My favourite fashion trends of 2019

I’ve definitely broken the goal I set myself at the beginning of the year to blog every month as it’s been a couple of months since my last post. Either time has just got the better of me or I’ve lacked creativity of ideas to write about. Alas, I’ve had an idea to write about, which introduces this post. It’s been a year full of some unique and eccentric fashion styles which myself and many others have been compelled to buy. So, with one day of 2019 left, I thought I would put together a list of my favourite trends that hit the fashion industry (and my wardrobe) this year.

Faux leather

Starting with a trend that only began in last season but has hit the roof is faux leather. Faux leather has always been there in the background but never come forth in terms of fashion trends but the past month or so, it has hit all the high street stores in the form of shirts, trousers and skirts. I’ve purchased three pairs of faux leather trousers since, including the below vinyl pair from Topshop. I’ve always had a pair of leather style leggings in my drawer which make little appearance but with these unique variations about, I decided to accentuate my style with a vinyl pair. Especially as these have a suede inner lining so no squeaking occurs… Zara and Topshop have been top of my list for faux leather and H&M hasn’t been far behind. I’ve also linked a few more of my favourites currently positioned on my wish list below.

Other styles I’m loving:

Shirt Zara / Dress Miss Selfridge / Skirt Topshop / Trousers Topshop

Organza sleeves

I’m not going to lie but organza and mesh are hard to differentiate in my eyes so when I say organza, mesh is included within the category. I know organza has always been a thing but lately it’s become more popular especially on the sleeves of tops. I’m into any top which has puffy organza sleeves as these are the epiphany of ‘nice top with jeans’. I love the simplicity of the style as well as the eccentric aspect it adds to a plain black top. New Look is great for low cost versions or if you want something a bit more unique and out there, then Zara is your solution. I’ve just linked some of my favourite styles I’ve seen (and purchased) from high street retailers below.

Left top Zara / Bodysuit New Look / Right top Topshop

Alice bands

These are my favourite accessory of all time. I don’t even know when this trend began but it’s been long-running and I hope it continues to do so. Having a head full of thick hair, these are so useful pulling it off my face and also hiding any non-washed hair! H&M has been my main port of purchase for my collection (which is continuing to grow consistently). I started off the collection with plain bands but I’ve now escalated it to gems or pearls including the below, of course from H&M. I’ve also slightly become obsessed with anything sparkly since the festive season began and with it being NYE, I’ve decided to link some perfect styles for celebrations. 

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Those sparkly Alice bands I just mentioned:

Zara / New Look / Urban Outfitters / New Look

Utility jumpsuits/Boiler suits

This is a trend which mostly made an appearance back in Spring/Summer which I loved the look of but never actually purchased myself. I’m always for wearing jumpsuits as I find them not only comfy but can also be easily styled into both casual and evening wear. Especially the utility style which is already quite a casual look but I saw plenty of silky materials showing face which looked great paired with heeled sandals. I’m hoping this trend is still around in 2020 so I can finally jump on it myself. Here are some of my favourites which are now sitting in the sales.

Urban Outfitters / ASOS / Topshop

Bucket hats

I never thought I would see myself liking this trend let alone wearing it myself. If I’m honest, I didn’t think I was cool enough to pull it off… Anyway, I am quite the fan now. I bought one back for when I went to Florida, more so to protect my scalp from the sun than trying to look stylish. And I’ve gone and bought myself a pink fluffy one for the winter, as you always need one for each season – right? I’ve seen these on a variety of different styles and I’m yet to see someone wearing one which doesn’t suit them. I’m eyeing up an even fluffier version next… see below.

ASOS / H&M / Topshop

There are my favourite trends for the year, I can’t believe 2020 is only a day away now but I’m looking forward to see what’s on the fashion menu next year. What were your favourite trends of 2019?

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Headband H&M / Top Topshop / Trousers Topshop / Bag Gaston Luga / Boots Topshop