5 Top Style Trends for SA SS19/20

I think we can all agree that this year went so quick and we are now on the verge of a new decade! However trends loves time to go quickly so it can evolve faster. In my previous fashion trends post, we saw the runways showcasing an array of top trends from previous collections over the last 10 years. Well, as you know things are different down here in SA and while I don’t know what’s happening on our own runways (as access to those are extremely tight and limited) I do know what happening on our streets and stores. So let’s take a look at the top 5 style trends for SA for this season 2019/2020!

Platform sandals

I’ve seen these sandals in all the stores around the Cape. These thick-based soles are great for wearing those wide and loose pants, skirts and dresses.

sa trends platfrom sandals

Pleated skirts

Pleated skirts have finally made their way to SA after appearing on the world’s runways last year. These are such great versatile pieces that comes in different materials that can be worn in both summer and winter.

sa trends pleated skirts

Bold Colourful Print

While florals are a given, it’s great to see other fun prints creeping their way in on the clothing racks in stores. Block patterns with finer print details or scarf prints can be found on a variety of dresses, skirts and shirts. These are also extended to men’s items.

sa trend block colour prints

Large Hair Clips or Dinkies

This old hair staple we once wore in the 90s and early 2000s have made a big come back as a staple hair accessory.

sa trend hair clips

The Little White Dress

The perfect and very simple staple to have this season is the simple white dress. I have seen them displayed in most store windows and it’s a great versatile piece to have to go enjoy for those outdoor lunches or sundowners at summer. Wear them short or long, they also are complemented by the perfect summer hat!

sa trends white dress

Summer/Spring 19/20 Trends for SA

I feel South Africans are going for a minimalist feel and look for this summer. While economic issues are a big reality for most of us right now, it’s clear that our closet choices have been simplified as well. Versatile pieces are a key component this season and South Africans are looking to rather buy pieces that can def be worn again with new styling. Perhaps some of us might implement a season capsule closet to save or keep up with the minimalist mood?

What are you thoughts?

Keep it stylish,