7 Spring Trends to Wear If You Hate All the Mainstream Ones

Trends are great and all until everyone you know is wearing essentially the same thing. I mean, how many times can we talk about bike shorts, sporty sandals, and tie-dye before it feels tired and boring? Whether or not you've tried the biggest spring 2019 trends for yourself, there's no denying you've either heard of them way too many times or have seen them over and over again on Instagram. If you're one of those girls who likes dressing on trend but not necessarily just like everyone else, or if you simply hate all the "mainstream" spring trends this year, we've got a solution for you—seven of them, to be exact.

Ahead, we chose some of the most saturated spring 2019 trends and provided a slightly lesser-known one for you to wear in its place. Over bike shorts? We've got a swap for that. Think tie-dye is lame? We found a print that will blow it out of the water. Including inspiring imagery, top-notch shopping, and compelling arguments to match, all the information below is about to blow your socks off in the trend department. Our only advice is to stock up on the selection ahead before everyone else does.

If you're tired of…
BEIGE

Swap it out for…
TANGERINE

Head-to-toe beige, heck, even the "stick of butter" movement is officially one of the most popular color trends we've seen in a while. Yes, it's easy to style due to its inherent neutrality, but there are some of us out there who like to wear as much color as possible throughout the spring season, and if color is what you want, tangerine is where we think you should start. This bright orange hue feels so fresh and isn't splattered all over town like, let's say, slime green. 

If you're tired of…
BIG BLAZERS

Swap them out for…
UTILITY VESTS

I would be lying if I told you I wasn't wearing an oversize blazer while writing this, but after seeing the jacket style on Instagram hundreds of times a day, I'm very much on the hunt for something that feels new and exciting as far as lightweight outerwear goes. One trend that's been popping up recently is utility vests. The style is essentially two trends in one, as it's both a vest and a member of the utilitarian family. Wear this over dresses, white T-shirts, or over a sleek bra top for an unexpected third spring piece. 

If you're tired of…
SHELLS

Swap them out for…
PEARLS

Sick of seeing shells on everyone from your neighbor to Instagram's biggest influencers? So are we. If you're in the mood for a trendy jewelry style that has nothing to do with shells, swap them out for pearls. Be it baroque or traditional, this classic jewelry trend is on its way back with designers like Wald Berlin and Timeless Pearly making the traditional idea of pearls feel fresh, finally.

If you're tired of…
TIE-DYE

Swap it out for…
TOILE

Some of you might have yet to even dabble in the psychedelic tie-dye trend, but for those of you who still wear your junior high camp T-shirts and call it retro, it's probably time to switch it up. This spring, we're swapping tie-dye for the stunning toile wallpaper-inspired print movement. We saw this trend surface more clearly on the F/W 19 runways, but brands like Reformation and Urban Outfitters are churning out affordable spring versions like it's no one's business. Could this finally be a floral that feels groundbreaking? Maybe. 

If you're tired of…
SPORTY SANDALS

Swap them out for…
WEDGES

We made a whole case for these bad boys here, so we don't have much explaining left to do. In the event that you think sporty sandals are the ugliest thing to walk the earth since dad sneakers, then we have a feeling wedges might be right up your ally. 

If you're tired of…
LEATHER

Swap it out for…
FRINGE

We're still here for a spring-appropriate leather look, but if you really want to venture off the beaten trend path, try fringe adornments on all your warm-weather must-haves. Jacquemus is a fan favorite (no surprise there), but this "world traveler" vibe has really taken off, and our favorite way to wear it so far is via fringy pieces like the below. 

If you're tired of…
BIKE SHORTS

Swap them out for…
QUILTED SHORTS

We've been talking about bike shorts for quite some time, and while they are certainly not going away anytime soon, it's more than valid to feel a bit sick of them. If you resonate with the previous statement, might we suggest taking quilted bike shorts for a spin instead? They are unique, comfortable, and will guarantee you receive more genuine compliments than your spandex shorts will earn.