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