We know you were just getting into the swing of things with your winter wardrobe. That said, now that 2018 is behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming fashion trends taking charge in 2019. Don’t worry—spring isn’t quite here yet, so there are a couple of months to transition your wardrobe for the new season.
If you’re already feeling the pressure to immediately clean out your closet, we suggest a piecemeal approach. Purchase one thing at a time, stick to trends that work for you, and don’t feel like you need to completely revamp your look. Trends can be subtly woven in, in the ways that work for you and your budget. That’s what true style is all about.
Here’s what fashion trends you can expect as 2019 rolls on:
While bike shorts are certainly an unexpected twist in fashion trends, they are an easy addition to your new wardrobe. You might be asking yourself, bike shorts are for the Tour de France, not Paris Fashion Week, right? Believe it or not, elevated bike shorts as a trend have been slowly creeping into the fashion world since 2018, when Off-White’s Spring runway collection prominently featured the look. They’ve since appeared in a number of Spring 2019 shows, and everyone – from Fashionista to Women’s Wear Daily – is forecasting them as one of the hottest trends of 2019.
Bike shorts are surprisingly versatile and easy to style. You can dress them up with a loose fitting blazer, pumps, and a chunky, top handle bag. Another one of our favorite looks is to wear them under your favorite slip dress that’s just a touch too short. They add a unique flare and are a great way to add a subtle splash of color to any look.
Remember neon? It seems like the last time we saw neon was sometime during the mid-aughts. Neon is one of those trends that comes to us in waves every couple of years and we are pleased to announce the look’s addition to 2019 fashion trends.
Neon is great because it can be bold subtle and bold. You can go with a luminous statement dress, or you can use it as an accent on a more down-to-earth look. in 2019, try to complement neon accents with more sober color palettes. One way to incorporate neon into your wardrobe is to wear a pair of neon earrings with a black dress, or pair neon stilettos with simple jeans and a cotton tee.
Neon is interesting because it pairs well with a larger profile of colors than you might expect it to. Whether you’re wearing neon with more neutral colors, jewel tones, or other neon, you’ll be impressed with how it livens up your look this year.
PVC AND LATEX
In 2018, PVC and latex were popular materials in accessories, and according to StyleCaster, they’re back in a big way in 2019. Expect to see PVC and latex coats, skirts, bags, shoes, dresses, and pants…everywhere. Although they’re fun, eye-catching, and definitely a breath of fresh air from the usual fashion fare, they’re not immediately intuitive materials to style. We recommend limiting how many PVC or latex pieces you include in a look because they can quickly become hot and uncomfortable.
In addition to that, it can be difficult to find a shape that works well with your body type. One easy work around for this is picking up a pair of PVC or latex leggings. They work well with most body shapes and you won’t get as overheated in them as you might in a full PVC or latex dress. When styling a full look, keep mind that the materials are best paired with light, simple embellishments, like this drum gold chain necklace.
FRINGE, FRINGE, FRINGE
Fringing is all the rage right now, and it’s a trend that’s going international. One explanation for this might be the “modern hippie” renaissance that’s going on in the fashion world. We’re also seeing a resurgence of tie-dye, wider cut pants, feathers-as-accessories, and denim vests. Fringe is a great look on everything from dresses to blouses, but we love it most on purses.
We hope you’re as excited for the trends ahead as we are. So far, the 2019 trend forecast is fun, youthful, and most importantly, easy. The looks we’re seeing pop up across runway shows and on racks work for every body type and price point. If you’re feeling a little shy, our general recommendation is to test with accessories before committing to the full look. It’s one of the best ways to see if a look is working for you, without the hassle of having to dive into the deep end with something that might be less familiar.