7 Pre-Fall 2020 fashion trends that are perfect for cold, rainy days


By Joan Kong

7 Pre-Fall 2020 fashion trends that are perfect for cold, rainy days

Regardless of how you feel about the rain, one thing we can all agree on, is that waking up to gloomy weather can make you lose the motivation to function dress up. But then again, the bright side of rainy days in our tropical climate is that we get to layer up a bit more without sweating through our outfits. With the monsoon season now in full swing, we narrowed down some of the Pre-Fall 2020 trends that are perfect to get on right now, from cosy knitwear to fuss-free boiler suits.

These are the seven Pre-Fall 2020 trends to note:

Pumped up knits

Knitwear and rainy days go hand-in-hand—there’s nothing like a sweater that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, and since pyjamas for the office is out of the question, these knits are the next best thing. The cosy separates this season feature details that are double take-worthy, from asymmetrical necklines to elbow cut-outs and more. They’re not your average knitwear, that’s for sure.

Guilt for quilt

If you’re on team #forevercold, one-up your dressing game this season with quilted pieces that are as comforting as they are comfortable. No longer only spotted on puffer coats or gilets, these padded details can be found on dresses to outerwear, but if you’d like to dip your toes in the trend, Bottega Veneta’s padded Casette bag and Lido heels are just the right picks.

Cream of the crop

Long, flared trousers are, needless to say, a no-no during rainy days (the last thing you’d want is for them to get soaked when you’re out and about), so while we’re all for relaxed silhouettes, a shorter alternative—aka cropped pantsuits—is the way to go. From tapered to straight-cut to wide-hem, scroll through our gallery to browse them all.

Leather weather

Forget sweater weather—we’re levelling up by opting for sleek leather pieces instead, but to keep things tropical climate-friendly, our eyes are set on lightweight separates that give off the same, edgy-cool finish. Cue the wide-armhole tops, mini dresses, and short-sleeved outerwear.

All about the flounce

We know—wearing a dress when it’s pouring might not seem like a great idea, but there’s something about these sway-with-the-wind dresses that tune up the romantic mood in the air. Style tip: Juxtapose the feminine number with a pair of rain-appropriate booties for a trendy finish.

Boiler suits

Lazy days call for lazy dressing, and there’s no easier ensemble than the boiler suit—just zip it up and you’re good to go. For added interest, try unzipping the top and layer a high-neck top under, or cinch a belt for a more defined silhouette.


If trousers are not your thing, embrace the throwback trend by donning a skirt-suit that’s also hot right now. From preppy checks to classic tweed to sharp tailoring, the co-ords come in a wide range of designs, and they’re definitely more versatile than you think.

Related: The best Pre-Fall 2020 campaigns to check out 

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