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Anna’s Edit – 2020’s Most Wearable Trends

I don’t know about you but I’m already itching to pack away my wooly knits and get stuck into Spring style.

This usually happens to me around this time of year to be honest; as soon as Christmas has gone I’m over the dark nights and cold weather and just want to feel the sun on my skin once more.

Whilst it may not quite be time to do your wardrobe switchover just yet it doesn’t hurt to look ahead at some of the key trends for later in the year. 

As you may know by now, I’m quite meticulous when it comes to planning my wardrobe for each season (for both myself and my clients) – I like to research and identify key trends, assess what I already have in my wardrobe, create mood boards for the looks I want to wear and from there create a shopping list of anything I want to add.

The rise of sustainable style and more conscious shopping habits means that this season designers are featuring many classic staples in their collections...

The inclusion of items like blue button-down Oxford shirts, trench coats and blazers is great on two levels… (1) there’s a good chance you may already own one or more of these key pieces and (2) if you don’t own them you can invest in anything you’re missing in the knowledge that you will get wear out of it for many years to come.

I absolutely love the exaggerated looks and colourful creations that are showcased on the catwalks but for me any trend you decide to wear should – 

1. Be congruent with your signature style

2. Be comfortable and wearable

3. Be versatile enough to wear beyond just one season (i.e. has the potential to be styled in different ways for some time after)

Here’s my round-up of 2020’s most wearable trends along with my tips on how to style them to work best for you…

The Classic Shirt

Like I said – lots of classic pieces were featured on the SS20 catwalks and a traditional blue or white Oxford shirt was amongst them. If you haven’t got one yet then now is the time to buy one.

Style Notes

  • Be careful of the shade of white you opt for (yep, there are different shades of white!); a soft white is generally flattering on most skin tones but if you feel this washes you out add some contrast in the form of a lip colour, accessory or layering.
  • Speaking of layering – get wear out of your shirts now by adding a polo neck underneath. Wearing shirts in this way was featured by a number of designers and Victoria Beckham often styles her own shirts with polo neck underneath (I love these M&S thermal polo tops for layering and have been recommending them to my clients for years, you’ll need to head into store for the full range of colours).
  • Choose your fabrics wisely! If you have a fuller bust/curvy body shape you’ll need to go for fabrics with more fluidity so they don’t pull around your boobs. Smaller busted/straighter body shapes, can wear styles with more fit and structure.

Jungle Print

Thanks to J Lo’s star turn on the Versace runway in an updated version of her iconic dress, jungle print is the print of the season. Whilst I won’t be abandoning my beloved leopard print anytime soon I do love the idea of jungle print as an alternative to florals for Spring.

Style Notes

  • As with any pattern, choose the size of your print according to your scale. If you’re petite then opt for smaller, delicate prints. The taller/grander you are then the bigger and bolder you can be.
  • Put your print where you want the attention to go. If you have a fuller bust or broader top half with neat hips/bottom then I’d advise wearing your print on your bottom half with a complimentary block colour on the top. Vice versa if you’re more conscious of full hips/thighs.
  • If you want to mix your prints be mindful to keep colour ways similar to give a more cohesive look. If in doubt, stick a stripe with it 🙂


In my opinion the décolletage is one of the most delicate, feminine and sexiest parts of a woman’s body, and an area I find many of my clients are comfortable showing off a little (sexy in an understated way, am I right?)

Scoop necks, slash necks and asymmetric necklines were all on show for this season and the good news is there’s a neckline to suit everyone if you want to embrace this trend.

Style notes

  • Scoop necks flatter most body shapes and bust sizes and chances are you’ll already have one or two tops in your wardrobe that feature this popular neckline.
  • I love off-the-shoulder tops and for smaller busts they’re easy to wear. However, don’t discount them if you can’t go without a bra, just choose something with colourful or detailed straps (bows or lace) that are meant to be seen and add a little interest.
  • With elegant necklines my feeling is less-is-more in terms of accessories; forgo the layered necklaces and let the simplicity of the neckline speak for itself.