One thing I love about fashion month are all the trends that emerge.
It’s like a little game I consistently play; spot how many designers are incorporating the same techniques, colours, etc. during their runway shows. It’s always fascinating to see repeating trends emerge because surely these designers and fashion labels aren’t having secret board meetings discussing and sharing their ideas… right? RIGHT?! Sorry, I just finished watching Shane Dawson’s Conspiracy Theories, and now everything is a conspiracy to me.
I digress — back to trend reports.
Trends are fun and exciting. But I’ve also taken enough fashion classes in uni to know that trends are merely a means of marketing. You know, trends come in and then quickly go out; therefore to stay trendy: shop, shop, shop! But just because I’m aware of this marketing ploy, doesn’t negate from the fact that trends are a fun aspect of fashion.
I see nothing wrong with following trends because it does prevent your wardrobe from becoming boring or repetitive. That being said, there is a fine line between dressing trendy and just falling victim to fads. That’s why I make a conscious effort to only shop and explore trends that are practical for everyday life and won’t disappear after a hot minute. Hence why every year, I look for trends that can be repurposed and reused regardless of the season or year.
Here are my top practical trends from the Spring/Summer 2019 runway shows that are worth investing in — for now and the future:
Pleated garments often convey intricacy yet effortlessness at the same time. Skirts and dresses with pleating make such an impact when you’re moving around; the swing and sway of the creased fabric create a vision of grace and femininity. If you want to integrate pleated items into your wardrobe, invest in a classic pleated skirt or a blouse with pleated details. Plus, if you opt for a garment in a neutral shade, the item can be repurposed in your wardrobe year-round.
It was 50 shades of beige, creams and camel browns all over the runways for Spring 2019. Not only were these earth tones incorporated heavily during the shows, but they were also styled in monochromatic outfits.
This trend is super easy to follow because monochromatic outfits, in general, look uber chic without any effort. Not to mention, most of us probably own several neutral-toned pieces already. If you’re looking to add more garments into your wardrobe, a ribbed turtleneck or a pair of palazzo pants are always a staple in these shades.
A pantsuit should be a staple in everyone’s closets. They are so versatile for both work and play.
For the upcoming spring season, invest in a suit made in classic colour, or opt for a bolder shade for a more edgy look. Many celebs seem to be loving the brighter tones, especially shades of reds, blues. and neon.
Denim is a wardrobe essential. It is one of those fabrics that are seasonless, especially for jeans or a cozy denim jacket. However, for SS19, designers decided to go haywire with denim, presenting it in full-body tonal outfits to bringing back acid-wash.
Now I’m not saying “go out and buy acid-wash jeans.” But, what I am saying though is we probably already own several pieces of denim garments in our collection. So this trend would be beyond easy to style; simply re-use and repurpose what you’ve already got!
And that rounds up my favourite practical trends for the upcoming Spring 2019 season. Which style will you be attempting?
As always, thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day!