These are the six trends we will all be wearing this year, according to a Sheffield personal stylist

The new year is here, and that means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 10:45 am
The Pantone Colour Institute has announced their colour of 2020 is the beautiful ‘Classic Blue’. Photo by House of Colour

Karina Leacock, Sheffield-based Senior Colour Analyst and Personal Stylist at House of Colour has shared her wisdom with me and told me what we can expect to see on the catwalk and the high street in 2020.

Minimal Futurist – Think clean lines and minimal details with fluid movement and drape. Simple blazers, sheath dresses, tailored skirts, wide leg trousers and architectural accessories.

Staple Elegance – These pieces are classic wardrobe staples with added feminine elegance for a balance between fluidity and structure. Tailored suits worn with soft bow blouses, city shorts, feminine dresses, simple and elegant shapes, silks and chiffon fabrics.

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Modern Utility – Safari and utility inspired details continue to be popular in 2020. Shirt dresses, utility jackets, and trousers with utility style pockets with a tonal colourway will be particularly popular. Karina advises to keep silhouette clean and sharp with waist definition.

Paradise Island – Perfect for your holiday wardrobe, safari colours and utility details will also blend with exotic prints and textures this year. There will be voluminous maxi dresses, utility jumpsuits, crochet details, palm prints and handcrafted accessories.

Neo Victoriana – Bringing drama and history, this trend will see fanciful ruffles and volume underpinned by decadent florals. Prepare for puff and bishop sleeves on dresses and blouses, peplum jackets, ruffles and Victorian style accessories as a nod to historical influences.

Karina said: “Whether you are a minimalist, or a maximalist like me, there really is something for everyone. Consumers continue to favour comfort and practicality in their clothes.”

That’s what styles we will all be wearing this year, but what colour will dominate the rails in clothing and fashion stores?

The Pantone Colour Institute, which has been providing insight colour trends for 20 years, has announced their colour of 2020 is ‘classic blue’.

Karina said: “Many of the fashion designers already had classic blue in their Spring 2020 runways including Marc Jacobs. Classic blue sits between bright blue and navy, but we all have a shade of blue that suits us, and we can have accessories as well as clothes.”