There are plenty of 2018 fashion trends we’re ready to ship off for 2019. But before you get too excited, I have to be the bearer of bad news. Everyone’s most hated trend of 2018, biker shorts, is here to stay. Just take one look at the spring runways and it’s clear that the trend made famous by Kourtney Kardashian and her sisters isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Hate the Kardashians all you want, but they legit run the world. What they wear, you wear. So put down the pitchforks and get out your wallets because these are the 2018 fashion trends we can expect to see again in 2019.
Feminine frills have been a trend we’ve seen everywhere in 2018, from swimsuits to romantic prairie dresses. And if 2018 was the year of being “extra” then 2019 is the year of being straight excessive. The more frills the merrier, so go ahead and start adding them to your closet now.
2. Marigold Yellow
Yellow is a statement color that’s here to stay. Sure, neutrals are going to be big for spring, but so is marigold yellow. And yellow is definitely a hell of a lot more fun than some boring camel shade. Plus, it’s going to totally score you more attention, and I know you want your ex’s attention. No, not because you like, want him back or anything! You just called him 30 times last weekend because you were reminding him what he’s missing! I get it.
3. Polka Dots
This is another of the 2018 fashion trends we saw a lot of last summer and spring, and will be seeing a lot more of come 2019. I already told you feminine frills are here to stay, but so are girly polka dots. I mean, it makes sense, everything’s about girl power right now, women supporting women, etc. So, as a woman supporting women myself, I’m here to tell you to keep your polka dot pieces around. Just… don’t go mixing them with your frills. If you do that, you’ll look like an actual child, or possibly confused for someone’s American Girl doll.
4. Scarf Prints
Punchy prints with retro ‘70s vibes already made their way into our closets in 2018. Like, if you don’t already have a scarf belt or scarf print hair accessory, do you even have style at all??? Come 2019, the print will be even bigger in the form of tops, skirts, dresses, and everything in between.
5. Biker Shorts
I already ruined your 2019 by telling you this trend is here to stay. I won’t go on explaining how you should just get on board already, because I’m sure you already hate me enough. Look, bike shorts are comfy, and that alone should be enough for you to want a pair. You don’t have to look like Kourtney Kardashian at Coachella if you don’t want to.
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You can just buy a simple black pair, and wear them with basically everything in your closet. Don’t shoot the messenger! Just like, go buy some already, okay? They’re cheap, and you’re going to be happy you did. I’m telling you as your friend.
Trends come and go, but these are the 2018 fashion trends that we can expect to at least stick around for the new year. So go ahead, you have my permission to continue purchasing them now because they won’t be a total waste of money. Okay, maybe they still will be since you’ll only wear them once, get an Insta, and throw them to the back of your closet. BUT, at least if you get them back out to wear to your Grandma’s or something, it wouldn’t be totally unstylish to do so.
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Fall is finally here, which means irresistible-smelling candles will soon cover every surface in your house and Trader Joe’s will be your second home while you grab all their seasonal pumpkin products. It’s time to prepare for
living our best lives hibernation szn with the glow of Netflix, the aroma of Thai takeout, and the feeling of comfy af sweaters. So long are the days where you’d slip on the same dress and pair of shorts week after week. It’s now time to embrace the same five sweaters and leggings you’ll rotate through every week instead. In case your closet is looking rather bleak in this regard, ASOS, as per usual, has your back. ASOS is currently hosting a 20% off cold weather sale that has exactly what it sounds like: everything you need for the chillier temps. From faux fur coats and sock booties to oversize scarves and chunky sweaters, you’ll find loading up your cart a breeze. Really, the hardest part will be whittling down your cart so you don’t spend $1,000. Since there are a bajillion amazing items to look through, I’ve done you a favor and picked out the best. Here’s everything you should shop right now from the ASOS cold weather sale.
1. ASOS DESIGN Textured Faux Fur Coat
Faux fur coats are making a comeback this fall and winter, yet again. Expect to see thrift shops packed with hipsters just waiting to grab a bougie-looking one like this style. Not only are they obviously hella warm, but they also make you look like hot B-list celeb as you wait to go inside the clubs.
2. ASOS DESIGN T-Shirt With Long Sleeve Split Back in Black
First of all, is it just me or is the name of this top like, really hard to say? Talk about a tongue twister. Anyway, not all comfy sweaters have to make you look like a Midwest soccer mom. You can spice things up and stay looking both trendy and warm with a open-back jersey top like this one. Dress it up with jeans and sexy booties, or keep it low-key and casual with high-waisted leggings and your fave Adidas sneaker.
3. New Look Block Heeled Ankle Boot
You can’t survive fall (emotionally, mentally, and physically) without owning a pair of black boots. Everyone in the English-speaking world knows that, tbh. This pair comes with a totally walkable three-inch block heel covered in a faux suede finish and it’s literally less than $40. I mean, what’s not to like?
4. ASOS DESIGN Crepe Pocket Detail Coat
For the (rare) nights you’re not hitting up the bar, you’ll need a casual and neutral coat to get you to and from the office, dinner dates, grocery store, and everything in between. A duster or trench coat is perfect for fall because it’s not overbearingly hot, but keeps you looking chic and warm on chilly nights.
5. Miss Selfridge Leggings in Black
I can’t go through the ASOS cold weather sale without including a pair of basic black leggings. It doesn’t matter if you already own hundreds of leggings that look exactly the same—you can always use one more. Don’t worry, I understand you. You’ll always need another and it’s not like you’re not going to wear them, duh.
6. Vila High Neck Knit Sweater
You need all of the sweaters. ALL OF THEM. Even if they’re all the same style, but in different colors, you won’t regret stocking up because I promise you, you’ll find yourself basically living in them for the next six months. High neck, mock neck, cowl, turtle… same cozy sh*t. You’ll also find yourself wanting everything in this burnt orange color.
7. ASOS DESIGN Long Tassel Super Soft Knit Scarf in Color Block
These things are so soft, warm, and versatile that you can literally wear anything with them. Why opt for one neutral color when you can combine two of the hottest shades of fall? This color-blocked style comes in a cream and beige that perf for throwing over your shoulders during your chilly morning commute.
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I have absolutely no shame in saying that I am one of those crazy fall people. Once September 1st hits, my mind and body automatically go into a full-out fall-pumpkin-spice-everything-Halloween mode. The only problem is, the weather is not f*cking cooperating. I can’t really get into the spirit of my most favorite time of the year when it’s literally still 90 degrees outside. I’m dying to wear my baggiest sweaters and faux fur coats again, so I guess in the meantime, I’m settling for a less ~extra~ transition into fall fashion. This means layering up casual T-shirts and day dresses with trendy lightweight scarves that won’t give you heat stroke. Here are a few lightweight scarves you can start wearing now.
1. J. Crew Lightweight Wool Scarf In Vintage Floral
Don’t let the word “wool” scare you. Although it sounds suffocating, this scarf is made from a super soft lightweight material that isn’t itchy or overbearingly thick. It’s not too bulky so you can totes throw it over a solid colored dress or plain white T-shirt on chilly mornings. The pale pink with wine and olive green notes are perfect for the transition from summer to fall.
2. Lauren Ralph Lauren Celia Silk Chiffon Scarf
Chiffon is key to staying cool but looking hot. It’s literally so thin, you’ll probs forget you’re wearing anything at all, but it adds elevation and flair to a lame and lazy outfit—especially when it’s mostly black (duh). Now you’ve got your minimal hint of color.
3. Free People Songbird Bandana
Unless you live under a rock, it’s pretty much a fact that western vibes will be everywhere this fall, from tacky cowboy boots to fringe to bandanas. I feel like this is totally going to be one of those trends everyone will make fun of, but secretly buy on their phone while on their lunch break just because everyone on Instagram will be wearing it. Calling it now. If you don’t feel ready to contribute yet, remember that small scarves don’t have to be necessarily worn on your body. Accessorize your bag or some sh*t and you’ll look ready for next season.
4. Bernie of New York Silk Chiffon Wrap
Wear it as a scarf around your neck or wear it as a cardigan— Who cares? Either way, it’ll still look bomb. That’s the beauty of a wrap. Until it literally begins to feel like fall outside, ditch your everyday summer jacket for an airy neutral wrap. You can grab this and go to the office, happy hour, and everything in between with.
5. Charming Charlie Dru Floral Scarf
If it isn’t already, Charming Charlie should be your new go-to when it comes to anything accessory related, especially scarves. They have a ridiculously diverse and affordable selection, so you’ll def find what you’re looking for. While many of us are still accepting the fact that summer is basically over, Charming Charlie has chic lightweight scarves you can wear a million different ways to hold you over until temps begin to drop.
I’ve seen my fair share of ridiculously fugly scarves, and if you’ve ever been to a college football game, I’m sure you have too. However, I’ve never been offended enough by any of them to waste my precious energy venting about how stupid they look… until now. Zara has just released a new scarf and it is undoubtedly the dumbest cold weather accessory I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
First of all, this thing is called the “multiposition scarf,” which is the hands down STUPIDEST name you could ever give a long piece of fabric that you tie around your neck. Literally every single scarf in the world is capable of being “multiposition.” All you have to do is tie it differently. Zara, someone on your product development team was obviously high the day this got the green light. (Which like, is fine, just don’t let them name stuff.)
Zara Multiposition Knit Scarf
Even if this scarf had a totally acceptable name, nothing would change the fact that it’s just straight-up stupid. Look at it. Notice it has fucking sleeves. This is literally a long piece of knit material that you wrap around your neck and then put your arms through. I’m not usually the kind of person who worries, but this feels like an extreme choking hazard to me. I don’t care if Christian Grey himself put this scarf around my neck. I’m not wearing it like that.
Perhaps the worst part about this scarf is the likely fact that it’s a rip-off of another scarf just like it, but 10 times the price. We all know that half the shit from Zara is just a knock-off of clothing that’s more expensive, and I’m assuming this is no different. I would do some research to see what luxury designer is originally responsible for this mess, but I’ve already spent way too much time thinking about this monstrosity, and I’m ready to forget about it for good.
Let’s just hope Kim and Kanye don’t catch wind of this, or else they’re going to try to sell us the severed sleeves and hoodie of a Champion sweatshirt for three grand.