Nine of the best wearable A/W fashion trends for 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s nearly that time of year and you know what we’re talking about. Even if you’re not a fan of the cold, and you’re enjoying this on/off heatwave we’ve been experiencing there is one thing you will be looking forward to and that’s PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING!

We will officially welcome autumn on Tuesday, September 22.

If a pumpkin spice latte is the only thing you’re looking forward to, let’s also rejoice in the fact that it will also be jumper weather, cosy socks weather and big fluffy coat weather.

Yes, it’s time to introduce some of autumn and winter’s biggest fashion trends for 2020.

1. Checkmate

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This is a trend we can already get behind, plaid, tartan, checks, houndstooths and ginghams are classic patterns and are the easiest to work with.

These prints make their way into designs almost every year because they never really go out of style.

The best thing about these types of designs is that they’re a really easy way to add colour into your wardrobe if you’re someone who prefers to stay away from bolder colours.

2. Blackout


This year designers who would normally favour bright, bold or neon colours shifted to opening their shows with head-to-toe black.

These type of designs can have just as big an impact on the runway than designs splashed in colour. Black is elegant, it’s sexy and it’s moody.

There is so much to be explored with a head-to-toe black look, especially when you begin to add texture such as cotton, leather or denim – you are only limited by your imagination.

3. The Matrix

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Every Autumn/Winter there is a new coat trend, and the one you chose may be vital this season.

Think English weather meets the Matrix.

While other coats appeared on the runway from trench coats to capes, it was the buttery-soft leather coat that made the biggest impact – so you might want to dress like Neo to stay on trend this year.

4. From RED To Toe

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There are some bold colour trends this season, one of which is RED. A classic Autumnal colour that you can do so much with.

While red dresses took over the runway, with models looking sleek and sexy – red is a dominating colour and can be worn as a real statement piece, such as a coat, a pair of boots, a long sleep top layered with a jumper, it has a beautiful way of elevating an outfit and will really make you stand out in the crowd.

5. Office Chic Never Looked So Good

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Blazers have been growing in popularity over the last couple of years, and this year it’s going to be a big trend for autumn – especially when paired with a belt.

This look was seen all over the runway.

Blazers are high fashion and are a simple way to take any outfit from drab to fab.

6. OMG! Pop of Colour

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Add a pop of colour with your handbag.

One of the great things about fashion is that if you’re someone who likes to stick to neutral tones and block colours, picking statements pieces like a coloured handbag can really add that something extra to your outfit.

7. Could I BE Anymore Excited About Sweater Vests?

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Channel your inner Chandler Bing because sweater vests are here and we’re loving it.

When worn well, the sweater vest can look high fashion and bring an extra layer to your outfit – pun intended.

8. Ruffles All Over

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This year the runway was saturated with a bigger is better approach as designers layered their clothes like never before from over the top puffer jackets, balloon sleeves and ruffle dresses that engulfed their models.

But, one of these trends stood out above the rest and that was ruffles, while its unlikely you’re going to walk around in an over the top dress, ruffles are a great way to add depth to an outfit, from shirts, dresses to skirts.

9. The Classic Cardigan

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We may never know the true reason why cardigans are on trend this year, whether it started on the runway or Taylor Swift’s hit single about the classic piece of clothing.

The question is, if the single hasn’t come out would they still have made it onto this list? We may never know.

But, it’s a trend we’re excited about, because the cardigan is a classic, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a fashion buff or not, there is no better feeling than putting on your favourite cardigan on a cold evening and settling down with a nice, hot cup of tea.

Candice Farrow

Fashion and lifestyle blogger from North East, England.

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