New York Fashion Week color trends for fall 2020

Cho Cheng fall/winter 2020/21 New York Fashion Week

Pantone has released the top ten colors, and top four neutral hues, for the fall/winter 2020/21 season straight from the runways of New York! They are vivid, happy, and uplifting. Three cheers for a bright fall season!

The fall/winter 2020/21 season is returning to simplicity. As trends move towards a more sustainable fashion industry, and consumers look to a more minimalist lifestyle, the color trends for the fall season have moved towards simple, common hues which you could easily find in the least expensive crayon box.

While brighter hues may not instantly scream “minimal” to you, they are being simplistic through their uncomplicated pigmentation, and easy-to-identify shades. This is a clean, and easy, color palette to incorporate into any wardrobe. You may even find you already own many of these colors! Love that!

Top ten color trends from New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2020/21
Top four neutral colors from New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2020/21

While not listed as a top ten color, fuschia and bright pink were also spotted frequently on the runways for the fall/winter 2020/21 season at New York Fashion Week. Designers such as Cho Cheng, Ulla Johnson, and Self-Portrait, showed this happy and bright hue in their collections.

Without further ado, here are a few examples of the top colors on the runways of New York! I included the bright pink, because I kind-of love it!!

What do you think of the new fall 2020 color palette from New York Fashion Week? Do you have a favorite hue? Mine, of course, is blue!

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Carolina Herrera NYFW FW20

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:

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Color of the year 2020 Classic Blue

pantone color of the year 2020 classic blue

Pantone color of the year 2020: Classic Blue / graphic courtesy of Pantone

The color of the year 2020 has been announced, and I am here for it! Blue is my favorite color. I love the oceanic, peaceful vibe which blue evokes. I love how it looks in interiors, on my car, and on my clothing. When Pantone announced Classic Blue as the Color of the Year 2020 last week, I was thrilled! My favorite color gets a year to shine! Yay!

2020 is the dawn of a new decade. With a new decade, comes a sense of renewal filled with expectations, and a slight fear of the uknown. While that fear of the unknown isn’t as pronounced as it was when we went from 1999 to 2000, there is still a sense of wonderment as we move into a new decade. Since we are all filled with anticipation of a new decade, and a sense of renewal, we are all drawn towards colors which bring calm, grounding vibes. This is why Pantone’s Classic Blue has been crowned the Color of the Year 2020 for all aspects of our lives.

Classic Blue is a dark blue hue which is close to navy, but not quite navy. It’s what the sky looks like right after the sun goes down, and it is the color of the deep blue sea. It is a hue found in nature, and it is a timeless color when it comes to clothing, accessories, interior design, and more.

classic blue mood board color of the year 2020

My Classic Blue mood board for 2020. I love mixing shades of blue, so oceanic hues grounded in Classic Blue are inspiring me right now. 

As we move towards sustainability as a planet, we are looking towards more sustainable ways to manufacture clothing, as well as reduce the amount we are purchasing. Classic Blue is a color which uses dye from nature. It is made from Indigo, making it a plant based color. This helps to further make Classic Blue relevant as we move into a new decade, and time period, where protecting our environment becomes an increasingly important way of life.

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Below are color combinations we expect to see surrounded by Classic Blue in the new year.

Desert Twilight




Graphics courtesy of Pantone

“Ponder” and “Snorkel” are my two favorite color palettes anchored by Classic Blue. Which color combos are you drawn to? I am really excited about Classic Blue being the color of 2020. What are your thoughts on the hue?

You can check out Pantone’s press release at

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