2019 is coming in with a bang—with the swearing in of a more diverse and female House of Representatives and Senate (and all their chic looks), and with changes in the fashion-scape. From the shuttering of magazines to more designer musical-chairs, there are new labels, and an even stronger emphasis on social media in how we consume. These changes also mean that how trends begin and spread is altering, and the route to how brands emerge is constantly developing. In light of all that, there are new trends to play with, embrace, skip, abhor, or keep an eye on until you’re ready for them. From the biker short to the cowboy boot, feathers, and tie-dye… See ten trends that are sparking our interest now.
Stoked Surfer Girl
You know her, you’ve seen her, maybe you are her—the girl in the Baja hoodie and the denim shorts, or the tie-dye tee and bucket hat, who looks so effortlessly cool. Channel her for Spring with just the right tie dye pieces. Calvin Klein “Jaws” tee, optional.
CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, blazer, $2400, tank top, $590, short wetsuit, $2200, handbag, price upon request, calvinklein.com
She Wears Short Shorts
There’s little doubt shorts are making a triumphant return—and you have options. For the girl who likes to flaunt it, there’s the classic hot pant—short shorts for those who have legs, and know how to use them. Styled with jackets or button-downs, it’s all about balance.
Sandro, top, $295, sandro-paris.com, Dion Lee, shorts, $390, dionlee.com, Camilla and Marc, sunglasses, $399, camillaandmarc.com
Cowgirl, Take Me Away
The cowboy boot made a grand entrance in 2018—perhaps it actually sauntered in with just the right amount of swagger. Either way, it’s here to stay, and we couldn’t be more pleased.
BLDWN, bodysuit, $118, bldwn.co, Camilla and Marc, skirt, $499, camillaandmarc.com, Brother Vellies, cowboy boots, $995, brothervellies.com, Jennifer Fisher, bracelets, $70, jenniferfisherjewelry.com, FARIS, ring, $225, farisfaris.com
She Sells Seashells…
Instagram vacation #fomo has spread into real life, and designers can’t seem to get enough of crochet and seashells. Embrace your inner mermaid with clothing and accessories that leverage the best of life by the sea.
Altuzarra, knit dress, $995, barneys.com, belt, $450, altuzarra.com, Stuart Weitzman, shoes, $425, stuartweitzman.com, FARIS, earrings, $395, farisfaris.com, Jennifer Fisher, ring, $295, jenniferfisherjewelry.com
Le Biker Babe
Short option number two for the year ahead has proven to have more staying power than most would have predicted. The biker short—favored by Princess Diana in her heyday and Kim Kardashian on the regular—has officially hit the catwalks. Styled with blazers and pumps, or your go-to chunky sneakers—this athleisure trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Rock it un-ironically.
Beaufille, blazer, $920, special order at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nike, biker shorts, $30,nike.com, Sandro, sneakers, $245, sandro-paris.com, Jennifer Fisher, earrings, $495, jenniferfisherjewelry.com
Nothing to Hide
Self-proclaimed 4th-wave feminists like Emily Ratajkowski champion the idea of owning female sexuality by showing it off—and fashion houses are on board with the notion. From bustiers to fitted silhouettes from brands like Versace and Brock Collection, the message is clear: skin is in.
Brock Collection, dress, $1900, modaoperandi.com, Beaufille, earrings, price upon request, beaufille.com
Light as a Feather…
With the not-so-subtle return of 1980s glamour (hello, bold shoulders and slouch boots) comes an emphasis on luxe accoutrement, including feathers. Embrace your #extra side and leave something floating in your wake after you make a proper entrance.
Sally LaPointe, feathered coat, $4200, shorts, $650, salllylapointe.com, Altuzarra, earrings, price upon request, altuzarra.com
The New Suit
There’s no quicker way to appear polished and pulled-together than with a good two or three-piece suit. And the options in suiting are only getting more varied. From skirt suits to prints and bold shades, there are so many ways to find your inner Power Woman.
Gucci, jacket, $3900, pants, $1700, gucci.com, Stuart Weitzman, shoes, $455, stuartweitzman.com, Chanel, handbag, $4100, available at Chanel boutiques nationwide, Jennifer Fisher, earrings, $325, jenniferfisherjewelry.com
The Simple Sandal
The barely-there sandal with just the right amount of height is the shoe of choice amongst the Insta-set. It’s the ideal way to keep all of those ’80s silhouettes, ruffles, and feathers ultra-modern.
Chanel, blouse, $4000, pants, $3300, dress, $7050, handbag, $3700, available at Chanel boutiques nationwide, Manolo Blahnik, shoes, $765, manoloblahnik.com, FARIS, earrings, $275, farisfaris.com
Photographs by Carla Guler for Kintzing, Styled by Tennille Yamashita for Aubri Balk, Inc., Stylist Assistant Kim Charles, Make up by Moani Lee using Pat McGrath Labs, Hair by Linh Nguyen for See Management, Casting and Production by Muzam Productions, Model Antonina Petkovic for The Society Management