Know The Best Fashion Trends of 2020 And Our Most Worn Pieces This Year
From living in pajamas to championing work-from-home outfits, see what got us through this uneventful year!
It's finally time to bid our goodbyes to 2020! Cheers to everything that got us through this tricky year. Although we spent most of our time indoors, the universe never once failed to keep us awake from social happenings from our doorstep to across the world. We saw each one of us obsess over TV series, learned how to plant or bake, witnessed and took part of movements that broke the internet, gained new perspectives, and most of all, we championed this year with fleeting positivity through the good and the bad. During our process of re-becoming, we're glad to say that we went through this year in style too.
From living in our stylish pajamas, diving into the pillow challenge, going entirely pantless, sewing our own washable face masks, investing on chic and functional PPE suits, strutting in the grocery store with pared down casuals, to looking like the best versions of our quarantined selves in work-from-home attire, it's safe to say that we've done it all this year.
Read down below as we discuss in-depth the fashion trends that essentially made 2020. See our Metro Most Stylish women sport these looks alongside the pieces of clothing we loved this year. Take notes because these trends might still come handy during the first half of 2021. Keep your fingers crossed so that we can at least have more style freedom next year!
Day Dresses For Days
Day dresses really took our closets by storm. The puffy and blanket-like ones particularly stood out because we did everything in them! We dressed it up with statement jewelry for our online meetings and we dressed it down with a scarf tied around our hair for times when we want to look cute while gardening. The Cecilie Bahnsen Karen Tiered Mini Dress was the ultimate dress of the year since it embodied everything we love about day dresses. It's puffy, short, loose, it hits right above our mid-thighs, and it has the biggest balloon sleeves ever! Check out how Mikka Padua and Julia Barretto sported the day dress look while indoors. This trend had many faces from baby doll-like ones to cut-out maxi-length dresses, what's your favorite?
There's no concrete reason why we love things oversized but we do know that these boxy silhouettes can make us feel cozy or bossy depending on our mood! Our laptops were witnesses to a number of boxy blazers this year. There's definitely something special about an oversized blazer with a white bandeau and a sensible layer of gold jewelry especially when we can only be seen from waist up. Like Sarah Lahbati, we were suckers for a pop of color especially after months of living in neutral loungewear. This hot pink blazer on top of a pair of black leggings and her Valentino bag is Metro.Style approved! And if you love to go for something more street and casual there's Laureen Uy and her oversized jacket from Uniqlo. That crisp white jacket matched with her gold chunky chain necklace is more than enough to get her street cred for ultimate oversize dressing in 2021. If you want to take this trend next year make sure to cop the Dorothee Schumacher Belted Oversized Coat, you'll thank us later.
We were not kidding when we decided to call this style trend Serious Shorts because these type of shorts are the only ones we wear when we want to stay productive for the entire day. You have to admit that you've also had a hard time to get out of our usual loungewear shorts when its so easy to just throw on a fancy top for online meetings. Do yourself a favor and at least throw on some serious shorts! Don't worry because although these tailored pieces are dressy looking, they are also comfortable and stylish enough for you to run errands after your meetings. Whether you want something mini for happy hour or something that hits right above your knee, best believe that you can find the perfect length, color, and fit when you thoroughly look online. Consider the Burberry Pocket Detail Tailored Shorts on your next shopping spree and style it a la Heart Evangelista or Camille Co!
And yes, how could we forget about about our life-saving face masks and its many variations. Since the unforeseen shortage of surgical and medical grade face masks in March, our resourcefulness were put to the test. We started the pandemic with a number of D.I.Y face masks made from spare cloth and we've evolved to wearing stylish ones made by our favorite local and international brands. In fact, Rosanna Ocampo launched a limited line of embroidered face masks for her namesake brand as a sign of realignment with the times. It's crazy beautiful how we've incorporated design and function into something that can protect us from the virus! Taking the streets with her custom-made Fendi mask, Bea Marin proved that logomania can extend into face masks as well. If you're still in the lookout for masks you can wear to match your new normal outfits, make sure to check out the Silk Satin Reusable Face Masks from The Chain Reaction and the R13 Leopard Face Mask.
Who would've thought that we will be sporting PPE suits in our lifetime? Like a scene straight out of a movie, PPE suits have become an essential for those who work hospitals and for those who want an extra layer of protection from the virus. We commend designers like Rajo Laurel, Mich Dulce, Patty Ang, and more for making and donating PPE suits for frontliners during the height of its shortage. Apart from its true function, we love the fact that these suits are also stylish and wearable for running errands. The likes of Janine Gutierrez and Tricia Gosingtian are fans of these neutral ensembles from Owa Sylvia and Vania Romoff. If you want to cop one for yourself and for your family, you can opt for the two-piece outerwear PPE-inspired set from Kashieca which is readily available here.