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Trending Spring Clothes and Accessories That Don’t Have an Expiration Date

Design: theSkimm | Photos: Reformation, Free People
April 8, 2024

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Buying into trends can be risky when trend cycles turn over so quickly. But it can also be a fun way to accent your personal style and liven up a wardrobe that’s become formulaic. So we’re bringing you clothes, shoes, and accessories that toe the line between current and timeless — while they might be in this spring’s style forecast, you can still go back to them year after year without someone saying, “That’s so 2024.” All you could ask for.



A metallic button-up that spans seasons…

This sheer button-up is made of plissé fabric that makes it look way more expensive than it is. Wear it when going out with your girlfriends, over your swimsuit at the beach, then around the holidays since it looks like tinsel. Trends may come and go, but sheer button-ups are forever. ($44.90, Target)

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A sheer bra that’s incredibly comfortable…

This breathable bra feels like wearing nothing, courtesy of the cooling, lightweight mesh material. It still provides enough lift under a nice top or dress, even without an underwire, and looks cute peeking out of a button-up shirt. Even if sheer stops being in, it’ll always be appropriate for your lingerie drawer. ($46, EBY)

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The only sheer dress you’ll ever need…

If you’re really going in on the sheer trend, make it this dress. Every detail is better than the last, from the straight, strapless neckline to the knotted side slit. With a strapless slip dress or bodysuit, you can wear it out and about without a care in the world. It also makes a chic outfit for your next vacation. ($178, Reformation)

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A pair of ballet flats that cover two trends…

Ballet flats are here to stay. Separate yourself from the crowd with this sheer version that has an added Mary Jane strap across the middle. They’re playful, comfortable, and look great with everything from your favorite weekend jeans to dresses and skirts. Plus, your feet won’t get hot in the summer sun. ($115, Anthropologie)

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Red Accessories


The baseball cap everyone’s wearing…

Even Taylor Swift. Last year’s all-red-everything trend is still going strong, and a cherry red baseball cap is an easy way to accent your outfit with the shade. This cotton chino hat is great for the beach, but also lends a cool girl vibe to a T-shirt and jeans or dress. ($50, Revolve)

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A pair of sandals that renewed our J.Crew obsession…

This comeback brand has always cranked out hits in the shoe department, but we love the classy simplicity of these slip-on sandals. They’re a two-strap style made of soft leather that molds to your feet with wear. They also come in a snakeskin version we love if a pop of color isn’t your thing. ($198, J.Crew)

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A red bag that’s the next big iteration of the hue…

As the red trend evolves for this year, we’re seeing deeper variations like oxblood, wine, and cranberry. This deep red bag is a style that’s already a favorite of one of our editors. The shape is chic, and the vegan leather looks way more expensive than it is. You’ll be using this through summer and into fall. ($89, Amazon)

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Cobalt Blue


A comfortable sneaker by an underrated brand…

Step aside, Sambas. We’ve been seeing Golas pop up everywhere, and for good reason, since they’re some of the most comfortable sneakers we’ve ever worn. The next It Color? Cobalt blue. Snap these up before they inevitably sell out. ($110, Anthropologie)

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A tiered maxi dress that’s easy and breezy…

When a trend is a color, you know it’ll age well. You’ll be pulling this bright blue maxi dress with its classic silhouette out of your closet for years to come. It even looks great worn with a sweater or blazer to the office. ($59, Nordstrom)

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A pair of track pants you’ll wear more than you think…

Want to give off the ultimate cool girl vibes? Wear track pants instead of leggings the next time you run errands. They’re loose and breezy, pair well with your favorite tee and sneakers, and come in this eye-catching blue we can’t stop thinking about. There’s nothing more classic than a pair of Adidas track pants, even in this trendy color. ($80, Adidas)

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Cowboy boots that get better with age…

Thanks to Beyoncé’s new album, we’re officially in our cowboy era. As you break in these stitched boots, the leather will get softer and develop a worn-in look and feel you won’t be able to find in any vintage store. They come in several colors and a few limited-edition two-tone colorways. ($295, Tecovas)

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A fringed cardigan that says yee-haw…

When you park your horse (SUV) outside the saloon (Target) and pop in for a minute, you’ll turn heads in this fringed cardigan. It’s giving early Ralph Lauren Western vibes (aka, it’s a classic), and looks good with jeans or a dress. We love the way it’s styled on the model with a wide belt cinching the waist. ($99.99, Mango)

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A cowboy hat that doesn’t scream “rodeo”…

If you want to do cowboy lite, a straw hat is a good place to start. This one has a classic cowboy hat shape but isn’t over the top in any way, so you won’t feel like you’re wearing a costume. Both the tan and white colors would look cute with a simple jean shorts and tee outfit or with your swimsuit at the beach. Think of it as a sun hat with a Texan accent. ($49, Nordstrom)

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All Denim Everything

Free People

Denim slides that make us nostalgic…

Okay, Dr. Scholl’s, we see you. These denim sandals are part of their collaboration with Free People and come with a textured chevron upper and the traditional wood sole. They look so ’70s worn with wide-leg jeans and even better with an all-denim outfit. ($158, Free People)

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Monday Swimwear

A denim underwire top we’re currently coveting…

The moment we spotted this denim top from one of our favorite swimwear brands, we knew it was our next buy. We have this underwire top in several colors, and we love that it offers support while still being sexy and fun. It works well for larger bust sizes, too. Grab the matching bottom for a Canadian tuxedo on the sand. ($98, Monday Swimwear)

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Abercrombie & Fitch

A denim mini dress you can dress up or down…

We’ve never seen a denim mini dress we didn’t like. This one has a fitted bodice with a flared skirt, so you won’t feel constricted when you’re sitting down. The dark wash makes it appropriate for your evening plans if you throw on a heeled bootie. May we suggest these? ($90, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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Playing With Length

Alo Yoga

A capri legging perfect for warm weather…

Welcome to capri season, baby. We can’t quite remember why this length of pants ever went out of style when it’s clearly just right for spring temperatures. These are high-waisted, lightly compressive, and great for your daily walks. ($88, Alo Yoga)

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A pair of long suit shorts I just bought…

Hi, it’s me, popping in to say I’m all in on the Bermuda shorts trend (a hot take, I know). As a certified shorts girl, I purchased these because I can get away with wearing them to the office or out to dinner and the fit is absolutely perfect. I also picked up the matching vest, and the entire outfit together is a knockout. ($275, Shopbop)

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Capri trousers to take the trend to work…

Between the skinny leg and the removable belt, these trousers are really taking us back, and we’re here for it. Remember how cute capri pants used to look with an elegant pointed-toe heel? You can have that again. Carrie Bradshaw would be so proud. ($49.99, Mango)

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