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The Experts Have Spoken—These Are the Most Expensive-Looking Spring Trends

Lauren Eggertsen

Prepping for your spring shopping is just as important as the shopping itself. Instead of beginning your sartorial journey toward a foolproof spring 2020 wardrobe completely blind, take this time to hear from some of the most reputable shopping experts in the business on all the items that matter this season. Obtaining a top-quality wardrobe, no matter your budget, has never been easier thanks to the list of expensive-looking spring trends the women ahead are backing. 

If throwing down and balling out is your vibe this year, there is a Miu Miu suit and plenty of Bottega Veneta waiting for you, but if saving a buck is more your speed, we've provided the equally stylish dupe for you as well. Ahead, read up on all the spring 2020 trends Caroline Maguire, fashion director of Shopbop, and Lisa Aiken, fashion director of Moda Operandi, have to say about the styles that will make you look like a million bucks this season and why. 

The Suit

"We saw suiting take center stage during the spring runway collections. Whether it was the power suit from Proenza or short suit from Miu Miu, this wardrobe update will change your mindset most with a multitude of affordable options, but you will be walking a bit taller with an immediate uptick of confidence." — Aiken

Shop the trend:

Miu Miu Padded Blazer ($2970)

Proenza Schouler Oversized Leather Blazer ($3250)

Shop an affordable version:

Pixie Market Double Lapel Blazer ($159)

Simple Sandals

"I’m really looking forward to the simple sandal trend this spring. They completely elevate your look, and I love the way designers have used an assortment of beautiful fabrications to make the trend look super luxe. While the shape itself is minimalist, they can be a statement piece when dressing up or down!" — Maguire

Shop the trend:

Staud Gita Sandals ($325)

Cult Gaia Ziba Sandals ($398)

Shop an affordable version:

Jeffrey Campbell Fluxx Sandals ($130)


"Wesaw designers experimenting with new textures and artistry this season. Upcycled fabrics, crochet, raffia all played a role. Jonathan Anderson did it best at Loewe, putting craft at the forefront of his inspiration. The technique work is incredibly intricate, making it one of the more expensive trends of the season as a result. Make your investment in non-apparel with raffia handbags from Valentino or Jacquemus, immediately enhancing your high-street apparel." — Aiken

Shop the trend:

Peter Pilotto Metallic Pointelle-Knit Halter Top ($395)

Jacquemus Le Chiquito Wicker Top Handle Bag ($835)

Shop the affordable version:

Mango Crochet Cardigan ($120)

Interesting Necklines

"Necklines have started to get lower season after season since Daniel Lee took the helm of Bottega Veneta, and they will hit their peak in spring. One of my favorite trends of the season, it’s incredibly sexy with the exposed collarbone. Done best with Khaite’s iconic sweetheart ribbed knit top, you will feel like a million bucks!" — Aiken

Shop the trend:

Khaite Ista Sweetheart Ribbed-Knit Top ($860)

Bottega Veneta Ruched Satin Top ($1320)

Shop an affordable option:

H&M Ribbed Sweater ($50)

Strong Shoulders

"At Shopbop, we're most excited for bold, strong-shoulder tops. Whether it's a puff-sleeve blouse or a structured blazer with shoulder pads, a strong shoulder screams ultimate powerhouse." — Maguire

Shop the trend:

Tibi Sculpted Blazer ($995)

Rotate Carol Jacquard Dress ($450)

Shop the affordable version:

Reformation Roma Top ($168)

High-Volume Dresses

"Oversized balloon sleeves and tented silhouettes make for beautiful, wearable pieces both on and off the runways. Fabrics used to accomplish such volume in a piece give the appearance of luxury—no matter the occasion!" — Maguire

Shop the trend:

Beaufille Cezanne Dress ($985)

Stine Goya Monika Dress ($540)

Shop the affordable version:

Zara Poplin Midi Dress ($80)

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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