2020 Hot Spring Wardrobe Trends- Gal Pal Guide


Girlfriends… You made it – you survived the longest month in history. The rain and snow, yikes! The days are getting longer, and the sun is staying up a bit later, and you can finally start thinking about a new spring wardrobe. There are 9 fashion trends that will shape your wardrobe for the next few months. You will love wearing these hot spring trends through this summer. Promise! It’s time to shop for these items now.

I was cleaning out my closet last week and was taking inventory on what spring/summer wardrobe pieces I have that I love. Those that I have not worn much were donated. It always feels so good to start a new season with a fresh look and feel. The fashion icons have dictated what spring and summer items that are going to be hot this season. In reviewing the long list, I wanted to share some of the trends that are easy to pull off and would look great on most.

I usually like to add just a few exciting and fun pieces that I can mix and match with my Spring/Summer wardrobe staples. When you add several new fun, trendy Spring and Summer pieces to your wardrobe, make sure you have the essential pieces in your closet as well. Consider wardrobe essentials (staples) as a canvas and the trendy pieces as the glitter on your canvas for the season.



1. The Colors For This Spring

As you shop for a few fun spring items, keep in mind that color is big this season. The fashion trends for spring and summer include everything from bright neon like colors to soft pastels, even tie-dye.  When I think of spring I start to crave the colors I associate with Easter. Soft pink, blues and greens. The greatest thing about this color trend for spring 2020 is that you don’t have to pick just one favorite color — play with the color wheel or seek out your favorite tones to wear with your skin tone. Embrace pops of  pastels just like you would ice cream sherbet. Yum!  All these colors look great with white, love that clean look.

But since spring is the ideal to break out of your comfort zone, if you are up for it, go bold. Bolder colors and styles. Try something new like a spring leather piece, puffy sleeves or invest in a new big bag.  Add your new trendy pieces with your basic wardrobe essentials you will be wearing with everything this spring and summer.

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2. Spring Leather- lightweight and fun colors

This isn’t your typical summer trend, however; designers have played with lighter shades and lightweight leathers, and items like Bermuda shorts are coming in leather.  I am not sure about you, I have always considered leather as a fall and winter wardrobe must, but it seems leather is set to make its mark in spring this year. Style a leather dress with sneakers or minimal heels and undone hair. Wear a leather jacket half-open over low-slung jeans and simple T-shirt, a closet staple.

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3. Puffed Sleeves

This bold silhouette is popular now, but according to the runways, it’ll be back and better than ever come spring. Just look at how puffy! Choose your level of drama from a slight pouf to an exaggerated statement, you will see puffed sleeves this spring and summer.

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4. Dresses & Tops- With Layers and Lots of Movement

This spring you will be twirling  in tiered dresses- Expanding on that idea for spring 2020 are lovely and light tiered dresses that offers high drama, and maximum twirl-ability. Layered tops also add that fun element which is popular this Spring.  Check out some cute options below.

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5. Fun New Bags- Go Big

I am excited to report that the spring/ summer 2020 bag trends are super fun. That’s a good thing since bags are probably the most useful accessory a woman can have. Extra-large totes were spotted from practically every designer on the runway—allowing us to never leave home again without an extra pair of shoes, magazines, lipsticks, laptop, etc. Big totes and other types of bags are in including cute rope bags.  What better accessory to pair with your espadrilles- than one of the rope bags that were part of the summer 2020 bag trends?

Crocheted bags offered a surprisingly soft touch on the Alexander McQueen runway, in the form of medium-sized bags crocheted out of a beige material and covered in 3D crochet flowers.  Beads are a boho-chic staple, especially in the way they were used to craft the spring/ summer 2020 bags. Straw is always popular in spring in summer.

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6.  Loop Crochet Into Your Spring Look

Crochet was around last year but it seems as if it has come back with gusto! You will see lots of crochet in dresses, tops, bathings suits and bags. I must admit I have always loved crochet. I love the look of wearing a tank top under a crochet sweater.

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7.  Preppy

The trend watchers are all reporting the popular preppy look. The best way to take advantage of this trend is to go with preppy loafers. This season loafers are getting an elevated twist (literally)  with block heels, chunkier soles, and luxe-feeling materials like mock-croc. These elements make loafers even more interesting, polished and more comfortable. Style Tip: A pair of loafers with a very slight heel will keep you comfortable while looking impossibly chic with cropped jeans, an animal-print sweater, and a moto jacket.

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8. Wide Leg Pants and Flared Jeans

If you check out all of the fashion magazines and trend reports, you will see wide legged pants everywhere. But, here is the thing… not everyone can pull off the look, including me. I am 5’3 on a good day so wide legged pants are not a great look for me. Now, for my tall friends, this look is darling!

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9. Polka Dots

Dots are everywhere on the runways this spring.  You will see circles all over spring and summer dresses, blouses and stunning tops. It’s a fun and more refined pattern these days, so get on your dots!


Happy shopping! I hope this Gal Pal guide will save you time and money this season. Please let me know your thoughts and feedback. Thank you!

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  1. Chris Bear says:

    LOVE this – makes me excited for spring and summer ! As always, thank you for inspiring me !

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