Mark My Words: This Colour Will Be the Surprise Hit of 2020

Elinor Block

When it comes to colours for 2020, there's a real polarisation in the fashion industry. On the one hand, you have bold, primary colours, including Pantone's Colour of the Year, Classic Blue. Hot pinks and tangerine are also hues that are bound to be in everyone's wardrobes come the spring and summer. But on the other side, however, you'll find the muted tones of nu-minimalism. While old-school minimalists might stick to a palette of white, black, grey and maybe navy and beige, the new trend is all about soft colours. However, the one hue these two separate trends have in common is green—albeit vastly different versions. In the bold corner, it's a forest green, and in the pared-back corner, it's sage. Although I'm onboard with both versions of green, I've got to be honest, I think sage green is going to be the surprise chicest colour of the year. 

It isn't the easiest of colours to pin down. It definitely comes in different shades and can be darker and lighter. It can almost be pastel but not quite. And it can almost be khaki, but not quite. The diverse nature of this colour is also part of its appeal as it means it can suit everyone. I found a few different influencers who have already jumped on this trend, which you can see below. What really clinched it for me, however, is seeing how the latest collections from designers and the high street are championing this hue and just how great the pieces are. Keep scrolling to see my favourite colour of 2020 so far and shop an edit of the best items. 

Style Notes: Sage green just lifts a darker outfit in the winter. 

Style Notes: This hue is a great alternative to a black jacket. 

Style Notes: Pair sage green with other muted tones for a super-chic look. 

Style Notes: We can't wait to wear this colour on summer holiday. 

Style Notes: The lighter end of the sage green spectrum is so fun. 

Style Notes: Match your sage green jumper with your sage green sofa à la Monikh.


Zara Embroidered Ball Sweater (£30)

Andersson Bell Asymmetric Cutout Modal Cardigan (£205)

& Other Stories Wool Blend Oversized Blazer (£165)

Cult Gaia Estelle Mini Mint Leather Top Handle Bag (£380)

Cos Short Rope Necklace (£49)

Valentino Lace Top (£1050)

Blazé Milano Manipur Metallic Silk-Blend Slip Dress (£848)

Apiece Apart Totumo Linen-Blend Jumpsuit (£418)

Joseph Alisson CDC Dress (£495)

Tibi Double-Breasted Woven Blazer (£600)

Acne Studios Prescot Face Jersey Track Pants (£260)

Mango Leather Flat Shoes (£20)

Albus Lumen Cotton-Blend Jersey Maxi Dress (£265)

& Other Stories Topstitched Wool Blend Jacket (£135)

Burberry Belted leather TB bag (£1150)

& Other Stories Wool Blend Eyelet Knit Cardigan (£55)

& Other Stories Belted Long Sleeve Jumpsuit (£89)

Ganni Aspen Jacket (£370)

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