Top Fashion Trends in 2019

  • Amy Bebbington

The fashion industry is constantly evolving bringing new trends to the catwalk season after season. From pops of bright colours to angular toed shoes to super smart tailoring, the options are endless for 2019. You will be sure to find the perfect style that suits your lifestyle, body shape and personal preference.

You may even find some trends already in your wardrobe from last season that you can adapt to the current styles on the runway making those buys a true investment.

Click one of the latest fashion trends for 2019 below to find out more.

Colour Block Tailoring


The classic suit just got a revamp! Every colour of the rainbow graced the catwalk in bold, statement shades and soft pastel hues. Whether you favour relaxed or fitted tailoring or a single or double-breasted fit, the focus is on colour from sunshine yellow to magenta pink to cobalt blue. Either wear as a matching suit or team with denim for a more casual look.

Fashion Spotted: Chanel, Gucci, Victoria Beckham, Giuliva Heritage.

Gal Gadot attends the Wreck-It Ralph UK premiere wearing a beautifully tailored deep red suit.

Keep It Low Key


Cargo trousers, utility jackets and tool belts are making a comeback with patch pockets on just about everything. In dusky hues and military shades, tool belts are slung across the front of the body over relaxed jackets teamed with loose combat trousers. The practical, functional clothing allows you to multitask in style.

Fashion Spotted: Chanel, Proenza Schouler.

Rihanna wears combat trousers with style. She teams them with a checked, zip up jacket and crisp white trainers.

Everyday Couture


Taking cues from couture dressmaking, the runway was covered in fine tulle, oversized ruffles, large balloon sleeves, bubble skirts, duchess satin and swirls of taffeta. Nostalgic for the era of skillfully crafted couture gowns popular in the fifties and sixties, designers reinvent the essence of these pieces into shorter, more casual items that can be worn every day with a pair of trainers.

Fashion Spotted: Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Valentino.

Always staying one step ahead of the fashion game, American actress and model, Amber Heard wears an exquisite gown at the Met Gala 2016.

Feathered Accessories


Attached to shoes, bags, earrings, and headdresses in a variety of colours, no accessory was left untouched. Feathers are set to be big this season, that’s for sure making a statement with their oversized shapes and bold colours. Let the feathers do the talking this season. Team with a little black number, a statement gown or a pair of jeans and a tee. You can’t go wrong.

Fashion Spotted:  Dries Van Noten, Brock Collection, Valentino.

Check out Beyonce rocking the fringe shoe trend on stage.

Square Toes


The latest nineties trend to hit the runway is square-toed footwear and it looks like they’re here to stay with satin pumps and sandals for SS19 and boots receiving the angular treatment for AW19.  Easy to wear with almost anything the square toe will be a favorite all year round. Choose a bright pair to stand out this summer.

Fashion Spotted: Erdem, Cavalli, Eckhaus Latta.

Net-a-Porter styles a pair of By FAR white square toed boots with a brown suit and white polo neck.

Statement Hats


We’re talking hats with oversized brims that touch your shoulders or even your biceps; the hat trend is making a statement this summer. Chic, stylish and larger than life, the oversized hat is a must for the summer season offering an almost practical accessory that certainly shields from the sunshine.

Fashion Spotted: Rejina Pyo, Xiao Li, Simone Rocha.

Beyonce certainly knows how to wear a statement hat in style. Her orange, red and green checked headpiece will wow you as it did us.

Get Shorted


It’s time to forget about the cycling shorts from last summer and even the knee length skirts while the relaxed fit, tailored shorts have their moment. Preferably high waisted, wear with a cropped top and sandals or tuck in a buttoned-up shirt and lace up a pair of white trainers for a fresh, chic look.

Fashion Spotted: Alexa Chung, Margaret Howell, Rejina Pyo.

Brie Larson gets her pins out on holiday in a pair of printed shorts.

The Micro Pleat


Smaller than usual, the pleats have gotten a whole lot tighter with tiny rows of pleats offering intricate detail and lots more volume. Each pleated design brings interesting silhouettes to the midi and mini dress with fan shapes to hide behind or an angular piece that escapes the shoulder seam entirely.

Fashion Spotted: Givenchy, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Balmain.

Eva Green wears a stunning Jean Paul Gaultier pleated dress for a photoshoot shot by Nick Hudson for the Evening Standard Magazine.

Ditch the Heels


If teetering on stiletto heels is not your thing, your days have just got a whole lot comfier, approximately six inches comfier. As many designers ditch the heels and replace with fancier flats, you’ll be investing in a lot of sandals and pumps with feathers, fringing, bows and lace-up ankles this season. We couldn’t be more delighted that flats got a makeover.

Fashion Spotted: Valentino, Simone Rocha, Temperley London, Burberry.

Emily Ratajkowski spends her Saturday mornings super comfortable teaming her lace up daps with a jersey mini dress.

Get Practical


These last couple of weeks have proven how unpredictable the British weather can be and we all know the summer will be no different. To survive the sudden downpours in style, designers provided chic summer knee-length waterproofs to slip on until the sun shines once again.

Fashion Spotted: Max Mara, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, Sportmax, Etro.

Practical yet stylish, Olivia Palermo wears a khaki knee length jacket over a vivid orange knit.

The Wild West


Jackets, skirts, handbags and anything else you can think of have undergone the fringing treatment this season. The Western-inspired trend is fun to wear as you move and is super chic when styled for the catwalk. Bag yourself a fringed accessory for the festival season, it’s a must!

Fashion Spotted: Coach, Tom Ford, Cushnie.

Keep it simple and opt for a few tassels just like Roos-Anne van Dorsten.

Make a Statement in Neon


We talked colour blocking tailoring earlier yet this trend goes one step further with bright, neon hues taking over the catwalk. Only for the brave, the pops of green, pink and yellow were worn head to toe. If you’re feeling the trend yet would like a slightly more subtle approach then team the vibrant shade with denim or white this season.

Fashion Spotted: Natasha Zinko, Jasper Conran, Roksanda, Rejina Pyo, House of Holland.

Eva Green wears a stunning Jean Paul Gaultier neon green gown at the Bvlgari Wild Pop Gala Dinner.

Shimmer in Sequins


Sequins usually make an appearance at Christmas ready for the festive season. However, if this season’s catwalks are anything to go by getting ready to shimmer all summer long. That sequin dress is the perfect festival outfit making much better use out of your winter buys. Don’t hide then at the back of your closet just yet.

Fashion Spotted: Halpern, House of Holland, David Koma, Roberta Einer.

Lady Gaga dazzles in sequins before a performance in Las Vegas.

Oversized Sleeves


Statement sleeves are a must but instead of the sharp shoulder pads go all out with puffy, voluminous sleeves. Pleats at the shoulder seam add extra volume and teamed with a feminine dress and a squared neckline, the sleeves really pop. The perfect summer look when the sun shining as no jacket could cover those sleeves and why would you want to.

Fashion Spotted: Brock Collection, Rodarte, Saint Laurent, Mara Hoffman, Preen by Thorton Bregazzi.

Jessica Alba wears a light blue knit with voluminous sleeves for an interview for Health Magazine.

Tie Dye Chic


Forget the tie-dye t-shirts of the nineties in art class and think more sophisticated, contemporary prints that sashayed down the catwalk. Beautiful kaleidoscope prints layered over florals were a huge hit for Dior. Tie-dye just got the chic makeover it needed.

Fashion Spotted: Dior, Prada, Stella McCartney.

Aiysha Hart wears a beautiful printed Mary Katrantzou dress to the premiere of the film Colette.

Rich Shades


This summer you’ll be dressed head to toe in terracotta, rust, and reds radiating warmth in the sunny season. For those who invested in the trend last year can make the most of their deep, sunburnt orange hues this year reviving them for a chic look with pops of gold. We can feel the heat from the runway from here.

Fashion Spotted: Versace, Balenciaga, Valentino.

Rihanna stuns in red at the Ocean’s 8 movie premiere.

Tie in a Bow


The prettiest trend of the season is set to flirt with your wardrobe edit. We’re talking bows in summer shades such as vivid reds and sorbet hues – or why not try a monochrome look.  Attached to the back of dresses, waistbands, shoulders, and ponytails, the only rule is to go big. Oversized bows are in; delicate, dainty ones are out!

Fashion Spotted: Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Valentino.

Sophia Roe styles an oversized black bow in a loosely tied ponytail for a feminine finish.

The Leotard


Not entirely reserved for dancers, leotards were spotted all over the runway. For a streamlined silhouette, the stretchy all in one was teamed with wide-leg trousers and skirts. The perfect fuss-free top that creates a neat, fresh line all day long. There are no rules, opt for a printed version, a crisp white design or make a statement in neon teamed with velvet.

Fashion Spotted: Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Chanel.

Beyonce has always been a fan of the leotard for her on stage looks.

Fancy Frills


Ruffles are another trend set to return for summer 2019. Large frills add interest to the most classic of styles. Shirt cuffs, collars, skirts and jackets all get the ruffle treatment providing an air of grandeur making a dramatic entrance to any occasion.

Fashion Spotted: Simone Rocha, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs.

Nina Dobrev knows how to wear a oversized ruffle in style.

Seventies Style


Travel back in time to the 70s. The catwalks this season took inspiration from the much-loved decade with roll necks, high waisted trousers, and retro checks. It’s easy to wear and will keep you looking cool. It’s about time that you fully commit to the seventies style and even invest is some crochet that was admired on the Oscar de la Renta and JW Anderson runway.

Fashion Spotted: Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, JW Anderson.

Priyanka Chopra channels the seventies by wearing yellow flares styled by Ami Patel.

Shades of Brown


To compliment those rusty oranges and vivid reds, the staple shade is a must this season. It’s the perfect alternative to black and navy becoming essential in everyone’s wardrobe. Team with just about any colour to help create that seventies vibe or go head to toe in shades of brown.

Fashion Spotted: Philip Lim, Roksanda, Tibi.

Nnenna Echem styles the rusty shade in a unique way.

The Tuxedo


The slick, formal tailoring almost makes you forget all your dresses when you’re invited to a special occasion. They’re that good, they’ve become the perfect alternative for a chic, nonchalant vibe. Go all out and wear with a shirt and waistcoat or brave it with nothing underneath for a more sexy vibe. Opt for classic black, choose a crisp white version for a different approach or stand out in pink or green.

Fashion Spotted: Celine, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Hermes.

Ellen Page looks super chic in her black tailored suit with matching shirt and tie.

Washed Out Denim


Denim is a true staple in everyone’s wardrobe that can be reinvented each season. For 2019, bleached denim is key with jeans, jackets and dresses all going lighter and lighter. The perfect denim to get that summery vibe that looks fresh and crisp with white or edgy and cool when you double up.

Fashion Spotted: Isabel Marant, Proenza Schouler, Balmain, Missoni, Alberta Ferretti.

Rita Ora rocks the denim trend wearing ripped washed out denim jeans.

Got the Blues


The baby blues to be precise. Flattering and soft, the light pastel shade was spotted floating down the runway in pretty dresses, blouses, skirts, and summer coats. Teamed with white or incorporated into stunning prints, the beautiful blue shade brings a fresh, spring vibe to every outfit.

Fashion Spotted: Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Alexa Chung

Tamu McPherson styles a cool baby blue jacket with an orange polo neck and a zebra print skirt for the ultimate chic outfit.

Print Clash


Don’t be afraid to pair different prints together either in bold colours or more subtle shades depending on those you prefer. Reserved for the brave only, experiment with patterns and find those that work together. You’ll be surprised how well they match making the perfect outfit for everyday wear.

Fashion Spotted: Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors.

Gal Gadot loves wearing prints and incorporates these patterns effortlessly into her daily style.

To Finish

There you have it, the latest trends for SS19 all in one place. Choose your favorites and hit the shops in search of your new feathery friend or pop of neon. It’s up to you, make a statement dressing head to toe in your favorite trend or simply add an accessory – pair of earrings, handbag, shoes or nail polish as a nod to the catwalk crazes.

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Posted by Amy Bebbington

I express my love of fashion through writing, blogging and styling. My creative personality ensures that I produce unique and original work. I am a keen knitter and enthusiatic dancer.