The Fashion Fix – 7th January 2019
We’ve officially entered 2019 – and in the world of fashion, naturally, our attention turns to what we will be wearing for the year ahead. 2018 was all about oversized clothing, bold trainers, tracksuits, fanny packs and 80’s/90’s influence, but which trends will define the next twelve months? Here we have a look into the trends that are piped to switch up our style until next January…
Invest in: The crochet cocktail dress
Ditch: Off-the-shoulder dresses
Off-the-shoulder numbers prevailed as the staple choice of dress for 2018 but have faith that crochet will be working its way into our wardrobes just in time for SS19. The bohemian go-to has undergone a chic makeover and as perfectly illustrated by the likes of Rodarte, Altuzarra, Self Portrait and Michael Kors – the trend is deemed more than cocktail hour worthy.
Invest in: Acid-wash jeans
Ditch: Corduroy flares
When searching for that perfect laid-back weekend vibe, it’s time to put those earthy corduroys by Prada that was oh so alluring last season to the back of your wardrobe (for now), in favour of ‘80s style high-waisted, acid-washed denim – an ideal 2019 off-duty sartorial staple. Look to the likes of Balmain, Ottolinger and Isabel Marant for updated versions of tongue-in-cheek chic.
Invest in: Barely-there sandals
Ditch: Western boots
The cowboy boot undoubtedly dominated the 2018 catwalks (courtesy of Ganni, Miu Miu and Calvin Klein) but claiming the footwear spotlight this year will be the barely-there shoe (BTS). The trend will naturally step out in all its glory come spring time. Look out for skinny styles from The Row (A FROW favourite) and spaghetti strap sandals from By Far. Wear with straight leg acid-washed denim for a look that screams on trend!
Invest in: The tie-dye tee
Ditch: The logo tee
A real 2018 favourite, the logo T-shirt was best played out by Balenciaga, Fendi and Gucci, but the time has come to switch logos for retro tie-dye styles. For renditions of the mood-lifting flashback T-shirt – you know, the ones your older brother donned in the early 90s, look to the likes of Stella McCartney, Paco Rabanne and Collina Strada, who will offer ‘back in the day’ renditions with a contemporary edge.
Check in next time! – xoxo, Katie.
By Katie Farley