Fashion in 2019
1. TECHNICOLOUR TIE-DYE
Sixties stalwart tie-dye is poised to make a major comeback in 2019, so learn to love it now. This pattern looks perfect in bright colours, from canary yellow to zesty lime green – anyone can dabble in rainbow hues, just be sure to balance them out with plenty of neutral and warmer tones.
INVEST IN a silk tie-dye maxi skirt, perfect for festival season.
2. HEAD OF THE CLASS
From crystal barrettes to pearl embellished Alice bands, headbands will be the most coveted accessory in 2019. Why not embrace the throwback trend? It’s ultra-feminine, not to mention a wonderful way to banish a bad-hair day.
INVEST IN a wide satin headband to add a chic final touch to a lace dress or a turtleneck and leather trouser pairing.
3. FRINGE FEVER
Adorning everything from midi skirts to straw totes, fringe detailing has been revived for the new year. Quirky and cool, it’s great for adding texture to both loose and form-fitting looks.
INVEST IN a mini skirt with fringed detailing, worn with thigh-high boots.
4. PEEP TOES
It’s time for flip-flops to take a back seat this summer. In their place you can expect to see sandals with dainty straps, flats with rope detailing and sculptural heels when the sun comes out to play. Just make sure your pedicure is ready for maximum exposure this summer in these sun-worthy styles.
INVEST IN kitten heels with braided leather laces, paired with a pleated ankle-length skirt.
5. UTILITARIAN CHIC
Effortless yet versatile enough to style with lace-up boots, loafers or flatforms: the options are endless with the elevated overall, also known as the boiler suit. This chic classic will earn you points in the style stakes in 2019 and nothing quite matches it for practical panache.
INVEST IN brown as well as bolder hues like cobalt blue. Dress up the look with a tailored blazer.
6. SHAPE SHIFTERS
From barrel belt bags to hexagonal holdalls, and even an ode to takeaway boxes, prepare to see quirky structural bags everywhere this year. If you’ve been hunting for a quirky accessory to give last season’s outfits a new lease of life, the search ends here.
INVEST IN an oval-shaped mock croc shoulder bag with a contrast handle. Opt for one that’s big enough to hold all the essentials and will work equally well with both sharp tailoring and feminine party dresses.
7. ALL PUFFED UP
Defined shoulders and puff sleeves are still going strong. In 2019, they’ll feature on everything from knitwear to keyhole dresses.
INVEST IN a lace mini dress with exaggerated puff sleeves. You’ll be wearing it for years to come.