Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week (or you just don’t follow fashion) then you would probably know that Saturday marked the end of New York Fashion Week. Now even for a Fashion Merchandising Alum like me, fashion week is both incredible and confusing. The trends that we see walking runways during events like fashion week can often be overwhelming and intimidating. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Today I am going to break down some of my favorite trends for 2019, as well as show you how to incorporate them in your everyday style.
That’s So 70s Style
One trend that was popular on the Spring/Summer 2019 runways was 70s inspired looks. This included bright scarf prints, warm earth tones, corduroy, and crochet and fringe details. The easiest and cheapest way to incorporate this 70s inspired trend is to thrift for vintage pieces. Focus on things like corduroy pants, scarf print blouses, skirts, or dress, crochet bags, and fringe on everything.
As I’m sure you all know, the infamous fanny pack is back in style. And while I wasn’t so sure a the beginning, I am now a full fledged fanny pack enthusiast. This trend consists of cargo pants, khaki and army fatigue tones, fanny packs/belt bags, large pocket details, camouflage, and boiler suits/jump suits. Wear masculine inspired pieces and throw on a fanny pack to carry all your things hands free and you’re good to go!
Wild Animal Print
A trend that isn’t going any where any time soon is animal print. Animal print has been huge over the past year, and it is only going to get bigger. Runways for Spring/Summer 2019 showed that animal print is here to stay, and I’m not complaining. These leopard print pants are an absolute fave right now in my wardrobe, and honestly, I don’t want to let them go. I didn’t think animal print could be so versatile, but adding a touch of leopard, cheetah, or snakeskin can elevate and transform even the plainest of outfits.
Yet another decade that is making a comeback is the 80s. Things like shoulder pads, puffy sleeves, pant suits, chunky belts, pleats, midi length skirts, and gaudy accessories are going to be very popular this year. Take inspiration from the eighties by wearing a strong shouldered blazer, belting it for an extra flattering effect. Add some layered, chunky gold accessories, and you are ready to go back in time.
With the re-release of the iconic Dior saddlebag, prominent logo designs are becoming a huge trend. The easiest way to accomplish this is to focus on popular brands: Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Fila, Guess, Micheal Kors, etc. The more pronounced and obvious the logo, the better. Bonus points if you ind a piece with a repeated logo as part of the pattern. I know this trend may sound expensive, and it definitely can be, but the best thing to do is start with things you already have in your closet. From there, thrift stores and places like TJ Maxx or Marshall’s are the best way to hop on this trend without dropping the big bucks.
Wild Wild West
If you know me, then you know that I am the last person to condone cowboy boots, and I still don’t own a pair, but they are going to be everywhere this year. Whether they are true vintage cowboy boots, or modern western-inspired boots, they are on the feet of every blogger out there. To go with our western theme, plaid, fringe, prairie dresses, suede, and leather belts are everything you need to look on trend without looking like you walked straight off the set of a John Wayne movie.
Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite trend for the year: monochrome! I used to shy away from wearing all one color, but a look like this can make such a statement, while also looking fashionable. This trend is also the easiest to accomplish, because you most certainly have these pieces in your closet. Just pair multiple pieces of the same color in various shades, and voila you have a monochromatic outfit! It’s so easy, and oh so chic. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.
Were you shocked by any of these trend predictions? Which ones are you most excited to add to your every day style? Let me know in the comments down below!