Trends in fashion come and go. And some deserve to just go, like the sheer skirt and high-waisted underwear combo, fast food fashion and overly distressed jeans.
While celebrities and trendsetters may enjoy front row seats to the best of this year’s fashion shows, this doesn’t mean you should make do with yesteryear’s rags. You won’t even need to travel around the globe to get your hands on the hottest, most fashionable pieces.
In fact, the idea of browsing through rows and rows of clothing online, from home, is no longer farfetched.
Now, all you need to do is to let your fingers do the shopping. Do you like that Saint Laurent textured Niki bag? Just click and add them to your virtual shopping bag, and check out when you’re done ticking off your fashion bucket list.
The availability and convenience of shopping online have made every avid shopper’s heart beat faster with joy and anticipation. Not only does it save pretty feet from having to walk around for hours lugging all those shopping bags, but it also helps save precious time. Now, you can comfortably shop from your own home any time you feel like it.
So feel free to snuggle up in your Prada pajamas, put up your René Caovilla-clad feet, and get ready to scroll and snap up the latest fashion for 2019.
Here are some trends that you may want to snatch up:
1. Statement Sneakers
Following the athleisure trend — where what was normally thought of as workout wear became something more fashionable for use almost everywhere — are statement sneakers.
These footwear must-haves have been seen in fashion streets around the globe — from the much-debated about Balenciaga Triple S sneakers to the ubiquitous yet still trendy white sneaks.
These shoes seem to be going nowhere far as more and more brands are coming out with their own versions. Luxury brands like Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Valentino are just some of the design houses that have come out with fashionable footwear.
Collaborations with established footwear brands have also cropped up like that of Off-white and Nike. Customizable pairs are also the rage especially online where you can tailor them to your own preferences such as Emilio Pucci’s City Up sneakers or SWEAR’s range of kicks.
2. Bike Shorts
Another offshoot of the athleisure trend is the resurgence of bike shorts. A staple in the 1990s, they had once fallen off the grid only to make a smashing comeback for this generation.
With high fashion houses like Chanel, Fendi, and Roberto Cavalli riding on this trend, these cycling shorts certainly are not just for cycling anymore.
Technologically advanced materials coupled with the high fashion upgrade make these “cropped leggings” a fave among the fab crowd. Runways like Gucci featured lace bike shorts while other brands have taken the animal print, embroidery, or textured routes, among others.
While this trend sparks a divisive conversation, it is undeniable that it continues to roll out into every fashionable closet. To be more fashion-forward, pair these shorts with an oversized blazer, a lovely white blouse, or a chic hoodie.
3. Sustainable Fashion
Along with the awareness that the fashion industry is one of the greatest contributors to environmental degradation, designers, fashion brands, textile companies, and the like are now making concerted efforts to address a real fashion emergency.
For example, December 2018 saw the creation of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Renowned Designer Stella McCartney spearheaded the movement along with other signatories from other fashion brands and supporting organizations. Together, these fashion leaders aim to work together and contribute to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
Aside from this, fashion brands such as Adidas, Chanel, Burberry, Reformation, Mara Hoffman, among others, are pushing through with their own sustainability efforts to make fashion more environmentally sustainable.
Thrill of the Trend
Fashion is ever-evolving. Some trends in the past decades have come full circle and will most likely go through the loop again. While these trends are lording it over fashion halls and malls, you can enjoy them while they last.
Whether strutting down to your physical stores or enjoying the ease and convenience of online shopping, the excitement of donning the latest threads is always an experience worth taking on.