5 Huge Spring Trends You Can Shop for $50 or Less
If you're the type to get overzealous about buzzy new-in fashion — like Spring's biggest fashion trends, for example — a shopping trip can easily set you back hundreds, even thousands of dollars. But it doesn't have to. Like a good wine, affordable fashion is getting better and better over time as brands from Zara to Mango and H&M continue to deliver ultrachic takes on the season's biggest looks. This makes shopping for the latest trends easier than ever, whether you're planning to buy a few key pieces or go all in on every seasonal hit (both are very respectable choices).
For Spring 2020, trends range from fresh takes on utilitarian clothing to nostalgic dresses and tops á la the '80s and '90s (think voluminous sleeves and smocked silhouettes). Plus, trends that appeal to edgy, minimalist, and maximalist tastes — with leather dressing and polka dots being two prime categories we're championing. The best part? All of these trends can easily be worked into your wardrobe and paired with closet staples like t-shirts, jeans, and blazers, proving to be ultraversatile for the season — which boils down to a lot of bang for your buck.
Spring 2020 Trend: Puffy Sleeves
From dresses to tops, show-stopping sleeves were a major hit on designer runways for Spring 2020 with '80s and early '90s influences reigning supreme. When trying this trend out IRL, be sure to balance out the proportion of your sleeves with a slimmer fit on bottom, be it a body-skimming skirt or slim-fit jeans.
In the Style Plus x Fashion Influx Button Detail Bell Sleeve Bodysuit
Spring 2020 Trend: Leather
Leather came down designer runways in just about every form imaginable: dresses, skirts, and long shorts, plus top-to-toe styling via suits and coordinating shirt-and-trouser sets. When translating this trend to real life, simply go for a single leather piece and work it into your outfit lineup, including closet basics like tees, sweaters, blazers, and jeans. If you're a little more adventurous, try the head-to-toe look, but with minimal pieces with clean lines to ensure a sophisticated effect.
Bershka Faux Leather Blouse With Puffed Sleeves
Prologue Plus Size Mid-Rise Faux Leather A-Line Midi Skirt
Pull&Bear Black Faux Leather Bermuda Shorts
Spring 2020 Trend: Smocking
Smocked detailing isn't exactly new, but the look is major for Spring 2020 and comes in the form of cute tops. Whether you're here for a date-night version or a style you can wear to work, this feminine trend comes in fun prints, cool colors, and neutral tones to appeal to every aesthetic.
Spring 2020 Trend: Utility
Utilitarian clothing never seems to fade away, but each season designers give the look a fresh feel. For Spring 2020, the modern update is all about minimal and tailored pieces as well as styles that feature drawstrings and ruched detailing for a sportier twist in short, jumpsuit, and trouser form.
Ava & Viv Plus Size Short Sleeve V Neck Utility Jumpsuit
Spring 2020 Trend: Polka Dots
Polka dots are about as groundbreaking as florals for Spring, but that didn't stop designers from showing them en masse throughout fashion month. For Spring 2020, take your spots in a modern direction, whether it's with an oversized motif, a so-now silhouette like a puff-sleeve dress, or styled head-to-toe with trendy accessories.