“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”
– Miuccia Prada

What do you want to say this spring? I always look forward to the seasons changing, but my reasons are different than most. It’s not because of the change in weather; it’s for the change in wardrobe. As the designer runways and red carpet influence the fashion landscape for the upcoming spring season, we bring you some of the top looks for spring.

We shot this at the fabulous new Graduate Nashville hotel as a regional article for StyleBlueprint. While we pulled looks from local boutiques, keep an eye out for these top trends at your city’s local retailers. From feathers and hot pants to leather and sequins, here are the top Spring 2020 trends!

8 Spring Trends & How to Wear Them

Trend: Prints

Prints that were inspired by 1960s wallpaper (aka psychedelic) were on many of the major runways. This leaf print jacket is an option that, while on-trend, is more sophisticated. It has a matching dress that brings to mind Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera when worn together. We went in another direction and incorporated another trend — tonal dressing — by pairing it over mist blue underpinnings.

From J. McLaughlin: J. McLaughlin blue/white/indigo leaf print jacket, $328 | From Oak Hall: Theory mist blue sleeveless mock turtleneck, $265; Theory mist blue cropped pants, $275 | From Stacey Rhodes Boutique: Sofia ivory handbag with gunmetal chain, $265 | From K. McCarthy: Mulholland leather necklace with horn, $78

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Trend: Hot Pants (or Shorts)

Another trend that designers are embracing this season is hot pants. For most consumers, this will translate into shorts. A suit look with shorts is modern and fresh. A contrasting print blouse and a nod to another trend — feathers — complete the look.

From Oak Hall: Alexis ecru and French blue striped jacket, $695; Alexis ecru and French blue striped shorts, $395; Loeffler Randall oyster feather handbag, $350 | From J. McLaughlin: J. McLaughlin navy and tan pinwheel patch blouse, $228 | From Cindi Earl: Alex Sepkus 18k gold vine earrings, $3,750; Alex Sepkus detachable gold and sterling silver with black rhodium finish necklace, $3,885; Armenta sterling silver with black rhodium finish bangles, $1,160, $1,990 and $1,260

Trend: White Leather

Ushering in spring with white is always a fantastic way to start the season, and doing it with leather ups your fashion game. To showcase this trend, we opted for an embossed faux leather sheath.

From Stacey Rhodes Boutique: Julie Brown white embossed dress, $180 | From K. McCarthy: gold bead necklace, $128

Trend: Black & White

We did shorts again to ground another spring staple: black and white. This time we maximized the effect by pairing a graphic top with a python print belt bag.

From K. McCarthy: Crosby white/black graphic top with ruffle sleeve, $178; Marie Oliver black shorts, $188; horn cuff, $75; black earrings, $68 | From Stacey Rhodes Boutique: JJ Winters python belt bag, $179

Trend: All White

For an after-5 p.m. look, we went back to all white. This elegant and minimal design not only showcases details like a low V-back and the crystal beading on the side that actually starts at the back, but it also showcases the wearer and allows her to shine.

From Oak Hall: 3.1 Phillip Lim white dress with deep – back and crystal details, $995 | From Style Pantry: Sachin & Babi pearl earrings, $295 | From Cindi Earl: Jude Francis sterling silver and white topaz bracelet, $1,230

Trend: Sequins

A little sparkle goes a long way. Though many designers did sequins in color, we opted to go metallic and neutral. This makes it easier to pair the look with amazing accessories.

From The Warehouse Collective: Sofia silver sequin dress, $90 | From K. McCarthy: Courtland beaded crossbody, $78 | From Cindi Earl: Jude Francis white gold huggies, $690; Jude Francis white gold and diamond frames, $2,670; Jude Francis white topaz drops, $580; Jude Francis sterling silver and white topaz bracelet, $1,230

Trend: Florals as the Main Event

We all know that Miranda Priestly mocked florals for spring as “groundbreaking.” They may not be groundbreaking, but an abstract ’60s psychedelic print is both pretty and on-trend. Florals are perfect for spring events and garden weddings!

From Oak Hall: Jason Wu pink floral dress, $650 | From Cindi Earl: Phillip Gabriel 14k gold and diamond bracelet, $1,970; The Mazza Company 18k gold and carved white topaz earrings, $2,660

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Trend: Florals as the Accent

Here we showcase more psychedelic florals, but this time we paired a trenchcoat over a velvet jumpsuit. Always think about adding a few key pieces to what you already have to maximize your seasonal purchases, as well as your existing wardrobe.

From The Warehouse Collective: Rino & Pelle olive floral trenchcoat, $130; Amanda Uprichard hot pink velvet strapless jumpsuit, $118 | From Stacey Rhodes Boutique: Jenny Bird multi-chain link necklace, $195

Cheers to a well-dressed spring!

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