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Spring 2020's Biggest Trends Are Actually Really Easy to Follow

Samantha Sutton
Spring 2020's Biggest Trends Are Actually Really Easy to Follow

Once that initial feeling of wanting everything from the runway wears off, we like to take a closer look at what we saw during New York Fashion Week, scanning each and every collection in search of the bigger picture. Which designs or colors popped up more than once? What were some cool fashion tricks worth trying for ourselves? And, more importantly, which trends can we incorporate into our wardrobe right now, long before the rest of the world catches on?

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For Spring 2020, we saw plenty of pieces that we've already added to our closet, along with some $0 styling choices that we could copy tomorrow if we wanted. Ahead, we've rounded up 15 of the best trends from New York Fashion Week, all of which will be surprisingly easy to embrace, now and in the future.

Sweet Spots

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Fashion clown lives on! Polka dots appeared in handful of collections, and while black-and-white combos were definitely a favorite, vibrant colors such as yellow were included in the mix as well.

Above: Michael Kors

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Carolina Herrera

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Marc Jacobs

Capri Pants

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It looks like it's time to officially ditch tiny cutoffs. If 2019 was the year of the Bermuda short, 2020 will be the year its cousin, the capri pant, makes a major comeback.

Above: Sandy Liang

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Batsheva

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Veronica Beard

Two-Toned Designs

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Between two-toned pants, two-toned shirts, and two-toned dresses, there were plenty of pieces pulling double color duty this time around.

Above: Sally LaPointe

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Christian Siriano

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Cynthia Rowley

Blazers and Bras

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Work and play are joining forces with this belly-baring styling trick. Not only is it an easy one to copy, it's a great way to make the most of this structured closet staple.

Above: Michael Kors

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Prabal Gurung

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Cynthia Rowley

Statement Sleeves

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If you've already invested in some puff-sleeve shirts, there's good news: this trend isn't going anywhere. In fact, it only seems to be getting more extreme thanks to extra volume, ruffles, and bold colorways.

Above: Khaite

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Christian Siriano

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Marc Jacobs

Matchy-Matchy

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Since we're already embracing monochromatic combinations for fall, we'll be pros at putting together single-shade looks by the time spring rolls around.

Above: Sies Marjan

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Tibi

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Libertine

Colorblocking

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One bright color makes statement, but a few can take our breath away. For spring 2020, it seems like more the merrier, with combinations of blues, greens, and reds popping up everywhere.

Above: Batsheva

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Prabal Gurung

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Staud

Casual Peplum

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Every few years, peplum shirts come back in style. The latest version is a bit more relaxed (more of a ruffle detail than anything) and pairs well with staples such as jeans.

Above: Jonathan Simkhai

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Tibi

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Khaite

Mint Green

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Pink is still going strong for spring 2020, but mint green is another color that's getting pretty popular. The versatile shade was everywhere.

Above: Alice & Olivia

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Sally LaPointe

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Christian Siriano

Metallics

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Silver, gold, sequins — if you love a little bit of sparkle, this season will be your time to shine.

Above: Brandon Maxwell

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Marc Jacobs

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Alice & Olivia

Lingerie-Like Looks

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As you're embracing the bra-and-blazer trend, you might want to try out a corset as well. On the runway, the undergarment was seen paired with structured sets.

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Dion Lee

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Sandy Liang

Mullet Shirts

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Should you wear a dress? Should you wear pants? This style, which reaches the floor in the back, is the best of both worlds.

Above: Brock Collection

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Christian Siriano

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Brandon Maxwell

Ribbed Sweater Dresses

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We love a one-and-done outfit, and this dress — which, more often than not, includes stripes — will surely solve a bunch of our warm-weather dilemmas.

Above: Marc Jacobs

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Bright Orange

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Is it even spring without a fun, vibrant color thrown into the mix? This specific shade of orange works for casualwear, such as shorts and sweaters, but was also a favorite for fancier pieces, such as dresses or ruffled tops.

Christian Siriano

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Gabriela Hearst

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Sally LaPointe

Updated Shirtdress

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Classic with a twist. A few designers turned this basic into something statement making, playing with shapes, adding ruffles, and showing a bit of skin.

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Self-Portrait

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