If you’re a gal who loves to look for new styles that you can show off, there’s nothing to feel guilty about when you swipe that card. Generally, 5% of what you make should be spent on looking fabulous, leading the average person to spend about $161 each month on clothes.
Still, it can be tough to decide what items are must-haves when you’re operating on a budget. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top style trends of 2020 that you won’t want to miss out on. You can’t go wrong with these prints, cuts, and accessories.
Read on to learn the wardrobe essentials that every woman absolutely needs to have in her closet!
Tops and Dresses
Shirts and dresses are the basis for any girl’s wardrobe. There’s nothing that expresses your personal style better than a great blouse or maxi dress can, so you’re going to want to take the time and effort to choose something that’s right for you.
1. Polka Dots
When it comes to shirts and dresses, one of the greatest trends right now is polka-dotted print. While both large and small dots are great ways to express yourself, larger ones are especially in style.
You can get this print in a ton of different colors, too. Whether you want black and white polka-dots or rainbow ones, there’s an outfit out there for you.
The best way to accessorize this pattern is with one of the biggest current jewelry trends: orbs. Basically, this means spherical earrings (both studs and dangles) and round necklace charms are en vogue. Wearing these accessories is the perfect way to draw the eye to the shape of your polka-dotted tank top or sundress and create a cool, cohesive look.
2. Animal Print
Apparently, 2020 is the year for you to unleash your wild side.
If you’ve walked into any store of clicked onto any online shop within the past few months, you’ll have noticed the huge amount of animal-print clothing. Whether you love leopard print dresses or want to channel the coolest fictional princess out there with a tiger-print bikini top, there’s a perfect option for you.
You can also purchase tops that have reptilian scale patterns if you prefer. Scaly tank tops go especially well with black pants or shorts, so mix and match until you find what works perfectly for you. There are limitless possibilities!
3. Longer Dresses
Ten years ago, you might have laughed at the thought of wearing an ankle-length dress. After all, back then it would have felt so Jane Austen! And, though her novels are fabulous, you don’t want to necessarily go back to those times after closing your copy of Pride and Prejudice.
Now, though, these longer dress styles are blowing up. While they aren’t as intricate as Georgian gowns were, they do cover all of your legs. The main appeal of these dresses is that they flatter pretty much any figure. They also come in a ton of different prints, so you won’t have any trouble finding something that’s right for you.
Pants and Shorts
If you want to rock a cute and cool pair of jeans or shorts, we’ve got you covered. Here, we’re going to talk about some of 2020’s top fashion trends when it comes to pants and shorts, so keep your eyes peeled!
1. Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans were a trend in the 2010s that look like they aren’t going anywhere this decade. We can’t blame people for loving this trend- they’re simple and make your backside look amazing!
However, things are changing up a bit. Lots of women who wouldn’t have been caught dead in light, washed-out skinny jeans are now opting for those styles over the dark denim that they used to love.
People are also wearing cropped skinny jeans now more than ever before. This means that the jeans may end mid-calf. This is perfect for wearing with sandals, another classic trend that’s poised to be a biggie this summer. It’s also great for wearing with boots and booties, a trend we’ll discuss in a bit that most people are rocking this year.
2. Vintage Denim
Vintage styles are coming back in the new decade on pretty much every front. Interior decor, web design, and, yes, fashion are all going vintage.
One of the main trends in jeans that are blowing up right now is vintage denim. These are usually light in color and flare out at the bottoms.
The main feature of these jeans, however, is the height of the waist. These high-waisted jeans are perfect for tucking any shirt or blouse into. They go up to around the mid-stomach and create a cohesive 80s-esque style that you’re sure to love.
As the weather becomes warmer, vintage denim shorts with high-waists are almost certainly going to explode, too! Get ahead of the game and get a couple of pairs now while the weather’s still cold and everyone’s stuck inside.
3. Paperbag Shorts
Speaking of shorts, paperbag shorts are becoming an essential item for every girl to own. These are also generally high-waisted, but they’re made of a thin flannel material that clings loosely to the body. Often, paperbag shorts have a string that can be used to hold them up above the waist to ensure that they don’t just slip off.
These styles are awesome in their own right, but it’s especially awesome to wear them alongside a striped tank or polka-dotted tee. Experiment with different combinations and have fun!
Hair, Accessories, and Shoes
Now that you know the best clothing on the market this year, it’s time to look into some of the accessories that you can use to complement your new favorite outfits. Read on to learn how to style your hair and wear your jewelry so that you shine as brightly as you possibly can.
1. Gorgeous Hairstyles
When it comes to this year’s women’s hairstyles, dyed ends and highlights are key. Lots of women have been dying their hair so that it’s blonde and brown in equal parts, giving it a relaxed and somewhat asymmetrical appearance. Making yourself appear sun-kissed is a great way to show off your funky and fun side.
You can also use unnatural colors like pink or blue to accent your hair and make yourself look fabulous. This is the case for both long hair and the shorter, chin-length styles that have been coming back recently. It seems that the 1920s trend of bobbed hair is coming back for our roaring 20s, too!
No matter what hairstyle you choose to go with, make sure that you add volume to it with a high-class product. Check out this SugarBearHair review to learn more about a great vitamin that will give your locks the body and luster that they deserve.
2. Jewelry’s Top Style Trends
When it comes to jewelry, 2020 is exploding with new and exciting trends. Asymmetry is one of the biggest ones. Mismatched earrings have become increasingly common recently, as has wearing only one large earring.
Wearing a lot of bracelets on one arm is also a trendy way to look perfectly lopsided.
Charm bracelets, necklaces, and chokers are also making their way back onto the scene. Try choosing a charm that has meaning to you and placing it around a thin chain.
This charm can be anything from a birthstone to something representing a favorite hobby to a significant other’s initial. Just pick something that you’ll feel golden putting around your neck or wrist each morning.
3. Boots, Boots, Boots
Shoes are an amazingly fun way to accentuate any outfit. This year, it’s going to be all about boots and booties.
We told you we’d get around to talking about these shoes! If you don’t know what ‘booties’ are, we’re not talking about butts. We’re talking about little boots that only go up to the ankle.
These are one of the trends in 2020 that are being talked about the most, which makes sense. There’s a style of bootie to go with basically any outfit, so get looking!
You can find heeled booties as well as flat ones. They come in pretty much any color, too!
While pointed shoes were all the rage last decade, it looks like square-toed ones are poised to be this decade’s number-one trend. Whether you choose a pair of booties or some cool platform shoes, checking to make sure that they have a square toe is a surefire way to stay stylish.
More Style Trends
There are a lot of clothes out there that you may be tempted to add to your wardrobe, but make sure that when you’re on a budget, you get the essentials first.
Now that you know the top style trends of 2020, it’s time to get more insider info on the makeup and nails that look fab with any outfit. Check out the ‘beauty’ tab on our homepage for the specifics on how you should contour your face and apply your favorite nail polish. We promise you won’t regret it.
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