Summer 2020 - DressEdit

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Top Trends

 Summer 2020

Clear any doubts in figuring out which fashion pieces to invest in. These in-style trends are pulled from summer 2020 fashion runways – and better yet, we have chosen staples which can actually be business – dress code – friendly. 

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Summer 2020 Clothing Trends

1) Dressy Leather & Faux Leather

The fashion season proves leather is not only for the colder seasons. Dressy and colorful leather pieces dominated this season’s runway from skirts to blouses, and various eye-catching hues – from green to purple. 

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Nanushka - Faux Leather Wrap Top ($390)
Brunello Cucinelli - Leather Blazer ($11,720)
Topshop - Midi Leather Skirt ($240)

2) Classic & Modern Pinstripes

Many seasons have passed since pinstripes were a major trend in women’s fashion – however summer 2020 fashion welcomes pinstripes. For this season, expect to see not only the classic thin white stripes on black, but also abstract pinstripe silhouettes (take a look at Gucci’s logo pinstripe blazer below).

Gucci - GG Thin Stripe Wool Jacket ($3,890)
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BCBG - Faux Wrap Pinstripe Jumpsuit ($165)
Topshop - Belt Stripe Sleeveless Blazer ($72)

3) Muted, Pastel Neons

Subtlety is definitely not neon’s thing – even in softer hues. The summer 2020 color trend for pastel neon shades can help create a refreshingly vibrant outfit. 

Simon Miller - Galen Jacket ($652)
Boss - Vileana Pencil Skirt ($248)
Endless Rose - Turtleneck Top ($52)

4) Bermuda Shorts

This summer 2020 fashion trend adds a relaxed, and atheltic look. Match the bermuda shorts with a shirt, or as a polished suit ensemble.

Brunello Cucinelli - Cotton Pleasted Bermuda Shorts ($995)
Alice + Olivia - Eric Bermuda Shorts ($355)
Piazza Sempione - Micro Check Bermuda Shorts ($640)
Liverpool - Lacie Bermuda Shorts ($59)

5) Vests & 3-Piece Suits

Vests and 3-piece suits for women were very prominent on summer 2020 fashion runways. Wearing the vest solo is a great summer option during the warmer weather.

Sies Marjan - Victoria Canvas Vest ($1,150)
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Max Mara - Grey Arley Check Plaid Vest ($782)
Zara - Black Belted Wrap Vest ($60)

6) Crochet

A crochet piece is great to have in your closet for layering over other pieces of clothing. This nostalgic texture is more appropriate towards casual business dressing.

Isabel Marant - Zanois Crochet Top ($1,325)
Rachel Comey - Result Crochet Tee ($380)
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Cupcakes and Cashmere - Geneva Top ($100)

7) Puffy Victorian Sleeves

This summer 2020 statement sleeve definitely adds romanticism to an outfit. Both short and long puffy/Victorian sleeves were prominent on this season’s runways.

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Sea - Olive Puff Pleated Top ($230)
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Tory Burch - Puff Sleeve Top ($360)
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Eliza J - Navy & White Colorblock Dress ($128)

Jewelry

1) Collar Necklaces

While choker necklaces sit tight at the throat, collar necklaces encircle the neckline. This summer 2020, collar necklaces are trending with embellished jewels. 

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Kate Spade New York - Heritage Heart Necklace ($168)
Oscar De La Renta - Petal Choker Necklace ($990)
Topshop - Freedom Emerald Choker Necklace ($28)

2) Classic Tortoiseshell

The classic tortoiseshell shades of amber, black, and brown complement almost all skin tones. Say yes to the rich, universally flattering tortoiseshell pieces.  

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Valet Studio - Rita Tortoiseshell Earrings ($280)
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J.Crew - Tortoise Chain Link ($125)
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Etereo - Tortoiseshell Oval Link Drop Earrings ($24)

3) Pearls Reinvented

Skip the simple and traditional pearl necklace this summer season. Opt for updated pearls mixed with other gems and stones (e.g John Hardy’s silver beads incorporated in his pearl necklace below, or Beck’s luminescent rose quartz). This simple, yet elegant style of pearl jewelry can be worn during the day at the office, and during evening outings.

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Kenneth Jay Lane - 6-Row Pearl Bracelet ($205)
John Hardy - Legends Multi Row Pearl Necklace ($3,768)
Beck Jewels - Rose Quartz & Pearl Earrings ($480)

4) Oversized Links

Oversized chain link necklaces have definitely replaced last season’s dainty necklaces. These pieces are best worn with monochromatic tops to make the necklace stand out.

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Uno de 50 - Love Through Arts Link Necklace ($230)
Oscar De La Renta - Octagon Link Necklace ($590)
Kenneth Jay Lane - Gold Hammered Link Necklace ($100)
Loft - Resin Tortoiseshell Link Necklace ($45)

5) Statement Chokers

Statement chokers for the summer 2020 season are bold and embellished. This is a different style than last year’s delicate choker style.

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Anna Sui - Floral Choker Necklace ($800)
Shay - Diamond & Emerald Choker Necklace ($9,870)
Knotty - Crystal Collar Necklace ($58)

Shoes

1) Strappy Mary Jane Heels

Mary Jane Pumps were trending during the winter 2020 season, and still remain fashionable for spring and summer 2020! This season, the classic childlike look of Mary Janes are balanced with a strong heel.

SJP - Nirvana Mary Jane Pump ($385)
Sam Edelman - Debrah Crystal Mary Jane Pump ($105)
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Le Château - Pointy Toe Mary Jane ($130)

2) Dressy Heeled Loafers

This is another remodeled classic (like the Mary Jane heels above) . The dressy heeled loafer is recommended more for daytime office wear, rather than an evening outfit choice. 

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Kenneth Cole - Michelle Loafer ($99)
Gucci - Navy Loafer Pump ($1,110)
Tory Burch - Kira Loafer Pump ($298)

3) Flirty Polka Dots

The rule of thumb with polka dots is that they can easily transform a dim and dull outfit into a lively one. Another thing to keep in mind is the size of the polka dots – if you are looking for a more polished and professional look, it’s best to opt for smaller polka dots which line up in a pattern. 

Manolo Blaknik - Campari Dots Mary Jane Pump ($925)
J.Renée - Envizyn Slingback Pump ($89)
Bella Belle - Matilda Mesh Pointed Toe Pump ($295)
Katy Perry - Nude Polka Dot Pump ($50)

4) Belles & Bows

The timelessly pretty bow! Bows allow you to achieve a very feminine look to your outfit. They can look very professional as long as you refrain from wearing too many. 

Christian Louboutin - Clare Bow Slingback Pumps ($995)
SJP - Trance Satin Point Toe Bow Pumps ($395)
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Jeffrey Campbell Valenti Embellished Bow Loafer ($165)

Handbags

1) XL Designer Totes

Fashionable designer XL tote bags offer a tonne of practicality in your day-to-day if you need to carry a lot of things. Tote bags are also great for carrying larger items, such as laptops or work heels. 

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Sole Society - Zeda Tote ($60)
Burberry - E-Canvas Tote ($970)
Tory Burch - Ella Floral Print Tote ($228)
Nike - Coral Air Tote ($80)

2) Vintage Floral Prints

Florals are a great way to celebrate the summer. As summer 2020 rolls in, lighter and brighter vintage florals are in bloom.

Balenciaga - Floral Print Bag ($1920)
Kate Spade New York - Margaux Floral Satchel ($270)
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Coach - Kira Bouquet Crossbody Bag ($146)

3) Perforated ("Hole-y") Purses

Perforation (used for decorative reasons) adds a flair to your handbag’s overall look, and makes it appear lightweight. This summer 2020 season, many fashion houses added perforated purses in their fashion lines.

Fendi - Runaway Shopper Bag ($2,935)
Urban Originals - Let Me Be Crossbody Bag ($80)
Rebecca Minkoff - Stella North South Tote ($245)
Stella McCartney - Logo Perforated Bag ($900)

4) Buckle Up! Belt Buckle Details

Buckles are not only meant for belts. Buckle-detailed bags have made a come-back for the summer 2020 season. The decorative buckle for this season leans toward larger-sized buckles.

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Jimmy Choo - Madeline Top Handle Bag ($1,522)
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Ted Baker - Sonja Buckle Purse ($230)
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Top Shop - Mia Crossbody Bag ($42)

5) Bucket Bags

The bucket bag is very distinctive because of its circular bottom and (most of the time) drawstring upper section. The spaciousness a bucket bag provides is definitely a great benefit, as well as its versatility to be used as a handbag, or a shoulder bag. 

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Valentino - VLogo Drawstring Bucket Bag ($1,286)
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Mansur Gavriel - Black & Red Bucket Bag ($310)
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Sole Society - Faux Leather Bucket Bag ($67)
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Ted Baker London - Bevley Bucket Bag ($145)