7 Summer Fashion Trends That Are Perfect For Holidays At Home

We're not saying you HAVE to get dressed but...

Go ahead and peruse the trends below—and get ready to be the most stylish one on the Zoom call.

There may be a lot of uncertainty surrounding the summer months right now (will we actually be able to travel safely?), but one thing's for sure: nothing can stop the fresh summer trends from popping up.

The summer trends for 2020 are, to say the least, varied, vast and very much going to suit your style, whatever that may be. From an actual groundbreaking floral print to practical yet stylish jumpsuits, this season's trends are for everybody. But with so much choice and the fact we've got nowhere to go to show off our new season buys - figuring out what to wear can be overwhelming. 

Cue Zalando. 

As Europe’s leading fashion platform with more than 29 million customers, Zalando makes shopping for summer, easy. From High Street to High End, Zalando is a one-stop-shop for all your fashion needs. Boasting an impressive and diverse range of nearly 2,000 brands, right at your fingertips, Zalando gives you the freedom to be yourself. With more brands than any other fashion retailer, they stand out for their impressive assortment. On top of this, they offer free 100 day returns. 

For designer labels, explore the likes of See by Chloé, Mother of Pearl, Diane von Fürstenberg (DVF), Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry, Love Moschino and many more. Scandi staples are heavily peppered in the brand selection, including Han Kjøbenhavn, Wood Wood, Won Hundred, Samsøe & Samsøe, House of Dagmar and the list goes on. Or, shop the old reliables such as Levi's, Mango, Weekday and Topshop. Not to mention their impressive sports selection, amongst this we see Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, ASICS, The North Face and Champion.

But it's not just premium brands on offer at Zalando, there's a whole host of sustainably finds for those with eco-conscious minds. The online shopping platform has an impressive 'sustainable' filter which can be applied to your search - just like the usual price, style and size filters – and the results will bring up items that have been made sustainably. What's more, Zalando doesn't just make shopping sustainably easier - they are also the first platform worldwide to set science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions meaning that by 2025, 80 per cent of carbon emissions from own operations and 40 per cent from private label production will be eliminated. 

Finding summer trends that meet your needs with a premium edge whilst also easing your eco-guilt has never been easier. Keep on scrolling to see the 7 key trends for SS'20 that you can wear no matter what this summer will entail...

SLEEVE IT OUT

You've been mulling it over, and you're officially ready for the puff sleeve trend. Good news: this look is still "in" for summer 2020. This '80s-inspired silhouette has been around since last year, but designers show no signs in incorporating the design into their newer spring/summer 2020 collections. It's the perfect easy-to-wear detail that takes any simple top from ordinary to exceptional.

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The overarching message for 2020's puff-sleeve trend is the bigger the better. OTT bold shoulders are feminine, romantic, super empowering, and most importantly fun! Opt for a larger than life sleeve in the form of a shirt dress. Perfect for looking professional on Zoom calls whilst also holding the ability to be transformed into a fun, relaxed look for virtual happy hour. 

Mother Of Pearl Alice Shirt Dress, €450, Zalando 

FRESH AS A DAISY 

Each year as summer rolls around, florals are a trend that will always stand the test of time. From big blooms to subtle stems, we've sported quite the variety of floral ensembles and it appears that this year, the floral trend to embrace is daisies. The new floral has more of a tangible quality than those of previous seasons. Think of the daisy print trend as more of an alternative pattern to animal print as opposed to yet another floral piece. Whether your style carries a bit more edge or is chicly feminine, a daisy print will fit in perfectly. 

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Another big trend for SS'20 is oversized collars, nail two trends for the price of one in this cute floral blouse from GHOST. Pair with a light wash denim jeans and open-toed sandal for an easy but chic casual weekend look. 

GHOST Daisy Blouse, €111, Zalando

jump start

A jumpsuit is the perfect working-from-home companion – comfortable and easy to wear, but can instantly transform to the best look for an important meeting, a garden party with friends, or even a romantic dinner for two.

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The great thing about jumpsuits is that they require little to no effort. Style with a pair of box-fresh white trainers which will bring a more modern, casual feel. Or for a change of pace, opt for strappy sandals as an alternative to slippers.

Banana Republic Wrap Khaki Jumpsuit, €120, Zalando

swimwear as outerwear 

Getting all dressed up has definitely taken on a new meaning since the beginning of the pandemic, and it's time to extend that to our swimwear options too. Since lockdown, a plethora of celebrities and influencers have all embraced the back garden bikini. Rather than stripping off completely, we recommend treating your swimsuits like tops. Pair with a smart trouser and mules like the outfit or above or style with strappy heels and a linen skirt for a fancier feel. 

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If the idea of wearing a swimsuit anywhere other than beside a pool seems strange to you, opt for a style that resembles a t-shirt like this sage number from Monki. Pair with jeans and a blazer for an everyday look or pop-under an oversized shirt for days spent lounging in the back garden. 

Monki Beatrice Swimsuit, €25, Zalando

Butter wouldn't melt

From camel and biscuit to sand and taupe, last year was awash with 50 shades of beige, but 2020 has seen a new, and somewhat unexpected, hue making a bid for the minimalist colour crown: butter yellow. Delicate, flattering and easy to layer, this new breed of yellow is taking over where beige left off: namely, operating under the guise of colour, but in actual fact offering our wardrobes a new way to wear neutral.

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Possibly the easiest way to introduce yellow into your wardrobe is via a basic tee. Treat it how you would a white, black or band t-shirt by pairing with a simple midi skirt, under a blazer or with pretty much everything else in your wardrobe. 

Filippa K Elbow Length Basic T, €75, Zalando

NOBODY PUTS BABY IN a CORNER

While there is a time and a place for a form-fitting dress, post-lockdown arguably isn't one of them. Enter tent dresses. Or if you want to be super fashion about it, the trapeze dress. A giant, billowing dress that covers your body without any restriction. The tent dress is markered by three things: it’s oversized shape, it’s lack of waist and it’s fabrics – almost always cotton or linen. Making it not only a breeze to put on but something that is actually palatable in the hot but humid summer weather. 

KEY BUY:

Henrik Vibskov RE-LENKA DRESS, €430, Zalando

work it

Dress for your multi-tasking best in a safari-esque jumpsuit. Pocketed and belted (read: flattering), this is your ultimate do-it-all, work to play staple. Whether you’re pairing it with your on-repeat slippers or dressing it up for a zoom night in. This one has real wardrobe mileage.

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Like the older, more understated cousin of last summer's buttoned and printed jumpsuits, the utility playsuit made its debut at the end of last year and has been going strong ever since. Step in, button-up and go. Simple and comfortable. 

NA-KD Belted Jumpsuit, €67, Zalando

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