingdales for a full forecast of the year ahead, giving us the lowdown on the biggest hits of 2020. Read on for their insight for the styles to stock up on, plus the two trends they’re leaving behind the last decade, here.
Colourful Leather (Both Real And Faux)
We saw coloured leather take over the Spring 2020 runways, from the deep violets and blues of Sies Marjan to Khaite’s luxurious forest green pieces. According to Erica Russo, vice president and fashion director of accessories and beauty at Bloomingdales, this trend is showing no signs of slowing down in 2020.
Russo points out that a rainbow array of styles, both real and faux, are set to be one of the year’s biggest ready-to-wear trends. “Colors vary from pastels for spring and jewel tones in fall, and are available in everything from dresses and jumpsuits to pants.”
As more designers opt for animal-free versions, specifically ones with an ethical and sustainable lens (take Nanushka, for example), this trend is a no-brainer.