2020 vision

Cassandra C. Poculan

WE ARE hours away from entering a fresh decade and with it comes a host of trends to look out for, be it in lifestyle, marketing or technology. They say you must do all things positive on New Year’s Eve as it will set the bar for how the rest of your year will go. Well, it’s either that or these predictions from various sites on the web.

Oversized bags, space fashion

Fashion will take inspiration from galaxies far away. Think spacesuit-shaped outerwear or silver. There will also be a resurgence of the big bags that dominated the 2000s.

Social commerce, video content will continue to expand

Social commerce will be incorporated into sales strategies as social media platforms have doubled as retail platforms. To stay relevant in social media, people should start producing video content as well, especially short yet engaging ones.

Warm minimalism, subdued colors will dominate home interiors

Greys, beiges, ochres, off-whites and tinted neutrals will become prevalent in 2020. Cozy Scandinavian furniture will lend a look that’s lived-in yet refined.

Virtual avatars

Consumers will be drawn to brands that employ virtual avatars for a more immersive interaction. This time, AI (artificial intelligence)-fueled entities are expected to address even the user’s need for companionship.

Collagen powder

A wellness trend that aims to promote healthy glowing skin, collagen powder is to be added to smoothies, coffee or any of your beverage of choice.

5G data networks

With ultra-fast upload and download speeds, higher quality streaming and more stable connections, users will choose 5G mobile networks over wireless networks at home or in their businesses.

Oat milk

This dairy-free and vegan-friendly milk alternative is perfect for both savory and sweet recipes, or just drinking straight up. This year, more consumers will use it to thicken stews, add to their protein shakes or pancake batters.

Harissa is the new Sriracha

This hot chili pepper paste is the basic flavoring agent used in Tunisian cooking. The chilis are blended into a thick paste with garlic, olive oil and aromatics such as coriander and cumin.

Low-carb lifestyle

As more people are embracing the keto diet, more food establishments will be incorporating keto options in their menu. Because it has zero carbs, a keto diet forces the body to burn fat instead of glucose to use as energy.