Mukta Shahdadpuri

The 8 Hottest Trends of the Year – And Where to Shop Them Now

From pleats to zebra print, this year’s fashion trends are fun and fierce.

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.

Asos Design Pleated Midi Skirt In Neon Satin

aed 143 Asos

Asos Design Halter Neck Tie Midi Dress In Pleat

aed 182.72 Asos

Lilac Assymetric Pleated Skirt

aed 309 Oh hey Girl

Multi-colour Pleated Skirt

aed 199 H&M

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.

Jen Tote

aed 360 Studio 33

Neon Alder Sweater

aed 352 Line and Dot

Hand Embroidered Star Earrings

aed 430 Ken Samudio

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.

Pocket parka

aed 399 Take Action

Utility Boilersuit

aed 175 Missguided

Leg Buckle Trousers

aed 286 Oh hey Girl

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.

Tie Dye T shirt

aed 160 Champion

Ruffled One shoulder Swimsuit

aed 528 Tart Collections

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.

High Waisted Shorts

aed 411 Styland

Tessi Faux Leather Shorts

aed 631 Amanda Uprichard

Coin Pocket Bermuda Shorts

aed 643 Vince

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.

Crochet Tote

aed 95 Ginger

Cara Crochet Knitted Belt Bag

aed 732 Sophie Anderson

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.

Maansi Leopard Print Crepe Blouse

aed 631 Baum und Pferdgarten

Leopard Print Gown

aed 449 Mango

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.

Faux Feather Trimmed Cotton Jersey Top

aed 1055 Cinq A Sept

Sequin Fringe Skirt

aed 385 Endless Rose

X Revolve Marcel Top

aed 580 House Of Harlow 1960

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