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One of the four trend colour palettes identified in the 2020 Dulux colour forecast, Essence blends soft greens with a sprinkle of bold 1970s accents.
One of the four trend colour palettes identified in the 2020 Dulux colour forecast, Essence blends soft greens with a sprinkle of bold 1970s accents.

A look at how we'll be living and what we're loving, as we roll from one season to the next and one decade to another.

Reusable items. Bamboo reusable straws, $14.95. While the use of glass water bottles and ceramic takeaway coffee cups has been commonplace for a while, now we're seeing straws come into the fold, made from materials such as bamboo or aluminium. spoilt.com.au

Alcoholic seltzer. Quincy sparkling alcoholic seltzer, $26 (four-pack). This year W Magazine called spiked seltzers the "indisputable beverage of the summer". This season sees the release of Australia's first alcoholic seltzer, Quincy, which is low in sugar, carbs, gluten and added preservatives, and infused with lime. Available at BWS stores nationally.

Animal print. Anita maxi dress, $449. Embracing just the print and not the pelt is the only way to go in the 2020s. This snow leopard print is a fresh take on the hues found in the classic leopard print. tigerlily.com.au

Wireless earphones. Powerbeats Pro, $349.95.So it turns out cords are soooo last decade. Wireless earphones are now able to deliver a powerful and balanced sound, and this pair are sweat and water-resistant, with up to nine hours of listening time. beatsbydre.com/au

Handcrafted homewares. Morocco mobile, $90. People are gradually coming around to the fact their home decor shouldn't look like anyone else's. Ditch the mass produced letters that spell out 'cook' or 'dream' and instead fill your place with unique, personally crafted pieces found on your travels. theminiaturetreasury.com.au

Terrazzo. Alfie round cheese board, $60. A design style once popular in flooring, terrazzo is now popping up everywhere, from benches and bowls, to vases and cheese boards. Only commit to using it in small doses and you'll just love it (until the next trend comes along). globewest.com.au

Lace. High neck T-shirt edged with guipure, $275. Delicate detailing is a fashion must-have this summer, with lace, embroidery and similar finishes wholeheartedly agreeing with our romantic side. sandro-paris.com.au

Bright eyes. Marc Jacobs see-quins glam glitter eyeshadow, $42. A fun wash of colour across your eyelids is a dazzling look to try during the upcoming party season. If glitter isn't your thing, consider neon eyeliner to make your eyes pop. sephora.com.au

Statement earrings. Momi pearl earrings, $99. 'Tis the season to adorn your earlobes with big, beautiful designs. Whether your preference is for bold colours or understated bling, it's the one accessory you shouldn't go without this summer. tigerlily.com.au

Home cooking. Family Q (3200), $799. Spending a chunk of your pay on a decadent restaurant meal has been replaced with binge watching your new favourite show and eating in. This barbecue is designed to help you cook everything from roast dinners to desserts, whether it be for two or a crowd. weber.com/AU

High tech sportswear. Springsuit wetsuit, $239. Staying active while keeping abreast of the latest technology is in vogue - and will no doubt progress to become the new normal. This designer wetsuit is made from sustainable, soft and stretchy materials and has a waterproof back pocket for keys or money. wallien.com.au

Strappy shoes. Olympia kitten heels, $370. Ladies, the must-have shoe this summer is strappy, with a square toe; a clear sign current fashion trends are still taking cues from the 1990s. maraandmine.com

Collagen. Collagen Beauty, $39.95. We've been slathering this protein (which our body produces naturally) on our skin for the longest time, now it's hit the headlines after new research suggested digesting collagen supplements might also help joint and bone health. nutraorganics.com.au