5 Trends You Can Re-Wear From AW19

Hopefully the UK is now past the peak of winter and spring will be here before we know it.

Good news: with this new season comes the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion trends for us to have fun and experiment with. (Victory dance.)

That said, this doesn’t mean that you have to completely makeover your wardrobe.

In fact, these 5 SS20 trends allow you to re-wear pieces you already collected from the Autumn/Winter 2019/20 season, stay ahead of the style pack and champion sustainability.

And that’s what we call a win-win situation.

Luxe Leather

Firstly, luxe leather is making a comeback for SS20, but not just in the classic black and dark tones that reigned supreme for AW19.

Now they’re about to get colourful in the form of hot pinks, lime greens and tangerine orange. 

Why not take inspiration from Rochas and rock a bright green leather jacket like this Tuzzi Double Breasted Leather Jacket?

Just team it with a plain white tee, light-washed denim and sunglasses to pop against a sunshiny sky.


The Two-Piece

The eighties-style tailoring that we saw on the AW19 catwalks is also returning thanks to fashion powerhouses Chloe, Proenza Schouler and JW Anderson.

And just like before, it’s all about exaggerated proportions, neutral hues and minimal accessories to let your suit stand out and do the talking.

If you want to make a serious style statement for SS20, wear this Classic Long Line Trouser Suit with heels and a metallic clutch a la Gabriela Hearst. 

Did someone say “tres chic”?

Neutral Minimalism

Prefer effortless and understated style? Well, I’m about to make your day.

As showcased by Helmut Lang, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta, the beige tones that have been favoured by fashionistas worldwide for the last few seasons are sticking around. 

Ideal for smart-casual occasions, pair a plain beige trouser (such as the Mexx Cream and Beige Pinstripe Trouser) with a white top and corresponding sandals for a fresh and fabulous spring look.


Gothic Glamour

Did you hop on the nineties-inspired grunge bandwagon for AW19? If not, you might want to consider doing so.

After all, the high fashion catwalks have suggested that we all get witchy for SS20, even though it feels so-very out of season.

From fringed black frocks at Simone Rocha to sheer maxi dresses at Balenciaga, only one rule resides: the bigger, the better!

Why not embrace your inner maximalist with this Mariella Rosati Full Length Black Evening Dress? Team it with black boots, mussed-up hair and smokey eyes for gothic glamour at its finest.


Underwear as Outerwear

Finally, in contrast to the cool androgynous vibes of eighties-style tailoring comes the trend that puts female sexuality front and centre.

That’s right, folks — lingerie, bras and corsets are about to become outerwear once again for SS20, only this time they’ll actually be weather-appropriate (here’s hoping).

You could opt for one of the many risqué looks as seen on the catwalks of Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Olivier Theyskens.

However, personally, we’re obsessed with the lace bodysuit under the blazer aesthetic that’s doing the rounds on the street style scene. (Get the look with this Pretty Little Thing Plunge Delicate Daisy Lace Bodysuit.) 

If you’re heading out for date night or drinks with the girls, team this combo with large hooped earrings, high-waisted trousers and block heels for a fun yet fashion-forward ensemble.


SS20 Trends and the Cycle of Fashion

The great thing about these 5 SS20 trends is that they’re just an extension of AW19. 

Whether you utilise pieces from previous seasons or make an odd investment, keep wearing and loving your clothing for years to come.

After all, fashion always has a habit of coming back around.


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