7 Trends That Are Already Dominating 2019

After a quick scroll through Instagram this week, it occurred to me just how many of the 2019 fashion trends I’ve been waiting to see IRL have arrived. Yep, all of those pieces I spotted on the runways so many months back and have written trends reports on are finally trickling onto the Instagram fashion scene. For me, as a fashion editor, one of the most exciting things to see is how fashion insiders wear the trends for themselves and mix them into their everyday wardrobes. It’s one thing to see a tricky trend in the context of a runway but something entirely different to see how the fashion set interprets them.

So which of the major 2019 fashion trends are bubbling up on Instagram? Ahead, I’m highlighting the pieces we’re seeing now that will continue to be huge trends over the coming months. See how the style set is wearing them, and then shop my edit.


Tie-dye is the print of 2019—fitting right in with the California-cool trend that was spotted all over the runways.

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I've been personally endorsing the feather trend and stocked plenty of pieces in my closet recently. I already want to start adding more.

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Pant styles this year will be of the utility and cargo variety. Think a lot of pockets and loose fits.

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Hair clips had a moment in 2018, but right now they're exploding on the fashion scene. There's no sign that this trend is slowing down.

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While 2018 was all about bold neon colors, in 2019, we'll be seeing a lot of layered neutrals. Fill your closet with every shade of tan and ivory.

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Spotted on the S/S 19 runways at shows like Prada and Alessandra Rich, padded headbands are the other hair accessory that will be everywhere this spring.

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Meet your new favorite "ugly" shoe—the sport sandal. The functional Velcro shoes have been reimagined by designers and are already landing in the closets of fashion girls.

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Next, see the 13 brands I wear on repeat.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.