It helps to know what will be popular in the spring/summer of 2020 so you can prep your shopping list in advance or shop it now. Knowledge is power and with the trend info ahead, you'll be the most fashionable, smartest dresser in your friend group. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate and start reading.
As seen at Coach, Celine, Hermès, and Saint Laurent
Shake off the dust on your vests from yesteryear, because this garment made a comeback on the spring 2020 runways. Whether you opt for a sexy tuxedo design sans shirt like Kaia Gerber at Saint Laurent or a furry number for those colder months (see Coach), a vest is the optimal layering piece.
Forget the denim jacket for spring and try a denim vest instead. This one layers easily over a graphic t-shirt or cami.
The older I get, the more I don't mind dressing like a (chic) octogenarian. This vest has all those vintage vibes, like a hidden gem you'd fine in your grandma's closet, with a modern twist thanks to the oversized fit.
A sexy vest (check out the back) you can wear at night in lieu of a dress. This piece evokes feminine and masculine vibes at the same time.
As seen at Bottega Veneta, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Stella McCartney
Designers added drawstrings to anoraks, jumpsuits, coats, and dresses for a touch of sportiness. Anyone can wear this athleisure design, even if you've never played a sport in your life (me). I'm coming for that Bottega Veneta lewk.
Leave it to Monse to create a top that's sporty yet high fashion. This top is made from lightweight activewear jersey and has a cutout in the front/back to show a hint of skin. Wear with biker shorts.
Simon Porte Jacquemus was all about color for his spring 2020 collection, hence this buttercup-yellow hued top. It's made from crisp poplin and has boxy sleeves and a gathered overlay that ties at the front for a unique design.
This water-resistant anorak will come in handy for those sudden spring showers. The versatile taupe color ensures you can wear it for seasons to come.
As seen at Jonathan Simkhai, Fendi, Marni, and Gabriela Hearst
Keeping cool won't be an issue in spring/summer 2020 thanks to crochet. You'll find this fabric is still in style for next season, with even better designs coming your way. For a sneak peek of what to expect, just look at Jonathan Simkhai's crochet blue dress and sweater combination (I need that) to Marni's all-over floral crochet gown. This vacation-vibes material isn't just for beach coverups and sarongs anymore.
Here's a beach cover-up that can easily take you from day to night. It's made with lightweight cotton and has a slightly scooped back with a split skirt that will reveal your sun-kissed skin at dinner.
As seen at Staud, Michael Kors, Jonathan Simhaki, and Jason Wu
The only way to wear a blazer next season is with a bralette. (Save this for your off-duty days, of course.) Designers played with the idea of showing off your midriff while still making you feel covered up. Take cues from Kors and Wu and opt for high-waisted bottoms for more coverage.
If your blazer is plainer, show some fierceness underneath with a tiger printed bra. Bonus points if you work the tiger print into your bottoms or accessories too.
Since this Dior knit bra is an investment, here are some ideas for how to wear it aside from under a blazer. You can style it over a button-up, let it peek out from underneath a silk shirt, wear it over a turtleneck sweater, or pair it as is with a high-waisted trouser.
As seen at Khaite, Kate Spade, Sally LaPointe, and Coach 1941
There's no mistaking that leather—including vegan or faux—is the one material everyone's excited to work with in 2020. Though Nanushka practically built its brand on this look, more and more designers are finding new ways to incorporate the buttery soft material into their pieces. Personally, I am obsessed with that Kate Spade olive leather dress.
Nanushka makes some of the softest leather pieces I've ever felt. This top, a Net-a-Porter exclusive, is a take on one of its signature designs. Rock with a pleated skirt or flared jeans for drama.
The fashion house created an a-line skirt with a monogram shadow motif that has a distinctive 3D effect. If you're looking for a stand out piece in your closet, this is it.
I'll be swapping my jeans for these faux leather cargo pants to add some edginess and style to all my outfits. For what to wear on top, why not go with a bralette and blazer?
As seen at Jason Wu, Dion Lee, Prabal Gurung, and Brandon Maxwell
Side slits are climbing higher than ever for spring 2020, so embrace flashing a little cheek. This effortless cut brings a whole new wave of sexiness to your skirts and keeps you cool when the temps start to rise. For more coverage, go up a size and layer jeans or linen trousers underneath.
A skirt that works for day or night depending on the type of top and shoe you wear with it. The asymmetrical cut is perfect for showing off some leg.
Kim Kardashian loves wearing Mugler so what are the chances she already owns this skirt? (Answer: high.) Channel her energy and rock this with a bodysuit or formfitting sheer top.
As seen at Sally LaPointe, Ulla Johnson, Bevza, and Oscar de la Renta
Designers embraced the idea of less is more for next season, working with chiffon and tulle to create airy looks. Since the material is basically all see-through, now's the time to show off your prettiest bras, or free the nipple completely.
This ethereal top is made from delicate silk-tulle that has been pleated by hand. Wear it with the coordinating skirt and bikini top on your next beach vacation.
The adult version of your favorite childhood tutu dress. Slip it over any tee and jeans outfit for an instant street style look. The ruffled hemline keeps it fun and youthfu.
This pistachio-green blouse allows you to partake in the sheer trend with a safety net thanks to that layer of lace-trimmed silk camisole. A top you can rock to the office without raising HR's eyebrows.
As seen at Ralph Lauren, Adam Lippes, Sally LaPointe, and Cynthia Rowley
Don't be afraid to own the stage (streets?) in 2020. It's your time to shine—literally. Designers like Ralph Lauren and Sally LaPointe gave their stamp of approval to sporting sequins for both day and night. Whether you go with a sparkly gown or a shimmery suit set, prepare to stand out and be the peacock in your friend group.
Spring brides looking to stun at their engagement party or rehearsal dinner will opt for this sequin dress with blousy sleeves from Staud. It's a good day-to-night look as well, if you decide to keep any morning festivities going.
This Tibi dress is reversible, so if you're feeling flashy wear the sequins on the front. Otherwise, surprise people with the glitzy detail from behind. They'll do an instant double-take.
As seen at Dion Lee, Brock Collection, Jason Wu, and Christian Siriano
For spring, there will be a greater emphasize on defining one's silhouette. An easy way to do this is with a corset, which came in all forms on the runway. Brock Collection made the most romantic Victorian-esque top while Siriano showcased a more bare-bones structure. Get ready to cinch everything in.
This blush pink corset top with a curved neckline will show off your décolletage and accessories at the party. It has a boned bodice for a sturdy fit, so don't worry about it slipping off as you dance the night away.