Trends to Look Out for in 2019

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.

Modern Utility

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.

80s Vibes

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.

Logo Mania

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!

Love, Kendall

Today’s Look: The Two Trends I Used to Hate

Hello everyone! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. I spent the weekend back home with my family, and left feeling rejuvenated and motivated to take on this week! I guess we will see how long that lasts.

Today I wanted to share an outfit with you that I was initially very skeptical about: boyfriend jeans and camouflage. I realize that neither of these trends are new, and I’m a little late to the party, but it took me awhile to fully get on board. In my mind, boyfriend jeans only looked flattering on skinny girls, and camouflage was meant for hunting. Boy was I wrong! These two items have quickly become my college winter uniform.


Jeans: Old Navy (on sale for $30!)  Jacket: Old Navy (also on sale for $30!)  Sweater: Target (old)  Belt: Anne Klein  Shoes: Puma  Purse: Ross

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Boyfriend jeans are meant to fit your waist like regular jeans, but loosely fit your legs and hips. Plus, these jeans are a straight cut so they do not taper at the bottom of the leg. I always thought that of all the extra material would make me look heavier than I am, but this cut is actually more flattering on me than skinny jeans. I got these in my regular size, and they fit like a dream. They have a slight high waist, light wash, and distressing on both legs.

I have a love/hate relationship with distressed jeans, and by that I mean that when I try to buy distressed jeans, they are never as distressed as I want them. They are either too distressed or not distressed enough, but these are just right. I never knew how comfortable jeans could be until I started wearing boyfriend jeans! I typically belt them with something tucked in the front, because this is an overall more flattering silhouette. But you can wear them with things untucked as well.


Because the jeans are so light, I paired them with this dark grey turtleneck sweater for some contrast. This sweater has been a favorite of mine since I got it at Target a couple years ago. The chunky knit helps add a textural element to the outfit. To top the outfit off I added my new favorite jacket: this Old Navy camo utility jacket. Like I said before, I always thought camouflage was only meant for hunting. And if camo was worn for fashion it always came off as tacky to me.

When camouflage started making its rounds as a trend, I kind of rolled my eyes and avoided it. And then this jacket came into work one day, and it immediately caught my eye. I have this same jacket is two other colors, khaki and olive green, so I knew that I would like the fit of it. I tried it on one day just for the heck of it, and fell in love. I wasn’t sure how I would style it at the time, but I knew I had to have it. And I know that I am eating my words, but camo definitely works as a neutral! You can wear it with anything, and it adds pattern and interest to even the most casual outfit. I find myself reaching for this jacket almost everyday, and it pairs so well with boyfriend jeans, a tee shirt or sweater, and sneakers. This has basically become my everyday cool girl outfit.IMG_5782IMG_5875IMG_5787

When it came down to accessories, I knew I wanted to wear my new Puma Ignite sneakers. I got these for Christmas and have literally not taken them off since. They are a creamy off-white color, and they definitely give my Adidas Superstars a break. I chose them because they are different from any other sneakers I have. Most of my collection is flat and round, much like the shape of the superstars, but these provide more support for my foot and are insanely comfortable. I also think they are a lot easier to clean than my Adidas. But don’t worry! They still have a special place in my heart.

To me, this outfit is very model off duty, effortless, and cool. I am obsessed.

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If you take away one thing from today’s post it should be to never judge a trend without first trying it out yourself. Never be afraid to try something new, especially when it comes to fashion. And no matter what, be comfortable and confident in your own skin!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts on the camouflage and boyfriend jeans trend. What trends do you hate, and do you think you will give them a chance now?


See you guys next week!

Love, Kendall