I Spot Trends for a Living—Here's Everything I'm Buying for Spring

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As a fashion editor, I'm acutely aware of all the current trends on the scene and have basically made it a pastime of mine to uncover emerging micro-trends about to make it big next. Since I spend so much of my time trendspotting and reporting on the styles that are in and out, I tend to rack up a massive shopping list for all the holes in my own closet. At the start of each new season, I keep a running tab of all the pieces I want to add to my wardrobe to nail each of the overarching trends I'm seeing.

On my list of trendy spring clothes for 2020 are items such as ankle-tie sandals, shoulder bags, and wide-leg jeans (just to name a few) that represent each of the larger trends I want to test out myself. By keeping a list like this, I'm able to avoid making impulsive purchases and ensure that each item I add to my virtual shopping cart is one that I'll be satisfied within several months' time.

I own this pair in black, but I honestly might need them in ecru now too.

Pinstripes are a major suiting trend to look out for this spring.

The sculptural shape of this bag really stands out.

Jacquemus? On sale? And still in stock? It must be a miracle.

Meet the 2020 version of barely there sandals.

The boning in this top is seriously stunning.

Trust me—this is just as cozy in person as it looks.

I love a sophisticated going-out top.

The only skirt trend that really matters right now.

Emma Roberts just brought back the halter top, and TBH, I'm so here for it.

Give your outfits that elevated feel.

A fresh take on your standard blazer.

Just in case you like compliments.

Can you tell I have a thing for baby blue right now?

My work tote desperately needs an upgrade, and this is it.

I'm smiling at the thought of wearing this.

I think I'm finally ready to try Bermudas.

Does it count if I already ordered these?

Next up, discover the five micro-trends I predict will blow up this spring.

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