Lately, I’ve been searching for new ways to modernize and freshen up my wardrobe for 2019. That usually starts with purchasing the major upcoming trends and updating some old silhouettes. However, I also want to be practical about my wardrobe. Since it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing trends, I typically only pick out a few that really stand out to me – and align with my modern, edgy style. As I’m adding fresh, trend forward pieces to my collection, I also use this time to cull through and remove the pieces that are on their way out. Now that we’ve started a new year, I wanted to share the trends from 2018 that you should leave behind, plus a few new ones that are worth embracing now.
Trends to Ditch
Tiny sunglasses were a fun tribute to the 90s, but it's time to trade them in for something more practical, such as oval and visor shapes.
Rag & Bone
The popularity of fanny packs may have been at an all-time high last year, but they'll be slowing down with the influx of new bag silhouettes and belt trends.
Barely there designs are still going to be a major trend this year, but we'll be seeing less sheer, risqué skirts and dresses. I'm excited for refined airy pieces that are wearable and chic.
As the demand for sustainability increases in 2019, I anticipate that transparent, plastic pieces will slowly phase out.
You no longer need neon pumps or flashy blazers to make a statement. I'm swapping out neon brights for muted, earthy tones.
This street style trend was easily the most controversial of 2018. I definitely think it's time to replace this hard-to-wear style for sleek, athletic trainers.
Trends to Try
The rise of animal print started with leopard, but it doesn't stop there in 2019. This is the perfect time to dabble into other animal prints such as python, tiger stripes, and cowhide.
Kitten heels are perhaps one of the most underrated shoes right now. Get ahead on this trend and give your winter looks a stylish flair with kitten heel boots.
I'm loving crochet as a more casual and wearable alternative to lace. This top will be perfect for any resort vacation you might have planned this winter.
Alice + Olivia
Off-the-shoulder and cold shoulder pieces get ushered out of the spotlight as puff sleeves come onto the scene. They may be nothing new, but shoulders are getting a whole lot puffier this season.
I'm loving this look with square necklines - it's the perfect piece to take into spring and summer.
The western revival is one 2018 trend that definitely won't be going away. Get a head start on it with this long-sleeved, slightly bohemian dress.
Throwback sportswear will be huge this season and these trainers are an essential part of my everyday wardrobe. It's one of Nike's co-founder Bill Bowerman's first designs!
Cole Haan Camel Coat (sold out, similar
ASTR The Label Black Cutout Turtleneck (similar here)
Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (wearing a 24 – runs TTS)
Gucci Marmont Velvet Wallet On Chain (similar here and here)
Christian Louboutin So Kate Leopard Heels (better for budget here)
Saint Laurent Sunglasses (better for budget here)