6 Of The Most Comfortable Trends in 2020 (Sweatpants Not Included)

It’s 2020 and comfort reigns supreme. Here’s to that – my top 6 comfortable trends of the season (sweatpants not included)

Ribbed Shorts | Trends 2020 | StolenInspiration.com NZ Fashion Blog

Let’s all admit it – if it’s not comfortable it’s not making it onto your body in 2020. Whether you’re working from home, making quick stops in at the supermarket or binging on another Netflix series, comfort is the key to getting dressed every morning [Read: out of your pyjamas]. Baggy pants have become the new skinny jean in the most socially acceptable way and I can’t see it changing anytime soon. Supporting the cause, I’ve already bought at least 5 new pairs this season. At this stage in 2020, I can’t even remember the last time I got dressed up in a pair of heels – or a reason to.

If you’re anything like me you’ll already have a wardrobe stacked with sweatpants, so I thought I’d share with you my other favourite comfortable trends of this year. Think: appropriate to wear out of the house with makeup on without looking out of place. I’ve been keeping these saved in a folder on Instagram as an attempt to ween myself off my current addiction, worn by some of the best girls on the internet right now. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me. Here’s to avoiding sweatpant fatigue and reviving our sense of style (at least 10% of the week).


1. Knit Dresses & Sets

Knit Dresses & Sets | Trends 2020 | StolenInspiration.com NZ Fashion Blog

Arguably the most comfortable of all of these trends is knitted dresses and sets. As we come into warmer weather it’s a great time to start stocking up since most brands have already gotten on board. I’m loving the fact that all the rich blues and greens are big for these right now because my entirely black wardrobe was getting boring. The best part about it is there’s no thought involved when chucking these on, especially since ironing got left in 2019.

ph. endlesslyloveclub, naomigeorgeo, ivaanapetrovic

2. Dad Sneakers

Dad Sneakers | Trends 2020 | StolenInspiration.com NZ Fashion Blog

This isn’t a new idea at all but the more Dad-like the better. I just bought the New Balance 900v5 and I honestly haven’t taken them off since, even when they don’t match my outfit, and it’s getting a little embarrassing. If they’re not in your budget (why are they so much more than normal?) there are so many new styles coming out that will do Dad justice. I’ve included some of my favourites below.

ph. jacquiealexander, endlesslyloveclub, imhannahwhiting, josefinehj


3. Thong Sandals

Thong Sandals | Trends 2020 | StolenInspiration.com NZ Fashion Blog

Something I never thought I’d get on board with is thong sandals. After seeing them once, twice and then a million times on my feed I eventually came around and here we are – with a version on these on my way in the mail. I’m going to call it and say that if you’re also coming into spring this will be your best investment. If you’re not willing to go that far, you can always pull back out the classic pair of Havaianas you probably already own.

ph. josefinhj, mariakragmann


4.  Trench Coats

Trench Coats | Trends 2020 | StolenInspiration.com NZ Fashion Blog

Trench coats have moved away from the English staple to streetwear appropriate in the best possible way. No longer the boujee piece of the past, these now come in basically any colour you want and won’t hurt the bank account. Chuck on over your singlet and sweatpants and you’re good to go.

ph. jacquiealexander, naomigeorgeo, mariakragmann, pinterest


5. Ribbed Cycle Shorts

Ribbed Shorts | Trends 2020 | StolenInspiration.com NZ Fashion Blog

We have Jacquemus to thank for this trend.  After showing a range of tonal colours in the 2020 RTW collection there’s no way this wouldn’t hit mainstream. I’m looking forward to wearing these all summer under coats and with sneakers for the easiest of streetstyle looks. Plus, you could probably actually wear these to go on a run if you’re that way inclined.

ph. yanyanchan, endlesslyloveclub, artaxhema, shhtephs


6. Oversized Blazers

Oversized Blazers | Trends 2020 | StolenInspiration.com NZ Fashion Blog

It’s time to pull out your Dad’s old blazers again. This isn’t a new concept, but I am loving these styled over tonal ribbed shorts for a “I’m on holiday in Europe” kind of vibe, since you know, we can’t actually travel there right now. Or if you’re a little more daring, as a dress belted with a bag. A staple that will live on long past its trending status.

ph. endlesslyloveclub, josefinhj, imhannahwhiting, pinterest
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