Top 5 T-Shirt Design Trends That Will Rule Supreme In 2020

It’s not just a new year, it’s a new decade! We are looking forward to new fashion trends and a few comebacks, possibly from the 1920s. But we know well that we are still going to stick with some indispensable pieces of garments such as the good old blue jeans or a casual t-shirt. It’s amazing how versatile t-shirts are when it comes to styles and designs. Every year we see something new – 2020 won’t be any different.

If you love t-shirts, then you probably understand the importance of a trendy t-shirt. What if we tell you, there are millions others like you? That is exactly why t-shirts make for the perfect marketing tool as well. Brands giveaway trendy t-shirts with their logo or brand name to turn their customers into their walking, talking billboards.

However, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. No one would wear a t-shirt that is out-of-date – even if it’s for free. So, if you want to flaunt t-shirts as your go-to fashion item or use it as your branding tool this year, you need to make sure you pick the trendiest designs. While t-shirt never go out of fashion, designs do. That is why it is important to stay aware of the latest trends.

We have got you covered.

Keep reading to learn all you need to know about 2020’s top t-shirt trends you can embrace as your personal style statement or for your brand’s promotion.

1. Nature Takes the Center Stage

The world is finally realizing the importance of nature and that is quite apparent in fashion trends of the year.

The best thing about nature is the endless spectrum of colors and patterns you can find. From flora and fauna to animals and landscape, there is an endless list of objects to draw inspiration. In 2020, we will see many nature-inspired designs. One of the reasons behind this trend is the increasing environmental awareness and the rising number of people choosing greener lifestyle.

Inspired by nature, many designers have shown a glimpse of their earthy prints featuring not just flowers, but trees, sun, stars, butterflies, and even birds. You can even opt for prints of endangered animals to spread awareness. So, this is the year you can wear your leopard print t-shirt without worrying.

These beautiful nature-inspired t-shirts for 2020 reflect the environmentalist in you and make for a perfect style statement. Not to mention, a number of brands are using nature-inspired prints along with their logo to highlight their eco-friendly practices and commitment to environmental cause. As a brand, however, make sure the t-shirts are manufactured in an eco-friendly manner.

2. Flower Power 2.0

While floral designs and prints in fashion have been popular for a while, we haven’t seen floral t-shirts make a comeback since the 70s. It was the flower power era and even the celebrities from that time can be seen wearing colorful tees with floral prints.

In 2020, we are likely to see more of those floral prints in a range of colors and scale. From prominent photo prints of real flowers to beautiful faded watercolor blooms, the variety is just endless. You can even opt for something less showy like floral typography instead of a floral design or pattern. The best part is that these t-shirts are for both men and women. Flower is a beautiful symbol no longer limited to feminine attire.

From branding perspective, flowers are a perfect representation of brand’s sensitivity and caring nature. Choose your flowers wisely as most of them symbolize one thing or another. For instance, Anthurium symbolizes hospitality while Alstroemeria symbolizes fortune. Find a flower that represents your brand’s ideologies.

3. Toon Tees for Everyone

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy toons or toon tees.

Toon t-shirts were quite a rage in the 90s. They were even more popular with the emergence of teen TV shows on channels such as Nickelodeon and Disney. They made a brief comeback when Marc Jacob’s launched the Mickey Mouse collection back in 2013. That was the time we saw a number of celebs including Miley Cyrus wear those expensive cartoon t-shirts.

The trend faded out for a while until the world saw Margot Robbie flaunting her cheap Mickey Mouse t-shirt at the Glastonbury Music Festival a few months back. Now, everyone wants a cartoon t-shirt – and why not? They are cool and they come with a sense of nostalgia. They bring back the memories of good old carefree days.

Brands understand the sentimental value of cartoon t-shirts for their customers and many have come up with cartoon-inspired promotional t-shirts. It is not just for the kids. It is for everyone who remembers being a kid. From classics like Mickey Mouse and Popeye to newer toons like Ben10 and Adventure Time. Not to mention, you can get a cartoon t-shirt for adult animated series such as Bojack Horseman or Rick and Morty. The best thing about these tees is that you can attract a fellow fan of your favorite toon.

4. Go Gothic this Year

Did you know that Gothic fashion originated in early 1910s? Later, it made several comebacks such as in the 80s and in 2000s. In the 80s gothic rock introduced the concept of gothic t-shirts. These weren’t just plain black t-shirts. These were t-shirts with dark symbols such as skulls, snakes, and mythical monsters. In 2000s, we say celebrities wearing these mysterious tees with a totally contrasting piece of attire such as a pink skirt.

The appeal of gothic fashion lies in the element of mystery and secrecy. It manages to grab attention without being too gaudy. That is what makes Gothic t-shirts perfect for those who do not prefer bright

colors but still love to stay trendy. Pair your gothic t-shirt with pants, skirts, shorts and what not – it will never look out of place.

There are many brands that use such t-shirts to attract this particular target market.

5. Of Feathers and Fantasy

When it comes to print and designs, symbolism holds great importance. From dark symbols such as skulls to flowers and feathers, everything means more than it looks. Bird feathers can symbolize different things in different in cultures. In some cultures, feathers symbolize wisdom while in other they can mean beauty or innocence. In Native American culture, feathers are a symbol of great honor and reputation.

No matter what they mean, they are beautiful and they are back in trend. When combined with other elements, feathers can mean much more. Feathers from rare and exotic birds are used by brands to symbolize their uniqueness and exclusivity. Overall, it is a symbol with a positive appeal. Since there are so many different types of birds, your choices are endless. You can go for a monochromatic feather print on a t-shirt or pick a more colorful bird such as peacock.

The Final Word

From plain t-shirts worn by troops to wake t-shirts with slogans, the trends keep changing. The best trend, however, is a t-shirt that can be seen as an extension of who you are. So, keep an eye on latest t-shirt trends and pick the one that reflects your personality and preference. If you want to use t-shirts for branding and promotional purpose, choose a style that is trendy and relatable for your target audience. If you get your t-shirt right, you will turn every customer into your walking, talking billboard. Branding doesn’t get better than that!