Fashion Trends 2019 – Should You Follow Them This Spring or Not?

Well, I love the quotation from Oscar de la Renta, who said: “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is about being you”.

But, that’s not to say that you should completely ignore the trends strutting their way down the designer runways.

It is about taking what is on-trend and working out which of those trends fit in with your style, and how you can incorporate them into your existing closet.

So, what are the trends you should look out for in spring 2019?

I have looked at some of the best trends here are the directions to look out for in 2019…

1.   Delightfully Dotty

Polka dots are one of those style staples which are always on-trend. If you invest in polka dots, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll still be wearing them for many seasons to come. For a modern take this spring, make your dots big, or print mix your polka dots.

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2.   Vintage Vacation

If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on vacation this year, or even if you’re staycationing, then the holiday wear of choice took inspiration from glamorous days gone by. Think Capri or Saint Tropez in the 50s and 70s.

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3.   Fringing

This can be a tricky one to wear unless you want to look like Pocahontas. But, you don’t have to go full-on if you opt for this trend. A little bit of fringing can go a long way?

You could opt for glamorous fringing like that seen on Jacquemus’ party dresses, or go for a more subtle approach such as using fringing on your accessories, like on the ends of your scarves.

Fringing has got much more sophisticated this season whereas once it was seen merely as a hippie staple.

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4.   Skirts With Sweaters

What’s formal and what’s casual were once very clearly set out. But, increasingly in recent years, the line between casual and formal wear has become blurred.

Part of that is how we wear our winter sweaters. Designers presented how you can wear summer skirt with a cozy shirt to make an outfit work for transitional seasons.

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5.   Animal Print

Many designers chose to use elements of animal print, such as on sleeves or belts, while others went top-to-toe with the look.

Richard Quinn also decided to mix his animals, with cowhide, leopard, zebra, and tiger all vying for space together on the same dress.

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6.   Dressing As An Art Form

The stunning couture that you see on the runways is a form of art as far as I’m concerned. It has color, style, design, and structure.

And, designers took that a step further by showcasing prints which looked like paintings on their chosen fabrics.

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7.   Lovely Lace

Lace is a fabric we perhaps wear more for formal occasions than for day-to-day dressing.

But lace for the upcoming season had more of an easy-breezy feel. Lace palazzo pants anyone?

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8.   Beautiful Florals

I’m not suggesting you cover up the rest of you as Richard Quinn did to his models, but it certainly made his dresses stand out!

The floral showcased on the catwalk were lovely and could be a great option if you have a summer event, such as a wedding to attend.

Or for casual wear, match a floral blouse with your jeans and sneakers.

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9.   Suited And Not Necessarily Booted

Some designers opted for outlandishly massive shoulders, which wouldn’t work in real life if you still want to be able to fit through a door frame!

But best shows featured a suit in a neutral or bright shade in a very feminine shape. I think these could work beautifully instead of a dress at a formal event.

Or, you could add a bit of casual flair to your suit and wear with a t-shirt and some silver sneakers.

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10. Earn Your Stripes

Stripes are another one of those pattern perennials which never go out of fashion.

I think this season it could be helpful to look for something a little unusual, such as opting for diagonal stripes, or pattern mixing, rather than the expected horizontal or vertical lines!

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