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Fall 2020’s Hottest Fashion Trends

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Fall is underway and 2020 has proven to be unlike any other – your clothing should do the same. Here is your guide to Fall 2o2o’s hottest fashion trends to look your best, stay warm, and stay safe! 

Leather Pants

Whether or not leather ever went out of style is debatable, but Fall 2020 has surely made leather pants a staple. Real leather can be expensive but many stores now offer premium vegan faux leather as a more affordable option. Or, head to your local thrift stores and see what you can find… you might get lucky!

Collared Shirt

A classic look re-birthed! Sometimes the hottest trends aren’t new at all, but become popularized again by the younger generation. A collared shirt is great because it can take you from day to night. Wear a collared shirt as your typical professional look for work, or wear it more casually under an oversized crewneck sweater paired with jeans, shorts or a skirt.

Sweater Vest

Preppy is back! Sweater vests are doing well this season because of how cozy and versatile they are. It’s easy to find ones with basic colors or bold prints and patterns. Wear a sweater vest on its own or layered with a collard shirt underneath. If preppy isn’t your thing, a sweater vest can be edged up by adding accessories like chunky platform boots and a leather jacket.

Lime Green 

Lime green is THE color for Fall 2020. Maybe it’s because we feel deprived on all the fun summer colors from being stuck indoors, but, nevertheless lime green is a good change from the typical fall rustic reds and oranges. This pop of color will be sure to make you stand out on the streets or on your zoom calls!

Face Mask!

The most important accessory we should all be wearing this Fall (and the unforeseeable future) is a face mask. Since we all have to wear one, might as well make it the statement piece of your look – just make sure it’s doing its job! I like to get mine from Etsy. There are tons of patterns and styles to choose from, and it supports smaller businesses. Don’t be caught without one!

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How Men Should Accessorize In 2020 And Beyond

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Today we want to give you some great tips on how men should accessorize in 2020.  In the past, it was only women who thought of augmenting their casual and formal outfit with extra items of jewellery, hats, scarves, or anything else they felt added to the appeal of the outfit. In recent years, however, men have begun to get in on the act as well, using rings, watches, and hats to set off their outfits. In this guide, we take a look at some of the trends for men and how men should accessorize in 2020.

Hats 

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Perhaps it’s because hats are super flexible, protect the head from sunlight or rain, and offer a gentlemanly prop when out and about. Still, just when you thought they had gone out of fashion, they come back again with a new style that catches your eye and gets you thinking about a possible new look. 

Some hats never go out of style, like caps and beanies, then others come and go. Think trilby’s, brim hats, pork pie hats. Here are some of the ones that are definitely on point in 2020.  

The Fedora hat is a classic brim hat with a lower and upper part. The crown is famous for having two dents in it. They come in various colors and are ideal for a sunny day in the garden or out in town. 

The trilby hat was once trendy, then slipped out of style for a while. It’s back now! This classic performs a similar function to the Fedora but is more suitable for younger men. Add style to any outfit with a well-chosen trilby. 

Coming into winter in 2020 beanie hats for men are on the A-list. Never far away from fashion, this years’ beanies are likely to be colorful but subtle. Men are on the lookout for beanies that are versatile and go with a range of outfits. 

Rings

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Rings have been worn by men for thousands of years to display wealth, status, or to show they are a member of an elite group. The reasons for wearing rings may have changed over the years, but the desire to display one’s personality through this unique accessory has not diminished. That’s why many men choose to wear a high-quality ring as well as their wedding band. 

Alpine rings have a full range of tungsten wedding bands for men and perfect for any occasion or character type. The rings combine sleek classic styles with natural and traditional elements to create rings suitable for the modern gentleman. Below are some of the most popular choices for men this year. 

The black tungsten with domed zebra wood exterior is bold and unique. It’s made from tungsten so it will last forever, precisely what you want since it defines your personality. Regardless of the occasion or your style, this ring was built for your finger. 

The black tungsten wedding bands with African padauk wood interior is slightly different although it does sport the same durability and lasting qualities of its neighbors. The wood interior of this ring is smooth and distinctive, making it comfortable to wear. Furthermore, its tungsten quality means it will appear forever new. 

Watches

how men should accessorizeThere are two schools of thought on the wearing of a watch. One group says that it’s pointless, the time is everywhere nowadays, on smartphones and computers, and almost every digital display you turn your attention to. But others argue that there is always a place for a watch on a man’s wrist. Wearing a watch to tell the time is a preference, on top of that its individual, adding style and character. 

So what are the best timepieces to go for at the beginning of this new decade? Well, the Bamford London Mayfair Date is in with a loud shout. It has a black band that supports a titanium face. The monochrome color scheme fits in with any style, and it is robust and dependable, making it ideal for formal occasions as well as outdoor activities. 

This year is all about sustainability and self-consciousness, and some watchmakers are meeting the market demand. Baume Small Seconds is offering a stylish slim-lined timepiece made entirely from recycled and upcycled materials. These watches are fully customizable and can be configured online. 

The Bell and Rose BR03-92 Nightlum is designed for those who like a basic, uncomplicated watch, suitable for most purposes and styled like a government-issue military accessory. This is not too far from the reality since B&R do specialize in aviation. If you want a hard-wearing no-nonsense watch, the nightclub is for you. 

Shoes 

When thinking about your style, footwear is all-important. Although it might not be the very first thing, you consider, it shouldn’t be the last either. Footwear can influence the overall look of an outfit and make or break its success. In the short guide below, we take a look at some of the styles in fashion this year. 

Loake Mulligans are renowned for making shoes and boots that are designed to last. Their footwear has been made in the same family-owned factory since 1894, so they come with a strong reputation. Their derby brogues are made with sturdy brown leather and have a durable rubber sole. They work with any outfit, formal or casual  And are also pretty good for hiking. 

Baker Alderley has released a new range of formal shoes in both black and brown that are classic in style but ready for today’s market. They are seriously smart leather-soled shoes with light punches holes around the lace and heel. They display an elegant and minimalistic look that is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, or important business meetings.  

Men’s Oxford Shoes are not likely to go out of fashion any time soon,  and certainly not in 2020. Made from durable leather, their Dune London range is available in either brown or black. They are an almond toe style of shoe that is best worn on formal occasions if you want a quality guarantee for your shoes to look no further than these Oxford classics. 

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This Year’s Hottest Fashion Styles

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With the new year well and truly underway, fashion experts are predicting the style trends that they think will be red hot this year. Let’s take a look at this years hottest fashion styles. 

Puffy Sleeves

Dressmakers are always looking for ways to make their apparel more extravagant, and this year, it’s the turn of fluffy sleeves to provide extra volume. Already several designers are getting on board with the idea, creating dresses that pop around the arms the sleeves. Some are subtle, while others are, frankly, a little over the top. Will this style take off? Only time will tell!

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Polka Dots

Polka dots are a classic print that’s been with us for years. Designers this year, however, have fallen in love with them again and think that it is perfect for the 2020s. We’ve seen polka dots recently on catwalks across Europe and Russia. 

Pleats Are Back

During the first half of the 20th century, pleats created a big impression. Everyone wanted to wear them. Then, during WWII, rationing meant that there wasn’t enough material around to justify them, and they slowly fell out of fashion. In the 2020s, however, they’re back and with a vengeance. Designers are using them not only to provide extra movement in skirts but also for bulk and flair. 

Plunging Necklines

If you take a look at the current crop of affordable prom dresses, you can clearly see that 2020 is going to be the year of the plunging neckline. We’re talking about dresses that reveal skin down to the bust and then beyond. Some go all the way to naval. With that said, many of these styles are still elegant and suitable for anyone who wants to make a statement. 

hottest fashion stylesYellow

Especially, buttercup yellow – that bright, unforgettable shade that tends to come out in the summer.  As a color, the fashion industry has neglected this color, thanks to studies showing that people don’t take those who wear it as seriously as they should. With that said, we might be turning a corner. A variety of designers are now incorporating this shade of yellow into their tops, dresses, and blazers. Let’s hope that this particular trend takes off. 

Trenchcoats

If you want to make a statement, then wearing a trenchcoat should be on your radar. Today’s trenchcoats are reworkings of the classic design and have featured in the last twelve months on runways all over the world. We’ve seen examples from a variety of clothes manufacturers of this new craze, showing what’s possible.  Remember, while trenchcoats are a fashion statement today, they’re also something you can wear for years to come. 

Long Demin Skirts

If you thought that the days of denim were coming to an end, you were wrong; this material keeps coming back for more and more. The style at present is for long denim skirts that hang below the knee with a regular top tucked into the waistline. They look great when paired with a pair of boots and a trendy belt – perfect for date night. 

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5 Ways Reflective Clothing can Make an Amazing Fashion Statement

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Reflective Clothing Can Make an Amazing Fashion StatementWhat will be the 2020 way to make a fashion statement? We have a surprise for you.  Reflective clothing sometimes referred to as hi-viz clothing are garments made with material that reflects light back to the light source. Hi-viz material is made with a base cloth, adhesive and glass beads plus a series of coating, composites and hot pressing to create a reflection.   Today we want to share with you 5 ways reflective clothing can make an amazing fashion statement.

Typically, reflective clothing is made for safety purposes for construction workers, sports enthusiasts that train at night and even traffic cops.

But reflective clothing can also make the most stunning fashion items. A 2018 article in the Guardian stated that men in London and Paris have been wearing high visibility clothes for aesthetic purposes.

So, let’s take a look at the top five ways you can use reflective clothing as a fashion statement.

1. Subtle Pieces of Reflection

In 2018 there were some interesting fashion garments that made it to the runway for Paris fashion week. Strips of reflective material were added to jackets and jerseys for detailing. You can use this idea by adding reflective patches to your own clothes.

Give your pair of jeans a complete makeover by adding colorful reflective patches on the knee area or on your pockets. It’s a fun way to get people to notice your quirky fashion statement and it will be an interesting conversation starter.

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2. Dresses with Reflective Patterns

Fit and flare dresses would be so much more interesting if they had shiny reflective patterns all over them. If you want to create a beautiful fantasy dress that looks like it could be inspired by Alice in Wonderland then add swirly patterns on the bodice and skirt.

Every time you turn or move, the light will reflect off of the patterns, creating a magical effect. Select silver or white reflective patterns for your dress to make it pop.

3. Hi-Viz Images for Shoes

Do you enjoy taking night time walks, jogs or perhaps you visit clubs often? Then customize your shoes with hi-viz images. Pick images that are fun such as dragons, stars or even pixel art. The best color to use is orange on white shoes because it will create an interesting contrast.

4. Party Jackets

If you love attention and meeting new people at parties, you can draw them to you by wearing a highly reflective jacket that’s designed for parties.

The jacket shouldn’t be your typical sports attire or the type meant for safety. It could be an overcoat, blouson jacket or hooded jacket made from a fun reflective material. It will capture the light from the club and make you stand out from the crowd.

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5. Trendy Sleeve Designs

Make a fashion statement in the cooler months of autumn and winter by adding reflective designs to your long sleeve shirts. Patterns such as flames or tribal designs are the most popular, but you can use any design you like.

Final Thoughts

Did you enjoy reading about the different ways you can use hi-viz material? If you use any of these top five designs share it with us on our Instagram page. We would love to see your hi-viz clothing creations.

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