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!
Warm weather is quickly on it’s way and with it another season full of new trends and styles we can explore together!
As you learn what’s “in style” your confidence while shopping and dressing will skyrocket.
But figuring out what’s in style each season can be time consuming.
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.
So, ladies, here’s our Spring & Summer 2020 edition of “Fashion Trends That Are Mom Friendly.”
These 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!
You can be confident that by adding a trend or two to your wardrobe, you will be able to easily create the perfect dressy spring outfits or the chic, casual summer outfits for moms!
On Trend in 2020: Colors and Patterns
Look for: Olive
Olive has been around for a while, but we’re seeing it a lot more this year. As a near-neutral it’s easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. Besides a utility jacket, try olive shorts, and olive utility dress, or camo tee this summer.
Look For: Yellow
Still trending since last year! Almost any shade of yellow is out there, so even if it’s not your best color, you can probably find some type of clothing piece, shoe or accessory to brighten your wardrobe. If you’re hesitant to put a yellow shirt or pair of pants on, grab a purse or statement necklace for a pop of color!
There are two yellows on Pantone’s 2020 spring & summer color trends list. If you want to see a full report, go check it out!
Look For: Blush
Blush can serve as a neutral and is a perfect feminine complement to your spring/summer wardrobe.
Look For: Polka Dots
I AM ALWAYS SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS ONE STILL TRENDING!
This is one of my favorite patterns of all time! Polka dots can be pretty classy, but also super fun! They’re out in strength this year in everything from shoes to purses, from blouses to swimsuits.
Polka dots are like stripes in many ways. Easy to pattern mix, add a touch of interest without being overwhelming, and in basic colors they are a classic pattern you can use year after year.
Look For: Leopard
Some of you hate this print, some of you are head over heels. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground when it comes to leopard!
This print is a little trickier to style in spring and summer, but you can bring it in to your outfits via:
- And more!
Look For: Florals
I don’t think floral has ever left our trends updates! It’s always back in one form or other. Right now we’re seeing slightly more large floral prints.
Look For: Tie Dye
Another 90’s comeback trend 🤦♀️
I’d love to know in the comments if you’re excited about this one or rolling your eyes!
Hey… it’s mom friendly because you can’t tell when your shirt gets stained AND it’s a fun craft with the kids! Just trying to be positive over here.
On Trend Right now In: Specific Style Tops, Dresses & Pants
Look for: Ruffles & Flutter Sleeves
Those of you that love feminine styles will adore how many flutter sleeves and ruffle hems you’ll see in stores right now. This trend was strong last year and continues in 2020!
Look For: Lace, Eyelet & Crochet Details
Another feminine style I adore… it’s so easy to find tops with beautiful crochet and lace embellishments right now!
Infuse your basic capsule pieces with beauty by getting your tees with a little lace!
Look For: Ties
Front-hem ties add nice definition and detail to an otherwise simple top so I’m loving this trend for moms.
You’ll also find it on dresses a lot!
For you pregnant mamas, take advantage of tying those sashes over your cute bumps to look extra on-trend this spring and summer!
Look For: Button-Front
I love that button-front is so easy to find right now because it’s nursing friendly!
No need to spend on special nursing clothes when you can just get a style like this that looks great even after weaning your baby.
Look For: Wide Leg Pant Silhouettes
Let’s talk jeans & pants for a quick moment. While skinny is still the main and most popular pants style out there, we are definitely seeing SO MUCH MORE bootcut, flare, and wide leg silhouettes.
If you want to incorporate wider legs (such as linen pants) make sure that you are balancing it with a more fitted top or at least with a partial tuck.
Raw hems, distressing, high waists, and button-fronts are definitely jean characteristics that are still popular so you can invest in these trending details without worry!
Look For: Bermuda Shorts
It’s not like these have been out of style in the past, but this year we’re seeing them even more than before!
This style of shorts is perfect for pear, carrot, hourglass, and straight shapes.
Look For: Overalls, Jumpsuits & Rompers
This style can be both mom-friendly and inconvenient at the same time.
It’s easy and comfy… WIN.
It’s not easy to use the restroom with… LOSE.
It can be nursing friendly though if you go with overalls or with a button-down style.
What are your thoughts on this trend?
Look for: Tiered Dresses & Skirts
This boho style is comfy and very casual.
Just make sure to pair it with some cute sandals and maybe a pair of fun earrings to elevate it a bit.
On Trend Right Now In: Shoes & Accessories
Look For: Jaw Clips, Scrunchies, Spiral Ties, Messy Bun Ball Caps, Braided Hair Bands, Wrap Hair Bands, Barrette Clips
I’m covering hair accessory trends thoroughly because:
- It’s a super inexpensive way to look trendy
- It’s a very mom-friendly way to look trendy (hello messy buns and ponytails!)
I’m personally loving most of these trends, except I stick with the bow or scarf scrunchies because the regular scrunchies… too soon. I was a 90’s kid.
Braided hair headbands? A fast way for a mom to look like she actually spent time on her hairstyle.
I’m all for the wrap style headbands too! Just use bobby pins at the base and teasing of your hair after the headband to help keep it from sliding back.
And let me give a shout out to spiral ties… they create a ponytail with “pop” because the hair rises up through the spirals. I love them!
Look For: Slip-On / Slide Sandals
Ease is the name of the game with this trend. There are many different styles to choose from, whether you like wide straps, skinny straps, sparkles, bows, just about whatever your heart desires!
A fun shoe is a great way to create casual summer outfits for moms that are simple, but chic!
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 spring/summer wardrobe, you will be looking relevant, stylish, and super cute!
- How to Dress Cute in Hot Weather
- How to Wear 90’s Comeback Trends Without Looking Dated
- Mom-friendy Fall/Winter Trends
Please tell everyone what YOUR favorite and least favorite trends are this spring and summer!