As we count down the final days of 2019, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming year, including the fashion space. While many of the trends that defined this past year may be fading away, 2020 has some amazing fashion moments in store for us. The S/S 20 runway shows may be months behind us now, but the cool trends spotted everywhere from New York to Paris will be trickling into retailers and our Instagram feeds in no time.
So which ones are our team of editors most excited about wearing? I asked team Who What Wear to weigh in. Ahead, I’m highlighting the top trends we’ll be adding into our personal wardrobes—from the shoes that will be everywhere to the brand-new way to wear suiting, and more. Go on to see the eight spring 2020 trends we’re already eyeing and shop our picks, beginning with what is on my list.
I spotted three-piece suits on runways everywhere from Burberry to Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton, which means there's a brand-new way to style suiting. The fresh take on pantsuits is exactly what I want to wear right now, and I'm predicting that waistcoats will be huge this spring.
A common theme on the spring runways? Low necklines with sweetheart shapes and scoop neck silhouettes on repeat. Prepare to see plenty of these emerge in 2020.
Seen everywhere from Christopher Esber to Proenza Schouler to Prada, gray is the new must-own neutral that will replace beige.
"On the spring 2020 runways, I saw so many lingerie references, whether it was corsets, harnesses, or garters. I'm really into the idea of bringing corsets back as a go-to night-out look—think '90s Vivienne Westwood vibes. The chocolate color and witchy points on this affordable LPA version are deeply speaking to me right now."
"At the Copenhagen Fashion Week spring 2020 shows, I saw a ton of long baggy shorts from brands like Ganni, Stand, and Baum und Pferdgarten. In fact, Ganni's creative director, Ditte Reffstrup, told me that it's the trend she's most excited to wear in 2020. Consider me sold."
"I think suiting will be even bigger in 2020. A lot of celebrities have been wearing Princess Diana–esque skirt suits, but I'm personally into pantsuits, in particular, right now. This white pantsuit from Danish brand By Malene Birger is sharp and totally classic. I would go for a monochrome look and pair it with white shoes and bag. So fresh and so clean."
"I saw so many inventive uses of knits on the spring runways, especially in the form of really unique dresses. I can't wait to shop them when they come out, but for now, I may opt for this one by Christopher Esber."
“Ready or not, tube tops are coming back along with a trove of other ’90s-inspired trends that I can’t wait for.”
"Your grandma's '60s wallpaper prints are in for spring 2020! Retro prints ruled the runways—from vintage florals to psychedelic colors and graphic prints. I, for one, can't wait to add some eclectic-chic pieces to my spring wardrobe."
"The leather trend continues to reign supreme into 2020—particularly refreshing, colorful iterations that move away from tried-and-true black. These chic Bermuda shorts are the perfect piece to get me initiated."
"I’m dying for a leather blazer like this new Sandro one for 2020. I’ll layer it over turtlenecks for now and over dresses come spring."
"From Staud to Area to Tibi, platforms invaded the spring runways, and it has me convinced that they're going to be one of the biggest shoe trends for next year. As a trend-aware fashion editor, you can bet I'll be testing out the trend at the first chance I get."
"I'm ready to put aside my animal prints this year in favor of the psychedelic-inspired swirls that look a lot like the pattern you'd find in a block of marble. I'm eyeing one of the party-ready dresses from 16Arlington for my next night out."
"Leather is usually reserved for fall and winter, but I can't wait to test out the colorful, lighter-weight styles in 2020—similar to the silhouettes showcased at Bottega Veneta and Marni.
"I typically wear sneakers and ankle boots, but I'm interested in testing out the elevated loafers that were all over the S/S 2020 runways from Prada to Louis Vuitton. I love the block-heel iterations, but I'll probably start with a classic silhouette that has a chunky sole."