When the weather is feeling wintry outside your windows, your spring wardrobe might be the last thing on your mind. However, fresh looks for Spring 2019 have already walked the runways of every top designer, and we’ve been tracking the hottest trends to watch in the year to come! As you get ready to kick off a new year, consider incorporating a few emerging trends into your current winter wardrobe. Though it might feel tough to look past your parka at the moment, these springtime trends are more versatile than you think! Here are five key trends for Spring 2019 that you can start wearing right now.
Fanciful Frills: When it comes to silhouettes for Spring 2019, many designers are turning up the volume with bold ruffles and frills. Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem, and Gucci all showcased frilly looks for the upcoming season, with ruffled sleeves and shoulders adorning their dresses and tops. While you might want to save the frilly and feminine dresses for spring, you can use this trend to liven up your winter work wardrobe right now. We love the idea of pairing a classic pant or a pencil skirt with a voluminous blouse for a playful take on office wear.
Timeless Tortoise: According to a recent article in Glamour, searches for “tortoise earrings” skyrocketed over 679% in 2018—we’re sensing a serious trend that will continue into Spring 2019! A pair of classic tortoise hoops is sure to become a staple of your accessories wardrobe no matter the season, lending any outfit some preppy, Jackie O. vibes. (Added bonus: the warm colors of tortoiseshell are universally flattering!) The tortoise trend can also carry into other year-round accessories; we’re planning to add a few pairs of tortoiseshell sunglasses to our eyewear collection before the new year begins.
Lots of Dots: Another hallmark of classic style is making a serious comeback for Spring 2019: polka dots! Saint Laurent, Burberry, and Prada all showed off polka dots on their spring runways, favoring a simple palette of black and white that gave the playful pattern a more sophisticated look. Wear the trend now by pairing a dotted silk dress with black tights and booties, and then transition the look into spring with sandals and a colorful bandana in your hair.
Net Worth: Though the look is certainly not for the faint of heart, fishnet was a can’t-miss fabric trend on many spring runways. Dior, Sonia Rykiel, and Louis Vuitton all showed off this daring textile in their collections. If you’d like to dip your toes into the trend without going over the top, try layering fishnet stockings with a demure dress and a pair of knee-high boots this winter; in spring, go bolder with a statement dress or tank that features net details.
Good as Gold: As the dark tones of winter give way to sunnier hues, bright color is always a serious trend on the spring runway. This year, one splashy shade stood out in the crowd: golden yellow. This bold tone took a starring role at Chanel, Balenciaga and Givenchy, brightening up everything from evening gowns to outerwear. While you should reserve vivid lemon yellows for the arrival of spring, try out the trend this winter with a golden gown for formal occasions (the color is especially striking with a little shimmer from sequins or silk) plus matching accessories for 24-karat glam.
Utility Suits: Spring’s final trend takes a decidedly practical approach to one-piece dressing, and we fully approve! Fendi, Givenchy, and Coach all showed off slouchy utility-style jumpsuits in their spring collections. The relaxed fit of these all-in-one outfits will keep you comfy for the remainder of winter, and then transition with breezy ease into your springtime wardrobe. Most designers showed their utility suits in simple neutrals and soft fabrics; we’re planning to try out the look in washed chambray. For the remainder of winter, pair your utility suit with a long cardigan and suede ankle boots. When spring arrives, cuff the pants and add a pair of wedge sandals for a chic, casual look that’s ready for the first outdoor brunch of the year.
Which spring trends are at the top of your wishlist? Leave us a comment and share what you’re excited to wear in 2019!