Summer 2020’s Biggest Trends

15 trends from the summer 2020 runways.

The talk of trends in fashion has evolved. Seasonal fads are losing their cool. And long-lasting style is winning out.

However – there are still some key pieces that pop up each season for those of us who want to keep their looks at the forefront of fashion. These are trend pieces that can transform a classic outfit. Giving it summer 2020 vibes in a more timeless way.

The best way to shop summer 2020 trends?

Use the 80/20 shopping rule.

The 80/20 rule refers to shopping 80% of your new pieces opting for classic, long-lasting investments for your closet. The remaining 20% of your spend can be fun, trend pieces that might not go the distance in terms of long-term investments – but transform your looks for the season ahead.

Here are some of our favorite summer 2020 trends to try this season.

‘90s Tank Tops

A staple in everyone’s closets that also just so happens to be HUGE for 2020. The sleek and simple ‘90s tank top. Opt for slim, clean lines and racer necklines for this season’s take.

Pastel colors are very on-trend. Or, opt for a more classic take on the trend with neutral and staple colors – black, white, grey & nude.

White Summer Dresses

This year, white summer dresses are a key look. Cotton and linen are the fabrics to look for and shape is all about details. Choose eyelets, ruffles, bows, and puff sleeves. Super feminine details that make even a high-street pick look ultra-expensive.

Chunky Gold Chains

Another ‘90s trend that continues to take the spotlight for summer is chunky gold chain necklaces. Here, the chunkier the better.


Cut-out details are back. In both tops and dresses, slimline and minimal styles are finished with a clean cut-out detail.


We’ve been seeing pops of neon on the runway for the last couple of seasons which makes this trend less of a fad than you might think. Keep your look feeling expensive by choosing neon pieces that are solid, simple, and clean cut. Key hues are neon green and orange.

Luxe Polo Shirts

A trend we talked about for last season is still grabbing attention for summer. The luxe and knitted polo shirt.

This fitted and feminine take on the classic polo needs to be knitted in a thicker fabric than simple jersey to make sure your look isn’t dated. Slimline looks more elevated and a longer sleeve or to the elbow length sleeve works best.

Babydoll Dresses

The perfect comfortable dress for all day? The babydoll. This silhouette is all about over the top volume and tiers of fabric. This super feminine look is best done with a mini and works with both solid and printed fabrics.

Team with white sneakers or flat sandals for a simple, comfortable yet effortlessly cool summer look.

Get the look in a top from Topshop and pair with denim cut-offs.

Thong Sandals

Simplicity is key with the shoe of the moment. The thong sandal. It’s a heel so it’s not a regular beach thong. But it’s just as comfortable.

Choose styles that are not too high and if you can find a sharp and angular heel, you’ve nailed the look. These heels are super versatile and you’ll be wearing them with anything from summer dresses to straight-cut jeans.

Quilted Accessories

Just think all the Bottega and Chanel vibes for this trend. Quilted shoes and bags are huge for summer 2020. But if you’re not on the Chanel budget – there are plenty of options to nail a similar look.

Ultimate Sheerness

The ‘90s vibes are strong with this one. Sheer and mesh pieces are taking the lead this summer and this is certainly one of the trends that you can do in a more classic way. Opt for black and you’ll never go wrong.

Ankle Chains

It’s a vacation look that’s proved super popular this summer. Ankle chains. Get the aesthetic right by opting for opulent and chunky chain anklets rather than any color or braiding.

Wear one on each ankle with simple shoes for a runway-inspired look.

Short Suits

Bermuda shorts are a big look for summer 2020 but if that’s not your vibe, you can nail the other shorts trend – the short suit. Opt for a matching blazer and short set and choose between short shorts or slightly longer styles.

Perfect for anything from work to weddings, these suits can be much more versatile than you may have first thought. Just change up your styling to make them dressier with heels and a lace cami.

Summer Leather

If you’re a fan of a leather jacket or skirt, don’t think you’re out for summer. One of our fave trends for summer 2020 is summer leather – AKA colored leather.

Get the look for less by opting for faux leather and choose pastel and feminine colors or stick to off-white for a look that will remain wearable at any time of year.

Prairie Dresses

The prairie dress is back this summer!! We’re so excited because this style of dress is so beautifully made and looks ultra-expensive.

If you’re not sure what prairie dresses are, search for details like shirred bodices, square necklines, feminine and exaggerated shoulders and sleeves, and floral prints. This style dress works in mini, midi and maxi lengths so can be suitable no matter what your style.

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Wrap Tie Heels

Our last trend pick for summer 2020 is the wrap tie heel. We’ve seen shoes that tie up the calf a few times over the last few years, but this summer, we’re styling them with loose-fit trousers and jeans to give them a whole new look.

Get the trend right by choosing a pair that isn’t too high in heel height which also makes them much more wearable.

If you like a little extra height…

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