I don’t know about you, but it’s two weeks into the new year and I’ve already stopped following my New Year’s resolutions. The only thing I’m sticking to is trying to stay trendy on a budget. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: just because something is expensive does not mean it looks good, and the reverse is true. You don’t need to spend a ton of money to stay trendy! They’ll put that on my tombstone. Here are three trends that will be the talk of 2019 AND will keep you on-budget so you can keep paying for that gym membership we know you stopped using.
I’m not kidding—2019 is all about neon, neon, neon everything! I wasn’t on board with this trend until I saw Kendall Jenner wearing literally all things neon, and now I’m hooked. Tbh, she could wear a paper bag and I would run to the store to get my own.
The key to this trend is to have one thing in your outfit that stands out. Don’t go out in head-to-toe neon unless you want to be a traffic hazard, because that’s just dangerous for everyone. I found a great neon top from PrettyLittleThing. It’s perfectly on trend and can be worn in multiple different ways. Pair this with a black skinny pant, black leather pants, or even black jogger sweatpants for a full Hailey Bieber vibe.
PrettyLittleThing Neon Lime Snape Printed Scoop Neck Crop Top
If a top is too bold for you, try a neon shoe. It’s more subtle, but still lets everyone know that you’re trendy. Jeans, a T-shirt, and a neon heel is so 2019.
PrettyLittleThing Neon Yellow Clear Extreme Point Toe Mule
2. Hair Accessories
Another big trend for 2019 is hair accessories. I feel like I see every blogger rocking embellished headbands, and they look super cool. I’ve tried wearing headbands, and they make me feel like I should narrate the Gossip Girl reboot. XOXO, headbands are back.
ASOS Johnny Loves Rosie White Rhinestone Headband
Hair clips and hair bows are also very on-trend for 2019. Rhinestone hair clips are a great way to keep your dry-shampooed hair looking fresh.
ASOS Steve Madden Stone Hair Slides
Hair bows are perfect if you want to class up your Friday work outfit so your hangover is a little less noticeable.
Forever 21 Crinkle Bow Hair Tie
3. Top Handle Bags
I’m so happy top handle bags are in style because honestly, I’m sick of having a fanny pack around my body. It’s not comfortable and I’m tired of pretending it is! These bags are pretty and feminine, and they also help me limit the amount of makeup I feel is necessary to bring out.
Images: deborah kardenas / Unsplash; @kendalljenner, @Jenatkinhair, @carodaur / Instagram(3); PrettyLittleThing (2); ASOS (2); Forever 21; Zara
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Fall really is the best time of the year. I say that not just because I’m a basic betch who loves apple picking, but because this weather is perfect for showing off your wardrobe before we’re all stuck in parkas and beanies for the next four months. While not everything we see on the runway is happy hour appropriate, we can certainly take some inspo from our favorite style icons. I promise I won’t make you look like a street-style blogger in some crazy outfit trying to “get the shot”—no offense to bloggers. I totally love them. Here are the hottest fall fashion trends and where you can get them for less.
In case you haven’t noticed, American Apparel is having a total meltdown. The California-based company is closing its online shop and retail stores, selling all of its merchandise at Wet Seal prices along the way. So on the off chance that you’ve recently walked through a mall without wondering why there are more hipster high schoolers and stressed out sorority girls than there were at Kylie’s last pop up, I’m here to let you know that American Apparel is shutting TF down.
Saying goodbye to American Apparel is kind of like mourning the loss of a former BFF who now has a boring boyfriend and spends her weekends watching House Hunters. Like, you’ve already kind of started to grow apart, so you’re not that sad. At the same time, you can’t deny that she was by your side for some of the best blackouts of your life and your teal American Apparel bodycon was probs there, too.
Up until 2015, when it announced it’s broke AF and we grew up and realized the company as a whole was immoral AF, American Apparel was the shit. It was the go-to spot for the slutty outfits featured in all the photos you debated posting because you looked skinny but also really drunk. Without American Apparel, there would never have been the invention of the Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit that everyone’s boobs look great in. (Honestly, look back at every pregame you’ve ever been to and try to tell me there weren’t at least three girls wearing these.)
American Apparel was also responsible for the tiny, faux-vintage swimwear you wore on spring break to show off your tiny hidden tattoo and/or make your ex-boyfriend jealous.
Let’s be real, though. Your relationship with American Apparel probably wasn’t always great. It’s definitely the reason you have at least one questionable metallic skater skirt that you bought to wear to a music festival or rave, but you forgot about until your roommate fished it out from the back of your closet when she was desperately searching for a Halloween costume and asked you why the fuck you ever bought it. Its ad campaigns are also probably at least partially responsible for your lingering distrust of older men.
Anyway, even if you pretend to hate American Apparel’s clothing, there’s no way you’ve successfully avoided wearing it. Don’t believe me? Why don’t you ask your big where she bought those purple neon pants of hers you wore to that 80s workout themed party sophomore year?
Like cheap vodka and Diet Coke, this store was definitely a staple for betches everywhere. Even if you don’t miss it yet, you will when your Tobi order arrives two hours before you’re supposed to go out and you can’t run to American Apparel to grab something else when it doesn’t fit.