I don't know about you, but I am in dire need of some positivity these days. While we can't control the future or outcome of the current pandemic our world is experiencing, what we can do is find slivers of ways to remain hopeful in spite of it all. As someone who loves trends and shopping (sue me), I thought it might be time to start thinking about all the sartorial goodness we can expect from summer 2020. Because believe it or not, we're almost there.
Here to guide this official summer 2020 trend shopping spree is Celenie Seidel, the senior womenswear editor at Farfetch. Celenie is someone who deals with trends and products before they even show up on your radar, and today, she spilled on all the summer styles she thinks are worth your time and money as we begin to look forward to the season ahead.
From back-baring silhouettes to the continuation of the shorts suit, get ready to read up on the styles that will be a surefire win this summer.
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"Spring/summer 2020 saw many an exposed back, with many string-tied styles emerging. The champion of this look is Copenhagen's Cecilie Bahnsen—many of whose ultra-feminine, high-volume looks are contrasted by delicately tied open backs."
"Bermuda shorts provide a fresh update to the summer suit for S/S 20, with trousers being ditched in favor of the weather-friendly alternative. From leather to linen, the shorts suit is the friend you can call on again and again."
"An unlikely choice for summer, designers have been exploring the use of leather and vegan leather during warmer months. Nanushka's vegan leather bralette layered over a T-shirt or shirt, or Brunello Cucinelli's leather shorts are an easy way to try the trend for summer days."
"The 'neutrals' of the print world, animal prints are seasonal staples. For S/S 20, zebra was first in show, with some of the season's most-coveted pieces being served up in the high-contrast pattern. Look no further than the Bottega Veneta Pouch in zebra print."
"A far cry from the varieties worn by avid hikers, S/S 20's Velcro-sandals craze favors those that are dialed up with embellishments. Beads and crystals contrast functional rubber and Velcro in a pleasing aesthetic collision."
"Not only can they easily cradle all your essentials, but this season's favorite clutches are also ultra-huggable thanks to their soft, malleable finishes. Accompanying shoestring straps from the likes of Bottega Veneta and Studio Amelia give you the option of easily transitioning from hands-full to hands-free."