25 Genius Outfit Ideas to Wear Ahead of the Pack

When it comes to the best outfits in 2020, what will we see? The runway shows offer some insight, but the looks fashion insiders are wearing do as well. If you’re looking to get a head start on trends for the New Year, you’ll want to pay attention to exactly what influencers are wearing right now.

Ahead, I’m highlighting some of their genius outfit formulas that are sure to carry over to 2020. From unexpected combos like blazers and tights and clashing colours that somehow work to head-to-toe neutrals and boots paired with dresses, these are the fashion-forward looks that are sure to define fashion long well into next year. Here, find inspiration for how to dress next season and pick up on some styling tricks to pull off the looks. 


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Breathe new life into your blazers by pairing them with white tights and heels.


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Layer bold colours on top of one another.


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Tonal layering is the foolproof outfit trick that will never go out of style.


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Swap out a regular trench coat for a leather version.


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When it comes to loud colours, the more the better.


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Lug sole boots look seriously cool when paired with dresses.


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The best way to wear button-down tops? Buttoned only part of the way and left half-way open.


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Wear a long jacket in place of a dress.


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Really embrace cosy outerwear to survive the cold winter months.


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Wear a head-to-toe knitwear look.


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Mix unexpected prints like checks and florals.


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Pair different shades of white together for a dynamic tonal look.


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Clashing prints have never looked so cool.


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Grab your miniskirts and wear them with knee-high boots.


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Simple and classic. This look will always be in style.


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Make a suit feel modern by wearing it with sneakers.


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There's simply nothing better than a pair of straight-leg jeans worn with a black top and heels.


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Need some inspiration for how to pull off a statement hat? Look no further.


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Faux fur will continue to be huge in 2020, especially in electric shades.


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Learn to embrace vibrant colour.


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Match the colour of your coat to your bag.


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Two-tone outerwear is about to be huge.


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Wear a belt bag to cinch a puffer coat.


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Now, this is definitely the coolest way to wear your tracksuit.


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Add a pop of red to brown tones.

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.