Keep it Trending in the New Year
2019 is all about going bright and bold and bringing that confidence into every other aspect of our lives. We’re already seeing things shift from those groovy ‘70s vibes that took over last year, but don’t worry, vintage isn’t going anywhere. To make your style transition smoother, we’ve pulled together our favorite trends for 2019 and some ways that you can style everything to bring in your own personalized touch. All that’s left to do is rock them!
Anyone who knows fashion knows that it’s an industry full of pollution, but luckily, we’re seeing things move toward sustainability and away from fast fashion. In fact, this is one of the biggest trends that we’ll see take over this year. Some people might hear this and think that means they have to spend a small fortune to try to do good, but we’re here to show you how it’s done: vintage, vintage, vintage. We all know that the ‘90s takeover is very real (just look to any store or fashion blogger for evidence of that), but keep things authentic by finding your new favorite pieces from your local thrift shops, consignment stores, or online vintage shops like Moth Oddities (one of our favorites). Once you find some vintage treasures, mix them with pieces from companies that do good — our favorite go-to outfit for a girls’ night out is to tie the front of a vintage concert tee and pair it with the Zachary Skinny Jeans from Boyish. Then, of course, we can’t leave the house without a vintage oversized Levi’s jean jacket.
Menswear with a Twist
Fashion trends often mirror other social trends, and with powerful ladies taking over the world faster than ever before, we’re seeing a lot more options for chic menswear. And we know what you’re thinking — menswear isn’t anything new — but 2019 is doing things differently. All of our favorite menswear-inspired pieces have something that makes them stand out, like the flattering and feminine high-waisted cut of the Posey Pants from Cleobella and the sweet waterfall front on the Proxy Blazer from Wish. For a fun way to offset the masculine energy of these pieces, try pairing your version of the menswear trend with some more feminine styles, like a floral top with trouser pants.
Pants as a Statement
It’s all about being bold and not backing down, and with the power of statement pants on your side, you can do anything (just try them on and you’ll see what we’re talking about). The best part about this trend is that there’s something for every style — you can go more classic with bell-bottom pants and distressed denim or our more colorful babes can rock the Pandora Pants from Lost + Wander. We’re also keeping our drawers stocked with biker shorts, which are the perfect choice to pair with a tank top for a casual vibe or under a mini dress for easy comfort-meets-retro style.
Within the last couple of months, large, bold earrings have taken over from the more classic styles we’ve been rocking lately. With everything from long statement hoop earrings, like these Ettika earrings, to colorful resin earrings from Moon Water Co., this trend is your solution for keeping your style fresh even when you don’t feel like changing out of your jeans and a relaxed tee for a night out.
Bodysuits with Everything
Say goodbye to shirts riding up and clunky tucking — 2019 is the year of comfort! And at the very top of our list of genius inventions that don’t get enough credit, you will find the bodysuit. That’s right, we’re replacing all of our tops with bodysuits (well, not really, but we would if we could). They are the most versatile trend we’ve seen yet: you can pick one that has a dressier style and a relaxed fit, like the Willow Bodysuit from Free People and then slip on the Georgia Denim Skirt from DL1961 for brunch out with the family or edge things up with the Jane Striped Bodysuit from Harlow Jade and some boyfriend jeans or cutoff shorts from Boyish.
Brighten Things Up
Even if you aren’t keeping up with Pantone’s color of the year each year, you’ll have no choice but to see it everywhere — we’re talking home decor, fashion, and even film. This year we are in love with Living Coral as the perfect way to brighten things up and bring some easy cheer to our lives, and we’ll be seeing a lot of other bright colors gracing the runways and our closets. This Cropped Varsity Sweater is an easy jumping off point for that vibrant style and we can't leave the Island Fever Mini Dress off of the list of pieces we need. You can also expect more quirky patterns popping up, with polka dots and bold florals helping us make the transition from the ‘70s-inspired styles that marked 2018 fashion to a year of the ‘80s, which some may fear but we welcome with open arms.