I love the Old Farmer’s Almanac. My mother used to buy one every year. There’s something about getting a sense of what might be on hand for the future; to be prepared maybe? I’m not sure how accurate the almanac ever was, but I still like to flip through when I come across one. The same holds true for fashion trends. I’ve been scouring the internet for 2020 fashion trends the 50+ woman should look for, if she’s so inclined. I’m always curious which fashion trends are forecast to be big, and whether I see anything that inspires me.
Last year, I was thrilled to see a lot of classic styling and neutral colors; I had lots of fun putting looks together, especially since I could use a lot of what I already own and love. So what about this year? I’ve spent a few hours combing through the fashion trends and while it remains to be seen how many of these looks will translate to the mass market; there are a few trends I think will work well for women in their middle years.
2020 Fashion Trends – Accessories:
I love accessories; often, when I don’t like anything else in a season, I will purchase a bag, shoes or a necklace to update my look. Also, they look good on everyone, so no worries about fit, or whether a look is “appropriate”.
Bucket bags are back, and I’m so glad I did’t get rid of the one I bought a few years ago. Plus, square toe slides are back which look great with a good pedicure and add a modern edge to an otherwise plain outfit.
Gold chain necklaces will also be big, and I love them. I already have one from fall and have my eye on one for spring/summer.
Square toe slides will also be in and are on my list. I love the modern look and they look amazing with a good pedicure. Paring chunky boots with feminine dresses will also be popular, though I don’t think we will see too much of that in Florida. But I do have a couple of friends who have already purchased chunky boots and they look great with jeans too.
2020 Fashion Trends – Clothes:
The oversized blazer is still having a moment; for 2020, we will see them with bralettes and cropped tank tops. This is a look I will not be wearing, (a bra with a blazer) I do love blazers though, so it’s highly likely that I will be doing more styling with blazers this year, and may even add another to my collection,
Side slits and short skirts will also be seen; I’m already seeing short skirts here in Florida. Though here, they never really go out of style. I’m not wearing them much any more, (I bought a short skirt last year but won’t be adding another) I would not rule out a side slit skirt. Depending on the cut, they are a great way for women to be a little flirty without showing too much.
We will be seeing sheer fabrics, (on the runway they were shown without bras-though I don’t think people around here will wear them that way) but sheer fabrics can be an older woman’s friend. It can allow us to wear a sexier silhouette and still have some coverage- or a little blurring. I haven’t ruled this trend out entirely, I will have to shop it.
My friend Julie from www.fashiontrendsandfriends.com will be thrilled to know that sequins are once again in. She loves them! I think they are fun, and if I have an occasion to wear them, I would definitely give them a look. For my lifestyle, they are a bit much for every day. Can you see me sitting at my computer at home wearing a sequin suit? Yeah, probably not.
Leather and pleather will also continue to be hot. And I meant to say hot as I while I love leather, we only wear leathers for about 15 minutes in Florida each year. For those of you in cooler climates who love leather, this is your year. If I lived in a cooler climate, I’d definitely be stocking up. Look for great leather blazers, suits and pants. Even if you don’t wear the suit together in future years, you can always wear them as separates.
Sleeves are still a “thing” with big puffs at the shoulders and down the arm this year. I am always a fan of interesting sleeves, though I think I will try before I buy. You really have to have the right outfit and body type to wear big sleeves.
And finally, corsets and vests. We have flirted off and on with corsets over the past several years, but they never really caught on, so we will see if they do this time around. Some of the looks I saw were great and they could be very figure flattering for women with small waists or who like to create a defined waist.
The same can be said for vests; they can really add interest to an outfit, and structure to our silhouette. We often shy away from structure as we get older, but I think it’s a mistake. Think about Grace and Frankie. Grace mostly wears structured clothing and looks quite slim and chic, while Frankie wears flowing comfortable looking clothes. One might be surprised to know that Lily Tomlin is actually quite slim underneath her voluminous clothes. The moral of this little story? Tailored lines can do wonders for the mature woman’s silhouette.
With all the fashion shows around the world several times a year, many trends are launched, many of which won’t be on the radar for more than a nano second. I’ve learned, over the years to really look for trends that inspire me, suit my style and color palette. Often I only choose one or two trends such as a shoe or hand bag while keeping the rest of my wardrobe classic.
Are you a trend lover? If so, which 2020 fashion trends are you most excited about? Let me know in a comment below!
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