It seems like every time you blink, the fashion trends change. What was in yesterday, is out today and you’re constantly looking for the next staple to highlight your wardrobe and style sense. Welcome to the world of fashion, where whims change on a dime. Fortunately, if you’re one who likes to keep an eye on the industry and create your wardrobe accordingly, there are many sources of inspiration to make sure you stay on-trend.

The Red Carpet

Where else can you follow the current and up-and-coming fashions besides the red carpet? Models, actresses, and singers showcase the best designers have to offer whether it’s at the Oscars, the Emmys or one of many music awards ceremonies. In addition to styles, you can also see which colors and patterns are bound to show up on the store racks. 
Even if you don’t have an interest in watching the awards ceremonies in their entirety, tune into the red carpet show which takes place a few hours before and take notes on the trends that catch your eye. Is everything going to be your style? Likely not, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take tips from those in the know. 

Popular Colors to Add to Your Wardrobe

If you’re wondering which colors are in and which are out, you’ve come to the right place. Purple is in, but not just every shade will do. Leave the eggplant on the store rack and even the deep shade that you think compliments your curves. In 2020, the lighter shades are taking center stage — particularly lavender and lilac. The best way to wear these shades? Either in a monochrome style head-to-toe or in a color block scheme. The good thing about these colors is that you can pair them with multiple shoe colors including nude, black and other shades of purple to name a few. 
Another color scheme that’s currently popular, also thanks to the Oscars, is pink and white, with blush pink taking center stage. If it reminds you too much of a ballerina, know that this is one trend that’s never going to die out. It’s rocked the fashion scene for decades and will continue to do so in the future. 

Generational Finds

You know that saying, save your clothes, because you never know when they’re going to come back in style? True to form, ’90s and ’80s fashions have made dramatic returns in years past. Up next, the 1970s are slated to hit the racks if they haven’t already. 
Remember those bell-bottoms that you buried at the bottom of your closet after the Woodstock era? Break ’em out! They’re making a return and you’ll be the most fashionable one at the party with your authentic digs.
Bright colors and faux leather are also going to be heavy hitters. So if you can’t find your original clothing or you weren’t around in the 1970s, focus on these items when they show up at local stores. A bright-colored faux leather jacket can accent anything from casual jeans and a t-shirt getup to a spring dress with boots. 

Finding the Perfect Ensemble Pieces

The good thing about fashion is that you have an eclectic mix of shops available to find pieces for any look. Work fashion is available at top designers such as Armani and Anne Klein, while you can find unique shirts, skirts, and pants at one-off stores. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, consider individual stores such as a boho-chic boutique.


Makeup Trends

Fashion and style may start with the clothes, but it ends with your makeup, the so-called finishing touches to your overall look. Highlighters and dramatic eye palettes with glitter accents are still on-trend for 2020, thanks to both celebrities and Instagram influencers
Smokey and cat-eye continue to be popular looks, with a wide array of colors blended together and a winged eyeliner ties it all together with a dramatic flair. Shades of red and nude make the perfect lip complement and traditionally fit nearly any look and outfit. 
When it comes to fashion, you have to be on the ball. Blink too long or hesitate on a purchase, and you’re likely to miss the train. Fashion can be a finicky beast, but you can’t deny how it can pick you up and make you feel like a million bucks, especially when someone stops you and asks where you got that knockout piece.