As we settle into 2020, many of us are looking towards warmer temperatures and lighter evenings. With Spring in mind, it’s time to start thinking about our wardrobes. What a way to beat those January blues!

One quick internet search and you will be inundated with styles set to be trends for 2020, as seen on the catwalk and already being donned by the fashion-pack. To diminish any overwhelming feelings, we have selected our five favourite and most wearable trends for spring. Many of our styles, new, continued and updated, represent these trends, or pair with them perfectly, making it even easier to master new season dressing.


Puffed Sleeves

The accentuated sleeve is back again for 2020, after its subtle revival in 2019. The extremity to which you wear this is personal, but we think it’s great for adding a touch of femininity. As this trend originally gained traction in the '80s, with everyone from Princess Diana to Madonna embracing the detail, you will find the style easy to pick up second-hand, granting you sustainability points.

Follow the femininity and wear with an empowering pink shade. Avalon, a versatile shoe boot, is now available in dusty pink, a true spring ready shade. Like to brave the brights? Opt for Miller Fuchsia Purple, as comfortable as it is eye-catching.


Modern Trench Coats

A trench coat for spring is a staple for many and you are sure to spot the classic design again this year. However, expect to see updated versions also, as the original military must-have and staple of British style, is being majorly switched up.

New finishes, as well as the addition of prints, checks and pleats to name just a few, are part of the fun updates, transforming the trench into a style for the maximalists as well as the minimalists out there. This style calls for a classic footwear choice. Chelsea boot Grove has been updated in tan leather, perfect for spring and minimal enough for even the loudest of trench coats.


Polka Dots

Polka dots are often reserved for children’s clothing and minor accessories, but for SS20, we are all set to sport the print. The trend is no surprise. If you cast your mind back to the summer of 2019, you may remember *that* Zara polka dot midi-dress which sold-out and was restocked countless times, gaining itself a dedicated Instagram page which amassed over 25,000 followers! This year, there isn’t set to be one dress, but many, so there’s no missing out.

Go minute or large depending on personal preference. Await the polka to veer away from perfect spheres and embrace a more splatter-like print.

Going dotty for the print? You’ve come to the right place. Hayle and Parsonage embrace the trend whole-heartedly and thanks to their monochrome nature, they are easily incorporated into any wardrobe, bright or neutral.


Suiting

For AW19, suiting took precedence as a style no longer restricted to the office. For spring and summer this year, the suit is continuing to embrace its newfound freedom, becoming increasingly relaxed and oversized. The suit was spotted on various catwalks for SS20, from Victoria Beckham to Gucci, taking on a new cut and persona each time, thus proving itself to be the chameleon style of the seasons past and present.

Breaking the rules of traditional suiting doesn’t stop there. Expect trousers to be swapped out for Bermuda shorts (also set to be a major trend), as the sun shines warmer and pastel shades to be introduced accordingly. Whether heading to work or out on the weekend, the updated tailoring can work for you.

Option one is to offset with trainers to accentuate a casual and modern feel. Flatform Churston works great for this.

Option two is to follow in line with tradition and go smart with a loafer or brogue. New for SS20, our Milford and Mullion styles revise borrowing from the boys by adding a feminine touch to what are traditionally work-ready shoes.


The Polo Shirt

This trend is sure to have you asking questions on first look but bear with us. A style accepted for smart-casual and often utilised for uniform, the polo shirt easily slips under the radar as a style which exudes fashion-forward thinking. However, taking from the suiting trend, the polo shirt for 2020 combines both a preppy and relaxed approach.

If your preference is fitted, opt for a thin knit style without buttons. If going oversized, choose a linen or cotton style and consider wearing it as a dress. Wimbledon ready, white trainers won’t go amiss. Harlyn White is understated without being boring thanks to its snake embossed leather and ribbon laces.


How are you styling your DuoBoots for SS20? Do you have any favourite trends from the ones highlighted? Tag us on social with #myduoboots ...we always love to see and share some styling inspiration!

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