From psychedelic prints to feminine pleats and street-inspired utility wear, 2019 spring fashion trends are as much of a seasonal mix as our weather patterns.
There’s a look (and a colour) that can mesh well with anyone’s existing wardrobe, and I love the interplay of feminine pieces with masculine silhouettes. It’s that unpredictability that I find so charming in a look: when you can mix patterns, colours, shapes and styles into something unique and just “you.”
My inspiration for the latest City Line segment came from two of my favourite retailers: Holt Renfrew and Corbo Studio. Both never fail in giving me the good stuff, from gorgeous animal-print dresses to a most-fabulous Dior transparent visor. Fashion should be fun! Here’s some of my favourite spring fashion trends for the season.
Heavily influenced by the ‘60s and ‘70s, these retro looks still feel so fresh for today. White boots still remain a big trend for the season, but this time they’re outfitted with a very sculptural heel. This can really elevate your look without even trying that hard. I love the caramel-coloured trench that can go with everything almost as much as the Chloe sunglasses in that quintessential seventies shape. It all works!
Call it utility or call it street style, but this edgy trend is one that continues to resurface season after season. With good reason. It’s just so wearable! The military-style jacket with cinched waist gives you the best of both worlds. It’s feminine in the silhouette, yet masculine in its muted colour and oversized zipper.
And the accessories! These are just so fabulous and perfect for those looking to push the sartorial envelope a bit more. The transparent Dior visor is just something else and that Jill Sander PVC tote would likely have you stopped on the street. This look is for the cool girls who want to make a statement without looking like they even thought about it in the first place.
Pleats are back and I’m so happy they are because I just find the whole look so lovely and flirty. From tanks to silky skirts, you can pull out the pleats for any occasion. Pair with a structured Stella McCartney suit jacket (in this stunning pale blue) and crystal-adorned Miu Miu gladiator sandals and you’re the perfect mix of flirt and fierce.
Red is so bold and so empowering that I promise any woman who wears the shade will feel that sentiment if they were to try it in their wardrobes. The shade can go from blood red to burnt orange, and you could wear it in an outfit (like this gorgeous Valentino blouse paired with perfectly pink trousers) or you could focus on accessories like a killer heel or of-the-moment buckle bag.
Psychedelic prints are also back in a big way this season in a nod to the ‘60s counter-culture revolution. The style is characterized by contrasting colours, tie-dye, kaleidoscope and metaphysical patterns. Pulling off these powerful prints requires a bit of a daring personality, but I say go for it. It’s groovy, baby!
This season saw the resurgence of animal print, from dresses to denim, heels to handbags. I consider it a classic pattern because, like that perfect LBD, you can mix animal print with anything. It’s a wardrobe staple for stylish women. Leopard remains the go-to for a lot of designers, but I’m also loving zebra and snakeskin, too.
For more details on my spring fashion tips, please check out my segment on Cityline!