Spring Summer 2019 | Fashion Trends

It's that time of year where I share my findings on what's in this Spring and Summer.  A lot of trends are inspired by 2018 Spring and Summer, alongside new and exciting styles that I have not seen be represented by designers in the past.  Hope you enjoy this read and decide to integrate or take inspiration from the trends.

Neon and Color Blocking.  I find that each year, neon and colour blocking find their way into Spring and Summer 2019.  It is a quintessential spring/summer trend for these warmer months and never fails to turn heads.  I am trying to bring more colour into my wardrobe and now is the best time! As aforementioned in previous trend posts, use a color-wheel to work out the best color blocking pairs if you're unsure on how to apply this trend.

Brands: Versace, Escada, Marc Jacobs

Yellow, Red, and Orange. We have been very inspired by the sun this fashion season.  The colors yellow, red and orange were flooding the brands and are beginning to fill the shelves of the high street.  I am a lover of orange and red, but tend to shy away from yellow as it sometimes seems too overwhelming. Nonetheless, looking at the range of looks encompassing yellow made me realise how elegant and classy this shade is.  

Brands: Oscar De la Renta, Balenciaga, J. JS Lee, Versace, 

Tie Dye. The last time I remember wearing tie dye was back in elementary school on field days.  Making tie-dye shirts in my backyard was an iconic summer memory of mine so to see it on the runway takes me back.  Tie dye is a youthful and fun pattern that is perfect for the streets.  It's eye-catching, bright, and sometimes even tropical.  I've seen the print used in blazers and skirts which is the perfect pop of pattern for an otherwise simple outfit. 

Brands: Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, Dolce and Gabbana

Fringing.  I love ultra-fine fringe detailing on coats and bags to add texture to an outfit.  Fringe detailing allows me to channel my inner Chanel, especially on tweed and boucle fabric such as skirts or blazers.  On the other hand, you can assimilate fringes to give off a cowboy-country vibe which was an avid Spring 2018 trend.  Nonetheless, this detail can be classy and chic, or fun and country depending on how you choose to style it.  

Brands: Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel,

Animal Print.  This print  has been making a come back in the last few years.  Animal print, previously seen as 'cheap' and 'tacky' is now represented by many designers.  When done well, it can look fun, expensive, and even subtle if blended into the material.  I will be incorporating animal print through my skirts as I currently own a snake-skin patterned skirt which works beautifully with basic high neck tops.  It is a classy way to demonstrate a loud print.

Brands: Tom Ford, Rochas, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci

Beige.  Beige is one of my favourite color palettes in my wardrobe.  Not only is it versatile, but it is a universal staple for a classic wardrobe.   It is a personal staple of mine which never fails to look chic.  Beige with pink, camel, or oatmeal undertones works best with the pieces I already known.  You can wear this shade as a boiler suit or through investing in a Mac coat or Trench Coat wherein, you have a garment that will never go out of style.  

Brands: Alessandra Rich, Emilia Wickstead, Max Mara, Givenchy

Victorian Dresses.  These dresses consist of ruching, florals, broderie anglaise, long sleeves, and are traditionally floor length. This may not be the easiest dress to pull out for everyday but there are various silhouettes available from romantic to classy, fitted to loose.  I am most excited about balloon sleeves as they are extremely Audrey Hepburn-esque and exude elegance and sophistication. 

Brands: Calvin Klein, Coach

Beach wear. cycling shorts, surfing, and skaters. This is quite a fun trend. Although not something I have previously explored, I love the tropical and beach-vibes these styles emit.  The easiest way to adapt this trend is through the use of cycling shorts when going to the gym.  

Brand: Fendi, Chloe, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Prada

Boiler Suits/Utility Jumpsuits.  Who can say no to an easy one-piece? Jumpsuits can sometimes look shapeless so I suggest investing one with a ruched waist line to provide some definition or a simple belt.  If that isn't up your alley, try a pinafore-inspired jumpsuit which will enable you to wear a stunning sweater underneath without being too harsh.  I think boiler suits can transition into the work place, let alone runway to the streets. 

Brands: Celine, Balmain, Alexa Chung, Hermes, Stella McCartney, Fendi, Givenchy, and Zimmermann. 

Green.  Many individuals would shy away from the colour green.  A popular shade of green includes mint or seafoam green which has a pastel undertone that is perfect for the warmer seasons.  Green can be introduced subtly through bags, shoes, or simple accessories.  Nonetheless, there is no harm in purchasing a full blazer-suit coordinate in this gorgeous shade.  A personal favourite shade of mine is emerald green which is gorgeous as a dress.  On the other hand, emerald green smokey eyes can be a different take on this trend.

Brands: Molly Goddard, Jil Sander

Bows. We had to end on a high.  I've been waiting for the day that bows became a fashion trend.  They were seen all over the runway in various forms.  Commonly, it was used as a hair clip but many brands had bow detailing on dresses, as ties, and even necklaces.  This traditionally 'child-like' accessory is now seen by big named brands as a fashion-forward staple and I am all for it. 

Brands: Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra, Valentino, Erdem

Those are all the trends I could spot this season.  I am very excited to see what will hit the shelves in the high streets this year because there are so many fun prints and patterns to try.  I will personally require a bit more confidence but nothing beats stepping out of your comfort zone!

Happy shopping. 

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