trend predictions spring summer 2020 cowgirl magazine

We know what you’re thinking.

What do contemporary trends have to do with Western fashion?

Trust us, they do.

Trends can spread in two ways: trickle up or trickle down. Trickle-up fashion is started by the people and works its way up to celebrities and designers (i.e., blue jeans), while trickle down fashion happens when high fashion trends work their way down into everyday fashion.

What we’re dealing with here is trickle down fashion. Contemporary trends will ultimately work their way into Western fashion, but, of course, they’ll get a cowgirl twist. Colors, design details, and patterns from contemporary fashion are prime candidates to creep into Western fashion because they can come in a variety of different forms. Boots, hats, and bell bottoms in the color or pattern of the season keep things fresh and on-trend.

Naturally, there were a ton of trends to pull from the recent contemporary fashion weeks in New York, London, and Milan, but not all of them will find their way into Western fashion. Some will. Here are the top contenders.

Yellow, You There?

Bright colors ran rampant on the runways this month, and one of the stars was yellow. The shade is about to make spring and summer so much sunnier.



Orange You Glad

Another pop of color on the catwalk. Prada, Sally LaPointe, Fendi, and Versace all used orange in their SS20 lines.




Neutral territory. Get it?

Neutral colors are huge right now, and it seems they’ll stick around for Spring/Summer 2020. Monochrome neutral looks or mixed neutrals make for a subtle-but-eye-catching look.

I Need A Vacation

Tropical prints surfaced with many brands, as did the “vacation look”: Hawaiian shirts, belt bags, and straw accessories. Jennifer Lopez even made an appearance in her iconic green dress from back in the day.



Hot Stuff

Hot pink was a recurring theme throughout Spring/Summer 2020 fashion week. Paired with some jeans and boots, this color is sure to be an eye-catcher.