Saturday, 11 January 2020

The New Year’s Hottest Styles on the Cheap

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The new year is finally here! It’s the start of a brand-new decade – and that means it’s time to really change up your fashion game.

 In 2020, fashionistas can look forward to unique trends like:

  • Puffed sleeved dresses
  • Outfits with pops of neon
  • Cute looks paired with edgy, chunky boots.

Best of all, it is easier than ever to get these chic styles on the cheap! Here’s how you can turn the High Street into your own personal runway this year. 

The Best 2020 Fashion Trends

For the past few years, 90s fashion has been coming back in a big way. And if designers have anything to say about it, this trend is going to continue well into 2020! Many of our favourite looks from fashion week had a 90s-inspired vibe, from the floral gowns with milkmaid-style necklines to the punk-rock style of chunky Doc Martens. Some of our favourite 2020 trends include:

Puff Sleeves

The puffed sleeve look definitely draws inspiration from the peasant blouses of the 90s, but it also comes from a style much farther in the past: the Victorian era.

Designers like Richard Quinn and Huishan Zhang have truly embraced the puff in their 2020 collections, with exaggerated shoulders and bishop sleeves that we just can’t get enough of! Look for puffy sleeves on shirts, dresses, jumpsuits, and more from your favorite fashion houses this year.

Business Casual

Many offices have become more casual in the 21st century, which has led to a decline in the traditional business wardrobe. However, suits and other business pieces are beginning to see a comeback – but this time, they have a more fashionable, street-style flair.

2020 will see a rise in business casual looks, with suit jackets being paired with cute skirts or 70’s-style flared pants. Frankly, we welcome the opportunity to give the old suit a modern spin; it’s a great opportunity to play with menswear (always a chic choice on a woman) and get creative with our workwear. It just might make going to the office better than ever!

Pop of Colour

We are never ones to shy away from pops of colour. A bright and bold accessory or pair of shoes can be an amazing way to add spice and style to your favorite LBD or another minimalist look! And in 2020, colour will be making an extra big splash, thanks to one simple word: neon.

That’s right, neon in the name of the game in 2020. We first spotted this trend back in 2019, but the 2020 runway looks from fashion heavy-hitters like Balenciaga, and Christian Cowan make it clear that the fluorescent looks are here to stay.

Shoes for Days

Most fashion lovers can’t resist a new pair of shoes, and 2020 seems like the perfect year to indulge! This season, The Trend Spotter has identified loads of unique shoe trends, but there are a few that really spoke to us.

Firstly, the style-savvy among us are dressing up their favorite slacks by wearing strappy sandals over their pants (we’re obsessed!). Secondly, ladies are giving their favourite feminine dresses a little edge with chunky, punk-style boots. And whichever style you choose to rock this year, look for square-toed heels: that style is reigning supreme this season.

Save on 2020 Fashion

Seeing all the amazing trends coming to your favourite boutiques can be enough to make any fashionista excited… but thinking about paying for it all? That’s another story. Luckily, the fashions we’re falling in love with this year are easy to replicate on the cheap! Not sure how? Start with these simple tips:

Shop Vintage Stores

Many of today’s hottest fashions are inspired by the styles of the past – specifically the 1980s and 90s. This means that you can find loads of fashionable looks at your local vintage shop! Start combing the aisles at vintage stores for jewelry, shoes, or even tops and outerwear that suit the 2020 trends, and you just might score a stylish outfit at a steal.

Mix and Mingle

It can be hard for most of us to resist the allure of discount shops and “fast-fashion.” After all, it’s always so cute and trendy – and so, so cheap! But alas, filling your closet with pieces from discount outlet stores is a one-way ticket to overspending, as you’ll end up wearing out your favourite pieces far too often.

However, this doesn’t mean you should forego the cheap shops entirely. A little mix and match – pairing a few discount pieces with high-end ones – can elevate your overall look and ensure that your trendiest styles last all season.

Splurge on Long-Lasting Pieces

We all know that fashion trends come and go in a flash. But some pieces are totally timeless – and those are the pieces in which you should invest. Look for classic pieces that are built to last (Refinery 29 suggests opting for high-end outerwear, handbags, or little black dresses), and don’t be afraid to splurge on them! These pieces will continue to be fashionable long after the 2020 trends fade away, and they’ll make the current trends look even classier in the meantime!

Buy from Online Discount Stores

If you really want to buy high-end pieces, but you really don’t want to overspend, be thankful you live in the Internet age. These days, you can find tons of beautiful high-end clothing at discounted prices, thanks to the magic of online shopping.

For example, let’s say you want to buy a high-end gown for a special occasion, but you want to score the look at a discount. You can visit online shops like TheDressWarehouse for gorgeous dresses at discounted prices, so you can wow the crowd without hurting your wallet.

Don’t Fear Alterations

Every fashionista loves a sale – but finding a discounted piece in your size is no small feat. But here’s a little tip: you can alter just about anything! Seriously, buying a sale item and taking it to a tailor is a great way to get fantastic fashions for a low cost. In fact, tailoring your clothes can be a great way to make your outfits look even more fashionable and suited to your style.

Dressing Classy and on Budget in 2020

Whether you’re obsessed with puffed sleeves, looking beautiful in business casual, or adding some edge to your footwear collection, 2020 will be a great year for unique and imaginative style. And with our tips, you can be a true leader of the fashion pack without going broke in the process! So, get out there, find those fashion steals, and live your most stylish life all year long.