The Ultimate 2019 Starter Pack: What to Buy This Year and Why

Welcome to the Starter Pack series, a Who What Wear column that dives deep into the seasonal trends everyone's talking about.

Yes, welcome to the Starter Pack series and welcome to 2019. While we'd like to dive right into the spring trends coming down the pipeline, the reality is that you won't be able to wear them for a few more months, so we figured we'd bring you something a little more practical—the trends we've seen everywhere so far this year. 

Ahead, get an up-close and personal look at the most hyped-up fashion items of 2019. Between the punchy outerwear and festive new hair clip craze, there's more than enough wearable trends in here for you to start spending your money on, stat. 

Punchy Outerwear

Warmer days are coming, but the fact of the matter is that extremely cold days are currently upon us. The best way to bring a smile to your face amidst the freezing temperatures is by finishing off your look with punchy outerwear. Bold colors, checkers—you name it—are welcome when it comes to this loud 2019 trend. 

Crazy Clips

We've deemed this a major 2019 trend in previous stories, so it would be a crime to not include it again here. Hair accessories—specifically clips—are trending hard right now, and we have a feeling the craze is only just beginning. So stock up on every pearl-adorned, rhinestone-embellished, and colorful acetate hair accessory you can before it's too late. 

This exact image is another phenomenon we've seen take over the Instagram world as of late. Apparently, 2019 is all about a great pair of straight-leg denim and glitzy heels. What you wear on top is up to you, but Instagramming the heck out of your bottom half is a must. 

High Saturation 

If spring won't come to us, we're coming to it. Just because it's technically freezing outside doesn't mean we can't start tapping into the spring 2019 trends a little ahead of time, starting with highly saturated colors. Grab the brightest sweater and trousers you own, wear the two together, and walk out the door. 

Uncanny Carryalls

This new handbag trend is proof that when it comes to your carryall, it should be anything but boring. Bags have been taking unique shapes and sizes for the past few months, and we're here for it. We'd name some of the shapes for you here, but unfortunately, there's not a word for them in the English language. 

Nothing to see here, just another resurgence of the hypebae sneakers. In case you don't own a pair yet, the universe is giving you one last chance. 

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