Spring 2019 shopping Strategy

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picture: Custo Barcelona spring 2019 New York Fashion Week runway / photo credit: Custo Barcelona PR Photo

Spring 2019 is hitting store shelves, this means it is time to figure out what to keep from last year, and what we need to add to our closets in the new year. The runways brought us several new, and repeating trends for the upcoming warm weather season. Some trends made it from the runway to store shelves, while others, never made it off the catwalk. Here is a list of trends which have made the transition from runway to street for the spring 2019 season. Knowing these trends will help us all shop our closets, then, we can fill them in with what we need!

Spring 2019 shopping list: outerwear

Trench coats and athletic jackets are the two types of outerwear you will want to wear this spring 2019 season. Look for 1980s inspired track jackets, stadium jackets, and jackets in general. Classic trench coats will also be your go-to on non-athleiure days. Look for jacket length styles as well as coat length when shopping for the ultimate trench coat.

Spring 2019 shopping list: clothing

Athleisure is getting more and more popular as time marches on. Look for track suits, leggings with tops, and gym to street looks.

Anything with a 1980s vibe is hotter than hot. Look for neon hues, exaggerated sleeves, ankle boots, and gasp! Shoulder pads!

Cropped pants. How dare your pants brush up against your ankle! Wide leg pants through skin tight pants should be cropped. We need to see those fabulous booties, chunky sneakers, and colorful sandals!

Mixed print dresses are the ultimate spring dress style. Look for dresses with built-in mixed prints, v-necks, and asymmetrical lines.

Stripes are hotter than hot this spring season. Look for nautical stripes, wide, stripes, and all types of stripes.

Neon hues and pastel shades are the colors to look for this spring. Pastels may not be ground breaking, but they will be your go-to color palette if neon isn’t your thing.

Look for a continuation of menswear inspirations, blazers over jeans, plaid and mixed plaids, matching sets aka suits, and 1970s inspiration.

Spring 2019 shopping list: handbags

You can check out my full report on spring 2019 handbag trends here. In general, look for neon, pastel or black colors. Mixed colors are also a thing. Look for square shapes rather than last year’s circle, and think small but not nano.

Spring 2019 shopping list: shoes

Chunky and funky street sneakers are all the rage this spring 2019 season! Also, look for multi-color, bright footwear to brighten up your look. Kitten heels are also the go-to heel height this spring while boots are continuing to be a year-round trend; so cold spring days are solved with booties-love that!

There you have it! Look for lower priced items on trends which are continuing or seem fleeting. You can invest in classic trends such as trench coats and black handbags; that is a great way to spend your spring dollars. Since the 1980s are a growing trend, it is also a good trend to invest in this spring. When it comes to the 1970s, shop your closet or look for lower priced items since that decade’s influence may start to wane when we move into 2020.

Have a fabulous time shopping for spring 2019! Here are a few of my favorite things for the new, warm weather season.

Which trends are you excited about? Any you plan to stay away from?

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Chunky street sneakers for spring 2019

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Spring 2019 shoe trends / Chunky sneakers from top left: pastel multi-color sneakers / blue wedge sneakers / hot pink glitter sneakers / rainbow sneakers / white with neon yellow sneakers / Gucci sneakers / red and black sneakers / mixed neutrals sneakers / black with pink trim sneakerspink chunky sneakers / neon green sneakers /

Athleisure is growing in popularity, and with it, comes some funky trends! Designers are loving both pastel colors, and neon hues this spring 2019 season. They have incorporated these colors into one of the hottest spring 2019 shoe trends of the season; the chunky sneaker.

Instead of hobbling around on 5″ heels this spring season, you can have happy feet planted safely inside of a funky, chunky pair of sneakers. Sneakers for spring 2019 are being shown with exaggerated soles, wedges, and larger-than-life treads. You won’t slip and fall in these shoes, that’s for sure!

When shopping for a pair of fabulous, and fashionable, chunky sneakers this spring 2019 season, look for neon hues, pastel colors, and notice-me designs. Your sneakers should not be quiet. The more colors on them, the better! This is the season for your funky, casual feet to shine! Enjoy the comfort!

If a mix of neon hues is too bright for you, and mixed pastels aren’t your thing, never fear, color blocked neutrals are here! Designers are also showing chunky street sneakers for spring in mixed neutral hues. You won’t have to sacrifice your understated, personal style on your footwear this season. You can still rock those neutrals while remaining on trend for the season. Love that!

I found a few fabulous pairs of chunky sneakers for spring 2019 around the web, and I assembled them into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them!

Shop chunky sneakers for spring 2019:

The pastel pair in the top left corner of the graphic above is calling my name. I also love the neon green pair. Which styles of chunky street sneakers for spring do you like? Is this a spring 2019 shoe trend you plan to rock?

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Spring 2019 handbag trends

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pictured: bucket bag in macrame /

Spring 2019 is almost here! While temperatures are still low outside, we can only dream of warmer days. In order to brighten up our current dreary days, we can add fabulous new spring 2019 handbag to our wardrobes! Yaaaas!

There are several new, and continuing trends in handbags for the spring 2019 season. While logo bags are still splashed all over store shelves, their staying power is dwindling. If you own a logo bag, keep it, but this is not the time to invest in one; unless it’s a classic Louis Vuitton style bag. You don’t want to purchase a trendy logo bag which will be easily identified as the height of 2018.

PVC bags have been rising in popularity, and are proving to be a strong, continuing trend for spring 2019. Also continuing in spring 2019, are classic black bags, basket bags, and macramé bags. If you still have yours from last season, or last year, you can still rock it! If not, these are great handbag styles to invest in for the spring 2019 season. Love that!

Shop PVC bags for spring 2019:

Shop basket and macramé bags for spring 2019:

Shop classic black handbags:

New for handbag trends spring 2019! The color trend in handbags is changing in the new year. For spring 2019, we are looking at pastel handbags which evoke a feminine vibe. But if pastels aren’t your jam, neon bags are here! The 1980s are a huge decade of influence in 2019, so look for neon handbags to be hot handbag trend in spring 2019. So when you are looking at colors, think black, pastel, or neon. Nothing in-between!

Shop pastel handbags for spring 2019:

Shop neon handbags for spring 2019:

The spring 2019 handbag silhouettes include a continuation of the top flap handbag. We are also looking at small lady bags, train cases, pouches, and square handbags. The small handbag is the size of the moment. You don’t want a mini bag which fits nothing but lipstick, but you also don’t need a large bag that fits everything plus the kitchen sink. Small handbags fit your purse essentials for a light load, and that’s all you need this spring 2019 season.

Shop flap bags for spring 2019:

Shop train cases for spring 2019:

Shop pouches for spring 2019:

Shop square handbags and camera cases for spring 2019:

Shop lady bags for spring 2019:

When it comes to patterns, look for artist patterns, painterly designs, color blocked bags, multi-color weaves, and multi-hued purses. While a handbag can be loaded with several hues, they should still be in the pastel or neon color family. Think bright or slight.

Multi-colored handbags for spring 2019:

While some handbag styles are continuing from last year, other spring 2019 handbag trends are just getting started, and may prove to have some staying power as we continue through the year. Which spring 2019 handbag trend is your favorite?

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pictured: mini PVC tote with removable pouch (not shown)