Staying In Style: The Promising Trends of 2019

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The beginning of a new year is an amazing opportunity to evaluate your wardrobe and look ahead to all of the best trends when it comes to beauty, fashion, and accessories. 2019 promises to bring plenty of amazing new looks for day, night, work, and weekends. Want to stay on top of the freshest fashion? Read on to learn about the hottest styles to wear in 2019.

Monochromatic Looks

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We’re loving the new monochrome styles that we’ve been noticing on all of the runways and in the latest grams from fashion influencers. But what’s the new twist for 2019? Instead of the usual all-black monochrome outfits we’ve seen in the past, designers and A-listers are focusing more on wearing the same color family, with a trend toward coordinated pieces in soft pastels or rich jewel tones. To wear this look, consider rocking a cardigan and cami in the same hue and pairing with a similarly-colored skirt, or don a pair of slim pants with a matching silk top. In addition to looking totally put-together, there’s a figure-flattering bonus to dressing in one color family. By wearing all one hue, you’ll look effortlessly coordinated, while elongating your body for an instantly slimming and chic effect. Need some further inspiration for on fleek color-coordinated outfits? Take a look at the Kardashian family — from Kylie to Kim, the family’s go to look involves layered basics in the same color family.

Velvet Galore

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Velvet isn’t going anywhere in 2019, so get ready to rock this lush fabric in many different ways. Velvet scarves, coats, and blazers will be big for winter, in addition to dramatic jumpsuits and velvet dresses. Accessories like velvet choker necklaces, clutches, and headbands will also be all the rage this year. And don’t worry, velvet isn’t just for winter. Look for velvet mules, velvet bodysuits, and velvet-trimmed blouses as a warmer weather way to wear this trend. Quick styling tip: we adore the contrasting textures of velvet with denim for a cool daytime style.

Wide Leg Pants

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Wide leg pants will continue to be a big part of trending women’s clothing in 2019, as designers continue to experiment with new shapes and more voluminous silhouettes. Wide leg pant styles look amazing on all body types—for winter, flared styles will be popular, while spring will bring lots of cropped looks, including frayed hems. Longer wide leg styles look amazing with your favorite pair of stilettos, while shorter styles look amazing with ankle boots or oxfords for the perfect work-to-drinks outfit! Just try to balance the volume on your bottom half with slimmer fitting tops so that your waist is defined, and you don’t get lost in too much fabric.

Pleated Skirts

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Feminine pleats will be big throughout the year, adding lots of texture to your 2019 wardrobe. For colder weather, rock a long pleated skirt with tights and keep an eye out for sturdier pleated skirts made out of leather or faux-leather. Spring will bring floatier, airy versions of these flirty skirts, in materials like chiffon that offer plenty of movement. For a fun and fashion-forward look, find ways to combine these girly skirts with stronger textures, like canvas jackets and chambray button downs.

Eco-Friendly Fashion

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With celebs like Meghan Markle rocking earth-friendly looks and the rise of cool-girl minimalism, we’ll see a surge of green fashion that will continue well into 2019. Designers are keeping an eye on natural fabrics versus synthetics, and many accessories designers are looking at alternative materials or even recycled materials as a source of inspiration. From vegan bags to re-purposed fabrics, fashion it-girls are going to be rocking looks that make them look amazing and that are good for the planet. 

Maximalist Jewelry

It’s time to bust out your biggest and brightest jewels! While dainty and delicate jewelry will certainly still have a place in your wardrobe next year, we’re seeing a huge swing toward big and bold jewels. Necklaces with large charms, enamel bangles, cocktail rings, and chandelier earrings are all coming back in a major way. You don’t necessarily have to re-haul your entire jewelry wardrobe to wear this trend: another fun way to achieve a majorly glitzy effect is to layer several pieces together for lots of sparkle and shine.

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With 2019 just around the corner, what trending looks will you pick up to start the new year off right?

About the Author: Tess DiNapoli

Tess DiNapoli is a fashion writer and content strategist. She specializes in collaborative branding efforts with up-and-coming designers and fashion companies.

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