Fashion in 2019 seems like quite a mixed bag, with some tenacious trends like animal print still hanging in and yesteryear favourites like neon and tie-dye seeing a new-age revival. But what should you be investing in? We decode the year’s hottest trends:
TREND 1: Pleats
This season, we witness the return of the pleated skirt – but now, it’s sleeker and more sophisticated. Pleats add the right amount of elegance to any ensemble and can be paired with an oversized jumper or a basic round neck tee.
TREND 2: Neon
Neon is back with a bang after a long hiatus and is definitely going to be all the rage this season. This trend has shown up on a range of sportswear and cool summer separates. Add pop to your outfit with these key pieces and one-of-a-kind accessories.
TREND 3: Utility
The perfect balance between form and functionality, the utility trend will be big this season – think oversized pockets, belts and buckles. Experiment with boiler suits, cargo pants and parka jackets that can be worn both day and night.
TREND 4: Tie-dye
This season, we see a revival of that Sixties hippie style statement: tie-dye. This boho trend re-emerged on the catwalks in floor-length maxis, basic T-shirts and luxury resort wear.
TREND 5: Tailored Shorts
Shorts are on the radar every summer, however, this season, we will be seeing a more tailored variety. Wear yours with sneakers or a pair of wedges, or dress it up with a matching blazer.
TREND 6: Beige
Get ready for the most unexpected trend of the decade… Beige. Yes, the muted colour of oatmeal and envelopes has entered the mainstream in a big way – for serious cool, keep your look monotone with a simple pop of burgundy in a boot or bag as accent.
TREND 7: Animal Print
Animal print always do their rounds on the runway and will continue to be a wardrobe staple this season. Invest in a couple of key pieces like a leopard print blouse or a pair of stretch leggings that can be paired with just about anything in your closet. Look to unexpected prints like cow and zebra.
TREND 8: Feathers & Fringe
Fringe and feathers have popped up almost everywhere this season, from casual tees and jackets to summer shoes and accessories. Feminine and flirty, they promise to add a whimsical element to any outfit.