7 Fashion Trends for 2020 and Ethical Alternatives

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1. Statement SleevesReformation is a great place to find dresses and tops that have dramatic sleeves.

Check Gambino Dress

Gambino Dress

2. Tropical PrintsTonle has a collection of fern print clothing that comes in a variety of colors and styles (my favorite is the cream fern jumpsuit) all under $100.

romper - mauve with ferns

Romper with Ferns 

3. Polka Dots-I love this trend and have already found new and old polka dot pieces to add to my wardrobe. For me, this is a print that never goes out of style. Amour Vert‘s spring collection has multiple polka dot tops.

Rosenda Blouse

4. Vest-This is by far my favorite 2020 trend and I am so glad to have kept a tuxedo vest I bought over ten years ago. One of the best places to find vests (look in the boy’s section too) is ThredUp. A search for “tuxedo vest” in the women’s section produced over 500 results. Leave your vest open for an even more stylish look.

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5. Crochet- What goes around always comes back again. The best place to find crochet pieces is going to be your local thrift store. You just might have to dig or make a few alterations so that you don’t look like you are wearing a costume.

6. Oversize blazers and Trench Coats– Your local thrift should be your first stop in trying to find an oversized blazer or trench coat. Look at the men’s section as well as the women’s. If you can’t find what you are looking for or want an investment piece, then try The RealReal. The site has blazers and trench coats from designers such as Burberry, Current/Elliott, Prada, and more.

Current/Elliott Trench Coat

7. Baguette Bags-This is a trend I will not be embracing but since it has come back around you can easily find baguette bags on sites such as Poshmark or eBay. You might even be able to score an original Fendi version if you are lucky or inclined to add that luxury piece to your wardrobe.

Amour Vert (Green Love)

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My passion for fashion is always reignited by two themes: beautifully made ethical apparel and French inspired fashion. Amour Vert is one of my favorite brands because it blends both themes into gorgeous clothing that isn’t unattainably priced.

Amour Vert makes investment pieces that will last for years. They use organic cotton grown in Texas as well as other sustainable materials such as tencel. Amour Vert also ethically makes most of their clothing in the good ole’ USA. Bonus, when you buy a tee from the company, they plant a tree in North America.

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My favorite purchase from Amour Vert was this navy ribbed dress I found on sale for less than $40. You can purchase an even cuter version, with buttons, here.                             (Sorry the photo is so bright and if you look closely you will see the hottest guy ever.)

I love the quality craftsmanship that goes into every piece and the sophisticated patterns used throughout their collections. I appreciate that the brand has a wide variety of striped tops, making it easy to maintain my francophile nature.

Amour Vert has a “good” score on Good on You and is loved by celebrities and fashion editors alike. Some of the pieces I am currently eyeing and wanting to add to my closet are below.

1. Odessa Cupro Dress

2. Issa Raglan Top

3. Cecilia Tee 

4. Harpa Blouse

5. Carrington Blouse