Biggest Fashion Trends of 2020

The top fashion trends in men’s fashion

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What a year it was. From a global pandemic to a crazy ass election, 2020 is going to be one for the books. Fortunately, there is one thing that we all always seem to enjoy: fashion. Fashion has always been something we can turn to for expression or inspiration – even in difficult times. While this year wasn’t the best for the fashion industry, some trends were still intact and many new trends were also emerging from the comfort of your home.

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One trend that many thought was about to wear off but is still at the forefront of fashion today is streetwear. Streetwear is not only comfortable and stylish, it also allows everyone to add their own touch to the trend. Another popular trend of the year was exercise. This was the result of many Americans working from home seeking solace for Zoom meetings and quick errands. While it would have been okay to see everyone rock sportswear all year round. More trends soon followed, allowing old fashion habits to recover.

Leather was for both women and men this year. Whether it was a leather jacket or leather pants, if you didn’t have anything made of real or faux leather in your closet, you were out of luck. Tailoring was a popular trend in 2020 too, but not as you might think, oversized coats, shirts and pants were a favorite among fashion enthusiasts who craved that oversized streetwear look. Not to mention bold prints and monochrome outfits were also a popular trend.

With the fashion industry constantly changing and trends coming in or out of fashion every day, we wanted to showcase some of the biggest trends that have left their mark or are still leaving their mark on the fashion world. If you are looking to step up your style in 2021 then get some of these fashionable pieces.

shoulder bag

Off White Logo Strap Nylon Crossbody

Shoulder bags are not only stylish but also functional. They allow every man to keep his personals safe. Shoulder bags come in all shapes and sizes, but the mini bags take precedence over all others.

$ 605 at Farfetch.com

leather

Slim fit trousers made of synthetic leather

Black faux leather pants

Leather was the ultimate fashion statement this year. From lederhosen to leather trench coats, everyone wore the material. Even if these pants may be imitation, they will still lead you to a stunning appearance.

$ 59.90 at Zara.com

Covered with prints

Cloud Borg oversized jacket

Blue and white cloud mantle

While some patterns are a little more daring than others, having a full outfit with prints was a must this year. Geometric prints on clothing were first seen on designer runways and the trend quickly found its way into the masses. Summer 2020 in particular was the season of patterned outfits, and we wouldn’t be surprised if summer 2021 took on a similar vibe.

$ 97 at Jadedldn.com

Sweat against joggers

At Ease Jogger

Gray jogger sweatpants

Jogging pants and joggers may not be the most fashionable items, but they are great for comfort. With many Americans working remotely, these comfortable pants became the new work clothes.

$ 128 at lululemon.com

Year of the ‘Dunk’

Nike Dunk Low Retro SP “Kentucky”

Blue and White Nike Dunk Sneakers

Thanks to all the sneakerheads out there, the Nike Dunk made a successful comeback this year. The legendary sneaker took on new interpretations and designs in collaboration with Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh. No matter what color this sneaker came out, it was sold out within seconds.

$ 465 + at Goat.com

Gender neutral

Gucci Liberty Floral Wool Long Shirt

Pink, blue and white floral Gucci shirt dress

It may be a trend for some, but gender neutral fashion will soon be the norm. One brand that has pioneered the gender neutral clothing initiative is Gucci, and this dress, which can be worn alone or over pants, doesn’t disappoint.

$ 1,800 at Gucci.com

Trucker hat

From Dutch Classic Trucker Hat

Black and white from Dutch Trucker Hat

The LA-based fashion brand has found its way back into the hearts of many. From joggers and hoodies to popular trucker hats, the brand offers an extensive collection of fun items. Von Dutch is quickly becoming a favorite with streetwear enthusiasts too, thanks to products featured on celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Da Baby.

$ 49 at Vondutch.com

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Cardigans

Vince regular fit wool and cashmere cardigan

Black cashmere cardigan

Cardigans have never been seen as a chic fashion trend like they were in 2020. It all started when fashion brand Fendi used them on the catwalk and intended to use them in place of jackets for their affluent clientele – the pieces have been a hit among the masses ever since. When buying a cardigan, be sure to invest in a cashmere construction as the quality is more durable.

$ 545 at Saksoff5th.com

Square toe shoes

Prada Techno Stretch Sneaker

Black and yellow Prada sneakers

This 90s-inspired shoe design has been around in womenswear for a few years, and last year it finally made its way into menswear. It might not be the best looking shoe silhouette, but you can find them in a number of different styles, from boots and mules to sneakers.

$ 890 + at Nordstrom.com

Puffer jackets

The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

Black and Red The North Face Puffer Jacket

Known for keeping you cozy with its foamy look through fall and winter, the jacket was a fashion trend in 2020 and is likely to stay that way for years to come.

$ 279 at TheNorthFace.com

Chunky boots

Bottega Veneta tire boots

Black Bottega Veneta tire boots

First it was the chunky “papa” boots that took the fashion world by storm, now it’s time to give way to a new style of chunky boots. These tire boots may have the misconception that they are a little uncomfortable and difficult to step on, but they add a fresh touch to our winter look.

$ 1,150 at BottegaVeneta.com

70s style – corduroy

Slim Italian corduroy blazer

Brown corduroy blazer

Cord, a trend that started in the 60s and 70s, has found its way back into the fashion industry. This thick wool line pattern was seen on pants, blazers, dresses, overalls, and overshirts over the past year. Designer brands even incorporate the fabric into their pieces, which is another reason it’s still a favorite with fashion enthusiasts.

$ 249 at Bananarepublic.gap.com

Monochrome outfits

Acne Studios Melange wool shirt and slim tapered fit jeans

Beige wool acne studio shirt
Beige wool acne studio pants

This trend is very easy to spot. All you have to do is find your perfect color. Monochrome outfits are all about blocking colors and owning your look. Whether you’re rocking a pure white silhouette or a tan, you can’t go wrong as long as your outfit essentials offer a great fit.

$ 470 at AcneStudios.com

$ 280 at AcneStudios.com

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