Age-appropriate Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Trends

As most of our readers are 40+ I thought it would be of interest if I checked out what the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion trends are. As usual, there are many. As usual, they won’t all make it to the online High Street. And, as usual, there are some that should never make it into our wardrobes!

Fendi catwalk

We’re in a new decade and, I’m pleased to say, that throwaway fashion is continuing to get bad press because of the appalling environmental impact it causes. We could do worse than to take a lesson from French women who buy fewer, more carefully chosen pieces for their capsule wardrobes.

Knowing what’s on trend can be very useful when you are shopping for clothes. So I’ll skip quickly past the runway’s racer back crop tops, hot pants, crochet and neon colours and concentrate on the trends that we can happily wear because we’ll look fabulous in them.


Knitted polos look really chic – both for work and the weekend. This one’s from &OtherStories £45. MORE INFO

Woolovers is a good brand if you’re on the hunt for knitwear. This polo shirt style cashmere and merino sweater is £62 and available in several other colours. MORE INFO


That blue and white spotty maxi dress from Zara last year was everywhere – just goes to show how popular polka dots are. However, in 2020 it seems we are moving away from the ubiquitous navy and navy/white combo. This berry spot dress from Next is made in viscose and looks super comfortable as well as trendy. £38


Wide, pointed collars were on several catwalks. Takes you back to disco days doesn’t it! Shein is one of the first fashion brands to offer the spearpoint collar which is a feature of this puff sleeve blouse made from cotton/polyester blends for £13.99. MORE INFO


Another throwback from my youth, waistcoats for women are back in fashion. Worn over a white shirt, they look great whether buttoned up or left undone. This pastel pink number from Joe Brown puts a feminine spin on this particular trend. £47.79. MORE INFO


By that the fashionistas seem to mean vibrant colours and strong patterns – they are super flattering and in vogue. Such as this 100% silk shirt: £110 Boden. Other colourways available. Sizes 6 – 22. MORE INFO


One trend we can adopt with ease. Super flattering and elegant. John Lewis has a good range of square neck tops VIEW HERE

This pretty top is from Kettlewell and available in 16 colours. £39. MORE INFO

Did you know that renting fashion is getting more and more popular?