2019 proved fashion designers wrong. After showcasing different designs on the runway in prediction of what women would wear this year, the streets caught them by surprise.
Girls came out fusing the very old with the new and sometimes with the weird.
So, here are six major top street style trends that made 2019 “the year of the fashion forward.”
Bike Shorts with Blazers:
It’s termed Athleisure. In 2019 we saw more girls rock bike shorts with blazers. This offers a fresh blend of sportswear and tailoring creating a look that is both striking and chic. Of course, while it may not be appropriate for either the office or the gym, the outfit is perfect for strutting the streets or attending Sunday brunch with your best friends.
Originally designed as a one-piece protective garment for manual labour, boiler suits are now as fashionable as they are functional. This can only happen when girls decide to take the overalls to another level in a variety of fantastic styles.
Proving once and for all that the minimal trend is over, 2019 had girls embrace lashings of fabric on their cuffs, elbows and shoulders. While this meant bold ruffles and oversized silhouettes, it also resulted in statement puff shoulders on both dresses and blouses. Simultaneously striking and stylish, these puff sleeves added a fun ‘80s twist to modern outfits.
Patchwork is no longer just a craft that grandma’s enjoy. It’s now fashion’s latest trends. Patchwork appear on dresses, jumpsuits, pants and more. As colourful as it is creative, the look sews together contrasting pieces of fabric to achieve an eclectic and eye-catching design.
In 2019, girls proved that it’s not all about body hugging clothes. The pleated skirt with its longer length and cinched waist flatters all figures, creating a womanly silhouette. Styled with sneakers, stilettos or atrappy sandals, pleated skirts have come to conquer.
The world of ‘kicks’ experienced a turn around in 2019 as sneakers were paired with any cloth wearable. The comfort and stylishness it gave made these statement sneakers all the more desirable. Even Google released in its 2019 report that “Searches for “statement sneakers” were up 2,211% at the end of October 2019.”
The whole world is looking forward to 2020. Do you know some fashion trends that will make the coming year worth it? Please share with us in the comment section.