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The new year is finally here, and you know what that means—it’s time to revamp your spring and summer wardrobe! Trendy styles that dominated the runways some months ago are already rolling in, and buying them ahead of the season is advisable. If you’re lost in the abundance of terms thrown out and are confused on what to cop for the two S’s, you’re on the right page. We’ve rounded out what you should be looking for so that you could plan how you can do you, while also being at your best for spring and summer.
Last year’s runways were not just all about big, romantic details, and loud, vibrant colors, it was also all about fusing function with form. This year is the time to reject the notion that two, three-in-one garments are lazy and unfashionable, because our favorite designers have proven that with proper measurements and flair, they can be in vogue too. If you don’t know where to start, boiler suits are your best way to go—the overalls seem to have captivated the imagination of the industry lately.
2019 isn’t the first year in the past decade to list tie-dye as one of its biggest trends, although it has the potential to be at its biggest this year. The style, previously associated with free spirits and holiday goers, have received a stylish update courtesy of our favorite designers. We’re predicting a tie-dye-filled summer, and that’s not only for tops but also frocks and bottoms. What’s more, we expect to see them on everyone, everywhere, even beyond the confines of camps or beaches.
Ah, bike shorts—regardless of how you feel about this trend popping out, many are predicting to find this everywhere by spring and summer. We’ve already spotted them on favorite celebrities, besides the Kardashian sisters that supposedly started the trend. Recently, Chrissy Teigen has gone out on a date with husband John Legend while wearing a bodysuit. It could be tricky to style especially with their strong association with the gym, but with careful planning, it could pay off.
Rich, earthy colors
If your idea of sleek is staying with neutrals, it might be time to jazz it up with rich earthy colors. The drift is to keep things less boring even when the sun is sizzling hot, and your browns, terracotta red, and wine colors could achieve that without sacrificing elegance. Rusty hues have the potential to make more of an impact; just refer to the fashion shows of Versace, Valentino and Fendi for SS19 if you need visual proof.
Couture is one of those words that will be tossed around more often in the coming season, as it is no longer limited to special occasions if we are to believe runway shows. Shy and subtle are out of the window, replaced with the dramatic and the theatrical. This will come in the form of oversized proportions, plenty of lace, ruffles and feathers, and unrestrained embellishments. Don’t be afraid to go extra in the approaching spring and summer.
If you’re holding on to your crafty garments, then you’ve made the right call as they will be the ultimate chic in spring and summer. The bohemian look already had its time on the limelight, but this time there will be an emphasis on the threads, so be prepared to style with macramé, crochet and knits.
Tailoring with a twist
An easy way to achieve a sharp, no-nonsense look is with a suit, but 2019 will be taking a more interesting route by adding more embellishments and allowing the oft-straightforward ensemble to be more feminine. The results, as we have seen so far, are elegant and polished, even in the variety of colors and cuts.
This year is unafraid to go against what is customary. Case in point: clashing prints. When once we are encouraged to tone it down, this time it will be a sign of ignorance to scoff at going with prints all over. Florals are always present, although they may be overplayed, but if you want to be of the times, animal prints of all sorts are welcome.
Nostalgia is potent in fashion, as the timely love for acid wash would prove. It’s as if we’re transported back to the 1990s, preferring faded jeans, and bleached garments and accessories. The key to making it appear modern is injecting more polished pieces alongside it, although if you want to go with it full-on, the year is encouraging of it as well.
The polarizing trend does not end with bike shorts—we’ve got bucket hats as well! The hat can be useful against the glare of the sun and in keeping your hair in place, but it takes a few tries before it clicks. Regardless, it can be fun to wear: you can switch from adorkable to a holiday-is-a-state-of-mind look at will.
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