In 2020, new trends in fashion have inevitably made their way back into the limelight. As this year has provided a deeper creation of intentional styling within many, certain pieces have taken back traction in the social media scene.
Pleated skirts. In 2020, pleats have made their way as a hot item brought back into the light. Skirts provide a diverse selection in ways to be worn in both warm and cold months. Add more warmth with tights or stockings, or keep it as is.
Sweater tops. Sweater vest mania! These months have established a greater appreciation of a clothing piece which became merely overlooked. Atop other articles or worn as is, this is a perfect piece for the autumn and winter months which has impacted into a trend this year especially.
Cardigans. A simple, classic cardigan. The options are endless on the ways you can pair this. In comfort, this can be casually draped overtop an outfit, worn as a top, or styled in any other way. An underrated staple in any wardrobe.
Headbands. Hair accessories have seemingly always existed, however they have gained more traction as this year has brought increased attention towards completing an outfit. This piece can dress up or dress down any look depending on how you wear it.
And as for shoes… A chunky shoe pairs perfectly with an outfit like this. Wear as you please, however. Whether it be a sneaker, a boot, or otherwise – the options are endless.
From my middle school closet, I pulled this top. The cardigan, skirt, and boots were all found second hand. As a matter of fact, I used the cardigan and skirt as part of my uniform for the private high school I attended part time. The boots, Doc Marten. The headband, a simple find I’ve also had in my closet for ages.
In consideration of the aspects discussed, all signs point to “preppy”. This proper aesthetic allows for versatility in the weather, season, and details as you make it your own. In and out of a school or work environment, this outfit is a twist on the traditional look.
With that in mind, some things never go out of style. In a way to express yourself, individuality and personality allow for creativity in dressing according to what makes you feel best. With this seasons trends, stay true to you with your unique spin on articles of clothing notable as worn in the media. Keep doing as you like, there are no rules in fashion.