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Top 12 colors for spring 2019 from NYFW

spring 2019 color trends

Although we are still pining away for cooler temperatures so we can all wear our new fall clothing, the runways in New York are giving us the latest and greatest fashion for the spring 2019 season. Every season, color authority Pantone shows us the top colors designers ordered for dying the fabric they used in their newest collections.

Drum roll please. . . these are the hot new colors for spring 2019! Courtesy of Pantone! You can read the official report here.

The fall 2018 season has turned into a darker season then we expected. While designers showed vivid colors on their runways for fall and winter, store buyers opted for darker hues and filled shelves with an almost depressing array of color. Designers turned their nose up at this and are still showing brighter hues for the upcoming spring 2019 season. I love all the vivid colors in this report! Hopefully store buyers will get the hint and liven up store shelves next season with these beautiful hues!

My favorite colors from the spring 2019 color palette are “Princess Blue,” “Pink Peacock,” and “Sweet Lilac.” I feel like Sweet Lilac is the new Millennial Pink. Please raise your hand if you are sick of blush aka Millennial Pink?! My hand is waaaay up! I’m excited for more saturated versions of pink in the spring season!

Top neutral colors for spring 2019

Thank goodness there isn’t any black in this neutral color palette! While black is still walking down the spring runways in full force, it isn’t dominating the color palette like it ended up doing for fall. This spring, we can enjoy light neutrals such as “Soybean” and rich neutrals such as “Brown Granite.” I’m loving the earthy feel of those two colors and would love seeing them paired with the four fire hues shown above in the top 12 color report. Actually, I love brown with bright blue or pink too. It has a very early 1990s vibe which is still very relevant right now.

What do you think of the spring 2019 color report? Do you love or hate any of the colors? Which are your favorites?

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Photo below* “Princess Blue” in action on the Tadashi Shoji runway at New York Fashion Week for spring 2019.

Photo credit: ©IMAXtree

Tadashi Shoji spring 2019 nyfw

Fall 2018 New York Fashion Week photo journal

A look back at fall/winter 2018/2019 New York Fashion Week. Some of my photos came out OK, while others look horrible! If I wasn’t able to snap pictures, or my pictures were beyond being saved in Photoshop, I used a press photo from the runway. I tried my best to post my favorite look from each runway. Enjoy!

New York Fashion Week day one

Tadashi Shoji

Pamella Roland

photo courtesy of GPS

Ceremony: Xuly Bet and Mimi Prober

New York Fashion Week day two

Just In XX

Concept Korea

Backstage with Aveda at Priscavera

Flying Solo

New York Fashion Week day three

Dan Liu

Custo Barcelona

Taoray Wang

Son Jung Wan

A Detacher

New York Fashion Week day four

Romeo Hunte


photo courtesy of GPS

Vivi Zubedi

New York Fashion Week day five

Backstage at Libertine with CND

photo credit: Kali/In Spades


photo credit: Matt/In Spades

Invited but unable to attend

Leanne Marshall,  All Comes from Nothing, Vivienne Hu,  Irina Vitjaz,  Yuron,  Helen Anthony,  Fashion Hong Kong,  Cromat,  Asia Fashion Collection,  Chocheng,  The Blonds

Trends for fall 2018 from the New York Fashion Week runways

Tadashi Shoji fall 2018 runway NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

The last model has walked off the catwalk in New York for fall 2018, and the fashion world is left with a whole new set of trends to covet for the next cold weather season. While some trends from spring 2018 proved to have staying power into fall 2018, many others fell by the wayside. To replace them, new trends have emerged for fall 2018, and they are nothing short of fabulous.

There are so many hot trends for the fall 2018 season from New York Fashion Week, I could write a book! So, to streamline things, here are the top five trends for fall 2018 from the New York Fashion Week runways.

New York Fashion Week handbag trends fall 2018: small circle and box bags

Just In XX fall 2018 runway NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Small bags dominated the runways for fall/winter 2018/2019. The most spotted type of runway handbags for the new cold weather season were small circle bags, and small box bags. These two styles also proved to be hot on the streets for spring 2018 at New York Fashion Week, so these are the two handbag styles to invest in now; just don’t wear them cross body! Over the shoulder, or hand-held please!

New York Fashion Week color trends fall 2018: yellow and blue make green

Dan Liu fall 2018 NYFW runway. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Ultra Violet may be the color of the year, and it did make an appearance on the runways, but the real color stars on the fall 2018 runways at New York Fashion Week were yellow, blue, and green. Look for bold shades of royal and midnight blue, mustard, soft sunshine, military green, and light forest green. Red is sitting happily in 4th place.

New York Fashion Week fashion trends fall 2018: pump up the volume

Taoray Wang fall 2018 NYFW runway. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Gone are the days of basic long sleeves. Sleeves for fall 2018 are pumped up. Look for varying shapes of volume in sleeves and shoulders; as well as separated or partly detached sleeves. Sleeves and shoulders are your way to make a statement this fall.

New York Fashion Week coat trends fall 2018: the redefined trench

Romeo Hunte fall 2018 NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Classic trench coats are all well and good, but for fall 2018 look for the redefined trench coat. Coats are belted with exaggerated lines, shoulders, and sleeves. Look for a statement making trench coat this fall!

New York Fashion Week shoe trends fall 2018: metallic shoes

A Detacher fall 2018 NYFW runway. Photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

While metallic handbags and clothing have faded into the background for fall 2018, metallic shoes are staying strong. Look for silver shoes and metallic autumn colors on footwear.

Of course, there are way more then five trends from the New York Fashion Week runways for the fall/winter 2018/2019 season. These just happen to be the five most noticeable trends from the runways. The decades of influence were the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In addition to these trends, look for more purple, plaid, ponchos, open toe shoes, pointy toe shoes, ankle boots, small satchels, handheld handbags, berets, hooded outerwear, fur trimmed hoods, athleisure, urban influences, soft prints, ankle length skirts, full length trousers and pants (no more cropped), beadwork, brown and orange worn together, blue and purple worn together, natural makeup looks, sleek hairstyles, peplum, and more!

Which trend or trends from the fall 2018 are you looking forward to wearing next season?

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