Though holiday and new year parties allowed me to dress up a bit, I felt a little uninspired fashion-wise by the end of 2019. Now that I’ve almost recovered from finals and a busy holiday season, though, I’m looking forward to refreshing my closet and restyling some looks to keep up with 2020’s biggest trends.

I have quite a few of these pieces in my closet already (mainly thrifted), and I can’t wait to style them with some of the other trends. 2020 seems to be taking lots of inspo from one of my favorite fashion eras (70’s), as well as making comfy grandpa style cool again. Find out which trends you should have in your closet this year!

Leather

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Whether your look is more biker chick or Matrix, I’d tell you to invest in some leather pieces. Some of my favorite looks include leather pants and long leather trenches. Hot tip: you can usually find real leather items in thrift stores/thrifting apps for cheaper than most pleather items sold in stores. Plus, real leather items are closet staples that only look better after time.

Polka Dots

Polka dots give such a playful and feminine look. Because it’s such a simple print, the look is totally versatile! Wear a polka dot top with jeans and sneakers for a more relaxed, flirty look, or pair with leather booties and trench for an edgier style.

Sweater Vests

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Okay, I doubted this one too, but once you try it, you’ll love it. While you can totally rock the comfy grandpa look, try styling a tighter sweater vest over a tight t-shirt. Layer with chains and jewelry for an instant model-approved look.

Pleating

Grandpa not your style? Try grandma! Long pleated skirts and dresses are in, ladies and gentlemen. Pair with polka dots for a sweet look, or style with a band tee and some chunky black boots for an edgier kick. Add a leather jacket and statement sunnies to really boost the look.

Cardigans

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I’m a huge fan of cardigans. Not only do they add another layer, but they can add a pop of color or print to an otherwise basic outfit and transform your look. I love finding neon ones to add to my outfits, though an animal print cardigan would be cute too.

70’s Prints

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While animal print ruled 2019, 70’s prints will take over 2020. Look out for lots of floral, yellow, houndstooth, paisley, green and orange prints. They’ll add a nice accent to any outfit and can easily be dressed up or down. Retro is in!

Pastel Yellow

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Even though the Pantone color of the year is classic blue, you’ll be seeing a lot of pastel yellow (along with other pastel colors) popping up in your Instagram feed. Wearing this color, you’ll look like a walking ray of sunshine.

I can’t wait to try out some of these trends, and can’t wait to see what others come this year!

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