The best dressed celebrities often won’t step on a red carpet, or even run their errands, without the expert fashion advice of their trusted stylists—and for good reason. Photos of celebrity outfits at award shows and even trips to the grocery store are circulated on the internet and Instagram at lightning speed, so they want to make sure they’re always looking good.
While us non-celebs may not all have access to our own personal stylists, it is still possible to learn a thing or two from celeb stylists. Curious to find out what fashion advice the top celebrity stylists have looking forward to 2019, I asked Tara Swennen and Rachel Wirkus to curate a shopping list with essentials for the New Year. Their picks include some of the biggest trends from the S/S 19 runway shows and how to shop them now, but also pieces they’re predicting will be the most wanted next year. Scroll on to see the 2019 fashion essentials stylists recommend and start shopping them now.
Courtesy of Jacquemus
"Suiting is a must this season, combining both an air of powerful feminism and sleek femininity simultaneously." — Tara Swennen
Courtesy of Burberry
"The perfect coat to transition from season to season." — Tara Swennen
Courtesy of Dries Van Noten
"The perfect pant that is not only comfortable but can be dressed up or down for any occasion." — Tara Swennen
Courtesy of Ulla Johnson
"A great floral dress—this can be paired with boots and a coat for winter and easily transition to spring and summer by pairing with a great flat sandal and your favorite sunglasses." — Rachel Wirkus
Courtesy of Isabel Marant
"Anything that sparkles. A shiny top with a cool jean is perfect for day to night." — Rachel Wirkus
Courtesy of Zimmermann
"A high-neck white crochet dress or blouse. Pair a top version with a dark denim jean and boots or wear the dress version all year long!" — Rachel Wirkus