Sunny days may still be a distant reality, but you can bet we’re already dreaming up all the outfits we plan to wear when the weather finally warms up. It’s March, after all, which means that the spring and summer styles from fashion week are beginning to trickle into our favorite retailers—rain or shine—so there’s really no time like the present to start shopping. To help you get going, we’ve rounded up a list of the most popular trends of the season, all thanks to the help of our data-driven algorithm that’s factored in everything from social buzz to best-seller lists to rank the Top 10. From nostalgic prints to a refreshingly practical bag trend, keep scrolling to see the trends that ruled the spring runways and shop a top-rated option for each one.
TREND #10: CROCHET ALL DAY
Keeping cool in every sense of the word won't be an issue this spring thanks to the comeback of crochet. From open-knit cardigans to vacation-worthy dresses, think of the old-school fabric as a beach to street staple. Just like straw bags and denim cutoffs, you can rock it anywhere and everywhere.
SHOP THE TREND: Carolina K Tile Crochet Sleeveless Top
Make a statement and shop this little top by designer Carolina K before its gone. Layer it over a slip dress or pair it with high-waisted denim for a luxe look this spring.
TREND #9: COLOR SHOW
From pretty pastels to highlighter hues, there's no doubt that designers were totally killing the color game for their SS 2020 collections.
SHOP THE TREND: Sea Lucy Tiered Tunic Dress
With its midi length, statement sleeves, and pastel hue, this billowy dress is just the thing we need to help us transition our looks from winter to spring.
TREND #8: BEYOND THE BEDROOM
From bra tops to booty shorts (or hot pants, if you will), the lingerie trend encompasses way more than just slip dresses this season. Think traditional details like clasps, boning, sheer panels, silk, lace—the works.
SHOP THE TREND: Intimissimi Emma Silk Triangle Bra
This luxe bralette is an excellent way to ease into the exposed undergarment trend. Not only is it just plain gorgeous thanks to the silk fabric, double braided straps, and imperceptible seaming, but it's also so comfortable that it'll easily take a top spot in your everyday bra rotation.
TREND #7: SEEING SPOTS
Polka dots have made their way in and out of the spotlight for years now, but this season brought us some never-before-seen iterations. This time around, the key is to mix the classic print with modern silhouettes to keep things fresh—think oversized shoulders at Balenciaga and chic separates at Gucci.
SHOP THE TREND: AFRM Jamie Polka Dot Open Back Short Sleeve Dress
AFRM nailed it with the Jamie Dress—a little bit vintage, a little bit sexy, and seriously cute.
TREND #6: '80s LADY
The '80s are back in a big way, and no, we're not referring to leg warmers, spandex, and scrunchies. This season, look for powerful pieces and details like tailored Bermuda shorts, sharp suiting, and serious shoulder pads to channel the vibe.
SHOP THE TREND: Frankie Shop Eva Padded Shoulder Muscle T-Shirt
Perhaps the reason the trend took off in the first place, this Insta-famous t-shirt from Frankie Shop is as fierce as basics can be. Though it's only available in back and white as of now, rumor has it there are new colors in the works for spring.
TREND #5: SUIT YOURSELF
Whether it was wide-leg trousers and a vest or a mini skirt and matching blazer, suits were all over the spring 2020 runways. We're big proponents of the polished look—not only is it one of the simplest ways to look put-together in an instant, but it's also super easy to style the pieces separately to create a variety of different ensembles.
SHOP THE TREND: Mango Linen Suit
You don't have to drop tons of cash on a designer version, because fast-fashion retailers have caught on real quick. This linen option from Mango will be perfect for warmer days, and we love that it channels the aforementioned '80s trend with its muted pink shade and shoulder pads.
TREND #4: LUXE LEATHER
Don't put away your leather pieces just yet. According to the runways, the luxe fabric is still very much relevant. The key here is how you style it—opt for fresher hues like creams and pastels instead of black, and try wearing spring-forward silhouettes like skirts and bandeau tops instead of pants.
SHOP THE TREND: Nanushka Amas Vegan Leather Wrap Skirt
One of spring's most essential styles is—and probably always will be—the wrap skirt, and there's no better way to make it feel current than with Nanushka's fan-favorite vegan leather.
TREND #3: BOLD BERMUDAS
Designers took the suiting trend to brand new lengths—literally—by going for full-on Bermuda silhouettes this season. To make the style feel more modern than mommish, opt for tailored designs that come with matching blazers or choose a fresh fabric like leather, silk, or distressed denim.
SHOP THE TREND: Frankie Shop Julie Pleated Gabardine Shorts
If you've ever wanted to wear shorts to the office, now's your chance thanks to Frankie Shop's brilliant pleated Bermudas. And yes—they do have a jacket to match.
TREND #2: BIG BAGS
In comparison to the highly impractical tiny bag trend that took over the past few seasons, the oversized silhouettes taking over our Instagram feeds feel incredibly refreshing. Whether you go with a colorful foldover tote or Bottega Veneta's cloud-like clutch, we promise your belongings will actually fit in these bags.
SHOP THE TREND: Bottega Veneta The Large Pouch
Unless you've been living under a rock without wifi, you're probably well aware of this gorgeous bag's existence. With its large size, range of stunning color options, and day-to-night versatility, it's no surprise that it has inspired many a dupe.
TREND #1: PRETTY AND PRINTED
Groundbreaking florals can officially step aside because this season's most popular prints will take inspiration from the '60s and '70s. Think vintage wallpaper, psychedelic shades, the pattern on your grandmother's sofa—you get the picture.
SHOP THE TREND: Rhode Ella Dress
It may be statement-making, but it's a lot more practical than you think. Rhode actually designed this fan-favorite dress as a beach coverup, but with a pair of heels and a few simple accessories, it can easily become a frock that's fit for a cocktail occasion.
Opening image: Photo by Flaunter.com on Unsplash
March 23, 2020
Written By:Kate Ferris
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