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The Best Fashion Trends of 2019 So Far

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The fashion industry has served as a beacon of hope for those yearning to break free from the constraints of strict gender norms and societal expectations. The best fashion trends of 2019 lend a platform for individuals to express themselves in a highly visible way. This year let your wardrobe reflect how proud you are to be shamelessly, joyously, unmistakably you.

The Androgynous Look

The line between men’s and women’s fashion blurs in this hot trend. This style is perfect for anyone daring enough to jump outside society’s gender-normative comfort zone. Some popular androgynous looks right now are:

  • Long t-shirt dresses for men, paired with a statement jean and chic sneakers. Distressed clothing is especially trendy, like small holes worn into the shirt and stringy rips in the cuff, knee, and pocket of the pants.
  • Boxer trunks and briefs for women. This statement gained international attention from Calvin Klein’s advertisement campaign, #MYCALVINS. Coupled with an offshoot campaign called I Speak My Truth, Calvin Klein invites fans around the world to voice their personal stories in their own words.
  • Utility boiler suits. An effective balance of fashion and function is notoriously difficult to achieve. The boiler suit even solves one of women’s most dire fashion dilemmas: it has pockets from top to bottom.

What makes this look special is its rejection of traditional gender norms and acceptance of a truly individualistic form of expression through one’s appearance. It’s about defining personal identity, standing up for your right to be who you want to be, and supporting the idea that fashion is for everyone.

The Preppy Look

Following a gender-blurring theme, 2019 has seen the rise of slacks, skirts, and blazers tailored especially for women that popularized the preppy look. Sharply tailored, vibrantly colored pieces will have you serving absolute looks this year.

Marigold is the breakout color of 2019, adding a pop of sunshine to an already cheery fashion trend. The feminine preppy style, characterized by slim-fitting slacks, collared shirts in fun patterns, silk scarfs and women’s ballet flats, is a versatile look that translates effortlessly from spring to summer, fall to winter, and back to spring again.

Ruffles and bows have emerged as a unique addition to the trend. Whether worn in your hair as a scrunchie or along the cap sleeves of a flowy blouse, ruffles and bows induce a sort of childlike nostalgia for carefree days in a modern age of political uncertainty and global unrest. The preppy look calls out to the world that you’re put together, you’re unwaveringly proud of your femininity, and you’re a force to be reckoned with.

The Bold Look

Empower your wardrobe to be as loud and proud as you are with the boldest looks of 2019. Shockingly bright hues, unconventional color pairings, and surprising accessories have infiltrated the fashion industry. The three biggest trends so far are:

  • Neon Fluorescent hues splashed onto the scene late last year, and thanks to some celebrity sightings—namely, Kim Kardashian sporting more than a few neon fits—the trend looks set to continue through 2019. Not all highlighter colors made the cut: stick to bright pink, green, orange, and yellow.
  • Tie-dye – This classic pattern reached peak popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, but it’s making a fierce comeback in contemporary fashion. No, we’re not talking about the tie-dye summer camp shirt of your nightmares. This bold, sophisticated color combination is making its way onto blazers, midi skirts, and knits alike.
  • FeathersElevate your style with daring feather accessories. For this bold look, think purses, backpacks, earrings, and hair pieces. Of course, be mindful of the animal harmed in the making of the piece and buy synthetic feathers whenever possible. Man-made accessories replicate the look and feel of a feather—complete with brilliant colors and patterns—without putting a single bird in harm’s way.

Shock the world this year in bold colors and provocative patterns. Dare to be unapologetically yourself. You deserve all eyes on you; command the attention of the room.

If Looks Could Kill

The trends dominating 2019 are diverse and provocative. When you feel beautiful, you look beautiful. Choose a trend that makes you feel like the queen that you are and dive head first into the most popular styles of the year.




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