Now that we’ve hit the new year, it’s time to get out there and update your look!
Here are nine trends from this past year that will definitely have staying power well into 2020 and beyond. You’ll want to follow these trends:
1. Statement Sneakers
Statement meaning status symbol. Everyone wants the most unique and rare sneakers, with brand names and eye-catching designs.
2. Androgynous Styles
Androgynous styles allow you to wear clothes that don’t stereotype you, because they don’t conform to any specific gender.
To follow this style, just choose loose-fitting clothes like oversized suits and denim jackets paired with men’s shirts. Dark colours add to the androgyny, but you can add colour, too. Just be sure to be bold about it. Or any choice. Be bold. Androgyny is about you being the you of your choice.
3. Bike Shorts
Bike shorts have been in for a while, but they’re being worn in a different, fresher way in 2019: in a variety of colours and patterns, with a matching top, whether it is in the form of a bra, tank, or short-sleeved crop top.
Whether its true leather or faux, leather is trending, and not just for outerwear, but for items like pants and shirts. Leather can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Black is always in style for leather. What is new is the use of browns, reds and whites, and both matte and high shine leather are popular.
5. Animal Prints
Python, leopard, snakeskin, and tiger patterns are hot! These prints can be worn on a whole dress, or used in accessories like scarves. Animal prints go with anything and any colour, making them so versatile!
6. Utility Dressing
Comfort and practicality are the key to utility dressing. You can throw on utility pieces with running shoes on the weekend, and dress up the pieces with heels and layered jewelry when needed.
Part of practicality is function. There are patch pockets and cargo pants. The utility of cargo pants, combat boots and utility jackets are combined with luxe fabric in a trend twist. It’s one step dressing!
7. The Latest Colours are Neon and Pastel
Bright neon colours can be incorporated into your wardrobe in small ways, like a small cross body bag. Pastels add a feminine touch, and will add colour when worn as outerwear.
8. Expressive Hair Pins
These hair pins do more than just hold your hair back or hold it in place. They are personalized and allow you to express yourself.
They are sparkling and bold, and have messages that empower and spread awareness, or they might be as simple as your name.
Wear words like, girls, justice or anxiety, just to name three.
9. Snakeskin Footwear
Snakeskin will give style to shoes, boots or sandals and will help you tie an outfit together. Faux snakeskin will allow you to enjoy this trend guilt free.
Add drama by wearing snakeskin in non-traditional colours like blues or pinks.
Whatever looks you choose you are sure to look great!