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I’ve been cooped up inside and bundled beneath scarves, beanies, and puffers for way, way too long. The urge to step out in bright colors and flowy silhouettes has been building — as it does every winter — to the point I might snap and go on a crazy spring trends shopping binge.
For me, spring is the most challenging season to stay on budget. Winter is winding down, and I’m tired of the season’s usual dark neutrals. Retailers apparently are as well. Storefronts, online and off, are suddenly brighter, fresher, and flashier. The du jour spring fashion trends are always a delight, and nothing in my own closet seems to match my excitement for the warmer, longer days ahead.
So, what’s the best way to liven up your wardrobe for spring without going broke? First, know the trends. Five of my favorites are shared below. And second, shop wisely. Shoot for a mix of quality investment pieces, like the designer picks here, along with one-hit wonders and basics from your favorite budget retailers. That’ll give you a more sophisticated take on the season’s best looks — and prevent you from looking like an H&M storefront mannequin.
5 Spring Fashion Trends to Wear Now
Crochet made appearances on the spring 2020 runways for Kate Spade New York, Stella McCartney, and Marni. And this was not the stuff of old ladies or hippies, either. The new generation of crochet is sophisticated — like a heavier, more dramatic take on lace.
This light sweater from Dolce & Gabbana is a gorgeous, feminine transition piece. You’d normally fork over $652 for it; at D’SORO, you can scoop it up for $238. The sweater capitalizes on the crochet trend, without being over-the-top. Pair it with your favorite jeans and a dainty chain necklace.
It seems funny to call capris a trend, but they made enough appearances on the spring/summer runways to earn “trend” status. Batsheva’s spring collection showcased yellow capris with a ruffle hem, while Veronica Beard went for a sleeker silhouette in pink.
This season, your favorite retailers will likely offer everything from standard denim capris to statement, patterned options.
These white capris by Ermanno Scervino will take you to the beach resort in style — but you could also easily wear them to Target for your weekend errands. They’re $95, discounted from the normal retail price of $248. Anchor them with pumps or sandals, depending on the occasion. The ties at the hemline and waist add enough interest that the rest of your outfit can be pretty simple. A lightweight crop or tucked-in top is all you need.
3. Rose prints
The rose is the star of spring florals this year. Lela Rose’s spring 2020 collection included a stunning white v-neck, maxi dress that featured a single rose print, spanning from hips to knees. And Prabal Gurung placed a rich red rose print over a black background for a more dramatic flair.
Floral prints can easily be gaudy if you’re not careful. If you have a vibrant floral top or floral patterned pant, pair it with a solid neutral to add balance. Black, white, and gray are obvious choices. Or, pick up a silk rose print scarf for a more subtle use of the trend.
This silk top from Dolce & Gabbana, for example, will turn heads. Snap it up for $287, discounted from $740.
4. Polka dots
We’ve seen a revival of polka dots in the last year or so, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Both Caroline Herrera and Balmain paired white-on-black dots with the reverse black-on-white to create some of the most “colorful” black-and-white outfits you’ve ever seen.
Try a polka dot blouse this spring as an unexpected addition to your work wardrobe. This fun silk blouse, another Dolce & Gabbana design, wears beautifully underneath a blazer or atop a black pencil skirt. The baby blue creates a soft backdrop for the randomness of the dots. Go easy on accessories, since the top has enough going on all by itself. Pick up this piece from D’SORO for $228, down from the regular retail price of $597.
5. The softest of greens
The colors of sherbet were all over the spring runways: peaches, pinks, and very light greens. I love this new spin on green, as it’s a fabulous counterpoint to the neon greens we’ve seen over the last few years. Aliétte’s spring 2020 collection included a long dress with a layered green butterfly print, while Ulla Johnson worked light green into a long, drop waist dress with a high neckline and ruffle at the shoulder.
You could easily wear something simpler, like this green silk, pajama-inspired blouse from Dolce & Gabbana. Normally this piece would set you back $873, but it’s available for $335 at D’SORO. Wear it tucked into a dark-wash trouser jean or a pencil skirt. Or, if you’re feeling sassy, experiment with faux leather leggings. Add heels and a plum lip color and you’re ready to go.