Get the look: fashion week SS2020

Jenessa Williams

Fashion Week is over for another year, and with an abundance of looks floating around the internet as the next must-have, it’s natural to want to get ahead with sporting some of Spring-Summer 2020’s key styles

With a whole winter ahead of us before many of these designer pieces hit the shelves, it transpires that some of their key characteristics aren’t as original as we may have thought. Helping you get ahead of the style curve, we’ve picked out the essential cuts, fits and colours from our favourite SS2020 shows, and sourced readily-available items that you can purchase and wear right now as part of your Autumn-Winter looks. 

 

Puff sleeves

SS2020 Inspiration

puff sleeve styleRejina Pyo, Richard Quinn, Matty Bovan, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

 

How To Style
An easy way to balance out a curvy bottom half, puff sleeves add drama and femininity in equal measure, cutting the same silhouette as an 80s power suit. If you’re not cut out for a full puffy gown, combine a blousy top with skinny jean and pointed boot, creating an easy Autumn day-to-night look. 

 

Shop the look


Batsheva Red Dress, £485 | Cameo Rose Black Top, £12.99 |  Abercrombie & Fitch Pink Top, £22 | Zara Blue Sheer Blouse, £49.99 | H&M Green Blouse, £14.99 | Mango Midi Floral Dress, £35.99 | Shrimps Yellow Top, £320 | Zara Purple Dress, £25.99 | Monki Mini Floral Dress, £18 | 

 

Patchwork

SS2020 Inspiration

Charlotte Knowles, Duro Olowu, Ports 1961,Peter Pilotto

 

How To Style
Erratic and arty, the patchwork trend has been lingering for some time now, but SS2020 sees it applied in sharper focus, from tightly-tailored suits to slip dresses that suggest an androgynous body underneath. When wearing this look, shop boxy and dramatic—think bright colours, masculine shapes and oversized cuts. 

 

Shop The Look

Armedangles Jumper, £66 | Prada A-Line Dress, £1600 | Vans Trainers, £40 | Self Portrait Maxi Dress, £340 | French Connection Blouse, £50 | Chinti & Parker Jumper, £150 | And Other Stories Bag, £120 | Topshop Slip Dress, £39  | Jaded London Blouse, £42 | Paco Rabane Top, £470 | Monsoon Skirt, £30

 

Mother earth

SS2020 Inspiration

JW Anderson, Marc Jacobs, Roksanda Pre, Christopher Kane

 

How To Style
The planet is burning, and with our future less certain than ever, fashion designers are looking for ways to not only be sustainable, but to celebrate the earth and all it’s natural beauty in their imagery. Lush, grass green is set to be big for the next season, as well as political motifs and celestial prints. While the high street will surely look to capatalise on this ‘trend’, it’s also a great opportunity to shop ethical and second-hand – keep an eye out for 100 per cent sustainable cottons and recycled materials.

 

Shop The Look

Monki Tote Bag, £6 | Dorothy Perkins Sunflower Dress, £10 | Alena Akhmadullina Great Wave Dress, £691 | Vegan Outfitters Planet B T-Shirt, £19 | Monki Cloud Trousers, £25 | Wolf & Badger Plant Dress, £228 | Christian Dior Sisterhood T-Shirt, £580 | Ganni Earth Dress, £440

 

Optical illusion

SS2020 Inspiration

Moschino, Kiko Kostadinov, Prade , Halpern

 

How To Style
If it makes your eyes hurt, you’re probably doing this look right. High-contrast and graphic, this trend harks right back to 1960s pop art, with a strong ideal of ‘more is more’. If you’re not sure where to start, stick monochrome with chevrons, dogtooth or stripes, and throw in one other colour by way of tights, shoes or a handbag. There isn’t any way to go wrong with this level of eccentricity. 

 

Shop The Look

Jolie Moi Shirt Dress, £69 | Selected Femme Chevron Blouse, £90 | Chloe Blouse, £392 | Story MFG Babydoll Dress, £246 | Weekday Geometric Wrap Tunic, £20 | Bottega Veneta A Line Skirt, £525 | Glamorous Trousers, £36 | Whistles Zebra Blouse, £127 | Jaeger pleat Skirt, £125

 

Keyhole cut

SS2020 Inspiration

Roland Mouret, David Koma, Victoria Beckham, Emilia Wickstead

 

How To Style
A subtle-yet-sexy way to show some skin, the keyhole cut feels very 1970’s luxe, as comfortable in the office as it is at a glamourous party. It all depends on how far you dare to plunge. Most will be comfortable with a modest cut-out neckline, but if you love your midriff or cleavage, flaunt it—confidence is the greatest accessory one can have. 

 

Shop The Look

New Look Leopard Blouse, £19.99 | Peony Swimsuit, £163 | Oasis Sleeveless Blouse, £29 | Cath Kidston Tea Dress, £80 | Galvan Velvet Jumpsuit, £1095 | The Line By K Silk Dress, £245 | Seren Floral Jumpsuit, £695


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