FASHION FORECAST: SPRING 2020
Oh, a new year. It’s the chance for new hopes, dreams and, of course, new trends. From fancy frocks to stylish selections, we’ve got your spring 2020 fashion forecast here, straight from Lisa Krows, our Senior Vice President of Design, Trend and Color.
When it comes to prints, florals will always be a favorite for spring (we know, groundbreaking.) However, in the new year, we’re taking it old school with itty bitty ditsy prints. Originating in the 1960s, ditsy floral prints were a quieter, more fun take on the classic big and bold blooms. We will see them make a comeback in 2020, in a variety of colors and motifs. Other popular prints that will make their way in are dots and dyes. Polka dots, dip dyes and tie-dyes were certainly popular last year and will continue to be big in the new year, taking on bolder and more vibrant hues.
Contrasting elements will be emerging. From bold utility styles to a softer, more feminine flair, fashion is really breaking all boundaries in the new year. Statement sleeves are going to be a very key detail. Balloon sleeves, puff shoulders, bells and flares- the more dramatic, the more exciting! Midi skirts were a fan-favorite in 2019, and believe it or not, are going to be even bigger this spring. Dramatic full skirts, sleek satin silhouettes and everything in between, it’s the perfect mix of cool and chic style.
The motto in 2019 was, “the more colorful, the better”. We saw vibrant neons and pretty pastels all year long, even in the colder months when people typically swap the brightness for subdued neutrals. These color stories will continue in 2020, with neutrals taking a darker, more rich turn and neon pink and orange being the standout shades to watch.
The more the merrier, when it comes to 2020 accessories! Say it loud and say it proud with bold statement earrings that will really make any outfit pop. For a more subtle approach to your everyday jewels, delicate layered necklaces and bangle bracelets are a lovely way to finish off any look. When it comes to textures, take a chance to go au naturel. Natural textures, like raffia and straw, are sure to be trending in bags, hats and shoes. When paired with linen looks, well, you’ll be dressed like a natural beauty.
2020 really is the year of the woman; everything will be getting a little bit more feminine. Important details to note are: smocking, ruffles, tiers, flounces, lace and crochet. The more girly, the better. Even more “edgy” styles, like utility silhouettes, will embrace their femininity in 2020 (pink boiler jumpsuit, anyone?).
Now that we’ve walked you through what to expect in the new year, we’d love to know what trends you’re looking forward to and ways you want to rock this season’s newness! As always, tag us in your favorite fashion finds @catofashions and using the hashtag #CountonCato.
Try-On Haul – Cato Fashionsb
Good Monday morning everyone! These weekends sure do go by a lot faster than the weeks do! We had a great time together this weekend with the kids, Chase even cooked steaks on the grill – that was a treat! We wanted breaded okra so I am going to share with you how we fix it. Not too long ago one of the kids put breaded okra in the oven to bake. Well, thy would not eat it because it did not turn a golden color. I popped one in my mouth and to my surprise, it was crunchy and good! We now eat breaded okra without the guilt. Bake it like you would french fries, just keep an eye on it, I let mine get crispy. You may have to taste test it to begin with till you find your favorite crunch lol.
I stopped by my local Cato’s and found a few pieces that I really liked to help transition into Fall. The first outfit…I LOVED! The color block cardigan is super nice and I can see me wearing this with a lot of outfits. Including skirts and booties! The blouse is a short sleeved crochet top that can be worn casual or dressy. Perfect for workwear or a date night.
When I picked out the jeans, I decided to get something other than cropped or straight leg, so I chose these dark wash bootcut jeans. I sized down to a size 6 in these because they have a lot of stretch to them. You girls know once you wear jeans for any amount of time the behind part starts getting saggy. Needless to say, I loved this outfit so much it came home with me!
If you like a block heel and looking for a great transition shoe, this is a good choice. I like the detail in the laser cut and I love a shoe that zips up. I am not much into buckles these days. I like everything easy, like zippers and pull-ons! Plus, these are great for skirts, shorts, jeans and work pants! See the shoe HERE.
I love anything animal print and when I saw these cropped jeans in cheetah print, I immediately picked them up. Since I picked up a black blouse, I decided to show different ways to wear it. These jeans would look great with booties, a white or brownish top paired with a black cardigan (long or short style). I was looking at the colors in these jeans and there is a bronze color of brown in them which would look great with a bronze top for a date night or girls night out. Or pair it with an off the shoulder black top and heels for a really cute night out outfit!
I have been loving my black midi skirt from Target, see how I styled it here, and when I saw this burgundy midi, I had to at least try it on! I did grab up a cute patchwork top that had burgundy in it to show it different ways. I really liked the patchwork top, but I think it would have looked better with the bootcut jeans and booties. Which way di you girls like it better? Maybe with a denim jacket? Or a beige moto jacket? See the burgundy midi HERE.
Another animal print that was seriously cute, was this leopard midi-skirt. (Midi-skirts are trending LOL) and I love it!) This runs big, so size down if you buy online. I am wearing a Medium, but a S or XS would have worked fine. There is a lot of room in the waist area, plus it has a cute belt to tie it up and cinch the waist. This is a great skirt for now and later! See it HERE.
As I’m writing this post I realize that I really do like some animal print HAHA! When I first walked in the store, this jumper caught my eye. I was looking for something for a night out when we take a family trip to the beach and this would be perfect! Pair it with a cute pair of black strappy sandals or even add a cropped denim or black jacket with it and that will be a super cute outfit.