20 Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring
Tie-dye is back, baby!
Whether it feels like it or not in your neck of the woods, sunny spring weather is right around the corner. And chances are you're more than ready for it. (Seriously, who wants to wear that puffy black coat and those drab winter boots, again?!) Fortunately, there are some incredible spring fashion trends out there to help you spice things up. From preppy polka-dots to pretty pinks, these are all of the style staples you'll want in your closet ASAP. And to make sure you can afford to shop every single look, check out the 17 Stores With Insane Spring Markdowns.
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Children of the '90s will be happy to learn that the print of their youth is back in style. (Though if you're into hippie or surfer styles, it might never have been out.) In the right shade and silhouette, everyone can lean into the nostalgia and look chic in this throwback pattern. Opt for muted colors to avoid looking too psychedelic.
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It's impossible to scroll through Instagram these days without seeing a headband or two. Whether they're satin, braided, or adorned with crystals, these accessories are about to be everywhere this spring, especially if they have a knot at the top. We can only imagine that Blair Waldorf would be proud.
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Simply picture your favorite silk scarf on a dress or a button-down shirt and you've nailed this 2019 spring fashion trend.
If a fabric looks like it could also be used to catch a fish, then it's probably in style for spring 2019. Prepare to see netting on accessories and beach coverups alike. And don't be afraid of it either—this bold material is the perfect way to top off a minimalist ensemble.
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The cold-shoulder trend has been around for awhile, but this spring is going to be all about its edgy cousin: the asymmetrical neckline. This style is a great way to show just a little bit of skin without exposing too much.
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The saying "April showers bring May flowers" rings true year after year. But wearing a raincoat that hides your cute spring ensembles is never fun—which is why transparent raincoats are the spring trend you never knew you needed. Sheer outerwear lets your style shine through, no matter the weather.
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Think of this trend as military minimalism. If it looks like something G.I. Joe would wear, you're right on the money. Utility pants and broiler suits—in neutral shades like beige and tan—are a comfortable and lightweight option as spring turns to summer. Plus, the pockets are so practical!
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Bold prints are huge this spring—and the easiest one to lean into is polka dots. Make a statement in the timeless pattern by donning it head to toe or picking one piece.
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Just as the tie-dyes of the '90s have worked their way back into style, so have the crochet knits of the '70s. And if the word "crochet" reminds you of your grandmother's closet, worry not. Today's knitted styles are equal parts breathable and chic, not old-fashioned by any means. The modern cuts come in fresh colors and show a bit of skin, giving off an effortless bohemian vibe.
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A hallmark trend of the '80s, ruching is back again. (You'll remember its first resurgence from the clubbing bodycon dresses of the early aughts. Cringe!) Now you can find subtle ruching on sleeves, asymmetrical hems, and even on shoes.
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Basically, everything under the sea is relevant this spring. Get ready to see this nautical-inspired trend on earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Just please don't break out your puka shell necklace. And for more jewelry to ditch, check out the 40 Worst Accessories for Women Over 40.
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With spring comes sunny days, so it only makes sense to have your clothes literally match the weather. Pantone specifically dubbed a marigold hue called Aspen Gold the official color of the season, but any shade of mustard will brighten your wardrobe and your mood.
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Thanks to the OG brand Teva, other designers like Gucci and fast-fashion stores like Zara have made their own stylish iterations of comfy sporty sandals. In these shoes, you'll look fashionable instead of looking like a tourist.
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Neon is yet another retro trend that's back in the zeitgeist. Look to your pack of highlighters for inspiration this year because nothing screams spring like bright pink, green, yellow, and orange. But if you're worried about these colors being too loud, simply inject them into your look with an eye-popping purse or nail color instead.
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And on the other end of the color spectrum, we have head-to-toe earth tones. One of the more practical trends this season, a neutral palette of beige, sand, and tan will keep you cool in warmer temperatures. Experiment with different textures and materials like linen, silk, and leather.
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Subtlety is key with this trend. After all, you don't want to look like Big Bird. Rather, soar into spring with just a touch of the stuff on collars or cuffs.
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By now, you can probably tell the '80s are back in a major way in spring 2019. And you can also give a nod to the era with high-volume shoulders. The look works on everything from dresses and button downs, to T-shirts and asymmetrical styles.
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If you want to look particularly fashionable this spring, wear shorts with a longer hemline. For ultimate chicness, pair the knee-grazing style with a structured blazer.
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Take a note from the multiple celebrities at this year's Academy Awards who hit the red carpet in beautiful magenta dresses. From bold and bright to more delicate hues, pink is destined to be one of the most popular colors this spring.
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You name the animal—snake, leopard, zebra, etc.—and its print is more than likely in style this spring. Whether it's on your boots or all over your dress, the key is to style the print like it's a neutral. And then promptly channel your inner animal. And for more impressive ensembles, check out the 20 Women's Outfits That Will Make You Feel So Powerful.
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