Everything we know about 2019's must-have trends comes from our deep-dives into the spring, summer, and pre-fall '19 runway collections. You can expect a resurgence of nostalgic favorites, like tie-dye print, and new obsessions like the perfect denim cropped jacket and skirt set. Here, our predictions for the top fashion trends that are already taking over our wardrobes, and where to buy the pieces too. Wear the trend, be the trend.
Pantone's color choice for 2019 might be living coral, but butter yellow (as I call it) is a close second in popularity. The hue popped up on the spring '19 runways of Escada (left), Rodarte, and Tibi, meaning the soft shade is everywhere this season. Pick up a yellow dress or two right just in time for summer.
You'll want to spend every waking moment in the sun this summer and this dress will help you do that in style. The cotton maxi with its flowing ankle-skimming skirt is perfect for a laidback weekend in the Hamptons or for vacationing in Mexico.
If you want your accessories to be playful, you'll definitely need this beaded Susan Alexandra bag. It's a fresh take on your favorite childhood accessory. Take it picnicking or to a backyard wedding.
Getting dressed in the mornings should be effortless, which is why I'm thankful for matching sets. Brands like Frame (left) have caught the drift, introducing crop jacket and shorts sets in its pre-fall 2019 collection. Meanwhile, designers like Matthew Adams Dolan and Maryam Nassir Zadeh revamped the pantsuit for spring, replacing long trousers with shorts. Who wants to wear coordinating looks with me?
The pain of finding a denim jacket to match your denim skirt is nonexistent thanks to this set by Paige. The brand is offering this set for the season, which includes a jacket and skirt in the color "desert bloom." You can style the two pieces with a crop top and sandals for summer, but when fall arrives, wear them with tights and a long-sleeve tee.
This blazer comes with matching shorts (in the next slide) for a put-together summertime outfit at the office. You can layer a bodysuit or tank top underneath and dress it up with kitten heels or down with sandals. This whole outfit also reminds me of the two-piece set Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman, which was the definition of chic.
Bucket hats will outlive the bygone trends of 2018. They were incorporated into the spring '19 shows of 3.1 Phillip Lim (left) and Michael Kors, which means we haven't seen the last of them. Expect the accessory to come with print floral patterns or in a living coral shade. You'll happily trade your fedoras for the newest
kid hat on the block.
When luxury fashion houses like Prada make bucket hats, you know they're in again. This piece is crafted from nylon and features the brand's hallmark triangle logo plaque on the side. Though pricey, the hat can be worn with any outfit next season, justifying the cost.
Even if you're still warming up to the idea of bucket hats, you can't deny this one can be easily matched to any outfit. It's made from a durable cotton-canvas material and is designed with a perfectly proportioned brim for heads of all sizes.
If there's one trend both European and American designers can agree on for next year, it's the return of the vest. Isabel Marant debuted this cool denim version on her spring runway while Anna Sui went for a more boho-inspired print in her collection. Regardless of what style you choose, it's the perfect transitional piece to own as you move through the seasons.
Not sure where to start with the vest trend? Go for a simple but edgy denim piece like this one from Stella McCartney. It can be easily layered with a stripe dress or knitted sweater come fall.
Already have a denim vest? Go outside of your comfort zone and try something new like this utilitarian vest. The pink hue keeps that feminine touch, but the shape and pockets make it look more rugged and adventurous.
According to Google, one of the top fashion searches in 2018 was for '80s fashion, which makes sense if you were paying attention to the spring '19 runways earlier this year. Our attention has shifted from the '90s to the decade earlier, embracing designs like puff sleeves and waist-cinching wide belts. It's time to peruse your nearest vintage store or mom's closet to dig out those coveted '80s finds.
Did someone say party dress? Because this is my pick. The puff sleeves add volume and statement while a wrap bodice and ruching flatter one's midsection. The mini dress length keeps it fun and appropriate for daytime rooftop parties and can easily be taken into the night with heels.
Dress up all your summer denim bottoms with this floral top from influencer-turned-designer Arielle Charnas of Something Navy. It's flirty and fun, which makes it perfect to wear for a day out with friends and mimosas.
Labels like R13 (left) and John Elliott tapped into their groovy sides and sent tie dye tops, jackets, and pants down the New York Fashion Week spring '19 runways. This nostalgic camp staple won't look like your tattered old tees though. Expect a fresh delivery of stylish pieces from tie-dye denim jackets to sweaters.
Straight from the runways, this R13 blazer is the must-have tie-dye piece of the season. You can wear it with denim shorts like Kaia Gerber did on the runway or throw it over a white summer midi dress. Whatever your choice, the blazer will add a ton of color to your look.
This is no ordinary tie-dye slip dress. The dye used to create this look are extracted from isatis root, which is used in traditional Chinese medicine. The all-natural dye is non-toxic, non-allergenic and has no synthetic coloring. You won't find such a unique piece anywhere else.
If 2018 focused on BDE and all things macro, 2019 might be the year we downsize, starting with our bags. We can thank French fashion designer Simon Porte Jacquemus for introducing us to his tiny accessories that, while not too practical, force us to confront our bag-lady lifestyles. The next time you're out, leave the extra lipstick or portable charger at home. Bring only the necessities.
Jacquemus bags come in new color iterations like this pink croc-embossed pattern for summer. If you're worried about losing it—the accessory is tiny after all—attach the accompanying shoulder strap and wear your purse across the body.
The Row's newest tote for the season is made from white linen and vaguely has the shape of my beloved food: dumplings. The slouchy style plus button closure is perfect for those who are looking for something less structural and sculpted. The stain-lined interior fits only the essentials so downsizing starts...now!
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