2018 was a year that focused on monochromatic looks, cropped pants, fringe, and Pantone lavender. Mostly, it was a renaissance period that brought back some classic to the fashion world.
In street fashion, the chunky trainers and cycling shorts of the ’90s became popular again as well as cat-eyed sunglasses. Off-shoulders and early 2000s fashion came back in vogue, too. Now it’s time to look forward to this year’s fashion trends and see what 2019 has in store for fashionistas across the world.
1. Street Upgrade
Last year, street wear was all about luxe athleisure, as previously pointed out here on 360 Magazine. Everyone was basically in comfy joggers or stylish leggings while upping their sneaker game. While the trend isn’t going away just yet, we’re seeing a lot more utility clothes on the streets. Watch out for khaki trousers, combat boots, utility jumpsuits, and a lot of boxy jackets. There’s definitely an emphasis on neutral tones that go with the whole boiler jumpsuit look.
Khaki and muted colors are in style, but so are vivid colors. In fact, neon keeps making a splash on high-profile runways and they’re already being welcomed by some of the biggest influencers. The Kardashian-Jenner clan were the first few to sport neon outside of fashion shows with model Ashley Graham also seen in a neon green and royal blue outfit. So, practice color-blocking with your #OOTDs. Whether you’re wearing a bright orange suit or an oversized neon hat, don’t be afraid to break the mold with your own version of a neon ensemble.
Every fashion season welcomes some form of revival, and this spring, it’s all about tie-dye, puffed shoulders, and leather. Leather never actually went out of style but it’s not just about pants or jackets anymore. Experiment with a leather skirt or a faux leather collared shirt—just be careful not to go over the top.
Hipsters rejoice, for tie-dye everything is making a comeback. But it’s not only surfers and nomads who are wearing it as big labels like Prada and Stella McCartney are peddling the trend with their high-fashion pieces dipped in colorful dye.
2019 is finally getting rid of the overdone off shoulder look and replacing it with puffy sleeves. A few ways to wear the puffy shoulder look were shared by Style Caster, and they all carry a very feminine vibe. The voluminous shoulder look comes with all kinds of pieces, from jumpsuits to knit sweaters to corduroy dresses. The key is to really play up delicate characteristics with wavy hair, layered necklaces, and a cute top handle bag.
3. Spring fling
Spring is almost synonymous with patterns and it’s no surprise that animal prints have been reborn. Leopard, in particular, dominated the catwalk this season. But don’t be afraid to mix different animal prints, as it can be a very bold but gorgeous statement. Of course, the most reliable style for spring is floral prints to go with the season. Woman Within lists an entire range of midi dresses, including pieces that feature staple spring designs like floral prints and light colors. Spring is really the only season you can bust out your flowery outfits and still look very chic and updated. To accompany it, a top handle purse is a great choice, with fashion houses like Michael Kors, Prada, and Chloé all featuring them on their recent runway shows.