Let's face it: Keeping up with current trends can feel like a sprint. It's almost as if the moment we make a purchase, a newer version of the thing we just bought pops up, putting an expiration date on your brand-new item. Although these days, trends really do come and go in the blink of an eye, there are a few current spring styles that have a much longer shelf life. So if your personal style skews classic or you're looking to make a well-informed investment purchase, you'll want to shop each of the following timeless spring fashion trends.
How exactly are we sure that these eight current spring trends will actually last well into 2020? Well, sorry to break it to you, but we're not a bunch of psychics. Instead, we chatted with Sasha Skoda who heads up the women's department at The RealReal. Skoda shared with us some insider data on which shoes, bags, and denim trends have exploded on the site—and will only to continue to gain steam.
Continue on to discover which spring trends are virtually timeless and then shop our picks of each now that you're sure it will be money well-spent.
"We really saw snakeskin-print shoes pick up, and the demand for them has grown three times since the trend initially emerged last fall," Skoda noted. "Snakeskin is the new neutral—style the print like you would a white or black boot. Elevate a floaty spring dress by pairing it with knee-high snakeskin boots then keep those boots around for the colder months to wear them with a leather pencil skirt for work."
According to Skoda, strappy and barely there sandals are actually a style that does well for The RealReal year-round. Since so many of the shoes that are actually from the '90s and '00s are still relevant today, people are on the hunt for the vintage versions just as much as they are for newer takes.
There's no doubt that pearls are having a comeback. Since last year, demand for pearl jewelry of all types has increased by 75%, Skoda told me, adding, "Heading into fall and winter, the jewelry takes on a bolder approach with oversize statement styles and multiple layers as seen on Burberry and Prabal Gurung's fall 2019 runways."
"Some of our most sought-after handbags are structured vintage styles. As creative directors dig deeper and deeper into their brand's archives for new inspiration, the top-handle bags that were once popular in the past are experiencing increased interest (double since last year) and demand by an entirely new generation."
"Heading into March, demand for looser-fitting denim increased month over month, so we should see this trend continue throughout the rest of year. The relaxed silhouette is ideal for easy, spring dressing and will be a go-to piece as summer slips into fall and temperatures fluctuate."
"We've seen a huge increase in demand for utility styles, so we're standing behind cargo pants as a trans-seasonal essential. Wear them now with a simple white tank and flat sandals for a look that's both effortless and pulled together. When temperatures dip, pair the pocket pants with a tonal top and cropped jacket."