2020 Spring Fashion Trends plus A Reader with a Spring Color Palette

Pamela Lutrell Shows Spring Trends

I have so much to share with you today on this February Tuesday hoping to put a smile on your face and a “spring” to your step.  Today, I have one more reader’s style adjectives to share with you (Yes, it’s a Pamela)…2020 Spring Fashion Trends…and inspiration for all of you spring ladies out there!

Pamela Lutrell shows neon for spring 2020 trend


I know, I know most of us are freezing and not ready to discuss spring fashion, but it is good to know what will be in style in case you are ready to do a little warm weather shopping.  I found most of the trends from Harper’s Bazaar to be, well, bazaar.  So, I organized these by what I thought of them…of course, you can disagree and even plead your case.  As of right now, there are more trends I will not participate in than ones I will.  Also, this is only from one publication and often, more trends appear other places.  I like to know trends because I like to be current, fresh and youthful and trends helps with communicating those messages. 

Spring Trends I believe I will leave at the stores

  1. Disco, wide collars
  2. Crochet tops, skirts, dresses, shorts
  3. Hot Pants (wore them in college, those days are long gone)
  4. Neon Colors (like the neon orange above) and Tie- Dye (again, wore in my past and not in my style story now)
  5. Bra Tops (just no)
  6. Tiered Skirts (maybe……)
  7. Feathered Tops…especially in black for formal events. (I might look like Big Bird, but it could be elegant, might try one on)
  8. Spring faux leathers (our climate is too warm for this)
  9. Enlarged Polka Dots (another maybe, but I have felt clownish in them in the past)

Spring Trends I would be more open to

  1. Fun colorful prints, including suit jackets
  2. Suits with Bermuda shorts (if my legs are tan)
  3. Color of the Year – Blue
  4. Artistic Tote Bags

What do you plan to be wearing this spring?  I plan to go for lighter colors than I normally wear…I am attempting to warm up to pastels…it is a work in progress.  But, I also want to have fun with accessories, and I said last week, I am looking for a colorful fun tote bag!

Pamela Lutrell shows Rainbow Gardens in San Antonio

Also, a couple of years ago there were BEES (Yes the buzzing kind) on everything like the purse I am showing below.  So far the most fun item I have seen with bees (besides lots of jewelry) are these cute shoes at DSW!  These are pretty cute, so if they are buzzing in your brain, get them soon.

Pamela Lutrell on Bee Embellishments


Let’s continue inspiring readers to look their best!  Since we are discussing spring today, I selected Pamela to feature because she noted that she is a SPRING color palette.  She desires to communicate with her fashion that she is classy, polished, professional, elegant, and colorful!

Pamela Lutrell shows colors Springs Wear

Here is a SPRING color chart from Pinterest.   Perfect for Spring wouldn’t you say?  One thing that jumps out at me is that the bright blue color of the year is NOT on in this palette.  But, there are beautiful colors here to work with for warmer weather.  So, I have put together the slideshow below with Pamela in mind and women like her who desire to communicate these five adjective which are definitely women of strength and for those who are SPRINGS!

Spring In Your Step Now?  at least make sure you



By Pamela Lutrell


  1. What will I be wearing thus Spring? Probably my old standbys Navy and white.
    I will accent with hot pink or a bit of yellow but yellows are so difficult. I do like yellow with certain blue shades though! Searching…..

  2. I really don’t change my colors year to year. I had my chart done years ago and know which colors suit me best. I do not like polka dots at all, will not wear them. All that 70s styling—been there done that! I was in my 20s during the 70s and wore all that. Some styles just don’t do well again.

  3. Unlike Linda V, I love polka dots. But, they can’t be very big at all. Proportions is key. There is a tiered red polka dot skirt at Talbot’s that I have my eye on. But, I sew. I am currently making a non tiered similar version in a smaller dot. For this spring, I am embracing blue. I love blue and it looks terrific on me. So, I have been dream shopping and sewing for the season. I am in weight loss mode, so don’t want to invest a lot of money in clothes right now.
    As for the trends you mentioned, I agree on just about every front.

  4. Yes, I love polka dots too. My favorites are small white polka dots on a navy or chocolate brown background on a dress, blouse, skirt or cigarette pants.

  5. Yes – I had my color chart done back in the mid 70s and I’ve used that information ever since. Some colors can make your complexion look like you should be in a coffin, and some can make you look healthy and fantastic. This ‘rule’ is for colors close to you face – you can get away with any color below the belt.

    There is evidence that wearing a color that does not benefit your complexion can result in others’ treatment to you, however subtle it may be.

  6. Such a fresh palette! I do wear polka dots, but the small ones rather than oversized…Bermuda shorts are a no for me as I am short and just don’t find them flattering but I love cropped pants and capris. I also sew and am planning some floaty tops in fun prints!

  7. We must be on the same wavelength this week, Pam. I’ve just finished writing my blog post for Friday and it’s all about the trends for spring 2020! I used Harpers Bazaar as well as several other resources. I see a lot of 1970s rerun happening and like you, there are things I wore back then that I won’t be wearing again this time around. Hot pants at 67? I don’t think so!

    As a Spring, I appreciate your focus on that palette today. I see that you’ve included several items in red in your slideshow which is especially appropriate with Valentine’s Day this week, but I will add one comment. Those of us who are Springs need to be careful which reds we choose. An orangey red is much more flattering on us than one with a bluish tone.

  8. Well, I like style of the orange top but I’d never wear orange. As for the rest, just no!

  9. I am happy to see pastels as I look much better in them than I do in bright colors. That orange top above is gorgeous — it has a bit of a muted tone to it so it isn’t overly bright.

    I am seeing a lot of soft coral this year and I think it is such a beautiful color. I’ll probably incorporate that into my wardrobe with either a top or scarf. I think it would pair nicely with grey.

    Most of those other trends are definitely not for me. I’ll leave them for someone else who would better appreciate them.

  10. I love the orange top that ties on the side. I’d definitely wear that one! I agree pretty much on your trend comments. Personally, I don’t think that ’70’s fashion was all that attractive and would not care to revisit that. I love and wear polka dots and have always considered them a classic. Interesting that I navigate toward those but run from animal prints. I’m hoping that by the dots trending, they don’t take over the way leopard has. I honestly don’t “need” any clothes for warm weather, I’m kind of overstocked for the spring and summer, but would definitely replace a few things if I found the absolute perfect fit. I kind of like the sheer trend and might consider participating in that one. I’m doing a lot of “window shopping” right now, and studying catalogs, to determine what to add and what to let go of. With all the warmer weather clothes being featured now, it really puts me in the mood for spring!

  11. I, too, will not be wearing any 70s reruns because as you noted “Been there. Done that.” Although, picturing myself in a bra top & hot pants, at this stage in my life, did make me laugh. I like the idea of a floral print in a jacket or top, so I will keep my eyes open for those & a new fun tote bag. I am ready to incorporate some lighter colors into my wardrobe. In fact, I’m wearing pink instead of the usual red for Valentine’s Day. My husband got me a cute pair of Kate Spade pink heart earrings for Christmas, so I’ll wear a pink top to go with those. Besides, I wore a lot of red for Christmas & last week for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign. I’m ready to think Spring even if the weather says differently.

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