As we find ourselves on the cusp of a new year—wait, make that a new decade—we've been doing our utmost best to bring you an edit of the trends that will really matter in 2020. After all, anything you buy from this point onwards should see you through next year in its entirety, so we've done our homework so you don't have to.
We've sifted through (quite literally) thousands of catwalk images and scrolled through every new-in section to round up the best buys found on Instagram to find the pieces that are truly trending right now. However, even we can do with a little outside perspective every now and then. As such, we decided to ask four women who work in the fashion world to find out which pieces they think are worth buying into next year.
From the latest in-demand brands to the shoes that feature on not one but two of the edits below, keep scrolling to see the 24 pieces in-the-know women are putting on their wish lists for 2020.
"I love a leather shirt, trouser, jacket—anything leather, really. It never goes out of fashion. It's a classic staple you can wear year after year. This premium, oversized leather shirt from H&M is up there with the best pieces."
"I've just added this new jewellery brand online, and it's already had so much love! The cutest gold rings and necklaces with daisy, clover, and yin-yang motifs, plus they're all handmade in Barcelona and don't have many UK stockists. You heard it here first!"
"This dress just makes me want to sing 'candy man, candy man' (though it should be candy woman, as far as I'm concerned). It's in my fave colour combo of pink and red and is so flattering on. Perfect to layer now to cheer up January, and then wear alone once spring warms up."
"I'm a sucker for knitwear. You know you'll be wearing until at least April in 2020 (sorry, but it's probably true with our British weather!). Make it super comfy, not too heavy and in a bold colour. This new knit from Gestuz is giving me serious Copenhagen cool-girl/Bowie vibes, which is always a good thing."
"I love a piece you can wear now and later in summer (or dress down for day or up for night). I'm wearing this now with sparkly socks and gold sandals at nighttime and during the day with chunky boots and a polo-neck. Then, come summer, I'll add shades and strappy sandals."
BARBARA MCMILLAN, FOUNDER AND OWNER, HONNA LONDON SLEEPWEAR
"I've been wanting to invest in this brand for a while but haven't found the right style that suits my frame until now. I love the shape of this velvet midi. It's perfect for weddings and party season. It's also named Barbara, so it's a bit of a no-brainer."