4 Trends Our Editors Are Wearing 6 Months Early


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Who What Wear’s editors have had their sights firmly fixed on the runway shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris this month. While we’ve been taking in all of the new trends that have made an appearance for the S/S 19 collections, there are some pieces we just can’t wait six months to wear. So, we’re taking matters into our own hands and test-driving the trends right now for ourselves before all of those designer pieces hit stores in six months.

Curious to find out which fashion items are topping our editors’ lists, I asked each of them to share the trend they can’t wait to try out, plus the under-$100 piece they’re wearing now. After all, affordable pieces are the best way to incorporate a new trend into your wardrobe when you’re still in the testing stages to see if it will stick around. Ahead, shop the spring 2019 trends our editors are wearing now and their affordable shopping picks to try them yourself.



"Crochet! But this isn't your average boho crochet. It's chic and modern with just a touch of '70s cool-kid vibe."

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"I love the crochet trend for spring, and this cute Pixie Market dress is the perfect way to try it out right now."

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"I'm very happy to see that bike shorts are going to still be going strong next spring because I was just getting used to them! Until I can't get away with it weather-wise anymore, I'll be wearing them with oversize sweaters and ankle boots for the remainder of fall."

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"I have actually already tried the bike short trend, but if I'm being honest, I didn't feel super confident while wearing it. But now that I've seen so many new ways to style the sporty shorts on the S/S 19 runways, I'm feeling inspired to give them another go."

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"There were a lot of headbands on the runways in Milan, specifically at Prada, which I'm so into. I'm already supporting the trend and accessorizing with this affordable option I found on Amazon."

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"I instantly want to repeat the thick headbands I spotted on the runway at both Prada and Alessandra Rich. I've been wearing more minimal, Brigitte Bardot–inspired styles, but I'm ready for the next version."

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"I think I'm finally ready for the return of cargo pants, which I think are a cool alternative when you want a break from jeans."

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"It's only natural that for S/S 19, designers should collectively present the next wave of 'ugly' shoes. Teva-style sandals were all over the runways this season, and frankly, my feet are ready for the comfort they'll bring."

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Next: Shop my best purchases from this month.

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.