Welcome to day four of Spring Trends Week 2020 at Dressed for My Day. I returned to Ohio from Florida yesterday, and I have to tell you, Spring seems a long ways off here! But I know it will be upon us before we know it. So let’s talk about the color trends we’ll be seeing in clothing and accessories as the days warm up a bit.
Each year the institute releases a forecast of the top 12 colors plus 4 classic shades we can expect to see dominate the spring and summer fashion collections. This year’s collection of colors, according to the institute, represent our desire for familiarity and dependability in an ever-changing world. But the colors are also bright and creative, fueling self-expression and spontaneity.
The Pantone® Color Institute has slated Classic Blue as the 2020 color of the year. Blue makes us feel peaceful, calm and relaxed.
I’m all for more blue. Aren’t you? I think most people enjoy wearing blue and it’s one of those colors that probably already takes up a lot of space in our wardrobes.
Trend Tip for the 40+ Woman – Blue works beautifully with most skin, hair and eye colors. But if you have silver or white hair, classic blue will look especially beautiful close to your face and hair.
Since tone-on-tone or tonal dressing will continue to be popular this spring and summer, don’t hesitate to wear blue head to toe. Just vary the textures by layering on the blue in denim, chiffon, patent leather, cotton knits and linen.
Other Trending Blues
Pantone® has also named two other blue shades as trending colors this spring and summer. Faded Denim looks pretty much like the iconic fabric for which it’s named and Mosaic Blue is reminiscent of dark aqua tiles you might see in a beautiful mosaic design.
Trend Tip for the 40+ Woman – Another style trend expected to take off in popularity is wearing denim on denim. I’ll be sharing style tips for this trend in a post in the next couple of weeks. But prepare to layer on shades of blue!
Additional Trending Colors
I’m noticing a trend toward colors that evoke warmth, even heat. But that doesn’t mean you have to be able to wear “warm tones” in order to wear variations on these shades.
Trend Tip for the 40+ Woman – If you want to wear a color that doesn’t especially complement your skin tone, just wear it below the waist or in accessories, such as your handbag, belt or shoes.
Pantone® doesn’t just release trending colors; they also clue us into the neutrals that will be popular. And I’m loving the four neutrals the fashion industry is pointing us toward this season.
Camel – or as Pantone has named it, Lark – is such a beautiful, rich neutral. And we’ve already been seeing a lot of it in 2020. So you won’t need to put away that pretty camel colored handbag, pair of pumps, cardigan or or jacket you’ve been enjoying.
Likewise, you can continue to enjoy your navy slacks, blazer or skirt. The grey you’ve enjoyed wearing this winter? Keep at it. Perhaps the biggest shift we’ll see in neutrals is that the whites will get brighter. Look for stark or “Brilliant” whites in clothing and accessories, such as shoes, handbags and belts.
Trend Tip for the 40+ Woman – Neutrals head to toe will continue to trend. So outfits like the one below will look chic and sophisticated on you with little effort. For spring and summer you might want to wear camel, greys or whites layered. Throw in just a splash of pink or other soft pastel for accent.
So what do you think of the color trends for Spring 2020? Which colors will you enjoy wearing this spring and summer? Will you add touches of new colors to your wardrobe? Now is a good time to plan how you want to add this season’s trending colors to your wardrobe.
Spring Trends Week
Don’t forget to check out the other posts in the Spring Trends Week series.
- 5 Spring Trends to Wear with Jeans
- The Modern Way to Wear Your Traditional Cardigans this Spring
- Spring 2020 Trends and the 40+ Woman
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