My 60-Year-Old Mum Just Told Me She's Trying These 2020 Trends

My 60-Year-Old Mom Is Flagging These 2020 Trends to Try This Year

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Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

If you’re not yet familiar with my mother yet, let me give you a quick rundown: Nancy’s a 60-year-old woman from the Midwest in the U.S. who’s interested in fashion but doesn’t always step out of her sartorial comfort zone. Sure, she’s down for testing out fresh trends that skew on the classic side to incorporate into the timeless wardrobe she’s been curating for years, but it takes a bit of a nudge to convince her to try some of those new, fashion-crowd-favourite looks.

But as she mentioned to me over the holidays, she’s actually ready to give her wardrobe another little refresh to, as she said, “kick off 2020 with a bang.” So I sat down with her and went over the 2020 trends I’m coveting that could also work well for her. My mother then stopped me (as she does often mid-conversation when she likes or doesn’t like something) when a specific look piqued her interest.

Ultimately, it was those fashion-forward yet highly wearable trends that seemed to be the front-runners for Nancy. While my mum is 60 and is excited to try said looks this year, she was especially into this group of trends because they can actually work for any of her friends who are all different ages. Because remember, age is just a number and has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear.

So without further ado, keep scrolling to check out the 2020 essentials my mum is flagging, complete with street style inspiration. Plus, check out her notes and shopping picks for each trend as well.

Next-Gen Trenches
How to wear the trench coat trend for spring 2020

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“I always like to invest in nice outerwear pieces because I think it’s the easiest way to make a statement. I’m into these updated trench coats people are wearing because they feel classic but just slightly more ‘of the moment.’ I’m probably most excited about this trend, to be honest.”

Pretty Peplums
How to wear a peplum top, spring trends 2020

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“I’m thrilled peplums are coming back. I always thought the detail looked nice on me, and I especially like that it can make even the most basic shirt or sweater feel fancier and more elegant.”

Elevated Loafers
The best loafers for spring 2020

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“I’ve worn loafers for years during my days as a teacher—probably when they weren’t cool—so I’m excited to see loafers come back in style. While the super-high-heeled loafers look fun, I’ll probably try a pair with a low, chunky heel for comfort.”

'90s-Inspired Jeans
How to wear light-wash jeans, spring 2020 trends

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“I think I’ve mentioned this to you before, but I’m always searching for the ‘right’ jeans. I tend to stick to skinny jeans or darker-wash straight-leg jeans, but I’m open to giving these light-wash jeans a try as well this year because they feel cool.”

Power Shoulders
The best puff-sleeve tops, 2020 spring trends

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Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

“I actually first tried the puff-sleeved top trend last season and loved it because I found it to be fun and flattering on me. I want to try even more silhouettes this year in the form of pretty blouses and sweaters.”

Over-the-Top Orange
How to wear the orange trend spring 2020

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Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

“Yes, I admittedly wear a lot of black, but I also love me some colour. I was thrilled when bright green was popular last year, and I’m actually excited to try orange this year. It’s a bit out there, but I think I can pull off the colour in the form of a nice jacket or sweater with jeans.”

Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.