If you know me, the last word you’d probably use to describe me is ‘trendy’. Therefore, I want 2019 to be the year I try and be a little bit fashion conscious, which is quite a leap from my usual dress-like-a-12-year-old-who-only-shops-in-Primark ‘style’. I consulted The Google and apparently there are some key styles to watch out for this year. I went window shopping for some SS19 outfits and thought it might be cool to share what I found!
I am living for midi skirts at the moment and apparently so is everyone else. I tried a midi-length dress last summer for the first time and my life was changed thenceforth. They can distract from my large calves, they hide my thighs pretty well and can often look real pretty with minimal effort. I particularly like this gorgeous yellow midi dress from George at Asda (£25), this super cute mustard polka dot skirt from ASOS (£30) and this blue polkadot midi skirt from Monki (£25).
Anyone that knows me will find it surprising if I don’t write a list about clothes that doesn’t involve a ridiculous print, bright colour, or Louis Theroux’s face. I will not disappoint you today. Check out this pink two-toned denim jacket from Boohoo (£26), this adorable Chinese print top from Monki (£15) and this mulitcoloured jumper at Boohoo (£15) that I just ordered.
2019 marks the return of the Spice Girls and a lot of fashion icons from the nineties and noughties are back too, including dungarees. They’re such a cool, versatile option to have in your wardrobe and really can be styled depending on the season. I struggle to find pairs that flatter me, but I’m seriously tempted to try these navy blue and green plaid dungarees from Urban Outfitters (£49), this light wash denim pair from Pretty Little Thing (£45) or this black denim pair from Matalan (£22).
It was pretty popular in 2018 and it doesn’t look like the smart causal look is going anywhere. There have been a lot of shirts and jackets paired with jeans, or tailored trousers styled with a more laid-back top. I love this houndstooth pinafore dress (£22.99), these gorgeous Daisy Street royal blue check trousers (£25) and this Monki sheep print blouse (£20). You could pair any of these with some classic Vans, winter boots or patent brogues for vastly different looks.
Lastly, it seems utility styles are going to be a big thing this year. Think khaki, boxy jackets and boiler suits. There are loads of clothing items out there that come under the ‘utility’ trend umbrella, so it was hard to choose favourites. The ones that really stuck out to me were this green pinafore dress from Boohoo (£25), these yellow denim dungarees from Monki (£50) and this pink cropped jacket from New Look (£25.99). I am keen to find a really comfortable pair of khaki trousers that can be paired with hundreds of different t-shirts.
Well, big love for giving this (fairly long) post a read! What do you guys think will be trending this year? I’ll be doing a plus size-only edit as as well as a fashion under £20 post over the next few weeks, so watch this space for those. Until then, why not check out one of my other blog posts or come find me on social media?