While we’re still on the brink of spring, I’m mentally already fast-forwarding to summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love to layer up in coats and boots but I pretty much live for warm weather style, so summer is where my wardrobe really shines. After all, I grew up in Arizona and live in L.A., so feel like I’ve become somewhat of an expert when it comes to dressing for summer. So, which trends are on my radar and which pieces do I think will be huge in a few months?
Looking to the runways and fashion insiders, it’s clear that there are a number of trends that will be big this summer. From tropical prints and bold colors to chain heels and exposed bras (and plenty more), there are some major summer trends destined for all of our wardrobes once the warm weather hits. Ahead, see the 8 summer trends I’m predicting are about to blow up and shop my edit.
With bold jungle prints spotted on the S/S 20 runways like Versace, the tropical prints are poised to be everywhere this summer. We’ll be seeing it as a strong trend in swimwear, as well as vacation clothing.
This is currently sitting in my shopping cart.
Shop the matching Floral-Print Bikini Briefs ($135)
Just buttoned at the middle—a great styling trick to copy.
The perfect one-piece.
Nouveau aviator sunglasses
Sure, aviator sunglasses have been around forever, but this summer we’ll be seeing updated takes on the classic. Bottega Veneta’s sleek hexagonal pair have already been popular with celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but we’re also seeing other brands coming out with their own take on the reinvented aviator.
We can thank Bottega Veneta for putting this trend on the map.
This shape feels very forward.
We’re already seeing bra tops emerge as a huge trend for 2020 but it will only be picking up steam as we get closer to summer. My favorite way to style them? Underneath a blazer as seen here from Staud.
Pull this off for the evening with a satin set like this.
A must-buy in my opinion.
Heels with chains
Chain-embellished heels are the shoe trend that will dominate 2020. Last summer, everyone was pairing anklets with heels so think of this as a new way breathing life into that trend.
Wow, these are truly a work of art.
For a night out.
Porte & Paire nails the latest trends at a great price point.
Get ready for big punches of color with lots of hues that scream fun. I’m especially drawn to bold pinks as well as sunny shades like yellow and orange.
This top is designed to look like there’s a bikini top underneath.
Very into yellow right now.
Hunza G can do no wrong.
Suiting is one of the biggest trends of 2020, period, so you better believe that there will be a way everyone will wear suits this summer. Look no further than the short suit. This summer, style yours with a bra top and chain heels.
My mom had a set like this in the ’90s and now I need it.
Shop the matching Pleated Shorts ($210)
I cannot get enough of Frankie Shop’s perfectly-tailored pieces.
Shop the matching Julie Shorts ($125)
Styled to perfection.
Shop the matching Praline Shorts ($675)
Get ready to say goodbye to your ordinary tees and hello to padded shoulder versions. The rising micro-trend is already huge on the street style scene but will be everywhere by summer.
This cult top keeps selling out.
100% of the profits from the sale of this T-shirt will go to Women for Women International.
Kendall Jenner just wore this dress version.
Raffia might be a summer staple but we’ll be seeing it blow up this year. Look for the material in chic beach bags and hats.
A cool take on the big bag trend.
This visor is epic.
I love the leather details.
With spring finally on its way, we’re already dreaming of ditching our coats and swapping them for all the best summer classics: think warm nights in strappy dresses, picnics wearing flowy skirts and walks along the beach in open-toe sandals. In fact, all of those styles are actually already available to shop right now and some of the best summer styles of the season drop early on – so don’t miss out. Browse the best new arrivals now and start curating your perfect summer wardrobe to be ready as soon as the sun comes out…
- Breezy tops
We all have that one top in our closet that we just can’t wait to break out as soon as summer is here. And if you don’t, this should be inspiration enough… puffy sleeves, cutesy ties and ruched details everywhere you look.
- Ice cream coloured bags
Craving bright colours? Get ready to wave goodbye to black and grey and make room for bubblegum pinks, pool blues and neon hues. From picnic prints to embroidered styles, you’ll find your perfect summery accessory here.
- Strappy dresses
Summer dresses have never been as versatile as they are this coming season. Look out for some edgier prints in our IDOL collection, gingham patterns in fresh new colourways, flowy fabrics and, obviously, summery florals are in the mix as well…
- Pastel skirts
We’re dreaming of taking all these beauties outside and being able to finally wear skirts without tights. Opt for florals, satins and asymmetric hemlines this season to be right on trend.
- Dainty sandals
We can’t wait to swap our chunky boots for dainty sandals and we’ve already got heeled mules in more styles and colours than you could ever imagine on site. You will definitely want make room for them right now…
Today only, we’re giving you up to 25% off all dresses – so if you ever needed an excuse to buy a new dress, this is it. We’re talking minis, maxis and everything in between in all your favourite prints and styles, ready to take you into the next season. But since we’ve got so many dresses to choose from, we decided to help you out a bit and tell you which five dress trends you need to know about now…
- The chuck-on mini
Now that it isn’t pitch black outside in the morning and there’s hints of spring in the air, a chuck-on mini dress is all we can seem to think about. We can already picture ourselves wearing these at all those garden parties coming our way…
- The floaty midi
A floaty midi dress has long become a staple to wear all year round and we have plenty of new styles to pick from just in time for spring. Now, you just need to swap your boots and trench coat for sandals and mini-bags come summer.
- The night-out favourite
Now is the time to stock up on some seriously cool dresses for your next night out. Choose from sage slips, prairie-style dresses, sequinned numbers and bubblegum pink satin styles that are ready to take a spin on the dance floor.
- The ultimate slip
The slip dress is our ultimate sartorial saviour for just about anything. This season, we’re loving all things satin, cowl-necks, bow details and embroidery to make them feel brand new. Get ready to channel true ’90s minimalism whatever you’re up to…
- The denim number
Soon enough, our jeans will be pushed to the back of our wardrobes and replaced with a whole host of denim dresses instead. Look to button down details, zips and accentuated waist silhouettes that give us total Rachel from Friends vibes…
If it seems like clothing and accessories get more and more expensive, you’re certainly not wrong. That said, there are more affordable brands than ever to shop, many of which focus the bulk of their inventory on trend-driven pieces. Bonus: This spring, many of the biggest trends are just inherently cheap, e.g., crew socks, baseball caps, and tube tops, so it’s easier than ever to look “trendy” without spending your entire paycheck in one sitting.
Between brands like Topshop, Madewell, Nike, and Mango, I unearthed tons of cheap pieces that represent 12 of the season’s biggest trends. And so you get more bang for your buck, I selected the pieces within each category that are the most timeless because you never know when a trend is going to turn into a wardrobe staple.
Scroll to shop 12 spring trends that there’s no reason to break the bank for.
A refreshing change from the statement blouses that were everywhere last spring.
Nineties minimalism at its best.
Long Denim Skirts
Yours truly bought this recently.
Might as well get a black one too…
If they look like sneakers that were worn in the ’70s or ’80s, they’re cool now.
Who doesn’t love a good one-and-done outfit in a timeless print?
Polka dots are always a thing, but more than ever this season.
The secret to pulling off long shorts is in the shoes. I recommend chunky sneakers or strappy high-heel sandals.
It’s only a matter of time before these sell out.
I love a good sleeve party.
This also comes in an ombré version, and I honestly can’t choose.
I’d wear this with a black midi dress and white sneakers (or anything else—it doesn’t get more versatile).
I can never pass up a good dad hat.
Another cute thing I recently bought (in camel).
Tip: Amazon is a vest gold mine.
Hailey Bieber would approve.
Wear these with the matching sweatshirt.
This could pass as a going-out top.
Amazon is also a cute-cardigan gold mine.
Tangerine is spring’s It color. Get ahead of it.
This tangerine tank pairs so well with denim.
Fashion girls are wearing crew socks with loafers, over leggings, with their New Balance sneakers—you name it.
Spring is almost here and we couldn’t be happier to finally wave goodbye to the cold. But, until then, we find ourselves in that tricky transitional time where it feels like it’s almost impossible to dress appropriately for the ever-changing weather. So, to inspire you to get it right, we came up with five simple ways to transition from your winter wardrobe to the new season. Clever layering is key, so keep scrolling to discover how to be prepared for anything until spring finally kicks in…
- Pair a jumper with a midi skirt
We all have at least one chunky jumper in our winter wardrobes and now it’s their time to shine. By pairing yours with a midi skirt, it should make for an outfit that’ll work in any weather – but until the sun really comes out, stick to styling it with ankle boots and always bring a hat.
- Opt for lighter outerwear
A trench coat is is the perfect outerwear option right now, as it’s lighter than a big coat but will still keep you from getting drenched on rainy days. Stick to a looks you would’ve worn in winter as well to make sure you’re keeping warm enough until spring truly arrives.
- Walk feet first into spring
Buckled boots are great for transitional weather, when it’s too warm to wear boots but too soon for sandals. It’ll add a nice nod to spring to any look and you can keep wearing them all throughout the warmer seasons to come too.
- Switch to lighter colours
Brighten up your wardrobe by moving towards lighter colours with your daily looks. We love the idea of going for a pastel-toned knit with white jeans and boots, because this combination will keep you warm but won’t feel like you’re still stuck in winter.
- Embrace spring-ready pieces
What could be a better way to start embracing spring than wearing a floral mini dress? It might be too early to wear yours on its own, but when layered over a roll neck jumper it’ll definitely work. Pair the combination with croc boots and a PU jacket to keep it weather-appropriate.
We all know how exciting street style can be, but what about the looks worn to grab a coffee or walk your dog? We looked to our favourite celebrities for inspiration that’s actually off duty and super easy to achieve and learnt that polished, elevated basics can be super chic when styled just the right way. These looks will see you through that awkward transitional phase, before we’re ready to embark on all the fun new spring fashion trends…
- Denim on the go
Running late? This look is perfect for last-minute coffee dates and running errands.
Throw an oversized jean jacket, a cap and a pair of sunglasses on top of your basic black leggings and hoodie and no one will know you didn’t actually get ready.
- Classic camel
This monochrome look is perfect for your morning coffee and croissant run. An oversized trench and matching beige trousers will look very put together, even if you didn’t really have to think about it. Finish off the outfit with some tortoiseshell accessories for that ultimate Parisian flair.
- Black basics
Blue jeans and a white top will never go out of style, but this season we’re pairing them with on-trend accessories like chunky boots and weaved cross-body bags. An oversized coat (and coffee in hand) will keep you warm while it’s still chilly out.
- Mint and mules
If the sun is out, you can finally break out your new mules and they’re the perfect addition to relaxed mid-blue flares and our wardrobe hero: the cardigan top. This look is super effortless and accessories like sunglasses, a shoulder bag and gold hoop earrings add a chic touch.
- Busy blues
If you’re looking for something a little more out there, opt for a cosy blue sweater and leather trouser combo. Pair this look with an oversized shirt-jacket, cool trainers and a cute matching mini bag. Paparazzi, look out for this one…
Okay, before I jump in, let’s just remember that you should always wear what you love and what makes you comfortable. That said, I wanted to share with you a few items I’m loving (and also not loving) to perhaps inspire your spring looks. And I wanted to focus specifically on those pieces to pair with skinny jeans. Because yep, I’m one of those fashion people who wear the denim silhouette on the regular. Sure, I’m all for trying new cuts, but it’s those tried-and-true skinnies that I wear the most.
As I’ve highlighted before, I also tend to stick to basics when creating my day-to-day looks. Interestingly enough, there are actually a few specific basic items (well, those next-level basics) I’m wearing with my skinny jeans right now to create, what I think, are super-chic ensembles. Alternatively, there are a few pieces I used to wear often that I’m not wearing as much. Interested in the items I’m into (and not into) right now? To highlight, I rounded up a range of style setters wearing the outfits I’m loving with skinny jeans for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration. Keep scrolling for more, and uncover your new go-to denim ’fit.
Wearing: Modern Blazers
Not Wearing as Much: Fitted Blazers
I used to love super-fitted blazers. However, I’m putting them aside in favor of modern-feeling blazers in slouchier cuts. Honestly, tossing one on with a T-shirt and boots is a no-fail, polished look that just always works.
Wearing: Slouchy Leather Jackets
Not Wearing as Much: Cropped Denim Jackets
It’s all about those lived-in leather jackets RN, either blazer-like styles or moto silhouettes. Similar to some of my colleagues, I’m just not into my shorter denim jackets as much with skinnies. A leather jacket feels just a tad chicer, in my opinion.
Wearing: Cardigans/Matching Sets
Not Wearing as Much: Standard V-Neck Sweaters
Okay, clearly a basic V-neck sweater will never go “out” (keep in mind that deep-V knits are A+), but I want to experiment more with trendy cardigans (loving the matching-set look as well) as a go-to spring staple with skinny jeans.
Wearing: Flat Boots
Not Wearing as Much: Flat, Backless Loafers
I’m all about flat boots right now (especially moto styles) with my skinny jeans for those transitional temps. While I used to wear my backless loafers with jeans on the regular, I’m probably going to limit my wear this season to mix it up.
With spring just a few weeks away, it’s officially time to banish those heavy puffer coats to the back of your closet in favor of some lighter, brighter, sprightlier springtime jackets. Luckily, there are plenty of chic options for the new season ahead, from classic trench coats (with unique twists) to trending oversize shirt jackets (aka shackets) to contemporary leather silhouettes and unique detailing. Below, we’re sharing some of the coolest jackets on the market right now that you’ll never want to leave the house without. These will elevate even the simplest of basics and get you through the tricky transitional weather. Read on to shop our favorites for every budget.
Loved by the fashion crowd, oversize shirt-jackets are trending hard right now, blowing up our Insta feeds and dominating at all our favorite stores. They’re the perfect layering piece through winter and spring. You can easily layer one over a turtleneck and under an overcoat throughout the colder temps, and when spring arrives, you can throw it on over a lightweight tee with little effort required.
Nouveau Leather Jackets
Leather is one of the biggest trends for spring 2020, and this season we’re seeing the fabric on all types of jacket styles. (Think beyond your regular moto jacket.) Fashion girls are particularly taking to leather blazers and shackets that exude a fresh sartorial touch.
Trench Coats (With a Twist)
Trench coats will always reign supreme as a perfect springtime jacket. They’re chic and classic, rain or shine, and this season we’re seeing plenty of updated versions with unique details and twists, giving the timeless jacket a contemporary touch.
While we may be casting aside our heavy-duty puffer coats, we still love a cozy and cushy layer to keep us toasty while the temps are still cool. Lightweight quilted and padded jackets are the fashion girl’s answer. Spotted in all different lengths and bold colors by the street style set, there are plenty of lively choices to zhuzh up your outfits for the season ahead.
Much like trench coats, denim jackets are a go-to in our springtime wardrobes. But there are plenty of iterations this season to keep the fabric fresh, such as oversize silhouettes, longline belted jackets, and trendy puff-sleeve details.
Blazers of all forms are unquestionably a fashion-girl favorite, but it’s the lapel-less iterations that are dominating this season. They’ll add a smart, polished, and elegant touch to your spring ensembles. Perfect to take you from desk to drinks in style.
From Stella McCartney to Max Mara, the utility trend was seen in full force on the S/S 20 runways, featuring plenty of oversize pockets in fresh springtime hues. They’re such an effortless and easy option to pair with jeans, skirts, shorts, and trousers alike this spring.
For spring, we’re seeing a handful of head-turning jacket trends that really stand out for their unique and cool detailing. While these may not be your everyday jackets, they’re perfect to add a statement touch to your outfits and will unquestionably see you through the rest of the year in style. Included in the mix are fringe details, high-shine fabrics, and puff sleeve jackets (all of which also had a huge presence on the F/W 20 runways). Turn heads in the toppers below.
If you hadn’t already heard, Topshop IDOL just returned with a brand-new drop for Spring Summer 2020 and it’s the collection everyone wants to get their hands on. Inspired by the 1996 film Romeo and Juliet, it focuses on sheer fabrics, intricate prints and a lighter colour palette whilst still maintaining IDOL’s signature rock and roll edge. Expect tattoo prints, lots of texture and high-low pairings to kickstart your perfect new-season wardrobe. To give you a hand on the styling front, we’ve put together five outfits to get you even more excited…
- Dress of dreams
Introducing our summer evening dress of dreams: the embellished floral slip. It’s so nice it pretty much speaks for itself, so keep the finishing touches elevated but pared-back. We could see this look working for all those special occasions you’ve got coming up soon…
- That pink suit
Everyone here at Topshop HQ has been talking about this suit and it’s finally arrived! The high-waisted trousers and cropped blazer make for a unique silhouette and we’d make it feel even more exciting paired with a slogan tee, metallic heels and a chain bag.
- Spring please
Meet our favourite duo of the collection: this fluffy cardigan and crop top set. To achieve total spring vibes early, pair it with a flippy mini skirt and tie in the colours of the floral pattern with a green mini bag and woven flats.
- Fortune teller
A mini dress worn with chunky boots and bare legs always makes for a great look. We’re loving this tarot card printed lace slip and we can guarantee everyone will ask you where it’s from. Throw over a denim shacket and a nylon bag and you’re good to go.
- Tatted up
If you want to take this collection on a night out, pair one of our fitted tattoo print tops with a metallic skirt for a cool-girl edge. The outfit makes quite the statement, so keep it subdued when it comes to accessories and simply pair with some black heels and bag.
As I’ve highlighted before, I’m a true skinny-jean lover. Sure, the style skews on the polarizing side at times with fresh denim cuts entering the scene every season, but skinnies work best for my style. That said, I’m always open to trying new trends. However, for me personally, the extra-wide jeans fashion people are wearing right now are just a bit out-there. But cool straight-leg jeans? Now there’s a silhouette I’m down to test out.
And honestly, given that it’s more or less the go-to favorite among the style set right now, there’s an endless flow of style inspiration on IG. The silhouette is basically begging for me to give it a whirl. What do you think? Are you a tried-and-true skinny-jean person? Would a bit of forward outfit inspo featuring straight-leg jeans convince you to step out of your comfort zone? Well, let’s see. Ahead, I’m showcasing five of-the-moment denim ‘fits (complete with shopping recommendations) that just might convince me to give up my skinnies (at least for now).
Style Tip: If you’re looking for an easy yet forward outfit combo, don’t underestimate the power of a trendy cropped cardigan with your jeans and flat sandals.
Style Tip: Go for the layered look with an unbuttoned white blouse underneath a slouchy blazer, complete with your straight-leg jeans and square-toe boots.
Style Tip: Toss on a leather jacket—especially a blazer iteration—to bring that modern effortlessness to your simple denim fit.
Style Tip: A reworked trench is so of-the-moment, and it will take straight-leg jeans and a white T-shirt to the next level.
Style Tip: Into the cardigan idea like the above? Consider the matching set look with your darker straight-leg jeans this spring.