Summer has arrived and that means clothing retailers have ushered in the latest trends and stocked their stores from floor to ceiling with the items we must have.
And there’s a clear theme. This year, summer trends will feature subtle colour. Don’t stress, it won’t be bland – designs will still have enough interest and intrigue but won’t rely on loud, out-there styling to garner attention.
As a personal fashion stylist, here are my colour choices for your 2020 summer wardrobe:
It’s no wonder green is a popular colour. When we see it, we immediately think of nature and that makes us feel calm and relaxed. This summer, try a classic variation of green in emerald. It’s a colour that’s casual and classy at the same time.
I love this Sandrine camisole from Witchery – $129.95
Emerald green is your only choice when it comes to summer. For something subtler, try sage green. This has a very khaki feel to it and is a light and airy colour for our long, hot days and warm nights.
You’ll look great in this cotton poplin short sleeve shirt from Trenery – $129
Colours that resemble the sun make perfect sense in summer and orange is one of them. Orange is often an under-utilised colour but it offers freshness and vibrancy and should be worn with confidence.
I suggest this frill sleeve linen top from Country Road – $139
Nothing conjures up images of an ideal summer more than a holiday spent in the Mediterranean, with its picturesque beaches and terracotta landscape. While I can’t send you there, I do know that terracotta will be a popular colour in summer 2020.
Try this terracotta linen shirt from Country Road – $119
Arguably the most summer colour of them all. Sunflowers combine two things that thrive in summer – the sun and flowers. When used as a colour in stylish clothing, how could it go wrong? Well, this year it won’t and it’s a colour trend I want to see you embrace.
Check-out this rivers of gold shirt from Marcs – $111.97
It’s classic. It’s classy. It’s fresh. It’s everything. White is a colour that just works no matter the season. White will remain a staple colour this summer and crisp, clean styles and designs will attract a lot of attention.
I can’t go past this empress skirt from Viktoria & Woods – $390
Yes I know, yellow will always feature in a ‘trends of summer colour guide’ and 2020 will be no different. But unlike previous summers, this one will see more toned down, less bright versions of a favourite colour and I think it works.
Heading to the beach, a cafe or casual bar? Wear this wide rib tapered tank from bassike – $100
The Australian summer demands that you brighten up your wardrobe and step out in something that reflects a fun and happy summer mood.
But this year, colours have been scaled back ever so slightly to be more subtle and in summer 2020 I think it’s a trend that will work.