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The cycle of fashion is fickle, which means a lot of your 2019 must-haves are probably idling at the local thrift store by now.
While some trends made it through the fashion gauntlet, others like overly-distressed clothing, micro-bags and logos are on their last leg.
This year, we’re looking at the environmental impact of manufacturing clothing. Fashion can exist without being detrimental to the planet, so when you’re adding items to your closet, take a moment to consider how and where it was made. Shop local, if you can, invest in garments made from environmentally-sustainable textiles and be a more discerning consumer.
It looks like 2020 is set to be less trendy and more timeless, so here’s to a new year of trends we hope will stand the test of time.
Instead of the teenie tiny purse
What Lizzo does, people follow, and that includes driving the trend of carrying a microscopic purse. The singer sported a tiny Valentino purse to the 2019 American Music Awards, and we can definitely see the impractical trend exploding in 2020 — but should it? Rather than carrying a bag that can only hold bus fare, try a sleek structured belt bag instead.
Our pick: Senreve Aria Belt Bag, $515
Instead of overly-distressed clothing
It now seems like the more worn-in, ripped or stained a piece of clothing is, the more on-trend it is. From jeans with massive holes to hoodies designed to look like they had been dragged under a vehicle, distressed clothing has got to go. If you love that worn-in feel, try a classic but comfortable staple like a soft lived-in crew neck sweater and relaxed denim.
Instead of bike shorts
Bike shorts had their moment in 2019, but most people could tell that this ‘80s throwback piece wouldn’t have much staying power. While athleisure is poised to stick around, try easing out of bike shorts and into a tailored bermuda short instead. Brands like Tanya Taylor and The Row are amongst the big names to champion the trend that has a similar, albeit looser, silhouette to bike shorts.
Our pick: Scotch & Soda Tailored Shorts, $190
Instead of hair clips and barrettes
Gaudy hair clips felt fresh and cute in 2019, but the trend quickly ran its course. In 2020, it’s going to be all about thick headbands. While we don’t see this ‘90s trend last for too long, it’s a fun one to try if you’re looking for a statement hair piece.
Our pick: H&M Padded Hairband, $14
Instead of PVC everything
We had no problem catching a glimpse of what everyone carried in their bags thanks to the PVC trend of 2018-19. Handbags and backpacks weren’t the only see-through items beloved these past few years. PVC jackets and shoes had their moment in the spotlight. The funky trend may have dominated 2019, but we’re moving into a new decade. Swap out your plastic bag for a classy croc-print purse or ankle boots in 2020.
Our pick: Cuyana Croc Embossed Backpack, $495 USD
Instead of logos
Logos made a comeback in 2018-19, and while there was a second when the nostalgia made everyone feel like it was a good idea, it actually wasn’t. Let's hope the garish trend remains buried in the ‘90s. Alternatively, fun ‘60s and ‘70s prints are already making a splash in 2020.
Our pick: The Reformation Bailey Top, $105
Instead of boilersuits
The boilersuit got quite a bit of play in 2019. Designers reimagined the practical piece into runway-worthy garments, but we could do without it in 2020. Instead, try a two-piece colour-coordinated suit in the new year. If you’re daring, you may even want to dabble in a shorts suit.