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

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 Michael G. Grant, Moda Operandi Buyer, and Designer of RTW, and Michelle Rothman, VP of Amazon Fashion have to say about the styles that will make you look like a million bucks this season and why. 

The Suit


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"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." — Grant

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Simple Sandals


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"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

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"We saw 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." — Grant

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Interesting Necklines


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"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!" — Grant

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Strong Shoulders


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"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

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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

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Bras & Blazers

"A look that’s trending with customers right now is a blazer paired with a bralette. It’s tailored, polished and playful. The printed Savage x Fenty bralette topped with The Drop’s Blazer is the perfect way to achieve this fresh look at a sharp price.” — Rothman

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.