5 Trends From 2019 That Are Already Extinct

As we've moved into the second half of 2020, some of last year’s biggest trends have already faded away on the fashion scene. Yep, some of the most talked-about trends—like vinyl bags—are already extinct, having vanished from our Instagram feeds. But just as those outdated fashion trends from 2019 have faded away, there's a set of brand-new trends to replace them. So what can we expect to see fashion insiders wearing in the coming months?

Ahead, I’m breaking down some of the biggest 2020 fashion trends and how fashion girls are already wearing them. From head-to-toe neutrals and unexpected bag shapes to the latest denim silhouette and shoe trends, these are the items you’ll want to add to your closet now. Go on to shop the coolest new fashion trends and find out the ones to skip.

Out: Pastels

In: Neutrals


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Out: Vinyl Bags

In: Structured Shapes


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Out: Cropped Flares

In: Upsized Jeans


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Out: Sock Boots

In: Square-Toe Boots


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Out: Polka Dots

In: Tie-Dye


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Next, see the 8 fall trends I'm wearing on repeat.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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.