The new year is upon us, which means one thing: We’re finally going to be able to get back to our regular routines and start seeing some of the fabulous clothing and lifestyle brands we’ve been eagerly anticipating all year long. Whether you’re an avid sport enthusiast or just want a change from your typical everyday attire, we’ve got you covered with the latest trend reports, fashion news, and celebrity style hacks.
New Year, New Outfit Hues
It’s always fun to look back on the previous year and see how many different hues and styles we’ve been able to pull off as trends, and 2019 was no exception. From classic black-and-white outfit combinations to vibrant shades of red, designers came up with some exciting new looks, and we couldn’t resist trying them all. Here are some of our favorite new fashion trends from 2019.
Classic And Timeless Fashion
It’s no secret that celebrities and style influencers play a huge role in popularizing certain outfits and trends, and it seems that the retro styles they bring back are some of the most popular ones this year. Retro styling always has a way of sneaking its way into our everyday fashion choices, whether we want it or not, so it should come as no great surprise that many of the trends we’re talking about today were first made popular by influencers and celebrities of the past. One of the biggest influencers to emerge in the mid-1990s, Kimora Lee Simmons, is credited with introducing the low-waisted jeans trend which took over the entire fashion scene in the early 2000s. It’s fair to say that we’ve been seeing a lot of retro styles ever since, and it seems that the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s are currently the most popular eras to channel your inner fashionista. The retro styles we’re seeing on the runways and in our social media feeds are a far cry from the styles popularized in the 20th century, and that’s what makes them so timeless.
Jeans In All Colors
Speaking of which, perhaps the biggest fashion trend to emerge this year is the comeback of jeans. We’ve talked a lot about how influencers and celebrities have played a huge role in popularizing certain trends in the past, and it seems that they’ve done their part in helping to bring back the denim industry. It’s not that long ago that we didn’t see a lot of variety in the jeans we were able to purchase. Back then, it seemed like the only options were either blue jeans or black jeans. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that designers started toying with different materials — and eventually, styles — to give us a greater selection of jeans to choose from.
It would be fair to say that today’s variety of jeans is a direct result of influencers and celebrities promoting a certain lifestyle and aesthetic. Some of the biggest fashion influencers today promote a low-maintenance, comfortable style and are often seen wearing designer jeans on their Instagram stories, further contributing to the comeback of jeans. As more people begin to embrace a healthier lifestyle, it would be smart to follow their lead and invest in some high-quality denims for the betterment of your own wardrobe. A good pair of jeans can double as a dress, so you’re sure to get your money’s worth.
A wide array of floral prints also made a comeback this year, including both solid colors and prints based on flora and fauna. It seems that nature is the inspiration behind many of 2019’s fashion trends, and it’s not hard to see why. The sun is slowly but surely making its way back, which means the blossoming of flowers and plants and the start of the yearly cycle which results in us spending more time outside than under artificial light. It would be a shame to waste even a shred of that precious daylight, so why not embrace the change and get inspired by what we are seeing around us?
It’s always fascinating to see how the fashion industry responds to changes in the environment. For example, take the kimono trend, which gained popularity in the early 2000s. At the time, people were beginning to shy away from overly embellished and artificial clothing styles in favor of more organic and casual attire. This trend took off as people started to wear clothing that was simple yet stunning — just like the kimono itself. Today, you’ll see people wearing sleek and simple yet colorful and vibrant kimonos on the streets, further solidifying this trend’s place in our wardrobes.
Dark And Dashing Styles
In a similar vein, many of 2019’s biggest fashion trends feature dark colors and textures. It seems that we’re taking inspiration from both nature and the fashion industry’s response to the pandemic in 2019. We’re seeing designers use a greater range of dark hues for their collections, including burgundy, navy, and charcoal — all of which are stylish and vibrant alternatives to the traditional pastel colors we saw everywhere last year. It’s also worth noting that many of these fashion trends seem to have stemmed from either a practical or an ethical reason. For example, we’re starting to see more sustainable garments and materials made from natural fibers.
With all the doom and gloom we saw earlier this year, it’s good to see that many of 2019’s hottest fashion trends offer us some ray of sunshine. Whether you choose to follow or ignore these trends, it’s good to know that you are choosing based on good reasons rather than simply because they’re popular at the moment.