The Six Fashion Trends to Leave Behind

There’s no time the present to reassess some of those items that have been lingering in your wardrobe without getting any wear. Because it’s never too late to start overhauling your wardrobe or get cracking with those fashion-related resolutions you made months ago, we’ve rounded up the fashion trends from the last decade that need to be left behind in 2020.

1. Fur 

Curating a wardrobe that’s ethically minded is a no brainer. And with luxury brand after luxury brand – including the likes of Gucci, Chanel, Coach and Prada – making moves to ban fur, we’ve decided we all need to follow suit, stat.

2. Bike Shorts Outside of the Gym

There’s a definite art to mixing and matching casual pieces with more dressy attire, and in our opinion pairing blazers and heels with bike shorts doesn’t quite cut it.

While we’re all for comfort and the athleisure wear trend sticking around in 2020, we’ve got our fashion fingers crossed that lycra bike shorts start making their way back into the gym in 2020.

3. Distressed Denim

Denim is undoubtedly a wardrobe staple no matter what the season. And the ability to dress up denim to suit the occasion means we find ourselves reaching for our favourite pair of jeans time and time again.

Unfortunately no matter how much we’ve tried to dress up distressed denim with the likes of a  sharp suit jacket and killer pair of heels, the look never quite seems to work. In 2020, we’re leaving our ripped and distressed jeans behind in favour of sleeker silhouettes.


As much as we love a bold colour combo, there are plenty of more wearer-friendly vivid shades out there in the fashion world right now.


5. Teeny-Tiny Sunglasses

Sunglasses have undoubtedly become a fashion statement in their own right, but when the harsh New Zealand sun is beating down on you, you want a pair of sunglasses that not only look good but will provide protection from the sun.

Starting in summer 2020 we’re switching out our teeny-tiny sunglasses in favour of stylish shades that keep our peepers protected too.

6. Ugly Sneakers

While there has barely been a brand that hasn’t jumped on board the ugly Dad sneaker trend, we’ve decided this is one footwear trend that’s more fad than fashion. In 2020 we’ll be swapping out chunky trend-driven sneakers for understated pairs that can be worn season after season.

Read our favourite five ways to overhaul your wardrobe in the New Year. 

The best celebrity looks from Vanity Fair’s Oscar After Party

We round-up all the head-turning red carpet action from Vanity Fair’s star-studded Academy Awards after party.

The Academy Awards traditionally signals not only the end of the Hollywood awards season, but also the end the red carpet season too. But before all our favourite Hollywood A-listers hang up their glad rags for another year, most of them do a quick outfit change before heading to Vanity Fair‘s famous Oscars after party.

From slinky, figure-hugging sparkling gowns – see Kate Beckinsale and Donatella Versace in the gallery below – to billowing, diaphanous numbers, there was no shortage of breathtaking looks at the party, ensuring that red carpet season ended with a bang.

Discover all of our favourite looks from the 92nd Academy Awards right here.