5 Fashion Trends That Are Sticking Around For 2019

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.

1. Frills

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.

Tularosa Torrance Sweater

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.

Free People Yellow Crashing Waves Pullover

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.

Capulet Hanni Satin Bustier Midi Dress

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.

Pretty Little Thing Black Scarf Print Satin Plunge Bodysuit, $45

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.

Women’s One Size/Plus Size Solid Seamless Biker, $9.99

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.

Images: kourtneykardash / Instagram; Revolve; South Moon Under; Urban Outfitters; Pretty Little Thing; Amazon

Celeb-Inspired Matching Sets That Are Perfect For The End Of Summer

Okay, so first let me start out by saying I am extremely lazy. The type of lazy where I won’t even bother getting off the couch to get my remote and would rather just lay there bingeing Real Housewives episodes, even though I’ve seen them all 100 times. But I’m not complaining. Also, if someone asks me to go out after I’ve already gotten home, it’s going to be a hard no from me. Because that also involves spending time picking out an outfit. So no, I think I’ll pass. The good news is, the matching sets continue to be a trend, so that’s like only having to pick one thing from your closet, so maybe I’ll consider that. When the universe is against you and you are forced to socialize, matching sets are a good option to have in your closet. So here are my three celebrity-inspired sets that I have been wearing all summer.

Kylie Jenner

First off, Kylie Jenner. The new 20-year-old mom just got her pre-baby body back, and she certainly knows how to show it off. Even in the form of bathroom selfies. When she takes a picture in a bathroom it’s cool, but when I do it it’s trashy??? Life is unfair.

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Kylie’s tan set was my inspiration for this bright yellow set from Topshop. I’ve worn this about five times already this summer and it hasn’t disappointed. It’s great for a vacation and even better for rooftop Saturdays. If you’re cool with looking like a sunflower, I recommend this set.

Topshop yellow hacked denim jacket; Topshop yellow denim skirt

Olivia Culpo

Next, is my favorite matching set and girl, gingham and Olivia Culpo. First off, congrats to her for getting back with Danny Amendola. I’m not upset about him not being single anymore or anything, I’ll work through it.

Today ???? @revolve #revolvearoundtheworld

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Culpo is wearing a gingham pant and crop top set, and I found a very similar style but with a skort from Forever21. It’s perfect for the picnics your boyfriend promises he’s going to take you on but never does, so just wear this to a Sunday brunch with your friends. To complete the look, white heels or sneakers go perfectly with the outfit.

Forever 21 gingham crop cami & skort set

Madison Beer

Lastly, my inspiration for this look was Madison Beer. Now, it’s not exactly what she is wearing, but her Clueless Cher Horowitz vibe really spoke to me.

⭐???? @MADISONBEER a star in the CHER blazer + skirt & HALO crop ????⭐ SHOP the full look now at the link in bio x #BAMBAswim

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I found this matching skirt and top at Zara which I’ve truly been living in. My co-workers probably think I got robbed and this skirt and top are all I have left. This look really is perfect for both work and post-work drinks you don’t want to go to.

Zara tweed top; Zara tweed miniskirt

Images: Olivia Culpo/ Kylie Jenner/ Bamba Swim/Instagram (3); Maya Media (3)

Should We Let ‘Gen-Z Yellow’ Become The New Millennial Pink?
It’s official: millennial pink is sooo 2017. I mean, it’s seriously about time. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to tolerate another “candid” Insta in front of Wynwood Walls, or yet another person documenting that one time they tried Starbucks’s Pink Drink. Like, out with the old, and in with the new trending color of 2018: Gen-Z yellow (yes, as in the next generation after the millennials). It’s a vibe, though. Whether it’s mustard, canary, or Easter yellow that you prefer, it’s all the same thing. What was once seen as tacky (yellow) is now considered the bolder, more outgoing, attention-whore sister to basic bitch millennial pink. NGL, the more I’ve seen it, the more I find myself digging the happy summery color. You kind of have to admit that its obnoxious brightness is, like, extra in all the ways we aspire to be. In case you have no idea how to start wearing Gen-Z yellow (because same), here are 7 trendy pieces worth adding to your closet.

1. ASOS Highwaist Yellow Pants

Since we’ve already established the fact that Gen-Z yellow is a straight up #mood, especially for this upcoming summer, bring the vibes into work with high waisted business casual pants. These also come in clutch because fuck jeans, obviously.

2. MINKPINK Tokyo Romper

Don’t be, like, a plain Polly. Add some patterns to that shit with flowers and other things reminiscent of a tropical vacation. Wear this out to the beach, or slip it on before you head to the bar. Throw on your fave wedges and you’ll be craving a tequila sunrise immediately.

3. Vince Camuto Tie Cuff Bubble Sleeve Top

Wearing yellow is most def risky. You can’t just go walking around looking like a highlighter, so for a v chic option that makes you feel poised and a bit preppy, you’ll want a yellow shade like this so-called lemon cream top. Wear this to Mother’s Day brunch and your mother will be too busy complimenting your blouse to notice how hungover you are. Cute.

4. Faithfull the Brand Rodeo Gingham Dress

In addition to plaid, gingham is like, everywhere this spring. It’s flirty, fun, and everything else I aspire to be as a person. In yellow, you’ll be dying to wear this when it’s finally warm enough to day drink on a weekly basis.

5. Topshop Plain Bandeau Top

There are far worse trends from the Spice Girls era than a basic tube top, tbh. Quite frankly, I’m loving this throwback because you can own a dozen in every color and have an endless array of options to mix and match with—which is obviously super ideal, considering how annoying it is just to do laundry for one fucking clean shirt.

6. YEEZY Calabasas California Hat

Somehow, cute, pastel-colored baseball hats make you look sexy and sporty at the same time. Boys love that shit. With this pale yellow that will slowly but surely grow on you, you’ll find yourself taking plenty of Instas. But mostly because it’s Yeezy, says Calabasas, and has you wishing you were neighbors with the Kardashians.

 

7. UO Adonita Zip Front Mini Skirt

A-line skirts are always in and always look great on everyone. The style isn’t so short that you’ll pull a Britney Spears, but it’s not a long granny style either. It fits as a high-rise skirt that falls on your upper thighs and gives you a voluptuous, curvy shape. The front closure zipper may teeter on the slutty side, but who actually cares? You lewk good and you deserve to feel good, too. YAY, YELLOW.

Images: ASOS (1); Revolve (1); Nordstrom (1); Bloomingdales (1); Topshop (1); Farfetch (1); Urban Outfitters (1)

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