With the arrival of a new season comes a slew of fresh trends for the taking, and spring 2019’s lineup does not disappoint. In fact, there’s something for every sartorial taste—from fun and whimsical princess dresses to subdued and elegant all-beige-everything suiting. While I’m always up for trying new trends, there are certain styles that I can say with confidence I will not be able to pull off. Plenty of other people can, of course. This is obviously just a personal point of view. In fact, I love scouring Instagram to see how others style some of the trickier trends around. But which styles am I saying "hard pass" to this season? Scroll below for the pieces not worth my closet space and what items I’m buying instead.
Goodbye: Bike Shorts
Hello: Baggy Jeans
I'm well aware bike shorts are already a wildly popular trend among the fashion set and celebrities (Chrissy Teigen was just spotted in a pair that she dressed up with heels and a blazer), but I cannot bring myself to squeeze into anything that tight which falls above the knee. Instead, I'm doing a 180 and opting for trendy '90s loose-fit jeans that are back on the style scene and just as refreshing!
Goodbye: Neon Green
Hello: Sage Green
Yes, I know dressing like a highlighter is the coolest thing to do right now, but it is so darn bright, and for someone who mostly dresses in neutrals, it's a hard trend for me to stomach. Instead of lime green, I'm going for a subtler sage green that was seen all over the S/S 19 runways.
Hello: Punchy Prints
I may live by the beach in California, but I just can't seem to pull off the psychedelic, saturated tie-dye hues that were seen splattered on the spring runways. I'm trying some trendy, punchy prints instead, as seen at Anna Sui, Self-Portrait, and Sacai.
Goodbye: Micro Bags
Hello: Box Bags
I've tried and I've tried with teeny-tiny mini bags, but what can I say? I just can't seem to Marie Kondo my purse! The trending boxy bags (like a luxury lunch box) will be my go-to for spring instead.
Goodbye: '80s Shoulders
Hello: Puff Sleeves
I have nothing against a good, strong shoulder pad, but the exaggerated '80s versions seen on the runways are a little trickier to pull off in my book. I'll take a just-as-powerful puff sleeve instead.
Goodbye: Fishnet Shoes
Hello: Toe Straps
It seems the runways are telling us to go fishing this spring. From seashells to nautical rope and fishnet shoes, yacht-club kitsch has made its mark. I've never been good at fishing, so I'll go for of-the-moment minimalist strappy-toe sandals instead.