Being fashionable in 2020 will not require Texoma residents to completely clean out their closet and start over. A lot of items deemed “must-haves” in 2020 aren’t new. In fact, many have been coined as timeless — that is, if you consider the 60s a timeless era. Harper’s Bazaar thinks it was, and offers their rules for how to do 60s trends right and pay homage to the rocking hippie fashions of the time. Here are a few fashion must-haves of 2020:
1. Knit & crochet tops, overlays & accessories
Following the boho chic style, Harper’s Bazaar says “as the fashion industry looks for ways to become more sustainable, there’s something special about a ‘trend’ that embraces a slow, handmade technique that can be passed down generation after generation – a la that treasured family heirloom that lasts forever.”
Yes, that means that rope bag you carried in high school can be passed down to the next generation. Other
considerations for this trend can be colored knits, knit patterns and head-to-toe crochet. Looking for a little DIY? Finger knitting allows you to create your own garments and accessories, and each piece will be one-of-a-kind.
2. What did mom say about hot pants?
Hot pants are back in style for the new year. Of course, the Dukes of Hazzard shorts never really went out of style, right?
Harper’s Bazaar says that one of the biggest things to remember when working extra-short clothing into an outfit is that your pieces shouldn’t all be short. Short shorts (panty shorts and the like) should be paired with a long sleeve top or a jacket. By comparison, sleeveless tops should be paired with longer bottoms like pants or skirts.
“Whether you style them with leggings or over a mesh dress (taking into consideration the knit trend), pair them knee-high boots or pumps. Rest assured that hot pants will make your legs sizzle,” the magazine says.
You read that correctly. Wallpaper clothing will be all over the runway in 2020, but that doesn’t mean grab the unused wallpaper from when you redecorated your bathroom last year. It means that large prints will be on all the racks of some of the most elite boutiques around the world.
“We’ll spare you the groundbreaking florals this season and instead look to 60s and 70s wallpaper for your print fix,” Harper’s Bazaar says. “Retro prints ruled the runways – bringing both major color and pattern to all the top collections. Serving up mad home décor realness, vintage wallpaper (and couch) prints were channeled in the form of suiting at Prada and Marc Jacobs.”
Runway chic and street style are two different animals, so to exercise this trend in an everyday kind of way, think of maxi dresses, button down shirts, flowy skirts and bags.
4. Do you like your vests with or without the suit?
Just when you thought leather vests were out, they’re making a resurgence this year. And it’s not just leather vests that can be dusted off. Harper’s Bazaar says suits with vests can emphasize shape and add a little edge to certain outfits.
“While the term ‘borrowed from the boys’ is so passe, there is something decidedly last midcentury Savile Row about the vest…Vests can be dapper and streamlined, or fresh and funky,” the magazine says. “ But no matter what style you choose on any given day, know that they will add greater dimensions to your look.”
5. Polka dot dot dots
Can’t remember a time when polka dots were out of style? Seems like the dotted trend still isn’t slowing down. From the pencil skirt to the “I Love Lucy” housewife dress, polka dots can be worn in a variety of ways. Not only does the pattern break up the plain look of a solid garment, it can add dimension when the dots vary in size, making it a flattering print for many and just plain interesting for all.
“Designers are digging in their luxury heels when it comes to the almighty dot. Simply put, the trend shows no sign of slowing,” the magazine says. “The innovative duo that is Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix found a place for the polka dot on a maxi skirt and simple tank pairing, topped off with a head feather, while Balmain embraced volume for the enchanting print and Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera went fitted, 90s and sheer for one of his takes on dots.”