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2019 Fashion and Style Trend Predictions




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As the fictitious Carrie Bradshaw once said, every new runway season is our chance to leave our old and foolish choices behind, and discover new and hopefully improved trends for the following year. Although the character herself has made some questionable style choices of her own, there’s no denying that at least what she says rings true. Every year is like a clean slate that enables us to fix our past mistakes and adopt something new, perhaps even something outside our comfort zone. Of course, we will not be completely purging our wardrobes and become slaves to all the new trends. The key is balance – finding the new and trendy pieces that will mesh well with our current wardrobe and infuse a touch of trendiness into our already established style. To that end, after closely monitoring the runways, we come to you with the 2019 fashion forecast, so read on carefully and see which trends tickle your fancy the most.

The Markle effect



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Apparently, it’s runways and street style trends on one side, and the Markle effect on the other. Reportedly, everything the new Duchess wears, whether it’s high-end fashion, sustainable fashion or even showing support to smaller brands such as Rothy’s and Scanlan Theodore, turns to sold. Literally, whatever she is photographed in becomes sold out in just a matter of days, sometimes even hours, so to say that the Duchess is our new style guru would be an understatement. Given the current developments and the frenzy over her style, it’s safe to assume that she will have a major impact on what people will be wearing in the following year as well, so make sure to check the Meghan Markle Style File regularly and snag the pieces that catch your eye. You would be surprised how many of them are affordable.

Not a trend, but a lifestyle


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When asked whether the athleisure trend has staying power, NPD’s chief industry advisor-retail provided a simple and compelling argument: “When you have comfort and function combined with fashion, it’s difficult to go back to anything else on a regular basis.” Now, for all the romantic souls out there, who love their romantic frilly ensembles, poignant hues and feminine cuts, yoga pants, sweatshirts and puffer jackets may not seem as appealing. However, as we said, there is no need to up and change your style simply because one trend reigns supreme. There are always subtle ways to incorporate a trend and still leave your style persona uncompromised. Therefore, if you’re not a fan of the whole full-on athleisure vibe, you can simply opt for an amazing pair of sleek Adidas sneakers for instance, and rock them with your most romantic dress. Your style will be intact, yet infused with a whimsical twist.

Drama, drama, drama


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Ever since Marc Jacobs unleashed the ruffled beasts onto the runway in his Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the world has gone gaga over the overstated, larger than life ruffles. There is almost no doubt in our mind that red carpets during award season will be overflowing with extravagantly ruffled gowns as well as giant flower-like necklines and belts. We have to admit, it is definitely something new, and something that no other designer has done, at least not to this extent, this season. So, even if you don’t have a red carpet situation in the foreseeable future, you might want to grab something from the incredibly romantic and just a little over the top ruffled/floral department, and channel your ostentatious goddess vibes, even if it’s just someone’s wedding or a New Year’s party.

More romance


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Judging by the number of puffy sleeves spotted in the street style sections in all the major fashion capitals, we can almost say with certainty, that the puff sleeves will be here with us throughout the entirety of 2019. Expect them on tops, dresses, sweaters, and even coats. Something truly feminine and just slightly extravagant is simply too good to let slip through our fingers, so we have a sneaking suspicion that fashionistas all over the world will fight to keep the puff alive and on point.

Never let me go


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The fashionistas flocking to their favorite fashion shows who weren’t wearing a designer bag could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Everyone has returned to logomania, professing their brand loyalty and love once again. The logo was proclaimed dead, for about a New York minute there, but it seems that it was just taking a power nap and has now returned, larger and better than ever. Everyone was rocking their logo-filled bags, one of the most popular being the Dior saddle bag, although there was a heavy presence of Celine, Chanel and Gucci as well. When you invest in something of this variety and price point, there is no way you will be ready to give it back.
Finally, the one trend that is certain to dominate the streets, Instagram feeds, fashion blogs and virtually everything else is the animal print, so make sure you choose the print you feel most inclined to, because we’re in for another session of the concrete jungle – 2019 edition.

About Claire Hastings


Claire is an Australian designer and style writer with a passion for everything beautiful. She believes in the symbiosis of ethics and fashion and loves to write about it.
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I hope you enjoyed that guest post by Claire!

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