As with every new season; there are so many recent trends that one can get lost. But among all the spring/summer ’19 trends, we can already tell which ones have been chosen by buyers during fashion weeks and by the most stylish trendsetters. We selected the major trends so that you can start wearing them now before they invade your Instagram feeds!
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We’re happy to tell you that the ‘80s continue to be a strong influence this summer; so don’t put away yet the big shoulders and puffy sleeves like the ones in this Isa Arfen back dress, and don’t forget the lamé and metallic fabrics. And here’s a styling tip that will allow you to achieve a super contemporary look with an ’80s Yves-Saint-Laurent-meets-Princess-Di feel, using pieces you surely have in your wardrobe: wear bold combinations of bright colours, like yellow or acid green paired with lavender, the must-have colour of 2019.
You can’t say 1980 without thinking of bold accessories. To complete your ’80s look, wear chunky earrings and chains with pendants like this Loulou de la Falaise necklace, preferably in gold or colourful materials, and because we’re talking summer, don’t forget the shell necklaces and earrings.
Ruched dresses and blouses
Yes, fashion can’t get enough of the ’80s, and here is another trend inspired in the decade of excess that you will be delighted to wear because it is flattering, easy to wear, feminine and super comfortable! With this yellow Alexandre Vauthier dress, you will surely want to go around singing “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey.“
Utilitarian outfits like this Tory Burch dress and the boilersuits, that all significant designers have in their latest collections, are your go-to looks for this summer. The stylish overalls are super comfy and flattering, and you can wear them in a casual look with flats or dress them up with killer heels and sparkling accessories. We also love the utilitarian jackets, dresses, skirts and trousers in earthy colours and with plenty of pockets. Pair your utilitarian outfit with hiking sandals, the footwear any serious fashion-enthusiast must have this summer, or with heels for a chic evening look.
This summer you will be wearing a lot of African wax print textiles like this Mrs & Hugs wrap dress and the ones Maria Grazia Chiuri used for her beautiful Dior Resort 2020 collection, in earthy shades such as ochre, mustard and beige.
You will see fringes everywhere this summer, but the looks are less cowboy, more bohemian and edgy, like this Fendi jacket or the crochet top with extra long fringes we saw in the streets of London during fashion week. The dresses and jackets with an overlay of fringes look chic with a twist, and handbags, boots and even necklaces will come with long fringes next season.
This is another trend from the past that is back and stronger than ever, but this time around, you won’t wear hippie DIY tie-dye T-shirts, in 2019, tie-dye is chic and comes on stylish dresses, skirts, shirts and shorts, and even beautiful pullovers like this luxurious Prada pink, black and white sweater in Italian cashmere.
To update any outfit, you will only have to add one, or a few bows. The pussy bow shirts and dresses that we’ve been seeing for some time will continue hot this summer, and bow details will embellish dresses like this red Alexa Chung mini-dress, shoes, handbags, headbands, you name it.
Bejewelled hair clips and barrettes, as these Jennifer Behr golden hair clips with crystals, are the accessories you must have this season. They are cute and fun, and add playfulness to your summer look Don’t be afraid to wear several at the same time, as a matter of fact, when it comes to hair clips, the more, the merrier.
To help you protect from the sun, or just to be stylish, you need to wear hats, but just not any hat; this summer, make sure you wear the super cute bucket hats that will make any outfit look instantly effortlessly cool. Whether with colourful prints like this funky Prada hat with bold flowers or in one colour, we assure you that the bucket hat will be everywhere.
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