Thank U, Next: 8 Trends We're Dumping in 2019


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If there's anything Ariana Grande has taught us in the past few weeks, it's the refined art of moving on. But really, it's more than that—it's learning how to move on gracefully, appreciating all that you've learned from the past. While the pop star was clearly singing about her past relationships in her new song "Thank U, Next," we're here today to also discuss our past relationships… but with clothes.

As we look back on the last year, we know there are a few trends we should dump come 2019. They taught us love, they taught us patience, they might have even taught us pain, and it is with a full heart that we say "thank u, next" to the trends ahead as we prepare for our blooming relationships with all the trends 2019 has to offer. Consider the below our unofficial fashion burn book.

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Go on to find out which trends each of the editors at Who What Wear are dumping and which they're embracing instead. 


"I don't hate them, but I just never got into the belt bag thing. I wouldn't mind investing in a subtle logo bag in 2019, though, and I'm predicting this new Chloé style will be highly coveted."

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"I like small sunglasses, but I'm feeling over the super-tiny ones, whether they're oval or super narrow and pointy. They do pack a punch of personality, though, so they did teach me to dial up the weird—yet for now, thank you, next. As for what's new on the radar? That would be these square sunnies."

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"I never got into the chunky 'ugly' shoe trend, even though plenty of other people can pull them off well. I love more streamlined sneakers, and I'm all about pastel versions for next year."

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"Oversized bomber jackets are going straight into my burn book, and I plan to replace the look with something a bit more polished, like the below leather trench coat."

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"I never ended up getting into the whole neon craze of this year, even with the recent focus in on slime green, and at this point, I think it's too late to start. I have a feeling neutral will be the new neon in 2019, and I'm admittedly all for it."

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"PVC bags never made it into my closet this year. I'm not against them per se, but it seems like a lot of pressure to so closely curate the contents, which end up being on display to the world. The bag that's topping my wish list for 2019? This beauty from Prada."

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I think that tropical prints will definitely trickle their way into spring 2019, but for me personally, I want to step out of my comfort zone and wear tie-dye in place of the floral print as much as possible. Since the "California cool" trend is going to have a major moment, I feel like tie-dye will really help me lean in.

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"As much as I wore and loved my seashell jewelry this past summer, it'll be the first thing to get nixed from my closet in 2019. Sure, my earrings and I had a good run, but after I traded in my warm-weather wardrobe, all the excitement I held for them was lost on me. Instead, I'm setting my sights on more timeless (but no less novel) baroque pearl jewelry."

Next up, shop the "ugliest" shoes of 2018, rated from least to most outrageous

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.