It’s official: Spring is here, which means it’s time to tackle the often-challenging seasonal wardrobe switch and say goodbye to your wool knits, fur-lined boots, and puffer jackets for the next seven plus months. As you step into spring, what do you need to know? The top spring 2020 trends of course! Which is why I put together a useful guide to what’s in season now. Knowledge is power, and with this trend update, you’ll be the most fashionable dresser in your friend group. It helps to know what the most popular looks are so you can prepare your shopping list in advance.
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Here are the top trends to know for Spring 2020.
A knit dress is a great piece to wear as a transition from winter into spring. It provides warmth underneath a leather jacket, but will keep you cool if you go with a short-sleeve or midi length option.
Dress it up with knee-high boots, for after-work rooftop drinks with your besties, or dress it down with sandals or white sneakers for a relaxed look.
POLKA DOTS Polka-Dot prints made waves on the Spring 2020 Runways. And you most likely have a polka dot dress hanging in your wardrobe right now, but this spring is the season to wear it on the daily. Here are my favourite polka dot prints editions from Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, and Tommy Now, which elevated the classic print in new shapes and sizes.
BUTTERY SOFT COLOURFUL LEATHER
This buttery leather (including vegan or faux) for sure is the one material everyone’s excited to experiment with in 2020. We typically reach for basic black or brown when it comes to leather goods. But Brognano, Fendi, and Rochas are encouraging you to follow their bright ideas to get colourful.
Ready to bare your…butt cheeks? Then this trend is for you. Short shorts officially made a comeback this season on all major runways. These tiny-sized bottoms offer a fun vibe to your outfit, whether you rock it with a blouse, a knit top or sweater. Choose leather, satin, or denim pair, these hot pants will make your legs sizzle.
However, if you’re a pass on this trend and short shorts aren’t your choice, you might want to try Bermuda shorts instead (my personal favourite, below).
It’s officially Bermuda shorts’ turn this year. That’s right, dig out your longer shorts at home because this spring (and summer!) they will be everywhere. That mid length will add a touch of sophistication and class to any warm-weather outfit. On the runways, Bermuda shorts came in all materials, from silk to leather and denim and styled with everything from tees, blouses, jumpers and blazers.
This garment definitely made a comeback on the spring 2020 runways. Whether you opt for a sexy tuxedo design that can be worn over a T-shirt as well as on bare skin, or a waistcoat over a blouse for an extra warmth layer, a waistcoat is the optimal layering piece. Wear it like you are back in the ’70s with Celine, or get dapper in a tailored three-piece like they did at Rag & Bone.
Want to keep cool this spring season? Crochet is the answer. This vacation-vibes material isn’t just for beach cover-ups and sarongs anymore. Crochet is dominant at all Spring 2020 runways. You’ll find this fabric at most designer collections from Fendi’s all-over crochet set to Jonathan Simkai’s blue midi dress.
BRALETTES UNDER BLAZERS
Bralette under a blazer trend is a big hit this season. As seen at Staud, Malene Birger and Jacquemus Valensole, and many others. Designers played with the idea of wearing this undergarment as outerwear this spring. The only way to wear a blazer this season is with a bralette (I mean for your off-duty days, of course!). While showing off your midriff, blazers still make you feel covered up. Opt for high-waisted bottoms for more coverage.
SIDE SLITS Side slits are more popular then ever for spring 2020. Bringing a whole new wave of sexiness to your skirts while keeping you cool when the temps start to rise. If more coverage desired, go up a size and layer tights underneath. Personally, I am in love with Brandon Maxwell and Marc Jacobs designs this season.
SHEER IS HERE
I call it fashion for the brave! If you like wearing chiffon and tulle to create airy see-through looks, now’s the time to show off your prettiest bras, or even some braless skin. If your motto is ‘less is more’, here are some ideas from David Koma, Aigner and Fendi to incorporate in your spring outfits.
SEQUINS DAY & NIGHT
Are you ready to shine? Designers like Saint Laurent, Naeem Khan and Ralph & Russo showing you how to sport sequins for both day and night. Whether you go with a sparkly gown or a shimmery suit set, prepare to stand out in your friend group.
A corset is an easy way to emphasize one’s silhouette, as seen in all forms on the runway. Cinch in that waist with sheer bodies, traditional boning and other new styles to showcase your torso, no matter the dress code. And if you really want to support Australian designers I would recommend Dion Lee’s corsetry designs, my absolute favourite.
Embrace the new cool slouchy versions of a white suit and incorporate them into your daily wear. Get elegant with an oversized blazer trouser suit from Proenza Schouler or get posh with Victoria Beckham’s modern tuxedo.
Singular statement pieces are in to crown your collarbone this season. Think oversized chains, oversized seashells, oversized chokers and oversized pearls. The chunkier the better as seen at Burberry, Christopher Esber, Lanvin and Giambattista Valli.
It is finally time to retire from 2019’s micro bags that didn’t fit anything to begin with (Phew!). Think big, especially if you choose practicality over aesthetics. My favourite editions from Givenchy, Miu Miu, Stella McCartney and Tom Ford large enough to fit all of your life’s problems. They can probably even fit your dog.
BOHO STYLE ROPE BELTS
The rope belt is officially in. This easy-to-wear accessory will seamlessly work with any outfit, as proven at Stella McCartney, Zimmermann and Valentino.
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