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Goodbye 2018 and hello 2019

goodbye 2018 hello 2019

pictured from left: fanny pack / beret / handbag / Bermuda shorts /

It’s time for my annual Goodbye to last year, and hello to next year post! For kicks, you can check out my post from last year here.

2018 wasn’t too crazy when it came to fashion trends. Despite the return of the fanny pack, which didn’t really take off, we didn’t have too many trends to make fun of this past year. When it came to the 2018 color trends, we watched Millennium Pink decline in popularity; and we watched the color of the year go into obscurity. Instead, the colors of 2018 included lavender, shades of blue, shades of brown, yellows, and red.

The fanny pack appeared on Instagram and the streets of fashion week, but non-bloggers and non-street-style-stars thumbed their nose at the return of the fanny pack; which in all fairness, was a giant joke in the 1980s; so it is no wonder that people are still laughing now. Athleisure increased in popularity, and sneakers reined as the supreme comfort shoe of the year. Vintage inspired handbags such as circle totes and box bags, emerged as the alternative to logo bags; which people are tired of seeing on the streets.

Now, as we head into 2019, let’s hope we have some more entertainment! So far, the new trends for the new year seem pretty benign and normal. Of course, you never know what may emerge throughout the year! So, without further ado, here are the trends we are celebrating the demise of, and those we are excited to embrace in the new year.

Goodbye 2018 trends!

Fanny Pack: We laughed at people wearing them in the 1980s, and we are still laughing at them. Stop trying to make the fanny pack happen, it’s not going to happen. And for goodness sake, stop wearing them cross body; nothing looks dumber than a giant fanny pack crisscrossing someone’s chest. Just. Stop.

Clutches: While clutches are a staple for formal affairs and evenings out, they are no longer the daytime handbag staple. In 2019, look for something with straps or handles for a hands-free lifestyle.

Ultra-Violet: While this purple hue was projected to be everywhere in 2018, it’s lighter hued sister lilac took over the streets. Sorry Ultra-Violet, people just weren’t feeling you; next!

Berets: This trend tried to start, for two years in a row, but alas, it never really took off. Leave the beret for next time you need a Parisian costume, they were over before they started.

Daisy Dukes: Thank goodness this trend is over. No-one wants to see your cheeks; no matter how many squats you do each day. Keep those tucked in, and toss the Daisy Dukes.

Leggings as pants: The days of wearing leggings as pants are over. Thank goodness! No-one wanted to see jiggling trunks around town. In 2019, look for athleisure styles such as elevated sweatpants, and loose fitting track pants to take you from the supermarket to the gym. Leggings are for the gym only.

Distressed denim: In 2018 we saw a drastic drop in denim with holes and heavy distressing. The new year is calling for hole-free denim and creative washes. Toss the damaged denim.

Hello 2019 trends!

Living Coral: This cheery, upbeat hue is the color of 2019. Let’s hope it actually happens, and brightens everyone’s day!

Purple tips: This hair color trend gained momentum in 2018, and is expected to explode in 2019. Look for people’s hair to have bright purple tips in the coming months. Don’t worry, it’s usually semi-permanent and washes out in ten shampoos, so have some fun with it.

Earth tones: Look for shades of brown to continue to soar in the new year as the 1970s continue to be a decade of influence in fashion.

1980s: This colorful decade is baaaaaa-aaaack! Look for big shoulders, bright colors, oversized jackets, coats and suits; as well as blue eye-shadow. This trend will be like, totally awesome.

Disco vibes: Sparkle and shine like it’s party-time! Don’t save your sequins for NYE, wear them loud and proud during the day too! 2019 is all about shimmering fabrics, sequins, and sparkle. Let’s yourself shine!

Bold black and white: Look for prison stripes, and other bold, black and white patterns. No small pinstripes or tiny checkerboards, everything about patterns and stripes in 2019 is big, bigger, and biggest!

Train case: While the circle tote has been popular for a few years, handbags are starting to move into boxier territory as we roll into the new year. Look for less circles, and more boxes in the world of handbags.

Bermuda Shorts: Yikes! This could go really well, or really awful. Shorts are not-so-short as we move into 2019. Look for long shorts which brush the top of your knee cap in the new year. So very ‘80’s!

For more 2019 trends, check out my trends from the runway post for spring 2019.

Which trends are you excited to see disappear from 2018? Which ones are you looking forward to in 2019?

Happy New Year!

XOXO

Cathy


Goodbye 2017 and hello to 2018

floral sneakers / statement earrings (I have these in blue and love them!)

The end of 2017 is near! This means we can wave goodbye to the fashion trends we loathed, as well as might be a little sad to see go. At the same time, we can welcome in new trends from the runways, and the streets, for 2018! We may love some, and then, we may be skeptical of others; um is anyone else frightened of the fanny pack? Can it go the way of fetch? But I digress. . .

Goodbye 2017 trends

Greenery: Ah, green, where did you go? Like leaves fall off the trees in the autumn months, you disappeared with the start of the winter frost.

Bangles: Well, I loved this bangle trend, but it sure was fleeting! It didn’t even last through summer. Ah well, onto the next!

Ear crawlers, and multiple earring piercings: Like the 90’s, this trend is like, so over. Single pair moving forward ladies!

Loud Logos: We get it, It’s Gucci. We get it, it’s Louis Vuitton. And yes, we can see it’s Chanel. Now stop telling all the muggers what you’re wearing. 2017 is so over, and so are logos; return them to the swap meet.

Guitar Straps: Well, that was fast. This never really made it from the runway to the streets. Keep the strap your bag came with, it’s classic, chic, and not so fleeting.

 

Hello 2018 trends

Fanny packs: Kill me now.

Ultra-Violet: This is the most beautiful shade of purple! In 2018, you aren’t limited to just this shade of purple, light and dark purple will be your friends too. Love this hue!

Trench Coats: This classic, chic topper is back! Pull out that Burberry trench from storage, it’s hotter then hot in the new year.

Clutches: The daytime clutch is back! Please thank it for saving us from the fanny pack.

Small floral prints: Florals are so ground-breaking, AmIRight? For 2018 they are! Tight and small floral prints are all the rage in 2018. You can store your large floral prints, they are so last year.

Pencil skirts: Oh yes, this skirt from your old office suit in the 1990s is returning with a vengeance in 2018. Practice the walk ladies, and wiggle it, just a little bit. 😉 (please don’t laugh if I fall, my wiggle is out of practice! haha)

Dresses: This feminine staple is back. Simplicity is key in 2018. This is the continuing menswear trends’s yang, to it’s ying. Stock up on dresses-stat!

There you have it! The trends we are leaving behind, and a sample of  the new trends we are looking forward to in 2018, well, excluding the fanny pack. For a laugh, check out this post from last year.

Which fashion trends are you excited to leave behind? Which ones are you looking forward to in the new year?

Happy New Year!

XOXO

Cathy