- 2020 has kept us indoors for most of its duration, even putting fashion shows on a hiatus as early as March.
- The fashion industry has since innovated its showcase model, but the traditional runway is making a gradual comeback in various parts of the world, and the world is shopping again.
- We gave you Spring/Summer 2020 trend predictions before and now we're showing you where to shop them - from Selfi to MRP to LeeBex Fashion, there's something for everyone.
Remember when we predicted that 2020 could be the year of controversial fashion trends? Well, it turns out that the trends have been mostly harmless, and the controversy around 2020 has actually been about... everything else.
In this article, it was also said that; "gone are the days of brazenly churning out 'shopping advice' to fashion audiences on a weekly or even monthly basis - the economy is bad, and personally, I no longer feel compelled to feed the capitalist machine. Besides, slow fashion is better for the environment anyway."
"Now, trend forecasts are no longer received as sartorial dogma, but rather as references and inspiration," I added.
We gave you some much-needed Spring/Summer 2020 inspo - trend by trend - in a previous W24 article, now you get to shop them based on our top picks.
But first, let's take a look at the results from our recent poll where we asked which fashion/beauty items you've shopped the least this year due to the lockdown.
These were the results from our 271 respondents:
Shoes - 27%
Makeup - 19%
Wigs - 15%
Special occasion wear - 18%
Office wear - 20%
So seeing as the appetite for fancy frocks and frills was not too badly affected by the pandemic, we've picked a few standout items to shop for those upcoming intimate spring/summer birthday soirees with a 10-person guest list.
And don't forget your mask!
Stripes, paisley, tie-dye and of course... florals continue to be "groundbreaking" every spring.
Floral trapeze dress, R249.99 at MRP
Green jumpsuit, sizes 34 - 50, R599 from LeeBex Fashion
Burnout print skivvy, R499.00 at Witchery
Black flower pleat mask, R49 at Jo Borkett
Lyker allover dress, R1499 at G-Star Raw
Who's hue in the zoo?
Head-to-toe lilac and green looks will soon take over the concrete jungle.
Glory wide leg pants, R799 at Poetry
Flat slingback shoes, R499 at Zara
Ruched sleeve top, R699 at Mango
Say it in a (text)ure
... and make it dramatic.
Sequin adult face mask, R199 on Takealot
Frill poplin top, R1099 at Zara
Ruffle dress, R1499 at Jo Borkett
Home is where the heart is
... but outside is where the mind is, am I right?
Cottagecore is the wholesome social media trend most likely popularised now by all our time at home this year. Dressing like you bake sourdough bread for Sunday picnics is en vogue right now.
Winslow floral tiered dress, R999 at Poetry
Dungaree jumpsuit, R1200 at Selfi
Lintell high dad jeans, R2499 at G-Star Raw
Power, but no puff
While office wear took a backseat this year, blazers seem to be taking center stage for street style ensembles.
Darted organically grown linen blazer, R2299 at Country Road
Pair it with this reusable homologated facemask from Mango, R299
Off white blazer, R1099 at Zara
All images: Getty and brands featured in article.