Fashion trends move on quickly but if you want to stay ahead of the curve, you have to keep up with the predictions for the year ahead. In 2019, it’s all about texture, colour and keeping accessories oversized and bold. These are the trends to take note of for 2019 if you want to look pulled together and stylish.
If you had been paying attention on social media last summer, you’ll have spotted the Jacquemus La Bomba hat that made its way onto your Instagram feed. It’s become associated with SS18 and brands are now trying to replicate the cult status this summer with oversized hats and variations of last year’s classic. But it’s not just headwear that’s being amped up – look to earrings, headbands and hair accessories, as well as bags for inspiration and ways to exaggerate your outfit.
This one isn’t for the faint-hearted – neon is going to be a big trend this year and after several seasons of all things pastel filling our wardrobes, it’s a definite contrast. Jasper Conran had models wearing a double dose of neon on the catwalk, which is one for those wanting to make bolder sartorial choices in 2019. This trend isn’t just for women either – both men and women were walking fashion shows draped in custom t shirts with fluorescent garments of bright magenta, yellow and orange.
Cycling shorts, slouchy t-shirts and jersey separates are all going to be big news this year, which is great news for anyone looking for a comfortable option. For this trend, take your inspiration from surfing, skating and cycling looks. Lycra shorts, oversized sweats and blazers were all seen on the runways, made more glamourous by being teamed with jewellery and beachy hair. Some claim it’s the Kardashian effect, but one thing is for sure, cycling shorts and custom Athleisure wear are going to be everywhere for the foreseeable future.
Everyone from Burberry to Gucci and Calvin Klein led the way with leopard print, leading to a rise in popularity among shoppers. Animal motifs regularly crop up in fashion trends and this one is commonly referred to as fashion’s best friend, as it’s a trend that pairs well with wardrobe staples without you feeling like you need to overdo it from head to toe. And that’s a definite spin on leopard print for 2019 – it’s a more elegant take. From classic midi skirts to delicate separates and neutral shades, the key to this look is to pare it down and don’t go too mad with the printed items.
In keeping with the elegant stance on leopard print, beige was a common theme among designers for this year too, whether it was in silky dresses, baggy hoodies to elegant tailoring and trench coats. Soft, neutral colours like off-white, blush and biscuit are set to be a chic way to wear pale colours and look sophisticated. This trend can easily be combined with others too, such as leopard print or the oversized trend, for extra fashion brownie points.