The start of spring calls for a wardrobe overhaul. The season’s playful silhouettes, patterns, and colors are meant to make you want to get outside, and while these are certainly unusual times, there’s nothing wrong with planning ahead. Last year, we saw cropped pants, balloon sleeves, and tons of tie dye, but what’s in store for 2020? Designers introduced collections with practical yet stylish fits, nostalgic fabrics like crochet, and, of course, plenty of color to brighten up the days ahead. So as you sit in your sweatpants, scroll through the spring 2020 fashion trends we’re most excited to wear…eventually.
Designed with starchy fabrics, neutral colors, and lots of large pockets, utilitarian-inspired styles seem to show up season after season. But unlike the classic cargo pants and baggy boilersuits of seasons past, this spring it’s all about a more feminine silhouette: the utility dress. Pair one with sneakers for a casual, safari-chic look, or dress it up with a pair of heels and add a belt or belt bag to cinch your waistline.
Florals for spring are hardly groundbreaking, but what we love about this season’s prints are the retro vibes. From geometric flowers to psychedelic blooms, designers like Fendi, Mui Mui, and Marc Jacobs took clear inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s. Some fashion editors are evening calling the trend “wallpaper prints,” likening the patterns to vintage home decor. Try a mod midi dress in an allover print, or start small with a shorter hemline.
Looking for a flattering and fresh fit for the new season ahead? Try on a pair of slouchy jeans and you might be pleasantly surprised. Loose in the thighs but cinched at the waist, this trendy style is perfect for pairing with fitted t-shirts and crop tops, as demonstrated by off-duty models like Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber. Just be sure to pair them with heels to elongate your legs.
Another retro trend making a comeback this spring is crochet. The hand-stitched technique showed up on runways like Kate Spade, Marni, Jil Sander, and Jonathan Simkhai (above). And while the crafty fabrication may have a reputation for being old-fashioned, the iterations presented this season were sophisticated and sexy. Think crochet dresses with plunging necklines and loosely-spun yarns.
While we’re huge proponents of classic black leather — or pleather rather — we love the idea of a pop of color come spring. The material was spotted at shows including Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Coach, and Sally Lapointe (above) in colors like electric purple, vivid turquoise, and sunny yellow. For an everyday take, opt for colorful separates, such as a jacket or skirt, and pair with an unexpected print.
The neutral heel was all the rage last year, but for the warm weather ahead, we’re seeing lots of colorful and strappy versions. Designers like Tibi, Isabel Murant, and Oscar de la Renta sent models down the runway in shades of yellow, orange, and blue, so it seems no color is off limits. Have fun with this trend–a statement shoe truly goes with anything!
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