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You might not have been specifically researching 2019/2020 fashion trends today.
But here on the Frump Fighters blog (written specifically for moms!) we make it our goal to help you wade through the fashion world and easily find the bright, exciting new things that can help you step up your wardrobe.
While we do try to focus on classic styles that can carry you through many years without looking dated, an easy way to avoid “frumpy” is by incorporating seasonal trends into your closet.
It helps freshen and update your look–eliminating the risk of “falling behind” or looking “dated.” Nobody wants that!
Figuring out what casual and chic trends are in style each season (that are also kid-friendly) can be time consuming.
Instead, using our list of mom-friendly trends for each season you can feel 100% informed and find exactly what you need (or decide to avoid) in a grab-and-go trip at Target.
We’re here to make it easy for you to feel confident about what you wear, what you buy, and what you don’t buy.
As you learn what’s “in style” your confidence while shopping and dressing will skyrocket.
These 14 current trends made the cut, and there are others that we chose NOT to include either because they were 1) expensive, 2) not modest/classy, 3) not conducive to mom life!
How to Use Fashion Trends In Your Mom Wardrobe
Quick reminders before we dive in…
Tip #1: Be picky with your trends
Only try out the ones you really love. Don’t just buy something because all the other moms are wearing it.
Does it fit your style? Does it make your heart go THOMP THOMP? 💕
Also, can pick trends that can be added to your wardrobe on a budget.
For example, recently embroidered jeans were the hot new trend. This would have been a pricier trend to add because jeans aren’t cheap! Also, the trend died off pretty quickly leaving lots of people with a pair of jeans that don’t feel very relevant anymore.
Instead, adding an embroidered scarf or skipping the trend altogether may be a better use of your money.
Don’t forget to grab this freebie that covers several ways you can incorporate trends for free or for cheap.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that trends aren’t immune to frumpy monster attacks 😉
Just because something is super popular doesn’t automatically make it chic and stylish.
Make sure you follow the basic rules for not looking frumpy when you try a new trend. Those rules apply to any new style that comes around!
Tip #3: Build up your foundation of essentials before adding trends
If you feel like you don’t have any basic outfits to start with, buying trends will only frustrate you. Make sure you have those basics first that will form the foundation of every good outfit. Examples are:
- good fitting white tee
- denim shorts
- simple, neutral day dress
When you have a good foundation, adding a trend or two to your style becomes fun and adds value to your wardrobe!
Download our free year-round wardrobe plan below for a complete list of basics!
Tip #4: Treat trends like sprinkles on a cupcake, not like the batter
As I (Corina) teach in the Frumpy to Fabulous course about creating your customized wardrobe framework, your wardrobe should be mostly (70-80%) classic essentials.
Although some of your essentials may have a trendy feel to them, they are still basics that will look good for years.
Trends can be added to your wardrobe like sprinkles to a frosted cupcake to add that extra fun look!
This avoids your wardrobe from looking dated every few years but also keeps it fresh and on-trend.
With those tips in mind… here’s our Fall/Winter 2019/20 edition of “Fashion Trends That Are Mom Friendly.”
2019/2020 Fashion Trends: Colors, Patterns, and Textures
Fashion Trend #1: Light Pink
Pink Skinny Pants (Old Navy) | Pink V-Neck Sweater (H&M) | Light Pink Sweater (H&M) | Pink Shirt Dress (H&M) | Pink Jacket (H&M) | Pink Blazer (H&M) | Pink Platform Booties (Amazon) | Pink Infinity Scarf (H&M) | Pink Slip-On (Old Navy) | Pink Belt (Forever 21)
From light blush to coral pink, we are seeing all shades of light pink this fall.
Pastels aren’t as common in the colder months of the year, but you can’t deny that having a light color is a great way to brighten those darker days of fall & winter.
It’s a bonus that there is lots of variety in shades, so you can pick the pink color that’s best for you!
Fashion Trend #2: Corduroy
Corduroy throws me back to elementary and middle school, but it’s back already!
In pretty much every style you can imagine from pants, skirts, jumpers, top, sweatshirts, and coats (I’ve even seen corduroy accessories!).
Corduroy is a warm, soft texture that can add a lot to your fall and winter wardrobes.
I think this trend is one of the easiest to incorporate into your current closet if you decide you want to add it!
For more winter fashion tips check out: How to Dress Warm & Cute in Winter
2019/2020 Fashion Trends: Specific Style Tops, Dresses & Pants
Fashion Trend #3: Victorian/Feminine Details
Plum Velvet Trim Top (Target) | Black Mesh Dress (H&M) | Burnt Orange Top (Target) | Black Puff Sleeve Top (Target) | Light Blue Eyelet Blouse (Gap) | Grey Sweater (H&M – similar) | Blue Blouse (H&M – similar)
This is a lovely 2019/2020 fashion trend, although I had a hard time naming it!
Lots of feminine blouse-y styles with some Victorian-era details.
I’ve seen boning, high necks, ruffles and gathered sleeves. So pretty!
I love the subtle details like eyelet fabrics, gathered sleeves, and ruffles or embroidery.
Fashion Trend #4: Overalls & Jumpers
You’ll notice a lot of throwbacks to 90s fashion this fall & winter.
We’ve been seeing 90’s fashion trends slowly sneak in over the last year or two and this season they are EVERYWHERE.
Overalls and jumpers are one of the best examples!
Of all the 90s trends (hellllllo, childhood), this is probably my favorite besides scrunchies.😉 Admittedly, I’m not sure I’ll be buying any, but if you can pull it off, do it!
Fashion Trend #5: Fanny Packs or Belt Bags
FANNY PACKS. If that makes you cringe, you can go with an “updated” term BELT BAGS. If that still makes you cringe, feel free to move on to the next trend. I don’t blame you. Haha!
Admittedly, I’m not sure I like this one at all, but it’s out there and it can totally be mom-friendly so I’m including it.😉
Honestly, this style is SO handy for moms.
Hands free, but your stuff is right there in front of you.
Unlike a backpack (which is my go-to purse style these days) you don’t have to take it off to access your wallet or tissues, etc.
So if this trend doesn’t phase you GO FOR IT. I don’t think you’ll regret it!
Fashion Trend #6: Blazers
This might seem like an odd one to include for mom-friendly, but when Corina put out a survey a few months ago about pieces to add to the Year-Round Wardrobe, blazers were a highly requested item!
So if you were one of those people, lucky you, blazers are totally trending right now!
You’ll see that a lot of them have a more relaxed fit and almost more of a menswear styling, but you can definitely still find more classic styles too.
Fashion Trend #7: Platform Shoes
Pink Slip-On (H&M) | Black Slip-On (H&M) | Black Sandal (Target) | Keds Platform Sneaker (Amazon) | Steve Madden Boot (Amazon – out of stock) | Tan Platform Wedge (Amazon) | Platform Boots (H&M) | Platform Sneaker (Amazon)
Another throwback from the 90s: platform shoes!
This trend has definitely been updated though, and you can find lots of styles with platform soles.
Platforms are a great way to add height without a heel which can be scarier and harder to walk in.
I’m seriously crushing on those tan bootie platforms. They look like my ultimate shoe: trendy, warm, and comfy. 😁
Fashion Trend #8: Pleats
Pleated Dress (Amazon) | Pleated Pants (Amazon) | Pleated Dress (H&M) | Pleated Wrap Skirt (H&M) | Short Pleated Skirt (H&M) | Pleated Scarf (H&M) | Pink Pleated Headband (H&M) | Pleated Head Wrap (H&M) | Pleated Floral Skirt (H&M)
Pleats are such a fun and feminine detail added to a lot skirts and dresses this season!
But even if you aren’t a girly girl, you can even find this trend in accessories like scarves and headbands.
Fashion Trend #9: Scrunchies & Hair Clips
Set of Clips (H&M – Similar) | Orange Scarf Scrunchie (H&M) | 2 Butterfly Clips (Old Navy) | Tortoise Shell Clips (Amazon – similar) | Set of 2 Scrunchies (Target) | Stack of scrunchies (Amazon) | Mustard Polka Dot Scrunchie (H&M – similar) | Leopard Clips (Target) | Snap Clips (Target)
We talked about scrunchies earlier this year in the spring and summer trends post and I wasn’t so sure I wanted to try them.
Well, gulp, I tried them. And they are AMAZING. They are so careful and gentle on your hair!
Snap clips, butterfly clips, and hinged clips are also becoming super popular and are fun ways to add a simple pop of color to your hair.
Both scrunchies and clips are easy and inexpensive ways to add a trend to your wardrobe!
Fashion Trends that Are Still Going Strong from Previous Years
This section is for trends we’ve talked about over the last year (or two!) that are still popular this season.
I love seeing this section grow, because that means we are picking the right trends; ones that last a while and aren’t “SO yesterday”.😉
Fashion Trend #10: Leopard Print
Leopard Cardigan (Amazon – similar) | Leopard Blouse (Banana Republic – similar) | Leopard Sweatshirt (H&M) | Leopard Belt (Banana Republic) | Leopard Earrings (Amazon) | Leopard Jeans (Gap) | Leopard Leggings (Old Navy) | Leopard Slides (Forever 21 – out of stock) | Leopard Scarf (Banana Republic)
Even if animal prints aren’t your style (which is fine!), you won’t get away from the fact that leopard is ALL IN.
We’ve seen this numerous years in a row now and it’s not a fading trend!
In a small scale, animal print can be a great way to add some interest to basic, classy styles.
My leopard print flats and scarf are two of my favorite wardrobe pieces.
That being said, leopard is probably my favorite print and I have numerous pieces of clothing and accessories in many styles because I love it so much! So in my opinion, you can’t go wrong! In moderation, of course. 😉
The Year-Round Wardrobe Plan uses a dark printed scarf as one of the accessories and leopard is a great option!
Fashion Trend #11: Yellow
Yellow Denim Jacket (H&M) | Yellow A-Symm Dress (H&M – out of stock) | Yellow Mini Skirt (H&M) | Yellow Infinity Scarf (Old Navy) | Yellow Pleated Skirt (H&M – out of stock) | Yellow Striped Dress (H&M) | Yellow Earrings (H&M) | Yellow Tote Bag (Old Navy) | Yellow Sweater (H&M)
Need to add some sunshine to your outfits? This trend has you set!
Yellows are very popular this season and an easy way to brighten up the darker fall colors.
If you don’t want to commit to a full dress or pants in one of these hues, a belt or shoes is a great way to add just a little pop of color!
I’ve seen a lot of darker yellows, but you can still find quite a few shades to choose from.
Mustard is one of the accent colors we used in our example color palette in the new Year-Round Wardrobe Plan. Go grab the freebie and see what items we’ve used in this color!
Fashion Trend #12: Buttons
Buttons are not just for tailored blouses this season.
Pants, dresses, skirts and tops are all sporting buttons.
This trend is so great for basic pieces (like jeans!) because it’s something you’ll wear regularly, so more worth the money, and can be incorporated with tons of other looks.
This is also a great trend for any nursing mamas!
Fashion Trend #13: Earth Tones
If you are a warm color season, prepare to rejoice!
Earth tones are definitely showing up every where this year, in pretty much every style of clothing.
It’s always nice to see a basic neutral trending!
Do you know what season you are? Do you know if warm or cool colors look better on you? Check out our go-to EASY guide on figuring out your color season!
Fashion Trend #14: Structured Bags & Purses
Navy Bucket Bag (Gap) | Dark Orange Crossbody (H&M) | Leopard Bag (H&M) | Light Pink Belt Bag (H&M) | Camel Tote (Gap – similar) | Royal Blue Crossbody (Old Navy) | Black Round Crossbody (H&M) | Snakeskin Crossbody (Old Navy) | Black Backpack (Gap)
Structured purses and totes have a modern look to them and are usually simple, bold shapes in a solid color.
A lot of them are cross-body style and backpack style, which are (in my opinion) the epitome of mom-friendly.
Baby in one hand, toddler in another and you’re not losing your purse off your shoulder. WIN!
That rounds up our mom-friendly choices for fall and winter 2019/2020 fashion trends.
Like I mentioned before, take note of the ones you love and look for those details/styles when you’re shopping.
You can be confident that when you incorporate some of these looks into your fall/winter wardrobe, you will be looking relevant, stylish, and super cute!
Do you want a wardrobe that works for you? A wardrobe with all the footwork already done? Grab the freebie of our NEW Year-Round Wardrobe Plan below!