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8 Key Trends for 2020

As you know, we like to keep our eye on all the most wearable fashion trends of each year and season and bring them straight to you. There are several looks that are sure to be super hot in 2020 so I have rounded up the best 8 and found you some great pieces from our range to keep you bang on trend but still fresh and unique. Where did you get that? Oh, it's vintage...

1. Polka Dots

Probably one of the most beloved vintage print is still showing no signs of losing kudos in 2020. Polka dots are still going strong! But don't just limit yourself to thinking of pin-up dresses and Minnie Mouse style skirts! Polka dots can be found on jackets, denim, handbags, blouses, blazers, jumpers and even tights!

We absolutely adore this original 1960s vintage cape in polka dot PVC! The monochrome palette is perfect with any outfit and its just the epitome of retro chic. Perfect for the unpredictable British weather too! Available in-store and online at £65.

2. Yellow

Every possible shade of yellow is on the radar this year, from bright neon to classic mustard. Gold tones, marigolds, pastel buttercup and classic sunshine yellow are all shades you will be seeing more of as we move through 2020. No matter what your colouring, there is definitely a hue of yellow to suit you.

Update your skirts with this gorgeous yellow textured pencil skirt in bold yellow. Tone down with monochrome separates or go all-out with orange, bright blue or red. A great staple piece available in-store or online for just £20.

3. Ruffles/Puffy Sleeves

We love the drama that a ruffle or a puffed sleeve adds to an outfit. These quirky details tend to me most common in 1970s clothing so keep your eyes peeled for fabulous shirts and blouses and unusual evening dresses from the era.

This stunning vintage ruffled blouse will look amazing with a simple pair of high waisted trousers or pencil skirt. Keep your office wardrobe on trend and up-to-the-minute whilst still totally unique. It's the perfect combination! This could also be worn with a tailored trouser suit for work or weekends. Just £25 online or in-store.

4. Pleats

From wide pleat skirts to tiny pleat culottes; mini, midi and maxi dresses - pleats are very much in. If you are a little cautious of starched box pleats then go for a narrow pleat in a gentle stretch fabric to dip your toe in the water of this particular trend. A classic contemporary look is a simple block colour pleated midi skirt worn casually with a t-shirt and trainers or boots. Effortless chic.

This vintage plus size skirt looks great dressed down with a pair of Converse, t-shirt and a cropped denim jacket. We love the striking shade of red but this gorgeous skirt is still so easy to wear. Available in-store and online for just £22.

5. Trench Coats

A classic trench coat has never really gone out of fashion, but to start off this new decade, their appeal is at an all time high! Stick to those neutral tones of beige, camel, grey, oatmeal and cream. A vintage trench coat is super versatile and looks just as good with a pretty dress as it does with jeans and a t-shirt.

This is the perfect neutral vintage trench coat with belt, the perfect coat for most seasons and a great colour to tone in with most outfits. When fastened and belted, this is as smart and flattering as a dress and will look great with your heels. For a relaxed weekend looks, throw on with jeans, t-shirt and a scarf for an effortless look. Just £40 in-store and online at My Vintage.

6. Denim Midi Skirt

More often than not, denim skirts come into fashion in a mini or knee length. However, for 2020 the must-have denim skirt is a longer midi length. To keep this style flattering and looking chic, opt for a higher waistline and keep tops tucked in or a cropped length. This type of skirt looks great with boots, block heels or trainers so there is plenty of versatility too.

From our range of brand new vintage inspired clothing, this is the perfect denim skirt for the season. High waisted and midi length, the front split gives an unusual feature and looks great with boots as well as shoes. Can be dressed up or down. Available in a range of sizes, at £32 both in-store and online.

7. Cardigans

There are so many types of cardigans. From the slouchy boyfriend style to the fitted cropped type and from the oversize bold knit to the fine knit bolero. At My Vintage, we have so many different types that you are bound to find something you love. If it's knitted, buttoners, edge to edge or zipped then it will make an appearance this season. Go wild with patterns and colours or keep it simple.

This loose fit crossover cardigan is original vintage and in a stunning electric blue shade. The buttoned waist detail makes this perfect to wear with high waisted jeans and trousers. It's a great pop of colour to wear with more basic separates but can also be worn with brighter items for full colour blocking. Available in-store and online for just £20.

8. Bold Florals/Rose Print

Florals are bold this season, and the most coveted print of all is beautiful roses. This can be on dresses, skirts, trousers, tops, handbags and more. Colours can vary, but the roses remain the same. As trends go, it's quite specific, but the pay off is excellent and there are some truly stunning pieces available if you search well.

Our favourite has got to be this stunning original vintage pencil skirt in a pretty sepia toned rose print crepe. This has retro Laura Ashley vibes and is such a great base for many different outfits. Depending how it is styled, this skirt can go from whimsical to edgy pretty easily. Again, it will look great with different shoes and can be dressed quite formally or kept more casual. It's a steal at £26 and is available on our website or in-store.

That completes this comprehensive trend round up for the initial 2020 fashion forecast. We will of course keep you updated with all the biggest trends as they happen, along with our tips, tricks and suggestions for shopping vintage, styling vintage pieces and keeping your wardrobe unique but super stylish.

Until next time

Emma x


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