My Favourite SS20 Trends and How to Wear Them (Even If You’re Not Leaving The House)

When I had originally planned to write this last month, it was very much going to be geared around my wardrobe for the interrailing trip I had planned for late August, but just because that’s now off the table, it doesn’t mean we can’t dress up to stay at home. Whether we manage to enjoy the last few months of summer or not, these trends will see you through long weeks at home or a staycation in your own country.

Tie-Dye

Of all SS20 trend’s this is probably my favourite, purely because it’s so easy to incorporate into your current wardrobe and totally update an outfit. Before summer holidays became a distant memory, I was dreaming of styling a huge tie-dye t-shirt as a beach coverup over a bikini, but I’ve been enjoying wearing this trend on my daily walk just as much.

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Weekday Printed Tank Top – £12

This is my current favourite top and while I’ve been styling it with jeans right now, I plan to wear it with my Denim Bermuda shorts or Djerf Avenue skirt when the weather in Scotland finally gets warmer. Unfortunately this particlar print is currently sold out but Weekday has a huge range of different tie-dye pieces.

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& Other Stories Tie Dye High Waisted Shorts in Green – £39

These & Other Stories shorts are unreal and would look so good with a basic white tee, or you could also buy the matching shirt for a chic-pyjama look.

90’s Minimalism / off the shoulder things / polo shirts

This trend was present on so many runways last September, namely Prada and Bottega Veneta, and it’s been trickling into high street stores since then. My favourite way to wear this is my mid-length cardigan dress from Topshop, but I also love the polo shirts and cardigans we’re seeing from the likes of Zara and Weekday. To really channel this look try finding pieces with a very fine ribbed texture. 

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Ribbed Cropped Cardigan – £19.99

I’m in love with this cropped cardi from Zara. I think it would pair so well with some trainers and loose fitting jeans for a model off-duty look.

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Sheer Fitted Polo Top – £55

This top from & Other Stories is the perfect piece to channel the 90’s this season, and the fact it’s sheer just makes it even more on-trend. Pair with a simple mini skirt or jeans depending on the occasion.

Linen

Linen is such a timeless summer fabric, for both aesthetic and practical reasons, but it’s really blown up this year and I’m desperate to get my hands on a white linen short suit. This is also a relatively east trend to buy into as so many brands have been incorporating it into their collections with influencer Matilda Djerf posting that her Djerf Avenue summer collection would include a linen version of their ‘Favourite Pants’ (which just happen to be my favourite pants too).

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Stone Shirt Dress With Linen By Topshop Boutique – £72

This Topshop Boutique linen dress is exactly what I want for my summer wardrobe, and would look just as good buttoned up as it would left open with shorts and a tank top underneath.

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Weekday Lyon Shorts – £30

Weekday has featured so much on this list but I can’t help it, it’s my favourite place to shop at the moment for basics like these linen wide leg shorts. These would look so good with the tie-dye tank mentioned above, or with a similar coloured linen shirt.

Suiting

Ok so maybe this one isn’t particularly new, with suiting having been extremely popular with both designers and high street brands alike for the past few seasons, but it’s coming back with a fresh take for SS20. What I love about this trend is that there’s so many different ways to wear it, so you can find one that works for your style. As previously mentioned, my favourite style that I’ve seen so far is light, fresh, linen suiting but you can also take a cue from Jacquemus and go all out with bright pink suiting (yes I’m still obsessing over that iconic pink blazer).

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Miss Selfridge Linen Suit Co-Ord in Lemon Via ASOS – £78
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Jacquemus Pink Oversized Woven Blazer – £855

This is literally the suit of my dreams, unfortunately the blazer alone is over £850. While I am still searching for similar styles at a better price, I’ve just not found the perfect one yet. However, if you happen to have the money lying around, either half of this two piece would be the perfect summer statement to add to your wardrobe.

Bright Hues

Another trend somewhat led by Simon Porteous Jacquemus’ eponymous brand, bright, sunset hues were all over runways in September, and have surprised me with how much I love them. Ideally this trend, like the rest on this list, would be worn on holiday in Europe but, unfortunately, that’s not meant to be. Instead try to use these colourful hues to brighten up lockdown and make you feel a bit more summery, even if you can’t be outside enjoying it. 

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Zara Long Dress with Drawstrings – £29.99

While I’m very much into neutrals rather than bright colours like this, I love this Zara dress. Not only is the colour gorgeous but the drawstring detailing means you can play around a bit with how you style it.

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Topshop JAX Orange Micro Mini Tote Bag – £13

Accessories are great if you want to infuse your wardrobe with some trendy pieces but don’t want to fully commit. I’m obsessed with this mini bag from Topshop (which also comes in bright green and black), but there are so many colourful bags and different accessories across different retailers at the moment.

Long shorts

I invested in a pair of long denim cut-off’s from Weekday a couple of months ago and have been excited to wear them since them, they pair perfectly with an oversized shirt or white vest top for an effortless look, but could also be styled up with a dressier top. What I’m yet to invest in however is a smarter pair of Bermuda shorts, solely because I’m determined to find the perfect pair that won’t bankrupt me. A beige/tan pair styled with a one-shoulder vest top or high white t-shirt tucked in would look so chic, also most styles I’ve seen have pockets so that’s always a plus for when it’s too hot to wear a jacket.

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These are the exact Weekday pair I have and I’ve been wearing them around the house since they arrived. I can’t wait to wear these out with a dressy top and heeled flip-flops. (Once we’re allowed out again that is.)

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LVIR Beige Cotton-poplin Shorts via Net-A-Porter – £145

I’ve had this LVIR pair of Bermuda shorts via Net-A-Porter saved to my wishlist for months now, unfortunately, they’re just not affordable, so I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for a similar high street version in the coming months.

Honourable mention – joggers 

Probably the most realistic entry on this list, so many influencers and bloggers on my Instragram feed seem to be in joggies recently, so it seems as though lockdown has well and truly started it’s own fashion trend. There are so many different styles to choose from when it comes to these and everyone has their own preference so I’m gonna just share a couple of my personal favourites.

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Zara Knit Jogging Trousers – £25.99

These Zara joggers look so comfy and the knit detail makes them seem a bit more put together than your usual pair, meaning you won’t feel as guilty wearing them for 3 days straight during lockdown. You can also buy the matching hoodie for £25.99.

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Topshop ESCAPOLOGY Orange Joggers – £23

I’ve had my eye on these joggers from Topshop’s new line for ages now, and what better time to invest in comfy clothes. You can also buy a matching top for these but I think they’d look just as good with a white t-shirt.

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