The 9 Biggest Fashion Trends to Watch Out for in 2019

New year, new you wardrobe. After combing through the winter and spring 2019 runways, street-style shots and the Instagram accounts of some of our favorite fashionistas, we’re comfortable saying that these are the nine trends you’re going to be seeing everywhere next year.

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Once reserved for Vegas showgirls and bedroom slippers, colored feathers are surprisingly wearable for spring 2019. From dramatic, layered dresses at Marc Jacobs to more refined shell tops at Rochas, this is a trend you can embrace as cautiously (or as aggressively) as you want.

Get the look: Halogen top ($40); Chelsea28 dress ($159); Staud bag ($198)

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'60s-inspired Shifts

Seen on the runways at Michael Kors, Gucci and Miu Miu, vintage florals are back in a big way. And a shift minidress is the best way to get in on the trend. Make like the lovely lady above and pair yours with flats, to avoid looking too vampy.

Get the look: Stelen ($45); BB Dakota ($88); Boden ($150)

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Prada and Stella McCartney are all about tie-dye right now, but you don’t have to go designer to make it work for you. Go full California surfer girl and rock a more traditional color scheme with jeans or try a darker tie-dye (like the one pictured above) for a moodier, more modern vibe.

Get the look: N:Philanthropy tee ($118); 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts ($295); MSGM sweater ($575)

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Snake Print

If 2018 was the year of leopard print, 2019 is shaping up to be a bit more serpentine. Whether you wrap yourself in a snake-print coat or stick to subtler snake accents like bags or shoes, allow this "it" print to slither its way into your wardrobe. (Note that you can—and should—keep your leopard pieces in rotation as well.)

Get the look: Topshop dress ($95); Rebecca Taylor blouse ($295); Tory Burch bag ($398)

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Thought the western-inspired trend would stop after cowboy boots? Think again. Next season, keep the yee-haw alive with fringe, on the back of a suede jacket or dangling from a handbag.

Get the look: Rebecca Minkoff boots ($78); Frances Valentine bag ($245); Ganni jacket ($730)

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Bike Shorts

The ‘90s are back, baby. We were initially skeptical about the bike short craze too (which we started to see everywhere outside the Winter 2019 shows), but there are actually a bunch of ways to wear it without looking like you’re heading to a Jazzercise class. Pair with elevated pieces, like a structured blazer or embellished mules.

Get the look: Onzie ($54); The Upside ($89); alexanderwang.t ($295)

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We know what you’re thinking: Am I really going to wear a head-to-toe electric pink suit? No, no, you’re not. Which is why we’re advising most ladies to stick to neon accessories. A traffic-cone orange belt or a pair of electric green earrings, for example.

Get the look: ISLYNYC earrings ($50); Anya Hindmarch pouch ($175); Smythe blazer ($695)

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Worn with bell-bottoms, a crochet top reads hippie. With a luxe midi skirt, it’s haute hippie. This homemade-feeling trend was everywhere last fashion month, from Wes Gordon’s romper-cardigan combination at Carolina Herrera to a slinky dress at Altuzarra. It’s delicate, detailed and just the right amount of dainty.

Get the look: Free People top ($128); Caterina Bertini tote bag ($130); Marc Jacobs cardigan ($595)

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Mixed Florals

As seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Valentino, floral-on-floral action is bold and doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Get the look: City Chic blouse ($75); Grey Jason Wu skirt ($190); Diane von Furstenberg pants ($268)

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Sarah Stiefvater

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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