6 Trends Worth Investing In That'll See You Through the Entire Year

We have a whole host of thrilling new trends to excite our sartorial senses this upcoming spring season—from long shorts to supersize collars and '70s graphic prints. But which trends have real sticking power that you can wear on repeat throughout the entire year? Today, we’re sharing the trends worth investing in that are wholly fashion-forward yet easy enough to translate from spring to fall and winter. As F/W 20 fashion month is coming to an end, we’ve already taken copious notes on the overarching trends that will continue to reign supreme as we head into the cold-weather season. Scroll below for the most popular trends worth investing in that were prevalent on the S/S and F/W 20 runways and therefore will unquestionably see you through the year ahead. Now there’s a smart investment.


Leather continues to reign supreme as one of the biggest trends of the year. From classic black to colorful separates, if there's one item we highly recommend investing in, it's unquestionably a leather dress, shirt, pants, skirt, or jacket—everything goes!


Givenchy S/S 20 Runway
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Coach F/W 20 Runway:
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Suits and sharp tailoring continue to be a huge trend from spring to fall in 2020. The addition of layers such as sweaters, shirts, waistcoats, and overcoats will add dimension and give the look a modern touch. 


Jil Sander S/S 20 Runway
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Victoria Beckham F/W 20 Runway
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Statement Sleeves

From exaggerated, billowy puff sleeves to ruffle shoulder details, statement sleeves are trending hard this year. Opt for a chic puff-sleeve blouse, jacket, or dress. They're guaranteed to get you through every day-to-night event throughout the year in the utmost style.


Louis Vuitton S/S 20 Runway
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MaxMara F/W 20 Runway
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Belts are the accessory of choice for 2020—seen in abundance on the spring and fall runways and particularly popular cinched at the waist over blazers and coats. An effortless, easy (and affordable) way to look wholly on trend this year. 


Michael Kors S/S 20 Runway
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Prada F/W 20 Runway
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High Shine

The S/S 20 runways pleasantly surprised us with sparkle and shine, from colorful sequin suits to metallic skirts and shimmering accessories—proving that a little glitz doesn't have to be reserved for holiday parties. Luckily, the F/W 20 runways are continuing the trend in full force, which means those shiny skirts will see us through summer (with flat sandals and a tee) and winter (with heels and a party top).


Balmain S/S 20 Runway
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Alberta Ferretti F/W 20 Runway
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Reinvented Trench Coat

There's never a bad time to invest in a trench coat. It's timeless and classic and works with practically every outfit. For 2020, we're seeing trench coats reinvented with modern and unique detailing—off-the-shoulder silhouettes, asymmetric designs, and cool cutouts. Whatever you choose, it'll surely take you through the year with stylish ease.


JW Anderson S/S 20 Runway
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Burberry F/W 20 Runway
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Up next, here's how to shop spring's biggest top trends for under $100.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.