Must-Have Outfits for 2019
While it may take some time for the trends of 2019 to fully eclipse the styles that made headlines in 2018, it is never too early to cop out this year’s must-have pieces. For the savvy social media influencer or the amateur fashion retailer, this list of 10 items is a quick preview to this year’s most anticipated fashion trends.
It seems the fad of Beyoncé’s oversized hat from three years ago is just catching up now, but with a more subdued look. From Formation’s stiff, almost-symmetrical number comes a softer version best illustrated by Jacquemus La Bomba. Last summer, the designer had a cult following for the piece, and now more fashion houses are joining in on the fun.
While the bike shorts are still an ongoing trend, especially with the Hadids and Kardashians still rocking them on select occasions, it just may be outshone by the baggier knee-length Bermuda shorts. On top of being perfect for the warm summer months, they are also a gorgeous alternative if you are going for a more androgynous look.
Pleats were already a thing in the runways of 2018, and it appears the world is still not over them. Dubbed the micropleats, they are tighter and more intricate than their predecessors are, and you will be seeing more of them in the coming months. Wearing a pleated outfit is a sure way to catch attention as pleats not only provide movement, but also a dynamic silhouette to your body.
No need to endure the pain for the sake of fashion because, thanks to Valentino and Simone Rocha, going out will be a whole lot comfier. Forgo the high-heeled stilettos in favor of some fancy flats. Open-toed sandals and slip-ons with fringes will dominate the streets this year.
2018 was a year of unpredictable weather, so being too prepared with your outfits isn’t necessarily a bad idea. Lucky for you, a waterproof jacket — whether transparent or in bold colors — is now considered a must-have statement piece. Upgrade the look with a pair of knee-high wellington boots.
Remember making your own tie-dye shirt way back in middle school? Time to take them out again because tie-dye is making a comeback in a big way in 2019. It is not just exclusively on shirts anymore. From coats to belts, the fun tie-dye patterns will be everywhere.
Blame last autumn’s obsession with cowboy boots that anything that has fringe on it is going to be in everyone’s closet this year. You will see this western-inspired trend in everything, from skirts to jackets, earrings to handbags, and even on footwear. The fringe is so versatile that it can easily add drama to any plain outfit.
Outfits in any bright hue will certainly be an in thing to have. Definitely sucks for people who are sensitive to neon colors because 2019 will be defined by bold, eye-catching tones. The runways have been filed with a variety of neon oranges, greens, and of course, yellows.
Bold shoulders have always been a thing, but instead of the padded and sharp-edged numbers people are used to seeing, puffier versions will be taking over 2019. These puffy shoulders work well with feminine dresses with square necklines. Pray for a lot of clear skies ahead because this outfit works best without a coat.
It is hard to ignore sequins, especially if they have been so prevalent on catwalks in recent fashion shows. What used to be a staple in the festive party scene, sequinned outfits will be more prominent in the coming spring and summer months. This year, they will be lighter and softer, taking into account the rise in temperature.
Bonus: What to do with old clothes
Trends come and go, and it is inevitable for you to change your sartorial preferences every now and then. Your clothes will eventually pile up, and some of them may be unused permanently. To avoid crowding your closet or creating clutter, you can sell your clothes online and earn extra cash so you can buy 2019’s fashion offerings. If not, you can always donate your clothes to charity and help people in need of durable, decent clothes.
The year of creativity
If you haven’t noticed it yet, 2019 is going to be an interesting year for fashion. Talk about bold and bright colors and some of the most dramatic silhouettes. But it is also about comfort and functionality, with flat shoes, looser shorts and jackets leading the crusade.