Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020


2019 in review

From top left: fanny pack / Classic Blue color of 2020 / Living Coral color of 2019 / pleated bucket bag / real fox fur boots / faux fur slides /

Time for my annual hello goodbye post! To see the fun from last year, click here.

2019 was actually a pretty good year in fashion. There were very few scary trends out there, and style in general was chic. As we head into 2020, most of the fashion trends from 2019 will continue. We will still see understated, chic looks, animal prints, oceanic hues, stripes, bold prints, and the return of past trends such as the Fendi Baguette and the baguette silhouette.

There is a return to nostalgia as we head into the new year. As the dawn of a new decade, fashion looks back at it’s wins, and will repeat the ones consumers loved. We will see vintage inspiration continue in the world of handbags with return of old IT bags such as the baguette. Shoes trends will remain about the same, so keep your snakeskin, your street sneakers, and your embellished heels. They are still hot!

Denim styles are not changing either. Keep wearing your boot-cut jeans, your skinny denim, and your cropped pants. They’re still hot too!

Pleated bags are starting to be a thing. In 2020, look for pleated bucket bags, and pleated totes. They will be the new IT bag style alongside the baguette! If you have a fanny pack, I will say it again, please put it away. They’re so over, people are forgetting what they look like. Thank you, next!

The one thing to really keep on your radar, and pay attention to as you shop, is the outgoing fur trend. While not always considered a trend, if you are a real fur consumer, your real fur days are numbered. Real fur has been outlawed in the state of California; the law goes into effect in 2023. This means you will no longer be able to purchase real fur, produce real fur, or sell real fur in the state. The war against real fur has been going on for decades, and this is the first real move towards banning it as a consumer product that we have seen in the United States. Stay tuned as other states soon follow suit. Look to switch to faux fur if you haven’t already; not only will you save the animals, you will spend less money as faux fur is significantly less expensive. Now that’s win-win!

The format of this year’s goodbye hello post was a little different since there really were very few trends to make fun of! So feel free to sound off in the comments which trends you are happy to see go, and which you are happy about in the new year.

Hot items to start off 2020 right:

Have a fabulous new year, and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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