What do bright colors, the 70s’, and business attire all have in common? They’re all spring 2020 street style trends! Leave those tight sleeves and pants behind- this spring is all about flowing lines, retro prints, and overall just having fun with your look. Going to a business meeting? Try a jumpsuit with a nice pair of mules or snakeskin boots. Just heading to class? Throw a patchwork dress over a classic white tee and get ready to be the trendiest gal in school. Still confused about how to incorporate this spring’s style into your own wardrobe? Keep reading! Here are the biggest spring 2020 street style trends.
1. Lots Of Denim
Are you a frequent American Eagle visitor? Does a good pair of jeans make you want to jump for joy? Then you’re in luck this spring! You’re going to see denim everywhere, from distressed jackets to boyfriend jeans to long skirts. Our favorite denim piece of this season is a classic, Farrah Fawcett inspired jumpsuit. A suit like the one below is perfect because the tailored waist, cuffed sleeves, and cropped pants are tailored at the most flattering parts and more forgiving in less flattering parts. While you can get a denim jumpsuit on the cheap side, we recommend going for quality over quantity as a slightly pricier pair will mean less wear and tear. Keep an eye out for a slightly darker wash, even stitching, a more relaxed fir (as opposed to a skinny jean style) and a few pockets to fully embrace this cool trend.
2. Short Suit
Warmer weather means shorter hemlines. But just because you’re showing a little leg doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice being business appropriate! Linen suits (consisting of a blazer, top, and pair of shorts) are very fashionable this spring and can be worn in black, white, brighter colors, or vertical stripes (as seen below). We like the look below because it’s professional, cute, and slightly nautical (with the seersucker stripes). You don’t necessarily need a Chanel bag like the girl below, but feel free to incorporate pearl earrings, soft waves, and pretty makeup look into your ensemble. Pro tip: aim for slightly longer shorts (5 inches or more) and non-heeled shoes to amp up the class on this outfit. Super short shorts and heels aren’t only a bit much for the office, they’re also difficult to walk in!
3. Statement Sleeves
Boring sleeves had their time in the sun in years past. Now, puffy, colorful sleeves are back, baby! From ruffles to volume to even a slight padded shoulder (these can look good in moderation), bold statement sleeves are reigning superior over straight sleeves this spring. Not only will tops like the one featured below add movement and dimension to your outfit, but it’ll also create an hourglass shape, tapering in at the waist and flowing near the edges. If you think that a giant statement blouse will have you feeling a bit like a ship, start smaller- a bit of detail and ruffles on the sleeves can be just as chic as full-on Dutch painter styles.
4. Snakeskin Boots
If this trend were a snake, it would’ve bitten us- snakeskin boots are a winter 2019 trend that are staying for spring! We love how equally sophisticated and edgy such a boot looks- almost like a young Texas professional woman who owns her own small business and goes to Karaoke with friends at night. Whether you’re an ankle boot lover or a knee-high boot girl, snakeskin (or faux snakeskin) ankle boots may just be your shoe shelf’s new best friend. Take the look below for an example. The model below looks gorgeous in just a turtleneck, straight cut jeans, and slightly heeled snakeskin boots. This proves just how versatile and eye-catching such a boot is- so slither on over to your nearest Zara and try on a pair for yourself!
5. Crescent Bags
Fall was a time for crescent rolls. Spring is a time for crescent handbags! All throughout the London, New York, and Milan fashion weeks, we’ve seen lots of outfits topped off with small crescent-shaped handbags (some leather, some sherpa, and some even silk). We admire how creative this shape is- we’ve been so used to seeing purses that are bigger on top, and now we’re drawn to styles that are bigger on the bottom (which makes more sense, if you think about it). If you get a chance, try heading over to Forever 21 and seeing how a few crescent bags look with a flowy dress or a pair of flare jeans- you may just be over the moon with the results.
6. Keeping It Simple
Fortunately for your wallet (and your sanity), we’ve seen plenty of looks from spring fashion collections that feature nothing more than jeans, a white tee-shirt, and a pretty pair of shoes. The only difference from this trend as opposed to the look in years past is that white tees and jeans with a more generous fit are seemingly more stylish than more fitted versions. If your budget allows for it, keep an eye out for a classic crew-neck white tee (even try the men’s section) to tuck into a pair of dark washed, non-ripped straight leg jeans. Since this outfit is a bit more on the conservative side, feel free to add a more wild pair of shoes such as some lacy pumps or a knockoff pair of Gucci sneakers.
7. Patchwork Dresses
The final trend on our list is inspired by the “flower children” of the 70s’ (aka, our parents). Patchwork dresses are comfy, vibrant, and come in so many different styles that there’s sure to be something to fit your personality. Try pairing a long-sleeved dress (which, if it’s like the one below, also features statement sleeves) with a pair of boots and a ponytail (tied with a silk scarf, if possible), or give yourself some beachy waves and a middle part and rock a spaghetti-strap maxi dress over a white tee and a pair of chucks. Far out!
Which Spring 2020 trends are you most excited to try out for yourself? Are you as big of a fan of bright colors and flowy fabrics as we are? Tell us in the comments below!
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Anna Livia is a Junior Communications student at John Paul The Great Catholic University. Her hobbies include reading how-to guides on being an adult, exploring the many pockets around North Country (San Diego) and attempting whatever new pasta recipes appear on Pinterest. She hails form Los Angeles but aspires to live in Houston one day for a career in Magazine Editing (not to mention the low housing prices). Her perfect afternoon would include cats of any kind, hot cider, and Malcolm In The Middle.